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RATeamWannabe
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Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2009
13823 posts

re: what is the smallest caliber you use for deer? (spinoff)


I just want to shoot a Garand





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DrTyger
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Lake Charles
Member since Oct 2009
19804 posts

re: what is the smallest caliber you use for deer? (spinoff)


I've got one you can shoot.





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RATeamWannabe
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Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2009
13823 posts

re: what is the smallest caliber you use for deer? (spinoff)








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dat yat
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Chef Pass
Member since Jun 2011
1202 posts

re: what is the smallest caliber you use for deer? (spinoff)


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I've killed a deer with .22 hornet before.


How did it perform? (DRT, blood trail etc.)
Did you deer hunt with it on purpose or were you hunting small game and saw a deer?






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CoastieGM
Member since Aug 2012
2896 posts

re: what is the smallest caliber you use for deer? (spinoff)


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.223


how were your results? i dont know anyone that has used this. what ammo? grain?
Medium and smaller deer at shorter ranges, standard ball/fmj works fine. Aim for fleshy area and 9 times out of 10 the bullet will yaw after entry and make a nasty exit wound.

Shooting into the chest cavity with fmj = chance of lost deer.

Since becoming a civilian again, stuck with short range head/base of head shots with whatever ammo I had on hand (brushy wooded environment)

My eyes aren't as good as they used to be, so I'm getting away from .223 when I get a chance to do some experimenting.






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bbvdd
Alabama Fan
Memphis, TN
Member since Jun 2009
8150 posts

re: what is the smallest caliber you use for deer? (spinoff)


only deer I've killed in the past 5 years was with a .257 wby mag.

Absolutely devastating round.






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