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Posted: 10/3/2007 10:52:08 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/3/2007 10:53:00 AM EDT by brico]
Hello fellow southerners. I moved to Oregon from Canton. I came here to play football. Since I've moved here I've gotten familiar with the AR15 concepts and love it to the fullest ( have 2 Olys). I will be heading to Canton for the Christmas break and I am bringing one of my AR's for our usual family New Years day hunt. Can I hunt with .223 caliber? We will be on family land just to put that out there

By the way if you're wondering...I went to St. Joseph High!!!

But can't find any damn sweet tea and butta beans out herehinking.gif
Link Posted: 10/3/2007 1:09:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/3/2007 1:09:37 PM EDT by jhud]
I am sure .223 isnt a hunting caliber, legality wise... for deer anyway.

Sorry to here about the lack of butter beans ans sweet tea.. Thats some good stuff
Link Posted: 10/3/2007 1:40:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By jhud:
I am sure .223 isnt a hunting caliber, legality wise... for deer anyway.

Sorry to here about the lack of butter beans ans sweet tea.. Thats some good stuff


You serious? .223 is absolutely legal to hunt deer with. At least it was when I shot one with a Mini 14 a few years back. Congrats on the football, and owning a few AR's (I am sorry that they're Olys though)

Mmm...butter beans and sweet tea rule.
Link Posted: 10/3/2007 6:29:21 PM EDT
You can shoot deer with a .223.

At least it's legal to try, anyway.

Here is the Mississippi Game & Fish web site

LINK
Link Posted: 10/3/2007 8:06:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/3/2007 8:07:48 PM EDT by brico]
Thanks just didn't want to get into any trouble. In the article it mentioned .38 caliber or larger...is the .223 larger than .38? Don't really understand that part


GENERAL HUNTING REGULATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS


PRIMITIVE WEAPONS
"Primitive firearms" for the purpose of hunting deer, are defined as single or double barreled muzzle-loading rifles of at least .38 caliber; single shot, breech loading, cartridge rifles (.38 caliber or larger) of a kind and type manufactured prior to 1900, and replicas, reproductions or reintroductions of those type rifles; and single or double-barreled muzzle-loading, shotguns with single ball or slug. All muzzle-loading Primitive Firearms must use black powder or a black powder substitute with either percussion caps or #209 shotgun primers or flintlock ignition. Breech loading single shot rifles must have exposed hammers and use metallic cartridges. Cartridges may be loaded either with black powder or modern smokeless powder. Scopes of any magnification are allowed on primitive weapons. Sidearms are not allowed during primitive weapon season.


Link Posted: 10/3/2007 10:40:11 PM EDT
Dude, that's primitive weapons. Rifles are not primitive weapons.
Link Posted: 10/4/2007 2:00:51 PM EDT
Dude thanks for clearing that up...What part of mississippi are you in 70satvert? Do you use .223 to hunt? In Madison County, it can get bushy in some spots but on our land we pretty much keep it bush hogged down.
Link Posted: 10/4/2007 3:31:55 PM EDT
It is perfectly legal, and I see nothing wrong with hunting with a .223 for deer. The .223 does have its limitations though. I wouldn't push it past 200 yds. Also if you can't shoot a decent group with the rifle while the adreniline is flowing I'd go with something bigger. Bullet selection is also a major factor. There are several manufacturers that have designed bullets for the .223 specifically for deer sized game. Nosler Partition, and Barnes X bullets come to mind. I'd stay with soft point of at least 60gr. Federal has a load with a 64 gr soft point designed for deer sized game that is reasonably priced. FMJ's and hollow points (excluding Barnes X) are a big no no for deer in the .223. Use a little common sence and pick your shots carefully and you'll be ok.
Link Posted: 10/4/2007 5:06:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By brico:
Dude thanks for clearing that up...What part of mississippi are you in 70satvert? Do you use .223 to hunt? In Madison County, it can get bushy in some spots but on our land we pretty much keep it bush hogged down.


My family lives in Copiah County, but I'm going to school at MSU right now. I can't say I'm much of a hunter though. I used to go when I was younger, but havent in probably 5 years. I took a 115 lb doe from about 60 yards with a well placed shot from a scoped Mini 14. It was just a Remington UMC 55 gr. FMJ round. She ran about 15-20 yards before dropping dead. There was NO blood trail, so if she would have ran too far I never would have found it.

If I were to do it again, I would use a heavier bullet.
Link Posted: 10/5/2007 1:48:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By brico:

By the way if you're wondering...I went to St. Joseph High!!!



What years did you go there? Some close friends of mine went there.
Link Posted: 10/6/2007 9:09:37 AM EDT

Originally Posted By brico:
Hello fellow southerners. I moved to Oregon from Canton. I came here to play football. Since I've moved here I've gotten familiar with the AR15 concepts and love it to the fullest ( have 2 Olys). I will be heading to Canton for the Christmas break and I am bringing one of my AR's for our usual family New Years day hunt. Can I hunt with .223 caliber? We will be on family land just to put that out there

By the way if you're wondering...I went to St. Joseph High!!!

But can't find any damn sweet tea and butta beans out here



HA thats funny I moved from Oregon to Canton a couple of years ago. I lived in Sandy near MT Hood for a damn long time. What part of Oregon are you living in?
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 5:10:41 PM EDT
good ole Eugene... what part of Canton are you in? My folks place is up hwy 16E. in the Robinson Rd. area Damn I miss the south. Big booty girls, fish and grits, Collards and hamhocks on Sundays and hanging on the Res. in the summer time!
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