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Posted: 7/30/2003 9:31:36 PM EDT
Looking to do whitetail hunting in Texas, (just west of Kerrville) 200 yd max shot dist.
Was thinking of a m&a parts 24" ss bull barrel 1 in 8 twist.
Any advice on this upper, and suggestions on ammo would be greatly appreciated.
Link Posted: 7/31/2003 6:56:36 AM EDT
Link Posted: 7/31/2003 8:43:10 AM EDT
It's legal, but I would not recommend it. I shoot does with .223 every year, but they are all head shots. no WAY would I shoot a buck, or a doe for that matter in the boiler room at 200yards. You would have to make a perfect shot to ensure they didn't run a mile before piling up.
Link Posted: 7/31/2003 8:50:59 AM EDT
I've been wondering about this idea as well. I was thinking about 75 and 77 grain bullets, which [i]I believe[/i] would mean having to get a 1 in 8 twist on the barrel, right? If I am wrong, someone set me straight.
Link Posted: 7/31/2003 9:45:28 AM EDT
What about re-chambering in .243 Win?
Link Posted: 7/31/2003 12:35:53 PM EDT
Better yet, get an AR-10 in .308. I have one that is a one inch gun at 200 yards.
Link Posted: 7/31/2003 7:15:55 PM EDT
Nosler makes a 62 grain partition bullet.
Link Posted: 7/31/2003 8:26:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/31/2003 8:29:23 PM EDT by Green0]
My brother shoots his deer in the lungs and has killed 3 with single shots and 50grain nosler balistic tips using a 18inch barreled mini14. The rifle will kill but you need to put the rounds into vitals (Heart, Lungs, Brain stem) a Liver shot will leave a deer running 500yds and a gut shot will leave it alive for 4 hours to days. Don't believe everything you hear the .223 is deadly enough for deer. And I don't mean head shots only (I could do that with a .22lr). [b]Why 24inches? if your only looking for 200yds you could use anything longer than legal for your pourposes-- granted the 24 will do double duty as a varmint gun any day of the week and that barrel will give you lots of veloctity[/b]
Link Posted: 7/31/2003 9:32:08 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/31/2003 9:33:15 PM EDT by presto99]
[b]Why 24inches?[/b]
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I want the most metal for my money (they're all the same price) and I liked the balace best i.e. personaly I like more mass (higher inertia)is harder for me to mess up while aiming and firing. There's that $10,000 B.S. in engineering!!
Link Posted: 8/9/2003 3:03:19 PM EDT
Presto99, I've had a some experience in your exact situation. Check your IM Mail.
Link Posted: 8/9/2003 3:13:48 PM EDT
458 SOCOM... [url=http://www.corbon.com/store458socom.htm]Corbon 458 SOCOM page[/url] [url=http://www.teppojutsu.com]Teppojutsu-Maker of the uppers[/url] Similar to a 45/70 in semi-auto... Ed
Link Posted: 8/9/2003 3:55:03 PM EDT
I've a new 50 beowulf I'll be trying out on deer this year, That is IF I ever get my damn Brass. The fellow I Bought it from ACCIDENTIALLY forgot to ship it.
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