Yes, a 22 lr will kill a deer if the shot is placed into a vital area and the bullet used has good expansion qualities, otherwise the shot will probably result in the deer dying a slow painful death after running for a long distance.
What can I hunt with a 22?
Foxes and feral cats can be taken using the . 22 rimfire or . 22 Magnum rimfire at ranges out to about 100m. However, most hunters would agree that using a centrefire rifle provides the advantages of a flatter trajectory and a higher projectile energy that enables these animals to be taken at greater ranges.
Where can I hit a deer with a 22?
22–250 can sure kill one. It isn’t so much what you shoot them with, as where you hit them. You can hit one in a front ankle, with a 30-30, and not kill it. In some states it is illegal to use under a certain sized round to kill deer because it’s not a very clean kill, a .
Can you hunt deer with a rimfire?
Rimfire firearms are not legal in California for hunting big game or for depredation killing of big game animals (these are primarily deer and wild pig in condor range).
Will a .22 kill a coyote?
22lr will kill a coyote, but so will a pointy stick. I’ve killed dozens of coyotes over the last 20yrs+ with . 22lr, and will say that you will not be happy with the results. Even well hit, the dogs will run.
Will a 22 stop an intruder?
Yes. In fact the 22LR has a very good track record for stopping intruders. The 22LR can be used as a home defense weapon with appropriate ammo. Remember: Studies show that it usually takes two good hits to stop a fight.
Why is it illegal to hunt with a 22?
22LR has not been legal in any of those states. It does not have enough muzzle energy to ensure a clean kill. Poachers, who hunt deer at night and spotlight them will use . 22’s, mainly because it makes less noise.
What is the smallest legal caliber for deer hunting?
RE: Smallest Caliber For Deer Hunting
. 223 is the smallest I would go. I personally have never shot a deer with one, but my buddy shot one for years.