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#3211752 - 04/02/13 07:50 PM .223 for Deer?

Registered: 12/24/11
Posts: 90
Loc: Tn

I just saw the new Regs and apparently .223 is legal now for deer. Anyone have and experience with this and do you have a recommendation as far as a round that works well on deer?
#3211756 - 04/02/13 07:53 PM Re: .223 for Deer? [Re: HuntnMoon]
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Loc: Morgan Co

Its been legal now for a few years.60 gr nosler partition,64gr winchester power point,55 remington PSP..Just gotta choose the right bullet and choose your shots.
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#3211761 - 04/02/13 07:55 PM Re: .223 for Deer? [Re: cecil30-30]
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For a small kid that wasnt big enough to handle a 243 id be all for it.

But for an adult theres no way anyone should use a 223.. Theres just better and bigger calibers to choose from.
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#3211804 - 04/02/13 08:16 PM Re: .223 for Deer? [Re: HuntnMoon]
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Smallest caliber for whitetail

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#3211884 - 04/02/13 09:22 PM Re: .223 for Deer? [Re: Vermin93]
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Registered: 09/20/10
Posts: 1443
Loc: Tn, Tipton

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I'd say that I would agree with rem270 on this one cause of my experience hunting with a juv.
What I experienced was very little or no blood to trail with a broadside shot through the lungs.

Now in the hands of an experienced marksman, a neck shot, head shot, will on the other hand require no tracking. Ha
I have seen many a dead whitetail fall to a neck shot with a similar round, the 22-250!!!.
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#3212162 - 04/03/13 09:57 AM Re: .223 for Deer? [Re: 280longshot]
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Registered: 01/22/12
Posts: 1410
Loc: Hartland, WI

This topic again?

The correct .223/5.56 is just fine for deer, but has it's limitations like all the smaller caliber rifles. It will do just as much if not more damage to a deer than a broadhead. So unless you are against bow hunting, then you do not have any reason to be against using the .223/5.56.
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#3212175 - 04/03/13 10:09 AM Re: .223 for Deer? [Re: Redfred16]
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Registered: 08/17/12
Posts: 384
Loc: Tennesssee, US

just buy a 6.8SPC \:D low recoil and plenty of knockdown power

Problem solved!

#3212239 - 04/03/13 11:03 AM Re: .223 for Deer? [Re: BirdDog123]
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Posts: 400
Loc: Clinton, Tn.

Here we go:
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#3212451 - 04/03/13 02:25 PM Re: .223 for Deer? [Re: feldmutze]
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Not my thing,but whatever is legal is ok with me.
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#3215772 - 04/07/13 01:14 PM Re: .223 for Deer? [Re: Football Hunter]
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Registered: 12/16/11
Posts: 461
Loc: Tennessee

Here we go again ;-)
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