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This is a discussion on Those who hunt with 223 within the Hunting forums, part of the Firearm Forum category; Originally Posted by Akheloce +2 Brandi, But didn't TriggerCreep inform us mortals that .223 was inadequate according to his experience? I've only hunted little Caribou ...


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Old March 15th, 2015, 01:07 PM   #31
 
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+2 Brandi,

But didn't TriggerCreep inform us mortals that .223 was inadequate according to his experience? I've only hunted little Caribou with 223, nothing like the mighty whitetail, so I'm just a rube in that respect.
LOL....Yes who are we mere mortals to argue with age ,knowledge,and experience....oh wait a minute thats right.........



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Old March 15th, 2015, 01:54 PM   #32
 
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Just coyotes, and the usual varmint.
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Thanks for posting. I wonder how it would do hunting our local species of mule deer in NM. Average range is 75 to 150 yards and I can use 77 grain Berger or 75 grain Hornady bullets in my rifle.
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Thanks for posting. I wonder how it would do hunting our local species of mule deer in NM. Average range is 75 to 150 yards and I can use 77 grain Berger or 75 grain Hornady bullets in my rifle.
It would be deadly especially with the Hornady 75 s
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Gonna get my new Rainier with its 1-7 twist out on Deer especially the little Fallows,its really impressing me at the range so it due for a "walk" next opportunity

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While I wouldn't want to try and stop a charging Rhino with the 223, I have always been of the opinion, if you can hit what your aiming at you don't need an artillery piece. I think its ridiculous to use a 300 ultra mag or 338 to hunt deer. That's a pi$$ poor excuse to try and make up for lack of accuracy. And they usually cant hit anything anyway because of flinching, so they only make their own lack of accuracy problem worse.

Guys used to rip on me for using a 270 win to hunt elk. But that rifle will paper plate @ 500 yards all day long. And I shoot ground hogs at that range all the time. But after killing the biggest bull in camp , and the biggest Muley a time or two, all with one shot, they learned to bite their tongues go have a nice warm cup of " shut the hell up".

But if hunting hogs, or any other predators that can and will attack you, with a 223, I would have a sidearm backup. That's just common sense on the safety side.
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I don't know if a 223 will penetrate the bony plate on a hog. If you shoot a hog in the shoulder you hit solid bone. That's why hog hunter using 223 say always aim for the neck or head not for the body. But a copper core, like the Winchester Razorback in 223 may bust through the bone a shred a boar's lungs.
how about the 62 gr penetrator rounds?
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If you can find any of this over there its great both hogs and Deer hate it ....my Ranier with a 1-7 twist loves it....my X-bolt is a little more weight sensitive,It punches through that plate with ease.



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OK, a .223 dis-liker. I'd prefer a .257 Roberts loaded up on an 87 grain for hogs and 117 grain pointed soft point for deer. Took plenty of both with the old 257 Bob,
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Simple answer is.........with a properly placed shot, the caliber in question will do quite nicely. To all the ones worried about not killing the animal cleanly without a well placed shot...........well here is a thought......DON'T take that shot. Not like you need to kill EVERY hog or deer that gets within your range. If your "hunting" is all about getting all the meat you can, sure, load up that cannon so you can hit them in the foot if need be and kill them. If your "hunting" is more about the "skill" of the hunt and getting the "right" shot, there is NOTHING unethical with a smaller caliber. A well placed shot from the right 223 round will drop either dead in it's tracks. And for Hog hunting, even if the rifle you carry is a small mortar round, you STILL need a large bore handgun hanging on your belt.

As far as TC..........he was the same one on here bragging about taking a large deer with a "Texas Heart Shot".............so not likely he is the best one to be taking ethics lessons from on what caliber to use

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I'll hunt 200 lb men coming in my house with 55 gr 223. A few rounds they will get the message
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If I had a nickel for every hog and deer sent to Valhalla with a .223 I would go buy me a new loaded pickup and pay cash
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Simple answer is.........with a properly placed shot, the caliber in question will do quite nicely. To all the ones worried about not killing the animal cleanly without a well placed shot...........well here is a thought......DON'T take that shot. Not like you need to kill EVERY hog or deer that gets within your range. If your "hunting" is all about getting all the meat you can, sure, load up that cannon so you can hit them in the foot if need be and kill them. If your "hunting" is more about the "skill" of the hunt and getting the "right" shot, there is NOTHING unethical with a smaller caliber. A well placed shot from the right 223 round will drop either dead in it's tracks. And for Hog hunting, even if the rifle you carry is a small mortar round, you STILL need a large bore handgun hanging on your belt.

As far as TC..........he was the same one on here bragging about taking a large deer with a "Texas Heart Shot".............so not likely he is the best one to be taking ethics lessons from on what caliber to use
I am told that with a really fast round like the 25.06 you can hit a deer in the hip or in the *** and still kill it because the shockwave will cause the spine to collapse. Not that I plan to try that. Just saying it don't take a cannon.
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Stick to chest shots with any rifle and life will be a lot easier. Wait for the shot!
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