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  • Ernie
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    I am perfectly fine withe 223 Remington on up in 22 centerfire for deer and antelope.
    The 224 Valkyrie, 22-250, 22-250AI, and the 22 Creed have good success rates where it is legal.
    I have a 22 Creed XP-100, and would have no qualms killing deer and antelope with it.
    Bob Milek killed a good number of mule deer and antelope with his 6mm-223 XP-100 back in the day.
    We have good bullets for the 22 centerfire today.
    If it is legal and you are proficient, go have fun and kill stuff

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  • dewman
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    Originally posted by jhjimbo View Post
    400 yds with a Marlin 30-30 is pure bull shit.
    Why that's only 5-1/2 FEET of drop , assuming you are EXACTLY 400yds away. 2-1/2 FEET drift or more with a 10mph crosswind, assuming NO gusts or countercrosswinds. Hell, Hollywood does that with a pistol. From the hip no less.😉😜

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  • jhjimbo
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    400 yds with a Marlin 30-30 is pure bull shit.

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  • FirstBubba
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    Originally posted by fitch270 View Post
    I didn’t know that about the Rem Goldens, but other than popping the occasional woodchuck I haven’t hunted much with .22’s. Raccoons out of trees back in the day. Often used .22 shorts for both. Haven’t been concerned with penetration on paper, lol.

    Good to know guys, even if it is just hypothetical talk.
    You asked about "max mag cap'y"!
    In OK, AR mags are restricted to 5 rounds during any deer "GUN" season. Outside deer season, the sky's the limit.
    Last edited by FirstBubba; 10-07-2021, 10:32 PM.

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  • fitch270
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    I didn’t know that about the Rem Goldens, but other than popping the occasional woodchuck I haven’t hunted much with .22’s. Raccoons out of trees back in the day. Often used .22 shorts for both. Haven’t been concerned with penetration on paper, lol.

    Good to know guys, even if it is just hypothetical talk.

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  • FirstBubba
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    Remington "Golden" .22LR.
    They perform excellent in every rimfire I own. AND.....I have nearly 5K rounds of the stuff! 😉

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  • PigHunter
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    Originally posted by dewman View Post
    It's kind of considered standard knowledge that Remington golden bullets mushroom the least, even in ice they are more prone to just kink a little as opposed to mushroom. Will easily shoot thru a deers skull, not unusual to get a double lung thru and thru either. My choice would probably be that route or possibly CCI mini mag(solid or hollow point)
    Ditto, CCI mini mag

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  • dewman
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    It's kind of considered standard knowledge that Remington golden bullets mushroom the least, even in ice they are more prone to just kink a little as opposed to mushroom. Will easily shoot thru a deers skull, not unusual to get a double lung thru and thru either. My choice would probably be that route or possibly CCI mini mag(solid or hollow point)

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  • fitch270
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    Backing up to the OP, let’s say it was legal to use a .22lr for deer, what load would folks choose? Been thinking about it since my original answer.

    Round nose or Hollow Point?

    Standard, High, or Hyper Velocity?

    Maybe hard cast if someone made such a thing.

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  • dewman
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    Originally posted by fitch270 View Post

    Any limit on magazines?
    10 rds + 1 in chamber

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  • fitch270
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    Originally posted by dewman View Post
    FYI the Missouri conservation commission uses this pic to illustrate a legal pistol for the alternative (muzzleloader, pellet gun, pistol, atl atl) season. Mentions the ok for braces specifically. IMG_2539.PNG
    Any limit on magazines?

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  • dewman
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    FYI the Missouri conservation commission uses this pic to illustrate a legal pistol for the alternative (muzzleloader, pellet gun, pistol, atl atl) season. Mentions the ok for braces specifically. IMG_2539.PNG

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  • PigHunter
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    Originally posted by FirstBubba View Post
    "... If silence was critical, the crossbow would be my choice ..."

    Yes sir! Or just a bow. A crossbow, in my mind, would be a bit bulky. Neither archery method is going to offer the immediate drop of a well placed shot. Even a .22 rimfire.

    IMO.
    I've used both vertical and horizontal bows. For just killing, the crossbow is superior from a blind - faster projectile, minimal practice required, better sighting method with scope, reduced movement if cocked and loaded before the deer arrives.

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  • FirstBubba
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    "... If silence was critical, the crossbow would be my choice ..."

    Yes sir! Or just a bow. A crossbow, in my mind, would be a bit bulky. Neither archery method is going to offer the immediate drop of a well placed shot. Even a .22 rimfire.

    IMO.

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  • PigHunter
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    Originally posted by CD2 View Post
    I frequent a couple of busy shops and work with a bunch of gun nuts.
    Many are thinking of going subsonic in .300 Blackout......they talk about it anyway.
    Even guys behind the counter.

    While legal, I just don't think subsonic is the way to go.
    It's interesting you mention the .300 Blackout. With it I've killed 4 deer, two with supersonic and two with subsonic. Had a fifth run off with a subsonic shot to the shoulder. The 4 killed were all with neck shots. The suppressed subsonics are quiet enough that hearing protection isn't needed.

    For the subsonic, I used the 190gr Hornady factory load. The last doe I shot was hit in the neck and the bullet stopped on the one of the vertebra, photo below. The expansion was pretty good, no complaints. But she was only paralyzed and I had to finish her off.

    I'm no longer using the .300 BO for deer hunting. Maybe I'll use it on pigs and if so, it will be with supersonic 110gr or 120gr bullets.


    20200203_164903.jpg

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