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Posted: 10/8/2004 11:16:58 AM EST
Everybody is freaking out about some guy using a 223 for bear hunting! How many of us have capped a whitetail with a 22LR? I have. Clean Kill!
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 11:18:50 AM EST
right in the ear so it bounced around inside its head and scrambled the brain up
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 11:21:33 AM EST
I want to use this, but some folks say nohttp://www.gunblast.com/images/Ruger204/Thumbs/MVC-003F.jpgI have used a 22mag to kill a deer before
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 11:21:39 AM EST
Watch out, we'll all be labelled as poachers, lol
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 11:26:46 AM EST
think it's possible with a .17hmr?

i'm probably going to hell for even pondering that
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 11:35:21 AM EST
I killed a small doe for camp meat one year with a .177 caliber pellet riflle while squirrel hunting the weekend before deer season. It was an RWS model 45 that shot at 1100 fps, and at about 10 feet away(no toy by any means). I aimed for the forehead and figured if it penetrated the skull, it would kill it, and if it didn't, there wouldn't be any real harm to the deer. I used rws pointed pellets.

Hope that helps
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 11:41:30 AM EST
Rimfires are illegal for deer here, but I am aware of it having been done...
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 11:46:50 AM EST
I know a guy that runs hounds for coons and regularly jacks deer and drops 'em w/ one round in the snout. Not zactly legal.
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 11:49:41 AM EST
I shot a doe in SD with a 223 loaded with a 55gr Nosler Blt about a 85yd shot broad side. Bullet blewup on impact leaving a 3"plus entrance hole , fragments penitrated lungs and heart.The deer ran 100yds flat out then fell over dead. If I hadn't seen the bullet hit I would have guessed I had missed as the deer never flinched on impact or gave any indication that she had been hit at all.Recommend Nosler 60gr solid bass partitions or wild cat like 300 whisper 7TCU 6TCU .
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 11:53:14 AM EST
My uncle assures me that he can eat well year round with nothing but a .22.
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 11:57:10 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/8/2004 11:58:24 AM EST by brewsky101]
35 years ago my friends old man poached a trophy buck out of his kitchen window with a .22LR. One shot, distance was right around 25yards and he's got the rack mounted in his front room.
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 12:06:30 PM EST
.22LR is illegal for deer hunting in Texas.
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 12:14:14 PM EST

Originally Posted By pazzo:
.22LR is illegal for deer hunting in Texas.



Yeap and a game warden will sure bust your ass for it too! We have these hunting regs. for a reason and most of them are very lagitimate, unlike most firearm laws.
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 12:48:17 PM EST
You know, I firmly believe that some people shouldnt own guns, and some of you have proved my case, can it be done, yes, does it assure a fast, sure kill, HELL NO!

You gotta be up there with the guys that shoot a 30 pound bear cub, just because its legal.

How many wounded or crippled animals have you left out there, seriously, you give Hunters a bad name............
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 12:56:41 PM EST
.22 magnums are popular in Eastern North Carolina for deer hunting.

CRC
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 1:02:37 PM EST
Inuit in North Alaska use .22 LR to take Caribou fro boats. Its legal too. They catch them when theyy are trying to cross the river.
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 1:04:01 PM EST
We used to take marsh hogs in Savannah with .22s.
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 1:45:21 PM EST

Originally Posted By POOR_MAN:

Originally Posted By pazzo:
.22LR is illegal for deer hunting in Texas.



Yeap and a game warden will sure bust your ass for it too! We have these hunting regs. for a reason and most of them are very lagitimate, unlike most firearm laws.



I grew up in Texas and hunted all my life. Now I have not done something this stupid in a LONG time but when I was younger I used to kill MANY a deer with a 22lr., and I mean MANY. Lots and lots of deer. Now remember this was YEARS ago and I have since changed my wayward ways but I can attest to the fact that the 22lr is one killin little bastard.
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 1:48:34 PM EST
IIRC you can only use .22 caliber to hunt deer in Scotland County, NC.
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 4:14:38 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/8/2004 4:14:38 PM EST by new-arguy]
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