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2016 Pics From The Stand

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  1. ikarus1

    ikarus1 Well-Known Member

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    Just lead a little more if you get a bad hit that's all. Just like dog hunting down east :D
     
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  2. Tailhunter

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    Have you killed many with the .223?
     
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    Put it like this, it has more energy than a .357 out of a carbine out to longer ranges. I've killed enough to know to limit my range with 64gr Nosler bonded handloads to around 150yd which is longer I normally hunt at. It flat knocks 120lb does down like weeds at medium ranges (50-125yd)

    The rules to hunting with a .223 carbine is:
    1. use good bullets not FMJ shat. Fragmentation is a wounding mechanism. Controlled expansion is a killer.
    2. limit your range
     
  4. 11B CIB

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    All but two: one with a .30-30 and one with a .308.

    I like hunting with my suppressed ARs. Not as light as my lever .30-30, but a quarter of the recoil, and MUCH lighter than my suppressed .308 bolt gun.

    And if a bunch of hogs or some coyotes wander out around me then I can take a couple quick follow up shots.
     
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    Dropped a 110lbs doe last year with one of my ARs. SGK 65gr over 23gr of 8208. Down within a few steps and motionless in less than 30 seconds. Shot from 90yds broadside. I only (rifle) hunt with a 223 but I also only hunt woods where range is limited and wind isn't much of a factor.


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  6. ikarus1

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    Pics from my climber this morning at Pee Dee refuge. Secret swamp donkey area
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    Yup and I'm sure there are people who swear by this too. :p


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    I can attest to them being very accurate out to 200yds through my 24" 1:9 bolt gun
     
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    I'm not at all opposed to using a .223 for deer if the proper bullet is used but I'd stay away from anything labeled "varmint". Those thin jacketed, light bullets on bone is a recipe for failure.
     
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    Be careful out there. 6' fall might bruise you a little. :p
     
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    I haven't been back hunting since opening day muzzleloader. Too busy after this storm . That's good and sucks at the same time.
     
  14. ikarus1

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    Yeah i really couldn't climb much higher because of the understory brush. This height let me see the farthest so thats where i stay. Lots of deer have been killed on the ground for hundreds of years before climbers.
     
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    Here was my view Saturday morning. #octoberlull
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    The wife called with the can and had something crash to within 15yds but wouldnt step out of the thickets.

    So it was beanfield afternoon.

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  17. 1406

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    I've committed to hunting with my bow only this season. Hopefully I can get back out in the near future. I've got 7 days of stand time coming up in mid-November so I'm kinda jonesing for that the get here
     
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    I love power lines and clover fields surrounded by oaks.

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    If I may suggest something during the rut? on the edge of that field, you need to find whatever trails lead to it, funnels, pinch points, etc. and sit there during the rut. Open fields are for before and after rut, because for every bit of chasing you see in the open, it's 10X as much 20-50 yards inside the woodline.
     
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    Thanks for the tip. The oaks to the right are a bedding area and to the left is a pond with some more bedding areas. I have better rut spots where I can pin point funnels and properly hunt but I will have movement in the field all day. The property gets no real pressure so they are comfortable moving.
     
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    What caliber AR?
     
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    6.8 SPC. It has really impressed me as a hunting caliber. Only downside is now I find myself thinking of starting to reload.
     
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    Got in the stand last night.... they were moving in the brush but would not move into my line of sight
     

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  24. ikarus1

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    This is the honey hole during the rut. Funnel on a trail leading to water on one side and food on the other, with a bedding area in front about 50yds upwind
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    Checked the cam today had a few small ones check out the food I left them. Going back in a week to see if I can bag a buck since there's lots of females around.
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    About 60 yards in front of my stand 11/5/16[​IMG]

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    Do those of you using AR's for deer hunting think a factory federal fusion .223 would be a good load for deer? Just curious. Anyone used them?
     
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    Fresh pics from the stand, uploaded while I'm still in the stand this morning.

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    Must be nice to hunt an opening/field........I don't have one, 100% of my hunts are woods - Max 60 yards. But, I'm use to it.....probably wouldn't trade it. I like up close and personal......
     
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