The 6.5 whether the swede or the creedmoor is absolutely suited for shooting deer. If you feel otherwise you need to find a better bullet.
Let’s agree that we’re having a conversation in which certain things are held as truth, without having to waste time on ground rules.I would not say that is everything perhaps number one followed by something able to break through hide, muscle, and bone and striking the vital
Okay, I’ll come down to your level.Ok if you say so, but.....
Ok, Captain Obvious. But that is still only part of the answer to the OP's question.Okay, I’ll come down to your level.
A .22 to the eyeball, or right behind the ear, will kill just about anything. So placement is everything.
On 10 May, 1953, Bella Twin was hunting small game with her partner, Dave Auger, along an oil exploration cutline south of Slave Lake. She was 63 years old.www.ammoland.com
Placement trumps the need for penetration. Head shots win.
Karamojo Bell killed around 800 elephants with head shots from a 7x57 (twin to my beloved 7mm-08) because of placement.
The .22LR has killed more deer (probably at night) than any other cartridge.
Inuits kill polar bears (the largest land predator in the world) with the .243.
Placement is everything.