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rabblerebel
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Madison
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222 Questions



I have a Savage over/under 222 over a 20 gauge. I have killed many coyotes and even hog with the 222 caliber. Has anyone ever used the 222 to hunt deer? Is it legal? Thanks in advance for any comments or suggestions!






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Choirboy
On your property
Member since Aug 2010
10702 posts

re: 222 Questions


It is legal. The law says any .22 caliber or larger centerfire cartridge. I do not own a .222 but I have killed quite a few doe with a 22-250.





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weagle99
Member since Nov 2011
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re: 222 Questions


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22-250


I have no experience with this caliber. What are your impressions of it?






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Rize
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Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2011
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22/250 is a bad little round. Accurate and not much drop on the round. That bullet is traveling 4000 fps with hornady v-max bullets and it destroyes coyotes.





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braindeadboxer
LSU Fan
Utopia
Member since Nov 2011
5015 posts

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destroyes coyotes.


I don't own one but I have shot a coyote with an uncles. Looked like I shot it with a judge. Hit it in the neck at 50 yards and damn near tore the head off. Not sure what ammo he had loaded in it.






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oleyeller
Tennessee Fan
Down South
Member since Oct 2012
9931 posts

re: 222 Questions


No experience with either... But i have a 204 and WOWWWWWWWW most fun gun to shoot that i own





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TigerOnThe Hill
Springhill
Member since Sep 2008
2731 posts

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quote:

Has anyone ever used the 222 to hunt deer?
I don't personally hunt w/ 22 centerfire guns. I've seen a number of deer killed w/ them through the years, but it's not something I feel comfortable using.

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Is it legal?
Yes, in LA

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Thanks in advance for any comments or suggestions!
The 222 Remington is a FINE varmint round. Think of it as a 223 Remington, but running a couple hundred fps less. Nevertheless, I wouldn't personally use a 222 Remington on purpose for a deer hunt.






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bbvdd
Alabama Fan
Memphis, TN
Member since Jun 2009
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Is it legal?


It is in LA, but I don't think it is in MS which it looks like you are from.






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rabblerebel
Ole Miss Fan
Madison
Member since Feb 2012
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Got any suggestion on what kind of cartridge I should use?





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TigerOnThe Hill
Springhill
Member since Sep 2008
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re: 222 Questions


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Got any suggestion on what kind of cartridge I should use?

For deer hunting?






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