1/16/2012 7:55:37 PM
Section 9: Hunting
Subject: Black Rifles In The Field Msg# 817389
There is no doubt many deer and hogs have been dispatched by rimfire rounds available by simply placing the bullet well. |
My issue is being a sportsman and making sure the animal is shot in a manner that it will be a clean kill.
I will not say don't use small caliber ammo if it is legal like it is here in Missouri. It's just me! I for one will not use any 556/223 on big game. Even a 100 grain 243 is pushing it IMO.
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>>I agree with not using bullets intended for small game, which all .223's are. In Missouri it is legal to use these bullets and guys do!<<
It is my understanding that there are some loads available for the .223/5.56 that would make it a viable deer cartridge, when used within its limitations and with properly placed shots. I was reading some reviews on 75-grain Hornady TAP ammo and based on some of the customer reviews it had even reliably dropped hogs.