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#3162439 - 02/13/13 12:54 PM 22 hornet
ncboyhuntintn
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I have a buddy with a 7 yr old. Is it leagal to use a 22 hornet for deer hunting in tennessee
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#3162445 - 02/13/13 12:59 PM Re: 22 hornet [Re: ncboyhuntintn]
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It's my understanding that all centerfire rifle cartridges are legal, but some may be ill-advised.
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#3162473 - 02/13/13 01:21 PM Re: 22 hornet [Re: ratsnakeboogy]
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I hope your friend wouldn't allow his child shoot at a deer with a .22

Legal and ethical are can be two different things
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#3162764 - 02/13/13 04:58 PM Re: 22 hornet [Re: doubledownranch]
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I killed a 19.5 wide 8 pointer with a .22 hornet with a ballistic tip, in another state about 10 years ago. Shot placement is everything. I was shocked @ the damage that bullet did. I also shot 6 other does that same year and every one dropped in its tracks. I had run out of bullets for my 7.7 at the time and couldnt find any so I borrowed the hornet from my neighbor. As long as the kid is confident with the gun and it is legal, I don't see any problem. JMO
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#3163196 - 02/13/13 09:26 PM Re: 22 hornet [Re: in the dog house!]
r'ville a-bolt
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have some buddies in my area that swear by the hornet . one guys grandkids has killed 19 with that caliber.
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#3163213 - 02/13/13 09:34 PM Re: 22 hornet [Re: r'ville a-bolt]
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The Hornet was invented to take down the largest of game with one well placed shot. Spine or brain shots is where it shines.
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#3163577 - 02/14/13 08:13 AM Re: 22 hornet [Re: SEC]
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.22 hornet is centerfire, so it should be legal. It is very effective for deer.
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#3164377 - 02/14/13 08:35 PM Re: 22 hornet [Re: TX300mag]
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Thanks for the info fellas
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#3164442 - 02/14/13 09:34 PM Re: 22 hornet [Re: ncboyhuntintn]
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That would be one of the last cal,s I would use on deer.
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#3164988 - 02/15/13 12:00 PM Re: 22 hornet [Re: KPH]
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Like most any gun, a 22 Hornet will kill a deer but you are pushing things to the breaking point here. The odds of having a good blood trail to follow are not good because that little bullet isn't likely to exit and will only have a tiny entrance hole for blood to leak out of. I have a Hornet but wouldn't even THINK about using it to deer hunt. There are so many better cartridges that I just don't see any reason for chancing a wounded deer.

But, Yes, to answer your question, it is legal.


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