oleyeller Tennessee Fan Down South Member since Oct 2012 8731 posts Online
what is the smallest caliber you use for deer? (spinoff) (Posted on 3/19/13 at 8:39 am)
the 22-250 thread got me thinking.. and while i have never used one on deer myself i know some that do. so what is the smallest (legal) rifle caliber you use on deer lets say in the last 5 years, i dont want go get into when you were 12 and hunted the first time.
for me i have a 243 that i use for calling some coyote. i take it from time to time deer hunting and with 100grain have not lost a single deer.
offshoretrash LSU Fan Farmerville, La Member since Aug 2008 5217 posts
re: what is the smallest caliber you use for deer? (spinoff) (Posted on 3/19/13 at 9:10 am to oleyeller)
I am a big fan of lighter grain bullets that shoot very fast. But having said that I would not use anything below 100gr high quality bullet shooting under 2700 fps. The reason is if you hit a shoulder with that light grain bullet it may not penetrate. This is the main reason why I stopped letting my kids shoot my 22-250.
Yeah in my younger days I have killed deer with a 22lr and even No6 squirrel shot but I would not recommend them as every day hunting rounds.