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M14 Socom for deer hunting?

Discussion in 'Hunting, Fishing & Camping' started by ugly8604, Nov 12, 2010.

  1. ugly8604


    Sep 28, 2005
    Hey everybody,
    Im possibly going deer hunting in Alabama next season. I've never been. The only rifles I own are an AR15 carbine and a. 308 M14 Socom (shorter barrel). I know the M14 works against people, but how does it stand against the deer in this area? Also, since I am unfamiliar with the terrain, what optics do you all recommend? There's an ACOG 3x on it now.
  2. F350


    Feb 3, 2005
    The Wyoming Plains
    I have killed deer with an M-1 Garand, M-1A, FN-FAL, SKS and an AK.

    Just pick a soft or hollow point (I like the Remington Fusion SP) in ~150 gr.

    A state can have varied terrain so it is hard to tell just what you'll be into, but for a brush gun the SOCOM and 3X would be dyn-o-mite!!

    WARNING- Most states have a magazine capacity limit and I'll bet Alabama does. You will need to find a mag that is legal to hunt with, or you can make a 20 round legal by taking it apart and putting a wood block under the follower that would make it conform which is what I did for the FN-FAL. But be prepared for a game warden to check you out if he sees you.

  3. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

    Aug 16, 2001
    Taunton, MA
    Yes, but the deer should be carrying an AK-47 and wearing a red bandanna according to every video game I've ever played. ;)

    308 is 308 is 308. Just check local restrictions as mentioned.
  4. GeorgiaGlockMan

    GeorgiaGlockMan Aggie in Exile.

    Nov 18, 2003
    Bad-Lands Ranch
    I pounded a 300+ lb hog with my M1A in .308 so it should be more than enough on a soft shouldered deer.
  5. ctaggart


    Dec 4, 2007
    If you will be walking any distance make sure you get a sling. That's a pretty heavy rifle to be lugging around. And yes, it will drop a deer.