What is the legal caliber to hunt deer?

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.

Why is .223 so deadly?

It explained that one reason for the AR-15’s killing power is that its bullets were designed not to pass straight through an object but to “tumble” when they hit, destroying flesh along the way and leaving a large exit wound on departure. Readers write in, pro and con.

Is 223 or 556 better for deer hunting?

223 round is too light for big game like deer and hogs. It doesn’t have enough terminal energy, and the small-caliber bullets don’t expand enough. Great for coyotes, bad for deer. … 223/5.56mm NATO round was widely used in AR-style rifles for years, killing all sorts of coyotes and varmints.

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