Thread: How about .223?
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Old March 21, 2013, 01:27 PM   #19
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If the most popular cartridge for elk is 30-06, then the most popular cartridge for mule deer should be the 223.

But is it not, because despite all the contrived justification, we carry all the [power - accuracy - range ] product that we can..... then we justify it.

A boy's rifle is less than 5 pounds, and a man's hunting rifle is less than 10 pounds.

So I hunt Mule deer, elk, and antelope all with the same rifle. It weighs 10 pounds with scope, sling, bipod, rear bag, and ammo.
It is a 7mmRM for the ruminants.

I hunt ground squirrels, prairie dogs, and coyotes with the .223.
It is a single shot fat barrel for the rodents and an AR for the canidae.
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