Militant_Tiger wrote:What gun is that in the first picture?
sdeprie wrote:Some hunters need a lot more that the 22 centerfires can give, shooting in iffy conditions, longer distances, whatever, and that's fine if they need it. But, it doesn't matter how much power you have in that bullet, it won't do any good if it isn't in the right spot.
sdeprie wrote:I checked the legalities in North Carolina. NC does not by statute limit the caliber used for deer "except as mandated by federal law," whatever that means. 223, heck, even 22lr seems to be legal (I won't use the 22lr). I sure do have plans to use a 223 where the distance is short, the deer are not overly large, and carrying (lugging) a big gun is more effort than it is worth.