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.223 vs 5.56 which is better for hunting?


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#21 boosti

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Posted December 01 2020 - 10:24 AM

Honestly you'll probably get yelled at using either those calibers for hunting.... The goal is to make the death instant... If your hunting wild boar or maybe the smaller deer (german shepards with long legs) you find down south it may be ok: but I would recommend using a higher weight and power caliber... I do not recommend 223 or 556 for large game.

A proper shot to a deer from a .223 or .308 will harvest a whitetail deer. If you want a quick death, a shot to the cranial area between the eyes will drop a deer. D.R.T.!

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Posted December 01 2020 - 11:45 AM

Honestly you'll probably get yelled at using either those calibers for hunting.... The goal is to make the death instant... If your hunting wild boar or maybe the smaller deer (german shepards with long legs) you find down south it may be ok: but I would recommend using a higher weight and power caliber... I do not recommend 223 or 556 for large game.

You need 800-1000 lbs of energy to make a clean kill on a decent size whitetail deer......Plenty of 223 rounds available today make that in spades, even at several hundred yards



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Posted December 03 2020 - 01:10 PM

Again, its all about shot placement.   Its been said for years that because of lower report and no recoil, that poachers have been taking deer for years with the "measly" .22LR.  The Mossad likes it for use on fundamentalist islamists.   



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Posted December 03 2020 - 02:01 PM

Again, its all about shot placement.   Its been said for years that because of lower report and no recoil, that poachers have been taking deer for years with the "measly" .22LR.  The Mossad likes it for use on fundamentalist islamists.

With a .22 LR, depending on where the bullet impacts. A standard velocity .22 LR bullet may deflect off the skull. It all depends on proper shot placement for a quick kill.

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Posted December 04 2020 - 11:46 AM

22lr is plenty effective 

 

my ancestors used it and federal agents used it with suppressors  a few years ago when culling the deer population on Long Island


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