What rifle should you use to hunt deer at 500 yards in Texas?
You could use a 30.06 or 7mm to hunt deer at 500yds.
No serious hunter would shoot at an animal that far away.
If you can "Reliably" hit the vitals on a game animal at 500yds ensure that shot placement and caliber are sufficent to execute a clean kill. If not then pass on the shot. A magnum will do it but ammo cost are rising and with that enharent flinch that many get from massive recoil it may not serve you well. Bullet weight and style play an important role in trajectory out to 500 yds epecially when wind is a factor so try to find a balance between sectional density and ballistic co-efficients. Check the wind drift charts from ammo manufacturers for info on this to get a visuallization . If you can hit a target at 500 can you do the same when the rifle is set for point blank range ( lets say 250 yds ), from a semi kneeling position ( where you stopped at when you saw him ), with ammo that you've tested in both hot and cold climates ( at least 200 rounds worth ), with a slight 5 degree declination in the land ( on a hill- changes range ), a 15 mph crosswind at 125 yds and a 20 mph gust at 300 yds etc.. etc.. with the sun slightly in your eyes and your heart pounding ? If you can then yes a 30-06 will do nicely. I can hit the target at 982 yds ( my longest recorded shot on paper targets ) but I like to sneak into about 50 yds with my 44 mag pistol and a SxS 20 guage because my great grandpa told me it was called " HUNTING " and not " SHOOTING ". Hope this helped some
There is a web site; www.bestofthewest.com They regularly shoot at game between 500 and 1,000 yards. However, they are using a custom built rifle and scope that together will cost you about $7,000. Too rich for my blood. Make your hunt a 'hunt'. Get in there closer and make it a challenge.
Yes, it is legal. Texas does not permit the use of RIMFIRE guns for deer hunting, but any centerfire is legal. Wh ile it is legal, I personally do not recommend it. Yes, the .223 can kill a deer. It will also wound a lot of deer. It is simply too small to insure a clean kill. Read More
With my .308 model 770 I can take a deer out to about 400 yards. An expert can shoot a lot farther then that but 400 is the longest shot I will take at game. and I prefer 100 yds or less. Read More
The 7.65mm Mauser rifle is MORE than adequate for deer hunting- IF a soft point hunting cartridge is used. Full metal jacket military ammo should not be used for hunting. Read More
What are the types of deer in Texas? Read More
You should have usable accuracy for deer-sized game out to about 100 yards, but we would suggest sighting your rifle in as closely as you can, and then giving it an extra inch of elevation. Hint: most bore-sighting tools will allow you to make rough settings out to longer ranges. Read More
No. An airsoft rifle is not a legal weapon to use when hunting deer in South Dakota. It is also illegal to hunt on private land without permission plus it is illegal to shoot a firearm within 150 yards of a residence, building, campsite, or recreation area. Read More
IT NEVER SHOULD HAVE STARTED! Deers rock! go deers! Read More
usually the range of a 12 gauge slug rifle is within 100 yards. However, there's new sabotted ammo such as Hornady SST that may allow you to reach 150-200 yards. At ranges longer than 150 yards the killing power drops. Most deer hunting scenarios are within 60 yards in the woods. I shot two deer in Maryland during the muzzleloder season within 30 yards. I hope this answers your question. Read More
Nothing more powerful than a 30.06, but stronger than a .22 Read More
It is possible, but to be legal, your bow should be 35 pounds. Read More
any where theres a river and some deer have fun! Read More
no we cannot hunt a deer in our field Read More
You shouldn't. You should get something more adequate. Several states require you to use at least a .243. Read More
Yes. Common sense dictates that humans should kill deer by bow and arrow, lance or rifle, and not be stupid enough to go after it with nothing or just a hunting knife. Read More
I would recommend a 223 or a 243 rifle or a 28 Gage shotgun. Read More
As far as I can tell, Yes, it's legal to hunt deer with a .223 in Texas. The Texas laws only say that you cannot use rimfire (.22LR, etc...) weapons to hunt deer with. Since .223 is a centerfire cartridge, it should be acceptable. However, there is debate as to rather or not .223 is sufficiently powerful to humanely kill a deer. .223 Remington was designed as a varmint and light-duty military cartridge and was… Read More
The 308 has plenty of knock down power for whitetails.I know people who use 308's for black bears in Michigan and never wound them.You should be good to go to about 250 yards or more depending on your gun and scope. Read More
It all depends on what your biggest deer rifle is. I think the BIGGEST (i think) is a .454 The biggest RIFLE is a nitro express .700 (BIGGER THAN A 50 CAL.) It is used for elephant hunting though Read More
Deer taken by gun rifle/slug and by bow. Read More
What ammunition would be best for hunting whitetail deer in North Carolina at 100 - 300 yards with a 270 caliber Remington 700 bolt action?
that is a great deer hunting caliber and rifle. The best thing to do is try a few different brands and bullet grains. Every gun is different. My friend has the same rifle and uses 145 grain Winchester ammunition with the nosler tips. Read More
Yes, subject to legal restrictions which vary from state and even within some states. The 30-30 is considered the classic deer rifle. Read More
100 yards is the most effective distance to sight in primarily. However, if you know the distance your rifle will be performing at, then sight in as close to that as you can. For instance, if you are going to be hunting open land i.e Wyoming, then youll most likely want to be set in at 200 considering typically, you will be shooting longer distances. For regular white tail hunting, 100 yards is perfect. Read More
the history sites of Texas are deer park Austin and i do not know what city it is but the alomo is there deer park was the birthplace of Texas and Austin is the capital Read More
deer can smeel at least 30 yards away. It has happened on me! Read More
A 223 would be fine for a deer rifle but you need to make sure the (youth) person can hit the kill zone. I would suggest the 243. Read More
Most 30-30 rifles are not intended for very long range shooting, but are used for deer at ranges of up to 200 yards or so. A 3-9 variable, a 4 power fixed, or even a 2.5 power fixed scope would be adequate. There ARE challenges in scoping the Winchester 94 due to the top ejection of the standard rifle. Read More
Can't be answered without knowing the caliber and weight of projectile. Read More
Only if your rifle is firing handgun rounds. Read More
Yes, in most states and provinces you can deer hunt with a rifle. A hunting license is required almost everywhere. There are many places and times you cannot hunt and these are different in different jurisdictions. Read More
Maybe. Depends on where the deer is shot, from what distance. Much more likely to WOUND the deer- which is why in most US states, it is not legal to deer hunt with a .22 rimfire. Read More
No. .243/6.5mm is the minimum allowed for deer in NC. Read More
you can only use a rifle firing handgun rounds. no .30-06 sorry Read More
Texas. Over 4 million deer live in Texas, twice as much as any other state including Alaska. Read More
Ben J. Schmidtke Ben became an officially licensed Texas scientific deer breeder at age 16! Read More
When you say Air Rifle you are referring to a pellet rifle not a firearm. At present there are no 300 Cal air rifle being made. Read More