To scope, or not to scope. This is the question.
For those who do not know I was not going to put a scope on my AR15. I was thinking that I would not need one... I can shoot really good with it out to 100 yards with iron sights.
Well this weekend I am going hunting for hogs. I know that the shots are going to be 50-100 yards. Now take in mind that I have been shooting a lot lately with iron sights, but I have not been hunting with iron sights for a long, long time, and this worries me. I know I can hit paper, but hitting a large animal makes me have some doubt. I don't know why, but it does.
I just do not want to wound the animal. I want to make sure I kill it.
The issue I am having is that I feel like using iron sights makes it more of a rugged sport. I mean who cannot use a 4x scope? The scope seems to take the sport out of it for me.
Could someone shed some light on this for me? PLZ...
I am back from hunting with my 20" AR15. ...PICS....
I did get to go hunting this weekend. We went out deer/hog hunting. I was luck and a little buck walked out just after 20 minutes of being in my stand. I shot it while the others were walking to there stand. :biggrin2:
I have posted some pics on another site to help along the discussion of is a .223 a good round for hunting medium game. The pictures on the site say to me...YES, it is a good round for hunting medium game, and it is not the worst by any means. A well placed bullet does way more than bullet size. Guaranteed.
Even though the damage was severe I did manage to get most of the meat from the animal. All but the two shoulders, neck and ribs were harvested. It was a humane shot, and penetrated both shoulders, hitting the heart and lungs on the way through. The bullet penetrated an estimated 18".