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GaryO 09-20-2011 03:40 PM

22 Hornet for Deer?
What say you? Thanks...

westtexducks 09-20-2011 04:26 PM

I know that some guys down here do use the .22 hornet for deer but it is strictly head and neck shots. Last year we were shooting does in the head with a .204 and it worked just fine, but if they are looking at you be careful not to shoot the to low in the head because then the bullet enter the nasal cavity exits hits the skull and just travels around it and does not kill it. but if you hit it in the back or the side of the head it works just fine. And if you hit it up about eye level or a little higher they drop. But we were using a rifle that at 100 yds would make a dime size group so we were very confident exactly where that bullet went. Also my sister shot a doe in the head at about thirty yds with an ar-15 last year at about 35 yds and it worked just fine to. Hope this helps. Do not shoot a minute of foot rifle only sub-moa precision is the key. All of the guns we use will stack rounds on top of each other at 100 yds. This is very important!!!

halfbakedi420 09-20-2011 05:16 PM

prolly not in MO..texas yes head and rib dbl lungers all day too..think yall have 243 limitations?

Kybuckhunter 09-20-2011 05:29 PM

Why ?????????

Sheridan 09-20-2011 06:10 PM

Originally Posted by Kybuckhunter (Post 3850595)
Why ?????????

+1 ..............

Mojotex 09-20-2011 06:50 PM

I will not use any of the 22 cal. cartridges for deer unless I had to in order to survive.

sauer06 09-20-2011 07:02 PM

22 hornet for deer
I do not know everthing about the deer hunting in your area, but you must understand some things, if you do not make a perfect shot with your 223 you will have difficult time to say the least recovering your deer. If you use a larger cal 243 and up you will have a much better chance if things don't go exactly your way. That being said you always want to down your deer as quickly as possible. I know what the 243 will do against white tails up in MN and that is the smallest cal any of us will use.
Good luck hunting.

warbirdlover 09-20-2011 07:57 PM

Illegal in Wisconsin and for good reason. The whole idea IMHO is to make a quick, humane kill. Why fool around with calibers you have to hit them in the brain with? And if you don't they go off and maybe die and maybe not. Poachers use .22's with flashlights at night. The lightest I'd ever go for deer is .243. My 2 cents.

rookie51 09-20-2011 08:27 PM

NO. IMHO this is stupid.

Bernie P. 09-21-2011 04:27 AM

No way!We owe it to the game we hunt to insure quick clean kills.It makes me sick how often such questions come up.You would think anybody familiar with guns would know better but still this crap comes up all the time.

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