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Posted: 10/6/2007 8:55:44 AM EDT
[Last Edit: GaryM]
Please allow picts of people here who have taken deer with their ARs. The subject comes up every year and it is the same questions over again. I think a sticky would make things a lot easier.

Something like this...

2002-64gr My first AR15, factory Armalite M15A2 firing a 64gr powerpoint.



2004-64gr power point from A2 type rifle.

2005-55gr gameking SP1 type rifle. Yes, I know it is tiny. I was sleeping in my stand and just woke up to see three deer trotting out right in front of me. I didn't have a lot of time to think about how big the deer were before I shot.


2006-Ok, not killed with an AR but it should have been. Walking through a swamp and this feller jumped up in front of me. I didn't have time to get my rifle unslung so I just qiuck drew my pistol and capped him in the ass as he was running away.
Oh, 240gr XTP out of a Ruger Redhawk.


Updated! Just wanted to add a few more pictures.


2007, can't remember much about it but it was a banner year for us and we had dead deer hanging up from trees all over the FRONT yard.
Yeah, we are a bunch of rednecks...


2008, I think that is my .300 whisper when I first put it together.


2009, definitely the .300 in it's current configuration.

2010, skunked.


2011, same 300 whisper. I really like this rifle
Link Posted: 10/6/2007 10:09:49 AM EDT
[#1]
Great suggestion. This is AR15.com isn't it?  Great pictures of some dandy kills Gary.
Link Posted: 10/7/2007 9:34:04 AM EDT
[#2]
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 5:33:37 AM EDT
[Last Edit: posifour11] [#3]
[www.geocities.com/aigtbootbp/SP1Deer05.jpg
2005-55gr gameking SP1 type rifle. Yes, I know it is tiny. I was sleeping in my stand and just woke up to see three deer trotting out right in front of me. I didn't have a lot of time to think about how big the deer were before I shot.



sure is a shame that someone did that to your dog.
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 9:09:03 AM EDT
[#4]

Originally Posted By posifour11:
[www.geocities.com/aigtbootbp/SP1Deer05.jpg
2005-55gr gameking SP1 type rifle. Yes, I know it is tiny. I was sleeping in my stand and just woke up to see three deer trotting out right in front of me. I didn't have a lot of time to think about how big the deer were before I shot.



sure is a shame that someone did that to your dog.




Yeah,not my proudest moment but I figured if I did one I best do them all.
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 9:39:08 AM EDT
[#5]
unfortunately I don't have any pics of the deer and antelope I've taken with an AR.  How about a Turkey?


Link Posted: 10/9/2007 6:13:12 AM EDT
[Last Edit: guam50] [#6]
Just started hunting latter part of last year (different cameras used):

Jul 07 - Very Young Buck taken with 18" Ko-Tonics Bbl 6.8 SPC AR Rifle wearing a Trijicon Accupoint TR21R with LT 12.0 FF Rail; 215 yard shot in chest & face; Factory SSA 110 gr. Pro-Hunters.  Entrance & Exit wounds to chest are similar in size.


Sept 07 - Hog taken with 20" Colt SP1 using Iron sights; one 60 yard shot behind left shoulder (lunged); Wolf 62 gr. HP.  Buck taken with 22" Remy 750 Synthetic wearing a BSA Deer Hunter Scope; one 75 yard shot above left shoulder (lunged) Handloaded .308 WIN (150 gr. Pro-Hunter/43 gr. Varget).  Hog:  Entrance wound is deceiving (about .22 size).  Under skin is about quarter size with trauma on meat around wound.  Lung completely exploded.  Bullet completely fragmented (no exit).  Buck:  Entrance wound is about .30 cal size.  Exit wound is about size of a nickel.  No meat damage whatsoever.

Same Buck:


Oct 07 - Buck.  First shot hit right side rupturing kidney (too far back - trigger pull was off) using Remy 750 and same .308 WIN handload.  Follow-up kill-shot seconds later with brother using same 6.8 SPC AR rifle shot on right side of face; Handloaded 6.8 SPC (110 gr. V-Max/29 gr. H322); 198 yards.  Buck:  Entrance wound is about .30 cal size.  Exit wound is about size of nickel.  No meat damage whatsoever.  No exit wound from 110 gr. V-Max (didn't bother trying to recover bullet).
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 12:39:07 PM EDT
[#7]
I took this old 8pt with the bow on Sat the 6th





Link Posted: 10/9/2007 12:48:35 PM EDT
[#8]
My bersa thunder .380 kill



Ruger Redhawk .44mag kill.

Link Posted: 10/9/2007 8:12:23 PM EDT
[#9]


Link Posted: 10/10/2007 8:10:22 AM EDT
[#10]
6.8spc

Link Posted: 10/11/2007 3:51:26 AM EDT
[#11]


Doe I shot last year with an extra doe tag, 55gr federal to the head

Using my new 6.8 this year
Link Posted: 10/17/2007 11:32:28 PM EDT
[#12]
My son with my LR308.  His first deer.



165gr Nosler BT @ 2700fps.
Link Posted: 10/28/2007 3:08:28 PM EDT
[#13]
60 grain Hornady HP...another untimely end on a SC whitetail
Link Posted: 10/30/2007 1:41:06 PM EDT
[#14]
Just shot Oct. 26th.

.308 Win 165gr Swift Scirocco II Bonded Bullet.  Shot was taken between 250-275 yards.


Link Posted: 10/30/2007 10:12:27 PM EDT
[#15]
AR10T lower with Eagle Arms A4 upper



Mini14 on the left, Savage 308 on the right



Who says Jerzee boys can't hunt?
Link Posted: 10/30/2007 11:00:38 PM EDT
[#16]
great thread Gary!

i'll have to see if i can dig up a pic of the 7 pointer i took with an AR many years ago.

i plan on hunting with an AR again this year, acog on top. will post pics if i get a kill.

btw, DO NOT feel bad about that tiny deer ya go. i shot one about that big awhile back.

easy to pack out of the woods.
+
quick and easy to butcher myself.
+
small young deer
=
Best Deer Meat I've Ever Had.

simple equation. i'd do it again in a heart beat

Link Posted: 11/5/2007 9:03:03 AM EDT
[Last Edit: CletusRoundbelly] [#17]



4-pointer I killed on 11/4/07

Savage 12FV in .223   Spine shot, dead right there. 100lbs dressed weight.



Link Posted: 11/12/2007 7:19:37 PM EDT
[#18]
This year kill so far. Shot with a varminter type AR15, 20" barrel, 1/8 twist firing a 64gr powerpoint at the incredible range of 25 yards it ran about 30yds and fell over dead. Sire it ain't nuttin spectacular but the deer jerky it will make will taste great.

BTW, 100lbs dressed out.
Link Posted: 11/16/2007 1:31:35 AM EDT
[#19]
this was i buck taken opening day of the Sled Springs unit this year it is a Monster Buck taken with a 30.06
Link Posted: 11/16/2007 2:16:31 AM EDT
[Last Edit: Hawken50] [#20]
Link Posted: 11/16/2007 7:03:28 PM EDT
[#21]
just a little guy, but they make for better eatin anyway

Link Posted: 11/17/2007 6:18:17 PM EDT
[#22]
I finally drew first blood with my RRA AR15 .223 entry tactical.I loaded win 64gr power point bullets with 2015 powder.I had this deer walk in at 10yds so i shot her in the neck and she hit the dirt like a bag of rocks! Awesome knockdown power with a 64gr bullet.
Link Posted: 11/18/2007 11:13:36 AM EDT
[#23]
This year's buck.





Link Posted: 11/19/2007 3:16:31 PM EDT
[#24]
Figured I'd add my kill to the mix.



Link Posted: 11/20/2007 10:28:12 PM EDT
[#25]
hey headless that sure is an odd spot for the one point
Link Posted: 11/21/2007 10:37:24 PM EDT
[#26]

Originally Posted By drunkintoaster:
hey headless that sure is an odd spot for the one point


Yeah. Usually an extra point in that area comes out as a forked brow tine or just grows out of the main beam. That one would have caused some problems next year. No one who saw him this year before I killed him saw that back point. I got a pretty good look at him opening day and thought he was just a big eight point. Another guy who was bow hunting on opening day of rifle season got a really good look at him at twenty yards and did not see it.
Link Posted: 11/21/2007 11:39:25 PM EDT
[#27]
Big North Florida deer taken on our farm last November by my son - 205 pound nine point - will be out again tomorrow morning


Link Posted: 11/22/2007 9:17:51 PM EDT
[#28]
Here are some pictures of my deer, he was taken with my 6.8 SPC AR on Thanksgiving morning at 7 A.M .  I love the 6.8 SPC.  



Link Posted: 11/22/2007 10:31:23 PM EDT
[#29]
So, is a .223 effective for normal chest cavity shots, or is it only good for a head/neck shot?
Link Posted: 11/23/2007 12:24:37 AM EDT
[#30]
Iv shot 2 deer this yr with my 223 AR. Both were right behind the shoulder shots and both dropped like rocks and that was with 55gr V-max handloads. So id say the 223 is good for chest shots.
Link Posted: 11/23/2007 8:44:52 PM EDT
[#31]
Is it because the .223 round fragments, that it is effective on deer size game?  Also, I had a friend tell me that the .223/5.56 was designed with the intent to wound only, and not to kill (in combat).  I think he is full of shit.  
Link Posted: 11/23/2007 9:04:34 PM EDT
[#32]
The key to the 223/5.56 killing power is the fragmentation. When I opened up the first deer I shot this yr the lungs were completely shredded from the V-max fragmentation. All the people I hunt with were in complete shock at what such a small bullet could do. The military bullets fragment aswell but if the velocity isnt high enough they will just make a .22 size hole and wont kill as fast if at all as when they fragment, thus the just designed to wound theory comes into play.
Link Posted: 11/24/2007 10:58:36 AM EDT
[#33]
Do they make 223 cartridges w/55 grain V-max bullets right out of the box?
Link Posted: 11/24/2007 4:58:14 PM EDT
[#34]
Hornaday, Ultramax and Black Hills have them.  I bought some Ultramax at Cabelas recently.
Link Posted: 11/25/2007 4:56:44 PM EDT
[Last Edit: patrickcudd] [#35]
Here is a pic of the 8 point buck I shot at 10:30 on Thanksgiving morning.  He field dressed at 170lbs.




Link Posted: 11/25/2007 5:26:34 PM EDT
[#36]
My 07 deer. (still have 2 tags left..)





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Link Posted: 11/25/2007 6:45:40 PM EDT
[#37]
Link Posted: 11/26/2007 10:07:05 AM EDT
[#38]

Originally Posted By patrickcudd:
Here is a pic of the 8 point buck I shot at 10:30 on Thanksgiving morning.  He field dressed at 170lbs.

photos.ar15.com/ImageGallery/Attachments/DownloadAttach.asp?iImageUnq=55677

photos.ar15.com/ImageGallery/Attachments/DownloadAttach.asp?iImageUnq=55676





UUmmmm.  Damn nice buck!
Link Posted: 11/26/2007 10:07:58 AM EDT
[Last Edit: glocktex] [#39]

Originally Posted By GTSS:
My 07 deer. (still have 2 tags left..)

i16.photobucket.com/albums/b14/mswhite444/ChadBuck.jpg

i16.photobucket.com/albums/b14/mswhite444/DSC05883.jpg

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VERY nice buck! Did I mention Nice buck?
Link Posted: 11/26/2007 10:30:09 AM EDT
[#40]
DPMS sweet sixteen Federal 62gr. bonded 252 & 256yards by laser. One neck shot, the other behind shoulder exited through offside shoulder. Both bullets exited. Severe internal trauma. dropped as if struck by lightning.
Link Posted: 11/27/2007 9:31:19 PM EDT
[#41]
Here's a big one I killed a couple years ago. I doubt I'll ever see one this size again in the area I hunt. I was really lucky that day.



Link Posted: 11/28/2007 2:19:53 AM EDT
[#42]

Originally Posted By Detective:
DPMS sweet sixteen Federal 62gr. bonded 252 & 256yards by laser. One neck shot, the other behind shoulder exited through offside shoulder. Both bullets exited. Severe internal trauma. dropped as if struck by lightning.i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee45/detectived4/100_0235.jpg


did you take them at the same time, one after the other in quick sucession?
Link Posted: 11/28/2007 9:32:03 AM EDT
[#43]
about 5 minutes apart.
Link Posted: 11/28/2007 11:00:28 AM EDT
[#44]

Originally Posted By glocktex:

Originally Posted By GTSS:
My 07 deer. (still have 2 tags left..)

i16.photobucket.com/albums/b14/mswhite444/ChadBuck.jpg

i16.photobucket.com/albums/b14/mswhite444/DSC05883.jpg

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VERY nice buck! Did I mention Nice buck?



Thanks! I'm pretty proud of him. I'll post pics of the euro when I get him back.

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Link Posted: 11/29/2007 2:47:11 AM EDT
[Last Edit: IdahoJohnny] [#45]
Took this guy tonight in snowy North Idaho

I don't know shit about scoring, but I'm pretty sure its a 7x7, and a friend said it would be 190-195

I'm taking him to the taxidermist tomorrow for a measurement and to decide between a Euro or Full Cape Mount



Link Posted: 11/29/2007 9:32:29 PM EDT
[#46]



For where I hunt (Harrison County, WV) they are huge, LOL.



This seasons deer (don't laugh, they are eaters)

opening day 6 point:



Biggest deer I have seen on our land, died of blue tongue (EVH) and I found it while dragging my 6 out. It's a nice 8, the Game Warden gave me a non hunt tag so I could go down the road with it.



My buddies largest deer to date, long time in the coming.  These 2 hunt hard year after year so it was nice to see them both connect with their best.






6 point on the trail cam (no one hunted over the feeder):

Link Posted: 11/30/2007 8:18:47 AM EDT
[#47]
Does my 6 year old son taking his first turkey count?  More photos posted in the bird hunting forum.



Link Posted: 11/30/2007 9:49:19 AM EDT
[#48]

Originally Posted By Earl_Basset:

This seasons deer (don't laugh, they are eaters)

opening day 6 point:




Nice Job!  I love that picture.  Awesome perspective.
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 1:02:31 PM EDT
[#49]

Originally Posted By IdahoJohnny:
Took this guy tonight in snowy North Idaho

I don't know shit about scoring, but I'm pretty sure its a 7x7, and a friend said it would be 190-195

I'm taking him to the taxidermist tomorrow for a measurement and to decide between a Euro or Full Cape Mount

i193.photobucket.com/albums/z100/Jastein527/deer2.jpg

i193.photobucket.com/albums/z100/Jastein527/deer4.jpg


WOW! What a brute!

That is a beautiful buck and a once in a lifetime animal. You should do a shoulder mount as a minimum. If it were me I'd do a pedistal mount.

Let us know what he scores!

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Link Posted: 12/1/2007 1:04:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: GTSS] [#50]

Originally Posted By Bitmap:
Does my 6 year old son taking his first turkey count?  More photos posted in the bird hunting forum.

i138.photobucket.com/albums/q241/Bitmaps_photos/2007hunting/tom6.jpg




Awesome job! Tell your son congrats on the great bird.


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