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    Default .223 too much for rabbits?

    Call me crazy but I think it would be cool to shoot some rabbits with my AR-15. I wont do it however if I will be wasting the meat. I will be using fmj ammo. Do you think it will pass through them or just blow up?
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    This is a good question. Its a .22 caliber round so you would think that it would be similar to a .22, but with obviously more weight, speed, and energy. It would be interesting to see the results. I think it would punch right through, but I could be totally wrong.



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    Its too much. There is lots of videos on the net showing what a .223 does to jackrabbits, gophers and other small game.
    Not to mention that depending on where your hunting, like in a popular, wooded hard to see area, a .223 can go along ways

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    Its fine,,,just shoot them in the head,why shoot them any where else with any caliber. Ive shot them with a 45-70 in the head.

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    Yup.. shootem in the head. IF you hit the body you'll be looking for pieces.......

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    I've shot them in the back of the neck with V-Max and nearly decapitated them, and I have shot them in the chest with FMJ and had nothing more than a pencil sized hole in and out.
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    makes a hole... the FMJ does...


    the game getter ballitic tips explode them...


    kids use the 223 AND 243 all the time. makes for good practice if you can shoot a bunny in the head at 50- yards you can shoot a moose or bou in the heart at 150
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    little 223 with fmj's zip right through and even better when a coyote walks by
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    Default It's all in the marksmanship

    I enjoy using my 204 Ruger in a blind and taking a 200 yard shot on a rabbit. I enjoy the marksmanship of a well placed shot. And a head shot at 200 is confidence builder. For bushwacking I still like my .17 HMR. But its all about a head shot!

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