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Old 10-21-2012, 07:19 PM   #11
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I kinda have to disagree with your bullet vs arrow comparison. Arrows tipped with razor sharp broadheads kill by cutting major blood vessels, both arteries and veins. This causes massive blood loss, reduced blood pressure, and loss of oxygen to the brain. This process is known as hemorrhagic shock.
Bullets kill by high energy impact that crushes both bone and tissue. They often immobilize animals by breaking major bones, and shocking the complete neural system.

Im studying to be a wildlife veterinarian up here in Alaska, and I have saved animals that have been shot by small caliber guns that didn't have enough energy to break heavy boned, thick skinned animals.
We humans are thin skinned and most 223 bullets are made for humans, not animals with thick hides, etc.
Sure, a 223 will kill deer and big game animals, but bullet placement is a priority, where a larger caliber can do it more easily.
<------ I agree, maybe ya misunderstood what I said. I think we said the same thing two different ways. Both will do the job "but bullet placement is priority"
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<------ I agree, maybe ya misunderstood what I said. I think we said the same thing two different ways. Both will do the job "but bullet placement is priority"
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I've heard that the Winchester 62 grain "power point" works well on white tails. I hunt with mine, but haven't gotten a shot yet.
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AsSeen- def agreed there!! Lol
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Shooter-I think I'm gonna try some heavier grain bullets for hunting. All I've shot so far is 55gr FMJ for sighting it in/varmints. I think I wanna try ballistic tips. Not sure just yet.
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I really appreciate all the input. It's been helpful. I don't have the funds necessary to buy a new hunting rifle or do a 458 conversion so I'm gonna stick to the 223 for now. I've always liked hornady ammo so i will check out what they have to offer for a good deer dropper. My AR is a M4 with a sbr upper with legal length flash suppressor. I haven't been able to find the markings to know who made it so I'm not sure what the twist is on it. All my shots will be made under 150 yards so I'm not worried about shot placement as I am efficient within that distance. Anything past that with a red dot sight and I'm blind.
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