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post #1 of 49 (permalink) Old 09-24-2010, 01:11 AM Thread Starter
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Better for deer, 223, or 338 RUM ??

Which is better for deer hunting in PA, a 223, or a 338 Rem Ultra Mag? Please debate respectfully!
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Re: Better for deer, 223, or 338 RUM ??

Bigger=Better
The RUM will handle any shot at any angle out to ranges most of us should not be shooting.
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Re: Better for deer, 223, or 338 RUM ??

Having taken several deer in PA. with a .223 that gets my vote.I have never "butchered" a deer with a 338 RUM and have no plans of doing so.
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post #4 of 49 (permalink) Old 09-24-2010, 01:34 AM
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Re: Better for deer, 223, or 338 RUM ??

Definitely the .338 RUM. Although not ideal, I'd say it's still got quite an advantage on the .223 as a deer round.
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Re: Better for deer, 223, or 338 RUM ??

bad choices. either a little too little or a little too much horsepower....

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Re: Better for deer, 223, or 338 RUM ??

is anyone REALLY taking this post seriously? John...you stirring the stuff again? 338RUM is too much for deer in PA, only god for texas heart shots. the deer will run for 20 miles with that trash can sized hole in it's ribs. and the 223 is only good for base of head/neck shots...aim for the ear hole or eyeball but for gosh sakes don't aim for the vitals. :shaking head:

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post #7 of 49 (permalink) Old 09-24-2010, 03:06 AM
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Re: Better for deer, 223, or 338 RUM ??

My favorite is the .17 Remington. Why isn't it included in the choices???
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Re: Better for deer, 223, or 338 RUM ??

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My favorite is the .17 Remington. Why isn't it included in the choices???
forgot all about it! Sorry! Plus, not legal for deer in PA.
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Re: Better for deer, 223, or 338 RUM ??

It's kind of like asking which hammer would be best for framing a house. A 10# sledge or a tack hammer.

Save yourself alot of trouble; buy a short action cartridge such as a .243, .308 and be done with it. Shells are cheaper than most and easy to find. Plenty of power and accuracy and is available in many different styles of rifles. It will work for everything you need done. Why complicate the matter.
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post #10 of 49 (permalink) Old 09-24-2010, 08:54 AM
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Re: Better for deer, 223, or 338 RUM ??

I voted 338, but am avoiding debate in this one all together. Bad choices, not debatable without arguments.
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