Re: Light caliber rifle for deer?
Killed two with a 22-250. the last one I killed was a horrible shot. right in the backside. when we butchered the deer the bullet went in and shattered the left hip skipped across shattering the pelvis, then it broke the rig hip and then the bullet finally stopped. Needless to say the bullet did its job, and the deer dropped in her tracks(I was 16 at the time the reason for the bad shot lol) I've seen identical shots 2 other times by other people one was a 270 and a 30-06. Both of those deer went a long way before we recovered them.
I think the people that bash the small bore guns have never used them. I will never use anything bigger than my .243 for whitetail. Anything else is just overkill. If all I hunted was fields I'd probably still use the 22-250