Originally Posted by Cory2
Lastly, although I am against killing animals in ways that cause them to suffer, I have to admit, if I was in a survival situation and only had a .22lr rifle or pistol with me, and it came down to shooting that whitetail with it or starving to death, that white tail is going to experiance a long labored death. Humane killing is a luxury that cannot be afforded in a real survival situation.
The ACR is an interesting idea, but it won't last.
The one great thing I have always found with small bore shooters the world over is the "Aim Small, Miss Small" mentality in various names/ideals.
When you are shooting a bullet that small, you are aiming for small points in space. And you get good at it because you know you don't have a lot of surface area to deal with on the shot.
A "decent" small bore shooter could do better than a lung shot is all I am saying, based on my interaction with the community.
Keep in mind, modern hunting "no-no's" are allowed in a SHTF situation.
Baiting for example. You mean you can't put a .22lr bullet in the skull of a whitetail that is eating some fresh veggies and unaware of your presence?
You guys are better shots than "lungs" broadside at 75 yards, down angle on a feeding deer.