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Old 11-11-2013, 04:21 PM   #31
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Jim, unfortunately, we aren't going to convince many that you don't use a tack hammer to drive a 10 penny nail here. Because this guy 'got away with it', (reportedly), there will be no convincing him and the others that think .223was designed to take large game at distance.
Just a thought.....

I don't think 50lbs would be classified as "large game."

That being said, I wouldn't have taken that shot, nor will I ever have the opportunity since where I hunt, the longest possible shot is just under 200 yards and that's when I'm walking to one of my stands. The shooting lanes are 100 yards tops. With my AR loaded with Barnes TSX I got no worries about bringing down anything that moves and breathes here in the deep south. The brush is so thick and visibility is so low that most guys here hunt with shotguns unless they're hunting over pasture or farmland.
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Jim, unfortunately, we aren't going to convince many that you don't use a tack hammer to drive a 10 penny nail here. Because this guy 'got away with it', (reportedly), there will be no convincing him and the others that think .223was designed to take large game at distance.
I have shot deer with my 223 but not past 100yrds and my limit is 150 give or take. As far as the 345yrd shot I wouldn't have attempted it with my 223's. Hornady GMX and Barnes X both make a 55gr bullet that would be fine hunting bullets on deer sized game IMHO. I doubt you have very much convincing to do because most folks know the limitations of their equipment.

Maybe it wasn't designed to take large game but as I have repeatedly said, its a fine deer killer within its limitations. Might as well get used to it.
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This has to be the best example of dumb luck I have ever seen. I think the 223 CAN be a fine deer cartridge but Russian bulk FMJ is just no a ethical/viable load. I just hope he doesnt try this again. SMH at some people.

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.223 and FMJ are both illegal for deer here in Indiana. In fact FMJ are illegal for all hunting.
Just saying.

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Nathan,

Good shot! Congrats! I agree with Gator as well as what you mentioned about clean kills with a 223. But in this case it worked well for you. But a rare occurrence I might add and especialy the distance and the way the shot was taken. You are either a D*** good shot or very luckie! I would like to believe the first! Anyway, the bullet must have hit bone in order to cause an exit wound like in the picture. And you are correct! I hunt North Texas and the deer are much bigger than those in the South. When all you eat is brush to survive there is not a lot of nourishment from it. The gus and ladies of the Midwest and North are blessed with big bodied deer. But as stated some Texas deer have decent racks on them. Once again Good Shot!

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I will add a little something I was taught once...warm blooded animals tend to be larger in the North, not due to the food they eat, but rather a biological/evolutionary adaption in that larger animals retain their heat better than small animals. Cold blooded animals tend to be larger in the south...again, due to genetics and a longer growing season. I can not say for sure which is true, but my own personal experience shows that that this generalization is largely accurate. Deer are larger in the north than the south...along with many other animals. Bass and snakes are larger in the south than the north.
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So Arctic Whales are smaller in Alabama than in Alaska?

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So Arctic Whales are smaller in Alabama than in Alaska?
so small, you can't see them (unless you go to the Walmart, that is)
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so small, you can't see them (unless you go to the Walmart, that is)
@$&@!!!!?&$?!?!@@@&$&$&%#£€!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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: can't unsee, what has been seen :

You sick son of a gun

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I guess everyone has their fetishes. Isn't that right Chloeshooter?

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