TomKat wrote:I shot some water jugs this weekend with a .204 Ruger. That is a blazing fast tack driver!!
I know a few ranchers that shoot vermin in their back yard with 45/70's and when the smoke clears...........
they go out and do spring planting.........with all the new BIG holes in the ground!! (joking)
I have shot a few with a 30-06 and was amazed at how high body parts can fly.
MOhuntingGuy wrote:The only thing that bugs me about this thread is you are comparing a .17HMR to a .45/70. Thats like comparing a Mack truck to a honda civic. Yeah, they both drive but one is a lot bigger than the other.
talltimber wrote:I'm assuming an eye or earhole shot. I wouldn't trust one to kill a deer hitting anywhere else. Not saying it couldn't be done, just saying...
TomKat wrote:It is my opinion that a .223 is a poor choice of caliber for shooting deer.
Not to start a fight with ya, but I would never choose a neck shot on purpose.
ibedamn wrote:Maybe the next one I shoot will run, but so far that has not been a problem. These are easy shots, it's under 50 yards, shooting from a almost like bench over a corn pile. As I said this is for meat, not horns. I don't know if it makes a difference but, our doe's here rarely make a 100 pounds. Maybe Iv'e just been lucky, you do have me thinking. I can not stand to lose game.
The last buck I shot with a 7Mag, hit through the heart, ran 50-60 yards.
In our area, a lot of people hunt with 223, (mainly kids) and most don't neck shoot em. A big part, maybe 1/3 of the youth guns here on the shelf's at gun shops are 223. Federal even makes a 62 grain fusion loaded round...as they say for larger animals (whatever that means).
Duplex lover wrote:TomKat wrote:I shot some water jugs this weekend with a .204 Ruger. That is a blazing fast tack driver!!
Thats for sure I also shoot a 22/250 at 4500 fps.
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