Langston LSU Fan Cenla Member since Nov 2010 5606 posts
re: Looking for a deer rifle for my son (Posted on 11/21/12 at 8:57 am to SenseiBuddy)
.223 will def kill. Im going to do like my brother did. He bought each of his sons an AR when they were young and thats what they started deer hunting with. Adjustable stock makes it a good weapon for them. The oldest just shot his first buck (5 point) with his last week. Its a good excuse to pick up a couple AR's
offshoretrash LSU Fan Farmerville, La Member since Aug 2008 5014 posts Online
re: Looking for a deer rifle for my son (Posted on 11/21/12 at 8:58 am to SenseiBuddy)
My daughter and niece killed several deer with my 22-250 and none ran more than 50yds but you have very little blood to trail. I trusted both to make good shots because both were good shooters. I used good bullets not varmit style bullets. I doubt you can find anything other than varmit bullets in 223.
pdubya76 Ole Miss Fan Uncle PO Sted's place Member since Mar 2012 1591 posts
re: Looking for a deer rifle for my son (Posted on 11/21/12 at 9:57 am to faxis)
223 is not a good deer caliber and little if any margin for error.You can get a good deer rifle and use managed recoil ammo to virtually eliminate the kick if he is sensitive to that.The 308 and 7mm/08 would be great choices.I had a Model 700 in 270 that I found a youth stock for on Ebay.I got some of the MR ammo and my 8 yr old is a crackshot with it.I kept the original stock so the gun can grow with him.