Joined: 18 Jul 2008
PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 10:56 am Post subject: Reply with quote
I'm a fan of "enough" bullet. .223 and .243 do NOT have "enough" bullet IMO. I like to hit them high in the shoulder and get the high double lung and shock the spine all in one. Drops them there and they are dead when you get to them. The .223 and .243 just don't provide enough foot pounds for that.
just my .02
I find that untrue my friend. Your point that soft point or nosler partition type bullet will not penetrate both shoulders and beat up the inside of a whitetail is completely untrue. I for one have done it several times, not a one that didn't drop in their tracks ran more that 20yds from impact...my .223 AR custom platform,16" bull was purpous built for calling coyotes in Colorado, since then I have moved to Houston, and hunt deer and pigs in East Texas with my AR, have never once had an animal not drop within 20yds, and several shots on deer that went THRU both shoulders never took a step...The fact of the matter IMHO is when CHOOSING to hunt bigger game with the .223, my advice is to stick to a softnose of at least 55gr, 60gr nosler partitions have been my all around bullet, the .223 has more that enough energy, and speed to beat some meat to the ground.