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Brian.in.MI
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.17 HMR has as much energy at 200 yards as my RAW 1000x .30 cal at the muzzle. It is a devastating round! And that’s the least powerful of the 3 smallbore PB’s you mentioned. Having owned a .30 cal pellet rifle for some time, I can yes, I could kill deer with it. But the shot better be perfect. .30 cal pellets will skip off of a shoulder blade from the wrong angle, whereas a .30 cal bullet fired from a proper big bore will blow through any part of any size deer. Pellets will also skip off of a skull from too far away, or from a bad angle. What would be the harm in NOT treading so close to the line? 

Has anyone here ever regarded a .30 cal pellet rifle as ideal for big game? They’re generally regarded as perfect for small to medium size game, as in raccoon, fox, coyote. 

Think about this: a .30 cal (pellet firing) rifle has less than HALF the power of the WEAKEST firearm you said are currently allowed for deer! 

I know it’s not what you want to hear, but my heart is in the right place and at the end of the day we’re on the same team 👍