Quick Answer: What is the smallest caliber that can kill a deer?

A few folks used a 243 Winchester (the smallest caliber that was legal for deer hunting in Kentucky at that time), a couple of fellows that I knew used a 270 Winchester, and one guy used a 280 Remington.

What size bullet will kill a deer?

7mm-08 Remington (Winchester Ballistic Silvertip)

140 gr. The 7mm, or . 284 diameter bullet, is, in my estimation, the best caliber for deer of all sizes, under all conditions—which is why it deserves the top spot on this list. It has innate ballistic properties, and its short-action case, which is a necked-down .

What caliber has killed the most deer?

The round that has killed the most deer in the US is . 30 calibre…. Namely in 30–30 but pretty much closely followed buy . 30–06 and people just like roughly 7.62 rounds overall for deer.

Is a 30-06 Overkill a deer?

Yes, the 30-06 is too much and the . 243 is too little. There are very few cartridges that are correct for hunting deer.

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.

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What round has killed most?

Originally Answered: What caliber bullet has killed the most people? Probably the 7.62x54R used by Russia and the Soviet Union from 1891 to present.

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