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Old November 16, 2008, 03:44 AM   #51
T. O'Heir
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"...What is Chronic Wasting disease?..." Go here. Have you passed a hunter's safety course?
Using a .22 centrefire on deer depends on the bullet. Most .22-250 factory ammo is loaded with varmint bullets. Varmint bullets are designed to expand rapidly upon impact with little penetration. They are not suitable for deer sized game. There are .22 calibre bullets that are made to penetrate then expand though.
"...Several of my African friends use the 22 Hornet for plains game..." Another 'depends' thing. Most African countries require .375 or better.
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Old November 16, 2008, 04:59 AM   #52
phil mcwilliam
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"Most African countries require 375 or better...for plains game" - not true. Whilst African countries specify minimum cartridges for dangerous game- usually minimum 375 magnum, they do not pose the same restrictions on plains game- some of which include species of antelope that are only 2 feet high. The 22 centerfire calibre(mainly 222) was the choice of New Zealand red deer cullers. Many tens of thousands of red deer have been harvested from the bush in New Zealand using 22 centerfire calibers.
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