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Old 01-11-2008, 11:13 AM
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What if you are offered a shot at a 250lbbuck at about 100 yards. He's quartering towards you so you need to get through the shoulder to hit the vitals. Will a 50gr bullet from a 223 have enough power at 100 yards to penetrate the heavy muscle and plow through the shoulder bone of a 250lb buck? will it getthrough that, wreck thevitals and exit in the back far quadrant of said buck? Sure, 50 yard shots at broadside standing deer is easy. A tough angle at the buck of your dreams? Why chance it with barely enough gun? Why not be prepared for anything?
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Old 01-11-2008, 11:18 AM
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How about at 200, 300, 400 etc. yards. If you come up with enough scenarios then one could eventually reach the conclusion that the only ethical caliber is a 50 Caliber sniper rifle
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Old 01-11-2008, 11:20 AM
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Might depend on the bullet. To be honest I would NOT take that shot with a 30-06, but that is just me.

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Old 01-11-2008, 11:28 AM
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i would take that shot with a 30-06 and a good bullet no problem. 222, might be a lost opportunity.
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Old 01-11-2008, 11:50 AM
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No, I would not take that shot. Just because you can look like a badass with your dressed up mini doesn't mean that you are one. They are a junk caliber when it comes to deer hunting.
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Old 01-11-2008, 12:05 PM
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I think one of the points that has been repeatedly made in connection with the use of .22 centerfires on deer is that one must be extremely particular regarding shot placement. Obviously it's easy to dream up all kinds of situations where you would have to pass up a shot if you're carrying a .22 CF.
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Old 01-11-2008, 01:19 PM
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The bullet that I shoot has more ft-lbs of energy at 400 yds than the 223 at the muzzle, yet there are still some shots that I would pass on. You can beat this dead horse all you want, but if it is legal, it doesnt matter. Just because I wouldnt do it, or you wouldnt do it does not make it wrong.


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Old 01-11-2008, 01:38 PM
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A 100 yds ? thats a chip shot, I would neck shoot him with evena .300 mag.
Now if you said 200 yds and I was carrying a .223, I would get a little closer and neck shoot him.

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Old 01-11-2008, 02:43 PM
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Are you kidding me, 800 yards? WTF??? Man can you even see a deer at 800 yds. Do you realize thats almost half a mile? My God, talk about unethical. 800 yards? I mean..WTF. Let me guess, you placed the bullet perfect. Did you watch him fall. How can you even pick up a bloodtrail that far. I mean, I've taken some 750 yard shots, but 800?
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Old 01-11-2008, 02:46 PM
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