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Old 10-31-2010, 11:56 PM   #11
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a well placed shot from a 223 will anchor a deer very easy

a not so well placed shot from a 30-06 ( or anything) and you will be tracking it

I like neck shots the best, they drop in their tracks, but there is no reason to think that a 223 will not reach the heart or lungs

I never asked anyone if a 223 was OK, I only wanted to see if there are any other mini-14 hunters out there

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So your going to use the 223 with a MATCH bullet that is not suited for HUNTING.

Really does someone have to tell you to breath or what?

Can you legally use the 223 sure you can I guess I dunno I don't like in commie land.

If you are going to use a mini to hunt I think your missing on a few cylinders to start with. Now your talking about using a MATCH bullet that is not made to expand it is made to be consistent.

How good a shot are you?

I can hit a ground hog at 300 yards with my 223. Kills it DRT with red mist as well. That doesn't make it a good choice for deer.

If you are dead set on a 224 cal rifle for deer hunting the two I would look for would be the 220 Swift or 22-250. Both running a 8 twist barrel and I would not shoot anything but 75gr Swift Scirocco II bullets.

You are going to need to limit your shots to no more than 75 yards and 50 would be more reasonable to me. You are going to have to use a better bullet and you are going to have to pass up a lot of shots that you could take with a slightly larger caliber.

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A well placed shot from a 223 will anchor a deer very easy, a not so well placed shot from a 30-06 ( or anything) and you will be tracking it.
That maybe so but you are shooting a rifle that to put it nicely shoots like a shotgun. I have never seen a mini that can group under 4".

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I like neck shots the best, they drop in their tracks, but there is no reason to think that a 223 will not reach the heart or lungs.
Again you are shooting a rifle with known accuracy issues and you are wanting to use a match bullet that is not meant to hunt game with.



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I never asked anyone if a 223 was OK, I only wanted to see if there are any other mini-14 hunters out there.
No you didn't but when you come talking this junk people are going to call you out on it. Sure it's legal doesn't mean you should do it. Every hunter in the field should strive for quick clean kills even if the shot is off a little bit. You never know what can happen. I would rather be over gunned than undergunned.
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why do you think that the hollow point bullet I'm using is not ment for hunting?

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that is not the bulet I am using

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Tango, you dont need to worry about my Mini-14 accuracy...but thanks for all of your concern.

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Tango, do you own a mini-14?

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Kaptin, 223's aren't ment to hunt deer.

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the 30-06 was not ment for that either

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the 30-06 was not ment for that either
It wasn't designed for that, I will agree but comparing a 223 to a 30-06 is apples to oranges.

Also, just accept the fact that the bullet you would like to use was not designed for hunting use. How hard is that? If you MUST use a 223 for deer, at least pick a good bullet.
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