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05-28-2004, 08:23 PM
I have a 12 year old daughter who will be hunting Ca. deer for the first time. My Rem 700 Varmit gun is a tack driver and I'm wondering if It's enough. I would rather use a .243 for her.
Has anyone used .223's on deer ?
I always figured it was too small , But the way it tears us Bobcats and yotes I think it
should do the job ...
05-30-2004, 08:34 AM
Dave: Back in the lean years on the Reservation in SD, we would use just about anything that went bang for deer. A good buddy of mine, Jim Knife, would use a 788 in .223 with 55 grain SPs. Jim was an excellent shot but even on his less than sterling days he seemed to get his deer. I guess it would work if the Law allows it, and your daughter is well practiced. Deer don't require a lot of killing if you are sensible and competitent. http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/two-cents.gif ~AMMOe
08-28-2004, 08:45 PM
When I used to hunt blacktails a few years ago, I used my heavy barrel .223 on several deer. Every deer I shot went down within 5 steps. I could take head shots out to 150-200yds and drop them in there tracks, but a shot behind the shoulders dropped them too. I used 50 grain ballistic tips and I've used TNT hollow points as well. Ya, they are varmint bullets but they were devestating! They would punch through the rib cage and explode inside the lungs or heart......no exit. Whatever you do, don't take running shots and don't hit them in the shoulder http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smiley-faces-toast-beers.gif
09-02-2004, 07:56 AM
Take a look here...this blacktail was taken last Oct. with a Howa .223 heavy barrel, used a 55gr. varmit round @ about 80 yards uphill...
Neck shot and he went straight down without a step....I'd taken that Howa to the range just about once a week from April to Oct. and can cover 5 rounds with a half dollar @ 100 yards..it's all about getting confortable and having confidence with your firearm in my opinion.
.223 will do the job if the hunter does their part...
06-16-2006, 12:55 PM
The Partition should hold together but, it sounds like you really are not confident in the .223. Why not find a stock that is the right size for your daughter, and put it on the .243? It will last her for years. She might like it so much that you might just have to get another gun for yourself!
Seriousley, find a company of wood. laminate or synthetic stocks and find the size for her. She'll be comfortable with it and using a caliber that rather than being marginal, you know works on deer.
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