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#6618159 - 01/05/17 02:21 PM Deer Hunting with AR-15 223 opinions?
huntinfish Offline
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Registered: 04/28/12
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I am thinking about deer hunting with my new AR-15 and would like some opinions.

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#6618191 - 01/05/17 02:30 PM Re: Deer Hunting with AR-15 223 opinions? [Re: huntinfish]
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I know plenty of people who hunt with an AR or a .223. Its all about shot placement anywways, with any gun in fact. .223 will be fine, don't over think it.

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#6618210 - 01/05/17 02:37 PM Re: Deer Hunting with AR-15 223 opinions? [Re: huntinfish]
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Neck shots are the best with .223 or make sure its a double lung or heart.. BUT remember with those your blood trail may not be that big.. That is why I like neck shots DRT.
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#6618215 - 01/05/17 02:41 PM Re: Deer Hunting with AR-15 223 opinions? [Re: huntinfish]
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Limit the distance and use a quality bullet like Nosler Partition, Federal Fusion, Sierra Gameking.
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#6618220 - 01/05/17 02:44 PM Re: Deer Hunting with AR-15 223 opinions? [Re: huntinfish]
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whip I couldn't find the beating a dead horse smiley. Just use the right bullet (i.e. soft point expanding, NOT the varmint Amax bullet, no FMJ or match)
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#6618224 - 01/05/17 02:46 PM Re: Deer Hunting with AR-15 223 opinions? [Re: huntinfish]
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And the neck shot vs. high shoulder shot argument could be made here too. Personally, I don't believe in the neck shot with any bullet, but that argument has been beat to death too. My recommendation would be high shoulder.
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#6618300 - 01/05/17 03:35 PM Re: Deer Hunting with AR-15 223 opinions? [Re: huntinfish]
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#6618349 - 01/05/17 04:11 PM Re: Deer Hunting with AR-15 223 opinions? [Re: huntinfish]
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220 yards?

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#6618350 - 01/05/17 04:12 PM Re: Deer Hunting with AR-15 223 opinions? [Re: huntinfish]
huntinfish Offline
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I plan on shooting pigs, deer and varmint but will probably be 200+ yards out.

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#6618384 - 01/05/17 04:36 PM Re: Deer Hunting with AR-15 223 opinions? [Re: huntinfish]
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Originally Posted By: huntinfish
I plan on shooting pigs, deer and varmint but will probably be 200+ yards out.


Personally I would step up to a larger caliber. YMMV.
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#6618392 - 01/05/17 04:40 PM Re: Deer Hunting with AR-15 223 opinions? [Re: huntinfish]
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Originally Posted By: huntinfish
I am thinking about deer hunting with my new AR-15 and would like some opinions.


Best option is a larger caliber.

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#6618417 - 01/05/17 04:54 PM Re: Deer Hunting with AR-15 223 opinions? [Re: huntinfish]
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If you are going to use .223, I would try to get closer. Except for coyotes...if you can hit a yote at 220 with a .223, you should be good to go.
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#6618456 - 01/05/17 05:14 PM Re: Deer Hunting with AR-15 223 opinions? [Re: huntinfish]
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Originally Posted By: huntinfish
I plan on shooting pigs, deer and varmint but will probably be 200+ yards out.


Get a bigger gun.

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#6618495 - 01/05/17 05:50 PM Re: Deer Hunting with AR-15 223 opinions? [Re: huntinfish]
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Just do a search and you will find plenty of opinions
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#6618496 - 01/05/17 05:51 PM Re: Deer Hunting with AR-15 223 opinions? [Re: huntinfish]
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Get you a 6.8 upper for your AR.

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