Originally Posted by Control
Don't even think about shooting a deer with a tiny .224" bullet. It's not only not legal in most places because it's cruel and the suffer and escape.
Not only that but those AR's are ugly and out of place for a sportsman.
Really? I have not had to track any deer I have shot with my AR-15,
chambered in 5.56 NATO as they were with in 20 feet or less of where
I hit them, due to shot placement and bullet selection.
It would not be a recommendation I would make to a novice hunter
however, I would stop someone from using it if they are inclined to
and it is legal in the state they are hunting in.
A few years back a friend and I shot deer on the same day hunting, mine
with an AR in 5.56 and his with a .30-06 (BAR IIRC) mine fell where I shot
it and his ran off over a hill into the next valley; I hit mine through both
lungs and the heart. He hit the back of one lung, destroyed the other lung,
missed the heart and broke the far side front shoulder.