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#12204213 - 08/13/17 Most effective 22LR for deer  
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First and foremost let me cover the disclaimer...
I live in SC. IT IS LEGAL. 100% Legal on private land to use a 22 rimfire to kill deer. I have it in writing from Charles Ruth of SCDNR.
Secondly, Shots will be 40 yards and under, only head shots and from a scoped and proven Ruger rifle that will put 5 CCI minimags under a dime at 50.
As well the stands will be over bait and only mature does will be taken.
The only shot I will take is the spot between the earhole and eye socket. If the animal is nervous r moving too much, I'll pass. That simple.


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#12204264 - 08/13/17 Re: Most effective 22LR for deer [Re: ringworm]  
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So,what's the question?


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#12204316 - 08/13/17 Re: Most effective 22LR for deer [Re: ringworm]  
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I've known folks that have used the stinger or velociters just behind the shoulder. They don't make it far. Put it in the ear and they don't go anywhere. Just because they are calm when you are about to shoot don't mean they wont move. Good luck!!! Good chance for a goat roping if you shoot enough of them with the 22

#12204323 - 08/13/17 Re: Most effective 22LR for deer [Re: ringworm]  
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#12204327 - 08/13/17 Re: Most effective 22LR for deer [Re: ringworm]  
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I shot a big wild dog about 20 yrs back that probably weighed 125ish.
Hit him behind the shoulder with a Stinger at 40yds, he dropped like he fell out of the sky.


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#12204330 - 08/13/17 Re: Most effective 22LR for deer [Re: ringworm]  
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What is the average body weight of these does?


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#12204369 - 08/13/17 Re: Most effective 22LR for deer [Re: ringworm]  
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Savage 22 High Powder! enough said!


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#12204461 - 08/13/17 Re: Most effective 22LR for deer [Re: ringworm]  
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The .22 LR stingers have dropped a few whitetail does for me; from behind the shoulder shots, let alone head shots.

Worked just as well as any more accepted round.



#12204750 - 08/13/17 Re: Most effective 22LR for deer [Re: 10gaugemag]  
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Originally Posted by 10gaugemag
What is the average body weight of these does?

I wouldn't pull the trigger below 100 pounds live weight.


Violence, naked force, has settled more issues in history than has any other factor, and the contrary opinion is wishful thinking at its worst. Breeds that forget this basic truth have always paid for it with their lives and their freedoms.
#12204799 - 08/13/17 Re: Most effective 22LR for deer [Re: ringworm]  
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Stingers, Yellow Jackets, Mini-Mag HP, Winchester 40 grain Power Point, CCI Velocitors.

Shoot for ear hole if head shooting or just a good soft tissue lung shot.


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#12204808 - 08/13/17 Re: Most effective 22LR for deer [Re: ringworm]  
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Deer may be shot every day of the year with a 22lr. But their reasons for choosing it, are different than yours.

Not seeing why you want to? Just to brag about skill? Are you worried about bothering neighbors? Silencer would be nice, if legal. Added cost though. Traveling towards somebody and safety?

I wouldn't, but why not a 22 magnum, if you got one.

You got a tricked out 10/22 you want to play?


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#12204850 - 08/13/17 Re: Most effective 22LR for deer [Re: ringworm]  
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I'd bet that at 40 yds. and under it could be done; given proper shot placement between ear hole and eye socket. I used to help a friend thin out woodchucks on a small field and out to at least 50 yards we did head shots with 22 LR and those usually were DRT. That was when I learned that a 22 LR has more killing power than I had thought. Based on viewing the results I was surprised by the penetration & destruction displayed even through bone at those ranges. Put one of those in the ear hole of a stationary deer and I doubt it will go far if it goes anywhere at all. Having said all that I'd still step up to at least my 22 Hornet for that scenario or else my buddies would be accusing me of "stunt shooting".

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Not interested in bragging, stunt shooting or playing. Just keeping the peace and want to not spook other deer.

This is common...45 yards with CCI quiet22.
[Linked Image]
So the rifle is spot on accurate and I am a decent shot and it's 100% legal and completely lethal and doesn't waste a tablespoon of meat.
So, the questions isn't why, it's why not.
Shooting a cannon guarantees nothing.

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Violence, naked force, has settled more issues in history than has any other factor, and the contrary opinion is wishful thinking at its worst. Breeds that forget this basic truth have always paid for it with their lives and their freedoms.
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Let us know the results, sure the proof will be in the pot.


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I love Stingers but I'd try the Browning HV's with the 40gr. I have really come to love those.




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Originally Posted by ringworm
Not interested in bragging, stunt shooting or playing. Just keeping the peace and want to not spook other deer.

This is common...45 yards with CCI quiet22.
[Linked Image]
So the rifle is spot on accurate and I am a decent shot and it's 100% legal and completely lethal and doesn't waste a tablespoon of meat.
So, the questions isn't why, it's why not.
Shooting a cannon guarantees nothing.



It don't guarantee nothing, except for the odd times that we make mistakes. Assuming you can make one, it's good to have something that can drive a bullet home at f*cked up angles.

Assuming you are 100% perfect, then you shouldn't have a problem, other than the obvious.


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#12205012 - 08/13/17 Re: Most effective 22LR for deer [Re: ringworm]  
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Why use a 22 when there any many other options that will do the job better?


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Guys do it all the time, while holding a flash light, and drunk.


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#12205186 - 08/13/17 Re: Most effective 22LR for deer [Re: ringworm]  
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You might want to try the New Browning High Speed ammo that is advertised at 1400 FPS.

https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1...22-long-rifle-40-grain-lead-hollow-point


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#12205205 - 08/13/17 Re: Most effective 22LR for deer [Re: deflave]  
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Originally Posted by deflave
I love Stingers but I'd try the Browning HV's with the 40gr. I have really come to love those.




Dave



I'll look into that.


Violence, naked force, has settled more issues in history than has any other factor, and the contrary opinion is wishful thinking at its worst. Breeds that forget this basic truth have always paid for it with their lives and their freedoms.
#12205232 - 08/13/17 Re: Most effective 22LR for deer [Re: ringworm]  
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And to point...I have seen guys with 300 mags make [bleep] hits on deer, wound them grievously and never recover them.
I am betting no one questioned them when they did it.
To say, if I make a poor shot does it matter what I used? A jaw hit with a 7mm mag is a wounded and quit possibly unrecoverable kill.
I'm ONLY taking a perfect head shot. I can hunt from October till January and have a very liberal bag limit. And a already half full freezer. I'm not pressed to make shots due to haste and nerves or rush shots because I need the meat.


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