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Old 11-01-2010, 04:41 AM   #31
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*huge facepalm*

Ok, even a .22lr will kill a deer with a perfect shot placement. Heck, with a powerful air rifle and an eye shot, you could probably kill them.

No hunter I know of will use a match grade bullet or a suspect caliber to bring down a large game animal. Nor will they take a shot that is not a clear kill shot.

Shoot away and follow your state laws. That is all I can say here. Oh, we have big deer here in Southern Ohio, and we can't even use high powered rifles to hunt deer. Pistols, (to ninjatoth) have to be of a minimum caliber and barrel length.
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TX, no one is getting worked up in the spitty house. I just think 223 is an extremely poor choice and then add to that poor bullet selection and you compound the problem.

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I'm not getting worked up either.

a 22-6mmAI shooting them 75gr Swift bullets will take out your guys scrawny deer down there in Texas.

The real deer in Texas are small. The ones you see on tv are bread and kept like cattle so that they can make tons of money on them.

It is just that a 223 is a below marginal round for deer hunting. Then to top that off the brain surgeon was stating he was going to use MATCH grade bullets to hunt with.

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I will never understand certain hunting laws in my state,for instance,it is illegal to use a .22 magnum rifle to hunt deer with,understandable,can't use rimfire .22 or lower,but you CAN legally use a .25acp handgun here in Michigan as your primary weapon if you so choose,the only word that comes to mind for these laws is "gay".

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I'm not getting worked up either.

a 22-6mmAI shooting them 75gr Swift bullets will take out your guys scrawny deer down there in Texas.

The real deer in Texas are small.

Tango,I can say that the many deer from your neck of the woods that I have hit in my 18 wheeler were all about the same size of the deer that we have in this state.
Now you are correct about scrawny deer if you are talking about South Tx,but since they don't eat illegal aliens,they don't have much nourishment in the scrub that they forage on.
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tango,i can say that the many deer from your neck of the woods that i have hit in my 18 wheeler were all about the same size of the deer that we have in this state.
Now you are correct about scrawny deer if you are talking about south tx,but since they don't eat illegal aliens,they don't have much nourishment in the scrub that they forage on.
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Now you are correct about scrawny deer if you are talking about South Tx,but since they don't eat illegal aliens,they don't have much nourishment in the scrub that they forage on.
Can we train them to?
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While stationed at Fort Hood and hanging around the gun store I heard a few guys talking.

Guy 1: Yeah got me a deer this weekend on Hood
Guy 2: Yeah good how big was it?
Guy 1: It was a good sized deer dressed it weighed in at 75#.
Guy 2: Not bad what did you use?
Guy 1: 378 Weatherby Mag. Gotta make sure they don't run away.

Yeah we got some small ones but we also got plenty of monsters as well. A few years ago when running Heavy equipment my foreman shot a MONSTER 8 point dressed it weighted all of 200#.

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It was a good sized deer dressed it weighed in at 75#.

Yeah we got some small ones but we also got plenty of monsters as well. A few years ago when running Heavy equipment my foreman shot a MONSTER 8 point dressed it weighted all of 200#.

We have button bucks at that weight!!!!

Biggest I've taken was 220# dressed. Also an 8pt. Tasted nasty though. I like the 125..140# range better. Eats like veal.
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While stationed at Fort Hood and hanging around the gun store I heard a few guys talking.

Guy 1: Yeah got me a deer this weekend on Hood
Guy 2: Yeah good how big was it?
Guy 1: It was a good sized deer dressed it weighed in at 75#.
Guy 2: Not bad what did you use?
Guy 1: 378 Weatherby Mag. Gotta make sure they don't run away.

Yeah we got some small ones but we also got plenty of monsters as well. A few years ago when running Heavy equipment my foreman shot a MONSTER 8 point dressed it weighted all of 200#.
Ever killed any deer your self big talker
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