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#2727282 - 01/18/12 11:37 PM Re: Can a 223 [Re: knightrider]
18 Point

Registered: 03/12/99
Posts: 21393
Loc: lenoir city,tn

i have been wanting to kill a deer with my AR but i am afraid of the 223. has anybody tried the new winchester razorback XT's? supposed to be designed for hogs. i figure if it's good for hogs it should be good for deer.
i would not allow an inexperienced shooter/hunter to hunt with a 223.

#2727309 - 01/19/12 12:30 AM Re: Can a 223 [Re: stik]
8 Point

Registered: 05/07/08
Posts: 1439
Loc: Lexington, TN

Not saying you should but I have killed several using 55 grain winchester supreme ballistic tips. Havent lost one yet. I let both of my girls kill deer with it this year. My eight year old dropped a 5 point in his tracks and my 9 year old shot a doe that ran about 50 yards.
"I dont remember what happen last night, but the fact that I had to put on sunglasses to open the fridge this morning tells me it must have been awesome!"

#2727478 - 01/19/12 07:25 AM Re: Can a 223 [Re: DIRTTRAX]
10 Point

Registered: 08/28/08
Posts: 3543
Loc: Andersonville, TN

My Model 7 .223 has a 1 in 12" twist and will not stabilize the heavier bullets, but I had some 53gr. Barnes TSXs loaded for it and this bullet honestly turns a varmint cartridge into a very acceptable deer round, in the right hands.
#2727492 - 01/19/12 07:37 AM Re: Can a 223 [Re: infoman jr.]
Wes Parrish
16 Point

Registered: 06/12/02
Posts: 19470
Loc: Knoxville-Dover-Union City, TN

 Originally Posted By: infoman jr.
You can kill a deer with a pellet gun, but as you go smaller in caliber, your insurance policy against wounding goes way down.

Truly the bottom line.

Just me personally, I'd rather have a little too much gun than a little not enough.

#2727501 - 01/19/12 07:42 AM Re: Can a 223 [Re: Wes Parrish]
10 Point

Registered: 11/20/07
Posts: 3008
Loc: Knoxvegas

yes. got this one with 55grn v-max. She fell dead in her trax. Just have to place your shot.

Edited by bobthebowhunter (01/19/12 07:44 AM)
"I have two for each of ya."



#2728524 - 01/19/12 08:28 PM Re: Can a 223 [Re: bobthebowhunter]
meat hunter
6 Point

Registered: 08/21/11
Posts: 712
Loc: SE TN

I killed 11 deer with my bicentennial Ruger mini 14 with factory iron sights.a little over 30 years ago. All were shot with plain old 55 grain softpoint Remington bullets. All were one shot kills. I had to track a couple but I have also done that with deer shot with a 30-06. I don't use a .223 now but I would in a heartbeat if that is all I had.
You can boil them antlers all day long boy and you still can't eat 'em

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