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To: jmc1969

.223 is an excellent varmint round, but illegal to use on deer sized game in most states. I have often wondered about that.


15 posted on 06/07/2006 5:52:43 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: redgolum

.223 makes a pretty good deer round if you don't exceed it's capabilities. No shots over 100 yards and good shot placement and it's acceptable.


19 posted on 06/07/2006 5:58:59 PM PDT by saganite (Billions and billions and billions-------and that's just the NASA budget!)
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To: redgolum
.223 is an excellent varmint round, but illegal to use on deer sized game in most states. I have often wondered about that.

That is because they restrict cartridges by caliber. They do not want someone using a .22LR (though I have seen deer killed with it, and always one shot). For example, the 64gr PowerPoint load in .223 will work on almost anything a .308 will, and is plenty of cartridge for deer. Bullet construction makes a difference.

To put it in perspective, we are talking differences in diameter of a few hundredths of an inch -- other factors will dominate.

49 posted on 06/07/2006 6:22:16 PM PDT by tortoise
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To: redgolum

Oh yea that is the high powered so called assault weapons that are to evil and bad for civilians to use.


106 posted on 06/07/2006 7:18:39 PM PDT by therut
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