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    .223 can knock over a stag?

    Wondering if it's got the power

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    If your asking that question ... I would think u best use a 308 or simliar.

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    I agree with both the above posts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James sully View Post
    Wondering if it's got the power
    A well thrown rock will also do it.
    Which is worse, ignorance or apathy...I don't know and don't care.

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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    I agree with both the above posts.

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    TO come on here and ask a question like that I have to agree with the other members about getting a bigger caliber to hunt with
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    Any rifle can with the correct shot placement

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    Quote Originally Posted by James sully View Post
    Wondering if it's got the power
    "Knock over a stag", casually as if:" yeah mate,I just knocked over a stag", you "knock over stags" on a regular basis? I bet not, and if you take a .223 bush, am hoping you see nothing, ever.

    .223 is a small game and varmint/target round period.

    With correct placement, the correct projectile and within short range, it will do it, but only for experienced hunters with a good understanding of animal anatomy.
    -And in my book, correct placement does NOT include headshots.

    Get a 165 gn .308 projectile and a 55gn .223 projectile, look up a ballistics programme applicable to each, then go find a deer farm with big strong breeding stags and look at them, preferably from up real close, think about where the projectile must go- and then look at the projectiles you are holding. If you still need told, I expect the telling would be wasted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 257weatherby View Post
    "Knock over a stag", casually as if:" yeah mate,I just knocked over a stag", you "knock over stags" on a regular basis? I bet not, and if you take a .223 bush, am hoping you see nothing, ever.

    .223 is a small game and varmint/target round period.

    With correct placement, the correct projectile and within short range, it will do it, but only for experienced hunters with a good understanding of animal anatomy.
    -And in my book, correct placement does NOT include headshots.

    Get a 165 gn .308 projectile and a 55gn .223 projectile, look up a ballistics programme applicable to each, then go find a deer farm with big strong breeding stags and look at them, preferably from up real close, think about where the projectile must go- and then look at the projectiles you are holding. If you still need told, I expect the telling would be wasted.
    Yip, real close, like jump the fence and poke it with a stick close, works best round easter they are especially docile at that time of year
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    Quote Originally Posted by big_foot View Post
    Yip, real close, like jump the fence and poke it with a stick close, works best round easter they are especially docile at that time of year
    Thoroughly recommended for those with a need for an intensive period of "bonding" with poked stags!
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    If the question was "can I shoot most deer (and other large game) efficiently and humanely with a .223?" then the answer is NO. I have 2 mates who started shooting deer with AR-15's and I clearly communicated my dislike in them doing so and refused to shoot with them for ethical hunting reasons. After a couple of hunting trips where they both 'pricked' deer - they both 'upgraded' to AR-10's (.308).
    I'm still not a fan of hunting/stalking deer with AR's ... but that's another subject and another day.
    Keep safe ... cheers Gunzrrr
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    haha na man if u gota ask then no. if u have no other choice at least buy the right type of projectile for the job - i.e 60gr partition or barnes x etc . dont be throwing no 35gr v-maxs at him

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    Fine at bush ranges if you calm your tits enough to slot it in the lungs. Haven't personally killed one with a .223 myself, but mates have shot quit a few.

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    No. Don't bother.

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    Doesn't work. Unethical. Don't try.

    (Ok so neither was a "stag" but the top one was a Wapiti/Red Cross and was a massive animal.)
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