OK, 223 for deer, what would be the best Ammo?
10/23/09 @ 8:22 PM
I'm going to be taking my son on his first deer hunt and I have a 30-06 for him and a 223 that I would like to use myself. Would like some suggestions on what type of ammo would be best. I have seen from 40gr to 75gr bullets and lots of variations as far as type of bullet. I know 223 is a small caliber for deer but I also know the correct placement will do the job. Any suggestions welcome, Thanks.
10/25/09 @ 9:21 PM
10/25/09 @ 12:18 PM
10/25/09 @ 11:33 AM
10/25/09 @ 11:29 AM
OK ,, I got a dumb question ,, is .223 really legal to shoot deer in wisconsin ??? I use 30,06 , but was looking to get a coyote gun in the near future ,,, seems that not too long ago .243 was the smallest legal gun for wisconsin white tail,,,
10/24/09 @ 9:26 AM
10/23/09 @ 10:36 PM
Ideally, the 75 to 80 grain bullets would be optimal. The problem is that most .223s are made for varmints, and the rifling twist doesn't always stabilize the heavier bullets. Most .223s do their best with 55 grain bullets. Try out the heavier ones, see it they shoot well. If I were you I wouldn't spend the money trying to find out, but rather buy an 85 dollar Mosin-Nagant and put a 45 dollar aperture sight on it. Poor man's deer rifle.