Terry G· Premium Member
Don't do it. I live in a Whitetail rich area and have found Deer on my property every year that have been wounded and escaped only to die painfully and for nothing. Usually from arrow wounds, but also from gunshot's that are bad hit's (non-vital areas) or from ineffective caliber's. I say this as a AR lover, the .223 is often the culprit of lost Deer. Use an adequate rifle caliber and bring home the venison. I have used, and my Son uses .30/06 and have never lost or even had to track deer more than 80 yards. Whitetail Deer are tough animals and deserve better than to die slowly and become Coyote food. Last years Buck, one .30/06 from a Browning X-Bolt.