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To: steve86

I don’t think any state allows a .223 for deer.

You can use them for coyote, hogs and varmints though.


8 posted on 01/02/2013 3:52:37 PM PST by Clint N. Suhks
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To: Clint N. Suhks

I’m thinking it is the small diameter of the projectile rather than the force behind it that is the problem?


10 posted on 01/02/2013 3:56:07 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not NurtureĀ™)
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To: Clint N. Suhks
I don’t think any state allows a .223 for deer.

.30 caliber minimum in this state for big game. I tend toward the .45-70. That solves most problems, including unwanted motor vehicles.

13 posted on 01/02/2013 4:05:33 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: Clint N. Suhks
"I don’t think any state allows a .223 for deer."

In Pennsylvania, the only requirement for deer and black bear in regular firearms season is that it is a centerfire round with a projectile designed to expand (i.e. no FMJ). If so inclined, you could use a .17 Remington for black bear. Muzzle loading long guns must be a minimum of .44 and muzzle loading handguns must be at least .50.

There is limited hunting of the PA elk herd, and IIRC, there is a .270/130gr. minimum for them.

20 posted on 01/02/2013 4:11:23 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Arkansas does an I think Texas also does allow it.


38 posted on 01/02/2013 4:51:59 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (REOPEN THE CLOSED MENTAL INSTITUTIONS! Damn the ACLU!)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

I understand that the Army decided that a wounded enemy soldier placed more strain on the enemy’s resources than a dead one — hence the smaller caliber. Wounding a deer is frowned upon by the state hunting officials (and by most hunters).


72 posted on 01/02/2013 8:56:08 PM PST by expat2
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To: Clint N. Suhks

“I don’t think any state allows a .223 for deer.”

Oh Please. Don’t give the anti’s any more ammunition. Many (me included) hunt with an AR in 5.56 (.223). If it’s good enough for a Taliban it’s good enough for the deer we have here in ‘Bama. Roll Tide!!!


97 posted on 01/03/2013 9:25:03 AM PST by saleman (!!!!)
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