B&C 100 Class
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Upstate New York
i hear what youre saying about the .223, but dont we(army, marines ETC.) hunt the most dangerous game on earth with it? man? also, i hunted last year with it, with great success. my father in laws brother had a .30-06 and had a few lost deer. i understand shot placement is critical, thats why i shoot it as often as possible to be sure of my equipment and be sure of my skills to get the job done with said caliber. i dont want to offend anybody, but im not going to change my mind about using my .223 to hunt deer. it can and will shoot .5 MOA. i have no issued hitting the neck if i have to, and the round i choose to hunt with has no problem with full pass throughs. i have never not had a full pass through.
but back to the ithaca. if i remember correctly, its a smooth bore. ive only seen it once or twice, and never actually shot it(another reason im more than likely going to carry my rifle) and its the long barrel. most shots ive ever taken were considerably less than 100M. one shot was at 195, one at around 180. all others, 50-80M. so the 75M max range isnt a bad thing.
although, i will have about a week to try it out. and if in that time i dont feel comfortable with it i wont use it.