Originally Posted by trip286
Really? Throw me a link, man. I had a cousin who hunted with a .22, but at least he was responsible and took shots only at bow range (less than 50 yds) and only head shots. He never wounded one, never had to track one.
But I was pretty sure .22's were illegal for deer.
Deer hunting laws vary from state to state. Here, hunting deer with a .22 will get you in trouble. It might even get your gun, and truck confiscated along with you getting a hefty fine. Hunting deer with FMJ ammo, anywhere, would be unethical, if not illegal. Unless you took out a vital organ, the 54R could just pass through the deer, leaving it to slowly bleed to death, and leaving you with a story about the one that got away.
Pay the $18.00 for a box of proper ammo to hunt with. Practice and plink with the surplus.