See thats why I was asking in the first place. Because I'm most confident with the AR-15. I was worried about the .223 not being able to do the job cleanly. I mean, Im a DARN good shot but I know that Im probably going to be jittery the first time i get a deer in the sights an I dont want to cause undue suffering to the animal, and I was sceptical of the .223's ability to put the animal down.
I've spoken to many fellow soldiers who were in OIF1 and they complained of needing to use 2-3 rounds to put down the bad guys. OF course they were using FMJ's, but humans are considerably less resiliant than deer.
On the other hand the M44 is a DARN arm cannon that I know would most likely drop the deer on the spot and probably mangle alot of the meat in the process, but its no where close to the AR in terms of accuracy, but its still decent at about 100 meters or so. 2-3 inch groups and such.
BUT the big thing is that I've only put about 100 rounds through my mosin and 1000's through the AR.
I know I'm kind of a broken record here, and I apologize. Im just pumped for my first hunting season and I want to make sure I do it right. I dont want to wound an animal and have it suffer for 2 or 3 days because I used too small a caliber to put it down.
"War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself."
-John Stewart Mill
Last edited by BruceBruce1959; 11-14-2008 at 10:35 AM.