Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Franktown, Colorado
Re: Barnes TSX Bullets in .223 for deer?
A lot depends on the size of the deer. The first time I saw some of California's coastal deer I thought they were fawns until the next morning when I saw one with a nice rack. I've owned bigger dogs and for deer that size a .223 TSX will do fine.
If you are talking larger deer, like midwest or northern whitetails or western mulies, I'd say go with a larger cartridge. A .243"/6mm is the legal minimum here in Colorado and I admit a bias towards .25's as a better minimum.
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