I didn't hit mine there, but it was a very sick dieing deer when dad finished it off, that was back in 1957. Killed one with a 22-250 back in the late 70s or early 80s. That one was shot through the heart.BDoc said:Shot my first buck/deer through the heart with a .222.
het outofstater why would you post this: "Maybe not everyone but a good % of members here. My 6x284 is compariable to your 240 whby which is a nice caliber."outofstater said:Yes one of the most deadliest choices out there. 50 grain hornady sx 1 shot kills. Anywhere in front of deer it will work. I used one for many years do to a shoulder injury in 2 states 1 shot kills. I would by choice take a 223 over a 308 any day. One thing that most people dont know about the 223 is barrel twist. Most 22-250's area 1:14 twist where the 223 most of the time is 12 to 8 twist. The extra spin imo makes a difference on terminal performance. Also fragmintation is important every grain of that bullet fragments doing its job. I loaned it to a friend who was recovering from a carprol tunnel op, he took 2 deer with it and was amazed. Said i cant believe this gun dropped both in there tracks. Ask him compared to his 30-06 with 3 times the case capacity, 3 times larger bullet, 3 times powder capacity will it out perform the 223 by 3 times. I have seensome pretty nasty damage to deer by this caliber where you woukld of thought it was a larger gun.