Originally Posted by bigred61
I took a doe a few weeks ago at 125 yards with a 65 grain winchester. Took I am a relatively new hunter, but I do not see how a larger caliber could be more effective? This seems effective
a larger caliber would have been more effective if
a) it was a large deer and
b) if you were much farther out than 125 yards.
I think the main thing is to realize that .223 is a LIMITED CALIBER
for large game such as the northern whitetails and mule deer where I hunt. Limited in distance, knock down power etc. For those southern deer, and inside 150 yards, I could see using a .223. I own an AR but I have rifles designed specifically for hunting large game at all ranges so of course I'd always stick with those