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Shot an 8pt with mine this year about 50yds.
getting it ready to shoot songdogs now.



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havent had a chance to yet. im stationed in cali and dont wanna bring it there. but i cant wait to take my sig out and do some prarie dog hunting. its accurate enough with a heavy bullet.
 

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I shot a spike down in Three Rivers, TX this past season. He was walking to the left @ about 30yds & I hit him towards the back of the lungs. Ammo was Hornady 5.56 75gr BTHP/WC T2. He ran about 20yds & dropped. Was meaning to take a picture but forgot. :cry:
I cleaned him without gutting him because I could tell the bullet did major internal damage even with a not so great shot, I really didn't want to open up that mess.
 

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Any standard AR-15 5-round clip will work for hunting during hunting season, I got one at Midway and another at Brownell's....
 

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I got two shots at an 8 point @ 250 yards. I only hit it once in the shoulder. I had to take the long shot because it was walking towards another hunter. Well, the one hit drove it (hobbling) right to the other hunter and blammo, he got him. He was nice enough to ask if it was mine or his since I hit it first in a kill zone. I regret now telling him it was all his since I didn't drop him because I haven't seen one since. BTW it was 8 am opening morning, arg.

I bought some 5 round clips on the internet at the link below.

http://www.parts4ar15.com/mm5/merch...e=P&Product_Code=ProMag-5Round&Category_Code=
 

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pumpdog said:
I got two shots at an 8 point @ 250 yards. I only hit it once in the shoulder. I had to take the long shot because it was walking towards another hunter.
...you had to take the long shot ? ...way to go ! :roll:

...missed on one and wounded the animal on the other... :x

...i've had to put down wounded and suffering deer because of hunters like you that just "had to take a long shot" ... :evil:
 

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ericandi said:
Had few shots at an 8 point but he was in a full sprint at 100yards. No luck.
...full sprint at 100 yards...and you don't even know if you wounded it...do you ?...do you believe in Karma ?...well...here's some to you... :wink:
 

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ullie said:
pumpdog said:
I got two shots at an 8 point @ 250 yards. I only hit it once in the shoulder. I had to take the long shot because it was walking towards another hunter.
...you had to take the long shot ? ...way to go ! :roll:

...missed on one and wounded the animal on the other... :x
...i've had to put down wounded and suffering deer because of hunters like you that just "had to take a long shot" ... :evil:
250 yards is still reasonable, I had a steady shooting platform and I'm not sure why the first missed. If you are a "real" hunter and know anything about hunting, and not someone stirring up shit, then you know that the shoulder is a kill zone and that shot was a good one. The deer ran right up to the other hunter within 50 feet and he shoot him within 30 seconds.. Get to know more information before you start using terms like "hunters like you". Speaking before knowing all the facts make you...well, Look like a dumbass.
 

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pumpdog said:
ullie said:
pumpdog said:
I got two shots at an 8 point @ 250 yards. I only hit it once in the shoulder. I had to take the long shot because it was walking towards another hunter.
...you had to take the long shot ? ...way to go ! :roll:

...missed on one and wounded the animal on the other... :x
...i've had to put down wounded and suffering deer because of hunters like you that just "had to take a long shot" ... :evil:
250 yards is still reasonable, I had a steady shooting platform and I'm not sure why the first missed. If you are a "real" hunter and know anything about hunting, and not someone stirring up shit, then you know that the shoulder is a kill zone and that shot was a good one. The deer ran right up to the other hunter within 50 feet and he shoot him within 30 seconds.. Get to know more information before you start using terms like "hunters like you". Speaking before knowing all the facts make you...well, Look like a dumbass.

...you missed with one shot and wounded with the other...enough said... :roll:

...would you have tracked your wounded animal ?...or just left it to suffer ?

...not stirring up shit there pilgrim...just voicing my feelings on the subject...have some Karma on me ! ... :wink:
 

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...you missed with one shot and wounded with the other...enough said... :roll:

...would you have tracked your wounded animal ?...or just left it to suffer ?

...not stirring up shit there pilgrim...just voicing my feelings on the subject...have some Karma on me ! ... :wink:[/quotgainS

Again, I question if you are a real hunter and really know what you are talking about. Not all kill shots drop the deer, of course I would have tracked it because that is part of the hunt but I didn't have to because 30 seconds later the deer was dead. Even the hunter that finished him off offered the deer to me because of the kill zone shot by me. You are stirring up shit by talkin about something you know nothing about.
 

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5.56 really enough?

In some states, mine in particular, it is not legal to hunt bambi with this round. Now, sure, a well placed shot at the right range will drop a deer just as well as it drops BGs... but why not use a round more appropriate for the task at hand?

In the example by pump, that shoulder shot might have sent the deer into a nose dive were it a 7mm Mag, 30-30, or the like.

As a hunter with very few posts here, I won't presume to know who does or doesn't know what they are doing when posting about it. But I can certainly understand Ullie's post... no good hunter wants to just wound an animal and typically leave it to fisherman to discuss the one that got away. But if pump would have tracked that bleeding animal for a few miles, that's all he's gots to say.

But I do feel that for deer I would just rather have the respect of a bolt or lever so I'm making sure my shots are spot on and not relying on the quick follow-up of a semi-auto. Those are better saved for those coyotes, bobcats, little piggies, pop cans, and zombies.
 

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I'll use my 556 for Coy Dogs and varmint but not for game.
 

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After seeing Skypup bring down 600+ lb feral hogs (one shot), I'd use mine for deer hunting in my area w/o hesitation. The only concern I'd have would be which ammo to use; if I couldn't get something that suited me and local regulations, then I'd use my Swedish Mauser :^)
 

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pumpdog said:
ullie said:
pumpdog said:
I got two shots at an 8 point @ 250 yards. I only hit it once in the shoulder. I had to take the long shot because it was walking towards another hunter.
...you had to take the long shot ? ...way to go ! :roll:

...missed on one and wounded the animal on the other... :x
...i've had to put down wounded and suffering deer because of hunters like you that just "had to take a long shot" ... :evil:
250 yards is still reasonable, I had a steady shooting platform and I'm not sure why the first missed. If you are a "real" hunter and know anything about hunting, and not someone stirring up shit, then you know that the shoulder is a kill zone and that shot was a good one. The deer ran right up to the other hunter within 50 feet and he shoot him within 30 seconds.. Get to know more information before you start using terms like "hunters like you". Speaking before knowing all the facts make you...well, Look like a dumbass.
As a long time hunter I have to disagree with you that your shot was "reasonable." Count me in Ullie's camp on this one. Considering the size of the animal you were shooting at, the fact it was a moving target at that range, and the caliber you were shooting I don't believe it was reasonable at all. As other posters have pointed out, it may have been reasonable with a heavier caliber more appropriate to deer hunting, but 5.56 mm is not one of those calibers.
 

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txshurricane said:
Gentlemen...it's just an animal.
Kind of a cruel attitude Txshurricane. I'm a hunter, but animals are living things worthy of our respect and deserve to be treated as such. They feel pain and fear. Hunters should use a little common sense to avoid wounding animals or maiming them unnecessarily and always use a weapon appropriate to the situation to try to insure a quick killing shot. The poster that took the 250 yd shot at a moving deer with a 5.56 mm semi-automatic rifle was not using that common sense. Either that, or he is a completely uninformed hunter that probably shouldn't be in the field with a weapon in the first place. Just my two cents.
 

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nvbeav said:
After seeing Skypup bring down 600+ lb feral hogs (one shot), I'd use mine for deer hunting in my area w/o hesitation. The only concern I'd have would be which ammo to use; if I couldn't get something that suited me and local regulations, then I'd use my Swedish Mauser :^)
I could be wrong, but I don't recall reading that Skypup took a 250 yard shot at a moving hog with his 556. The devil is in the details. Sure, at some ranges the 556 can be adapated to a hunting role, but in my opinion it is not appropriate for extended ranges with large animals like large hogs or deer. It just doesn't pack enough of a wallop to ensure a quick kill that minimizes the suffering of the animal.
 
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