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#6129020 - 01/10/16 03:50 PM 223 for Whitetail
Hunter Gatherer Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 12/30/12
Posts: 173
Do you guys think a 223 is OK for whitetail at closer distances, say 150 yards and less? I hunt in Central Texas where shots are usually between 60 and 150 yards, and the deer are not large. I really like the 223, but have mixed feelings on the ethics for me to shoot such a small caliber for deer. Again, my dilemma over the ethics of it is for me. I'm not casting aspersions on others. Thanks!

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#6129031 - 01/10/16 03:59 PM Re: 223 for Whitetail [Re: Hunter Gatherer]
Bbcat78 Offline
Tracker

Registered: 01/15/12
Posts: 767
Loc: Ft. Worth Tx
I have no dog in this fight but the experts will chime in here shortly

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#6129037 - 01/10/16 04:00 PM Re: 223 for Whitetail [Re: Hunter Gatherer]
therock Offline
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Registered: 09/22/11
Posts: 827
Loc: Southwest TX
And here we go again!!! duel

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#6129045 - 01/10/16 04:04 PM Re: 223 for Whitetail [Re: Hunter Gatherer]
jmh004 Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 10/01/14
Posts: 471
I would think a .223 is big enough for central Texas. It's all about shot placement anyways.

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#6129060 - 01/10/16 04:14 PM Re: 223 for Whitetail [Re: Hunter Gatherer]
teamtigers34 Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 12/16/15
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#6129076 - 01/10/16 04:28 PM Re: 223 for Whitetail [Re: Hunter Gatherer]
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#6129104 - 01/10/16 04:41 PM Re: 223 for Whitetail [Re: Hunter Gatherer]
Roll-Tide Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 06/11/15
Posts: 3821
I thought the same thing, but decided to buy 300 blackout upper from radical firearms. 16 inch. 239.00

You can use same bolt and mags for your AR...

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#6129114 - 01/10/16 04:46 PM Re: 223 for Whitetail [Re: Hunter Gatherer]
MClark Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 10/09/15
Posts: 251
Loc: Arizona
If you are questioning the ethics you have answered for your situation.
For the price of a new upper a rifle in a cartridge that is unquestionably suitable can be had.

Mark

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#6129176 - 01/10/16 05:15 PM Re: 223 for Whitetail [Re: MClark]
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Woodsman

Registered: 12/30/12
Posts: 173
Originally Posted By: MClark
If you are questioning the ethics you have answered for your situation.
For the price of a new upper a rifle in a cartridge that is unquestionably suitable can be had.

Mark


Yep, that's about as much confirmation as I needed! Makes a great coyote round though.

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#6129182 - 01/10/16 05:17 PM Re: 223 for Whitetail [Re: MClark]
Wilhunt Offline
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Registered: 07/26/13
Posts: 3353
Loc: New Braunfels, San Saba county
Originally Posted By: MClark
If you are questioning the ethics you have answered for your situation.
For the price of a new upper a rifle in a cartridge that is unquestionably suitable can be had.

Mark


X-2.......... Wasn't this subject beat to death last week?

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#6129214 - 01/10/16 05:34 PM Re: 223 for Whitetail [Re: Wilhunt]
MClark Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 10/09/15
Posts: 251
Loc: Arizona
Originally Posted By: wilhunt
Originally Posted By: MClark
If you are questioning the ethics you have answered for your situation.
For the price of a new upper a rifle in a cartridge that is unquestionably suitable can be had.

Mark


X-2.......... Wasn't this subject beat to death last week?


It is beat to death every week on every hunting forum.
Just buy a used Rem 700 in 270 or 30-06 for $300 and get on with life

Mark

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#6129216 - 01/10/16 05:35 PM Re: 223 for Whitetail [Re: Hunter Gatherer]
dgilbert Offline
6 pack abs

Registered: 09/04/04
Posts: 19099
Do a search.

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