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Old 11-15-2007, 11:59 PM
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The only gun I have to use to hunt whittail is a .22 long rifle. I was wondering if anyony has any suggestions on where to shoot the deer. Iv been told by several to shoot in the head. Also what type of ammo should I use? I was told to get one with a solid point. Please give me som advise. I was also looking for an inexpensive scope and ideas?
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Old 11-16-2007, 08:46 AM
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i dont even know if its legal to hunt deer with a 22lr .My advice is to get a real rifle
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Old 11-16-2007, 10:06 AM
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yes i think its illegal to hunt deer with a .22!!! check your regulations for your state. its also a very inhumane way to try and kill a deer. you need a bigger rifle
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Old 11-16-2007, 07:24 PM
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Well I believe that it's much too risky to try taking a deer with a 22. Is there any possibility of you getting a rifle with a little more power? Scope? I have a basic Bushnell scope that came with the rifle I purchased. I believe that it's the most simplest scope on the market.
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Old 11-24-2007, 01:19 PM
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There is no need to even hunt deer with a 22, first off it is most likely illegal, second it is mean to the deer. And may i ask why this is posted in the shotgun section of the forums?
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Old 02-24-2011, 08:07 PM
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Wow dirt diver your obviously very knowledable on firearms.Please join our club you could offer good advice.
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Old 02-25-2011, 07:38 AM
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The only gun I have to use to hunt whittail is a .22 long rifle. I was wondering if anyony has any suggestions on where to shoot the deer. Iv been told by several to shoot in the head. Also what type of ammo should I use? I was told to get one with a solid point. Please give me som advise. I was also looking for an inexpensive scope and ideas?
Whoever told you to use a .22 caliber rifle to hunt deer with is obviously very inexperienced to hunting and clueless on weaponry effectiveness.
The list of proper hunting caliber choices is long and backed by a history of hunting effectiveness.
For beginners my advice would be to buy a weapon which is suited for the game you're after.
For Deer, the .243 caliber is a great starting caliber anything smaller, in most cases, only causes the shooter to fatally wound animals
and end up in unnecessary hunting situations.
Don't hesitate to ask any questions you may have.
Good Luck to you.
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Old 03-17-2011, 05:29 PM
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You might want to check and make sure it is legal in your state first. Some states require that you use a minimum grain bullet or caliber of gun.

However, that being said, I know my grandpa took down 2 deer by shooting them behind the ear back in the "Glory Days".

I love .22 and enjoy shooting them, plus with ammo prices getting as high as they are, it is always a good choice.
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