HAha the 223 well kill just as dead as anything else will and do it just as fast. ive seen more dear shot and lost with a slug gun than any othere gun and there legal in all states its all on how well you shoot and the bullet you us.
and zack the 1-9 twist well shoot up to a 69gn bullet so if you hand load i would shoot the hornaday 70gn gmx. for they are a hunting bullet
but i have hear the 68gn amax and the bthp match do the jobe real nice. i have taken one nice buck with the 68gner bthp match and it droped dead in its tracks