Thread: How about .223?
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Old March 20, 2013, 02:45 PM   #10
Carlsbad
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the smaller the rifle, less the muzzle energy, the closer the range required and the more accurate the shot needed to bring down an animal. Not to mention how far a wounded animal is likely to run before expiring, adding to your hunting efforts.

On the farm, we killed pigs with a 22 short--but at point blank range. I would recommend at least a .308 for pigs--tough animals.

For longer range big anaimal, at least a 30-06. I know you can kill them with less but anything worth shooting is worth shooting well.

I have a .338 lapua magnum which is good for 1000 yd shots at elk....not sure when that's gonna happen.

--Jerry
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