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Old 01-17-2013, 04:21 AM
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There is more BS about this topic than one can imagine.....and I'm one that has actually successfully used a .222 for deer.

Simply put.....it's not what I want when I go to the mountains hunting deer.
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Old 01-17-2013, 11:34 AM
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I've been watching this topic off and on since it's inception, could really care less, as in this case, the guys that are against it by and large have never done it and never will, and the guys that have done it realize that it IS possible, even if there are better choices out there.

In a similar debate in college, I took a 150lb dressed whitetail doe with a 9mm carbine to prove a point. No it's not ideal, and I had to pass on a lot of shots to get it, but she dropped like a ton of bricks.

I've taken a few deer with a .223rem and .22-250. My standby is a .30-06, like to anchor them for as far out as I can see them. Put either through the boiler room and a deer isn't making it very far, but inarguably hitting them with a truck will anchor them faster with more margin for error, but it doesn't mean a well placed needle can't do the job.
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