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Old 05-28-2011, 06:11 PM   #11
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My ex father in law used to hunt every year with a .22-250 and got alot of flak from others,but he always came back with dead deer,he loves small fast rounds,but he always takes neck shots with them.
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Old 05-30-2011, 01:12 AM   #12
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Old 05-30-2011, 01:28 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by Boggy5 View Post
Don't most states that allow high power rifles for deer have a minimum caliber you can use? I thought most states were .243's...could be wrong.
most states just require centerfire some have minimum caliber
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Old 05-30-2011, 05:24 AM   #14
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125 grain is plenty big enough as long as it is the proper bullet as stated earlier. A .243 shooting a bullet of that weight is more than adequate but as in any situation shoot placement is critical. The lowest caliber Missouri will allow is a 22 centerfire as long as it is NOT FMJ.., it has to be an expandable bullet. I would hate for the buck of a lifetime to get away after being hit due to lack of firepower. You can kill a deer with about anything but the chances increase with effective hits with larger bullets.
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Old 06-29-2011, 06:31 PM   #15
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Default 150 vs 125 ?

i am going to assume you are using a .30 cal .....308 or 30.06 as 150 grn is the most common load . This being said . Using big game bullets such as the nosler partition or new barnes tsx , etc going from 150 to 125 would be great ...less recoil ,more speed ,flatter tracjectory at longer ranges provided your specific gun liked a particular load. Most .30 cal's love bullets in the 150 -168 grain . A 125 grain in 30.06 performance should mimic a .270 with the 130 grn . Im of the opinion that the time ,cost ,working up a new load etc is only productive if your getting recoil sensitive or training a newer ,younger shooter .There are also factory managed recoil loads .
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