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22-250 for deer?

Old 07-16-2009, 11:15 AM
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Old 07-16-2009, 11:56 AM
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It's amazing how these posts pop back up, the original poster probably isn't even around anymore...

It's also amazing how many who have no experience with using a 22-250 think it can't or shouldn't be done...
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Old 07-16-2009, 01:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Bernie P.
I just checked and you're right.I could have sworn .22 cal was illegal for deer.Maybe they changed it or I just read past rules wrong.
Its been legal to use any centerfire going back at least to 02' .I remember checking that specifically when I moved to a rifle zone, and wondered if I could use my mini 14 legally. Never tried it though.

I have 3 different friends that all use the same exact rifle , an H&R 22 hornet ,they all are good hunters ,who kill some nice bucks and they swear by it. Personally I think they like that puny hornet cause A) it doesnt make alot of noise and they dont get much complaints from the niegbors and b) theyre all cheap bastards! One guy will spend 300$ on a bass rod but wont buy a gun over 200$ LOL

I think most peoples bais againt a 22 CF, is the fact that the cartrige itself is so small and whimpy looking, but I really cant see a whitetail hit broadside behind the shoulder, going too far. I helped skin a hog, shot w/ a AR15 ,for someone once , messed up the vitals pretty good. I would only use 55gr or better, soft points though.
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Old 07-16-2009, 01:44 PM
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I really wouldn't use a 22 calibur for deer , especially the deer I hunt. I might use one if I had to , but the deer I hunt have big bodies so I know I wouldn't even consiter use a 22 caliber for anything but squirrel and rabbit .
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Old 07-16-2009, 05:19 PM
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If I were you I would use the old 30-06.
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Old 07-17-2009, 05:27 AM
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If you are hunting in Indiana make sure you can use that cartridge. I thought the law was that it had to be a pistol cartridge to be able to use it. I could be wrong though. If I am right, then I would look at a 44 mag. They don't kick much and I know H&R makes a nice Handi Rifle in that cartridge.
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Old 07-17-2009, 07:37 AM
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a .22-250 would demolish rabbits and other small game. It can handle deer, there is better choices, but I wouldn't hesitate to use it.
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Old 07-17-2009, 01:38 PM
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I would personally go the .270/ .30/06 or .300 winny mag so your confident to drop them. My dad at the start of the year took me out to see if I could handle the .270 and I was addicted to it like flies on a terd. (By the way I m 12) so see if your kids can handle something like that.
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Old 07-17-2009, 01:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Ridge Runner
one of the more un-educated posts I have ever read! you know what a 22-250 does to a squirrel or rabbit?
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It shreads them.
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Old 07-17-2009, 01:41 PM
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Originally Posted by nchawkeye
Here we go again....while we are at it...which is better for bears...a .243 or a 30-30?
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