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This is a discussion on .223 rifle to hunt with within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Main Category category; Originally Posted by ScottMac Ruger Scout Rifle. Designed after the specs created by Col Jeff Cooper. It's a tack driver. ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottMac View Post
    Ruger Scout Rifle. Designed after the specs created by Col Jeff Cooper.
    It's a tack driver.
    You mean as an alternative to .223 right? I don't think they have a .223 Scout...? But yes, the Scout is an Awesome gun!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottMac View Post
    Ruger Scout Rifle. Designed after the specs created by Col Jeff Cooper.
    It's a tack driver.
    I want one really bad!!! But, I don't believe it comes in .223. I think it's .308 only.

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    I don't own one, but my best friend has a Browning A-Bolt in .223 that he loves. I've shot it several times and it's a real tack-driver.

    This isn't his, but it's identical:








    With just a tiny bit of elbow grease and a couple of spare parts, you can turn one of those into one of these:









    Doubt you'd have any trouble with shot-placement with one of those!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sig p6 View Post
    A 7mm or a 300 win mag are great guns for deer hunting. If you want to us AR you can get it in 308 also. A 7 mag and 300 are one of the most flat shooting gun out there for the money.You just can't beat them for the money.

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    Your right forget the 223 for deer hunting. They may do a job on groundhogs but that is about all.

    The 223 was never designed to kill they were designed to womb the enemy.

    I was on a rifle range with M16s during basic training in 1968 and a dog crossed the range some stupid cruets shot the dog several times. We had to call the MPs in to finish it off with a shotgun.

    I’ll stick to my 308. One shot one kill.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Debray View Post
    The 223 was never designed to kill they were designed to womb the enemy.


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    I won't say that a 223 won't kill a deer, but I will say that there are so many BETTER DEER KILLERS that using the 223 is illogical.
    As a reccomendation for a .223 bolt action I'd look very hard at the Howa/Wby Vanguard. I have two of them-one light barrel and one heavy barrel and both are very accurate with bullets 55 grains and under. Neither works with 69 grain and above.

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    Now, if you had an AR-15 in .300 AAC Blackout, you're in hunting heaven.
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    I don't know about a .223 for deer.One would have to have a very well placed shot to make it count.If I'm gonna hunt deer it's gonna be with my .30-06 and a for sure kill.I would hate to shoot a deer with a .223 to have it run off in the woods and die from a wound that didn't drop it right on spot.I have a mini 14 and love it for yotes and small critters.I know it's not a bolt action ,but it is a fun little gun.I suppose with the right round and a very well placed shot it can be done and has been done, but why take a chance.
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