Discussion in 'Hunting' started by Taylor Self, Apr 17, 2022.
nevermind they discontinued it.
As far as current options its gonna be hit and miss for sure. If you can find some Hornady SST or Winchester PowerPoint I'd go with those.
What kinda shots do you like to take? Bone breaking penetration or big hole just inside the ribcage?
Shot distance was also modest at this location, 50-60 yards max. This was also with iron sights.
If I had absolutely no other option, I'm confident my Wolf 122gr Hp would do the job, with good shot placement of course. But there are plenty of better hunting bullets available, more so if you hand load.
My ammo is Hornady Ballistic Tip 123 Grain. Range is generally 80-125 yards. All one shot kills. Most all fell like they were hit by lightning.
A couple made it maybe 50 yds tops. All shots were standing sideways to me with lung shoots. Massive tissue damage in that area noted.
Actually, got so predictable it was a tad boring. Got out my old 30/30 94 loaded with Hornady 30/30 Ballistic tip last winter for a change of pace.
PS. Let my 14 year old grandson take his first deer a couple years ago with the AR 7.62X39. I feel it really worked for him with the adjustable stock and ease of handling. Took us 2 weeks in the shoothouse but finally last day of the season. A 10 point not on any of my cameras steps out. Biggest deer I'v seen in these parts. One shot and he's got something to remember.
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