Continuation from the "To Scope or Not to Scope" Thread...
I did get to go hunting this weekend. We went out deer/hog hunting. I was lucky, 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.
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".