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.223 vs 5.56 which is better for hunting?


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#21 boosti

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Posted Yesterday, 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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#22 Ancap

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Posted Yesterday, 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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