You're referring to the PowerPoint I assume. The round will be adequate for any Texas deer if you are careful with shot placement and don't try to go beyond 200 yards. I've only seen one deer taken with a PP. Distance was about 75 yards and shot placement was good. Deer jumped, ran about 10 yards then piled up. All this being said, if this is to be primarily a deer rifle, I'd go with at least .243. Mine is 30-06.
ive killed dozens of deer at 25-250 yards, first shot with my mini-14 over the past 35 years
if you've never shot a deer with a 223 then you shouldn't comment
if you have and it didn't drop in its tracks, then its because YOU didn't hit it right.
I have shot some where between 6-8 deer with a .223 Rem, and yes
from an AR-15. It is as light a round I would personally ever try and
is not a round I would recommend for a first time hunter. But if you
are a good and confident hunter, I see no reason to hunt with it as
long as you have an appropriate bullet and it is legal where you hunt.
Originally Posted by lonyaeger
Why so rude?
I did not take it as rude, but rather to the point, and leaving no doubt
where he stood on the matter.
Originally Posted by dragunovsks
For the record, no i havent shot a deer with my AR or the .223 round because its illegal in my state.
It is illegal in my home state of Illinois to hunt deer with a rifle. Shotguns,
muzzleloaders and in select areas handguns are allowed. In Wisconsin
where I also hunt, .22 centerfire rifles are legal for Whitetails.
Originally Posted by gr8wapiti
In Colorado its illegal to hunt ANY big game with anything under 30 cal. Not sure about any other states.
Originally Posted by Model70
Better check your proclamation a little better. Page 5.
I have some 64 Grain 223 winchester ranger ammo that i would like to use to shoot deer. Is this large enough and they are soft points.
I have no experience with the listed loading, sorry I can' help.
Each state will have it's own requirements and we must follow them to not get in hot water.
For general information, I know of several mule deer that became dinner due to 50 grain blitz bullets fired out of a Rem 700 ADL chambered in .222 Rem, many, many years a go. All head shots, one shot each, only as needed to feed a family.
Depending upon the size of deer in your area, the listed round could very well be suitable. But, think of this, you are loaded with suitable, perhaps marginal rounds and the biggest mamoo buck you have ever seen walks out and stands dead still at 350 yards, time for only one shot...... Too bad you didn't have something a little bigger or with more range. Plan for the worst and be ready for all options.
Jeeez you blokes are lucky in the fact that you can shoot deer with virtually any calibre you want where as here in Australia in most cases minimum calibre is .243.
I for one would not attempt to drop a deer with anything less than a .270 and something like a 130 gn GameKing but my go to rifle for everything upto buffalo here in Australia is the 30/06AI using 165gn Game Kings
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Jeeez you blokes are lucky in the fact that you can shoot deer with virtually
any calibre you want where as here in Australia in most cases minimum
calibre is .243. I for one would not attempt to drop a deer with anything less
than a .270 and something like a 130 gn GameKing but my go to rifle for
everything upto buffalo here in Australia is the 30/06AI using 165gn Game
You all need a Second Amendment...
I would guess that among Deer hunters shooting with a .224 bullet is
uncommon where it is legal. Most of my hunting is still done with
.284 or .308 caliber bullets.
BTW, how big are your deer? Our, whitetails here in the upper midwest
are often 80-100 kg.
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