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    Hunting with full metal jacket rounds for deer?

    Is it legal in CT to hunt with FMJ heads?.


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    yes it is.

    No real need to though. In fact I would consider FMJ undesirable.

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    I certainly wouldn’t. Very likely to pass right through, no expansion with a tiny hole. Lots of good rounds available. What caliber?

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    I shot my first deer with British .303 FMJ.
    It definitely passed right through.

    Biggest problem using it on deer in my opinion is they could live longer. Which means you may jump them if you dont wait at least an hour.

    If you have it kicking around and just want to use it, just keep in mind it will probably take a little longer for the deer to die.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ctrider View Post
    I certainly wouldn’t. Very likely to pass right through, no expansion with a tiny hole. Lots of good rounds available. What caliber?
    7.62x39 I always thought it was illegal.

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    The regs only say what caliber you can use, not what round.
    NOBODY EVER SHOT BAMBI....they shot his momma.

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    I always thought fmj for deer was illegal. I thought I remember seeing it written in the regs many years ago. Either way, bad idea IMO.

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