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Anyone ever kille a deer with a .22 rimfire??

Old 11-21-2005, 06:10 PM
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Default Anyone ever kille a deer with a .22 rimfire??

Have any of yall ever killed a deer with a 22 rimfire. if so, how far was it and where on the body was it shot. And what about your setup.
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Old 11-21-2005, 06:22 PM
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You can kill a deer with a well thrown rock! Or even a BB gun! But most places, rimfires are not legal, and certainly not ethical!
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Old 11-21-2005, 06:31 PM
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As a young fellow I shot quite a few deer with the 22 rimfire. There was not deer season where I lived in those days. When we needed meat we hunted. Why a 22 rimfire? Thats the only rifle that we had. You can shoot through the rib cage into the vitals or shoot for the head. Of course I don't condone that kind of hunting now but those were different times and we were different people.
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Old 11-21-2005, 07:17 PM
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i did once with direct supervision of a dnr officer because it was stuck in a fence.
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Old 11-22-2005, 06:55 PM
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It should be illegal i think. Not enough power behind them.
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Old 11-22-2005, 08:25 PM
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I will kill a deer but you would be puttin losin the deer at risk because of the small hole. I doubt it will bleed much. I personally know someone who has does it but u beetter be a good shot. (not recomendin it though)

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Old 11-22-2005, 08:59 PM
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My grandfather has shot many, but laws restrict the use of a .22 caliber now.
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Old 11-23-2005, 05:53 AM
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Why would ya???
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Old 11-23-2005, 07:31 AM
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I have no personal experience shooting deer with a .22 but i would think it would be very difficult to track. With a well placed shot, a .22 wouldn't have enough power to exit the ribcage, so the bullet would bounce around alittle inside the ribcage and hit the vitals multiple times. Add the internal bleeding with the tiny entrance wound and you'd have a very difficult time tracking this animal.
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