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Anyone recently tried hunting with their PS90 yet?

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Anyone recently tried hunting with their PS90 yet? I've seen a few people in the past who claimed they had.
 

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No, I haven't. I can't see where I would hunt with it unless it was all I had and I needed food. I would hunt with an AR, SKS, AK, or FAL though.

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I hunt a lot. It would be illegal for me to use an autoloader in PA.
...Even if it were legal I prefer hunting with light singleshot rifles.
I think 5.7x28 would be good for woodchuck, nutria, domestic cat, fox, and other bread-box sized critters I have no intention of hunting.
I do kill and eat a lot of squirrel, but .22LR does the trick.
 

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And florida. they burrow into levy and canal walls causing them to fail. resulting in flooding of home's etc. They have groups of LEO's that go out at night with supressed guns driving along water ways shooting them. They are a real pain in the but
 

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Still dont quite get why that response. Nutria are a pain in the ass for farmers and anyone with any sort of waterways around here too.
Lots of fun to hunt with my recently built AR15. :D
 

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I had to vote no, because I have't gone YET. The main reason I bought the PS90 was as a prairie dog shooter and my PS90 is taking it's first trip in June.
 

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Nutria is like a giant water rat, all over south Louisiana.
They are into Texas now. First time I saw one I nearly wet myself.

I had no idea what it was, but it looked like it needed shooting, so I did.

I'll do some varmint shooting with my PS90 in the fall, skunks and jackrabbits mostly.

Not cute cottontails, jackrabbits. Anyone thinks those things are cute has never had a garden.
 

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What about those wee little deer in South Texas or the antelopes, wouldn't the 5.7x28 be a decent round for them?
 

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What about those wee little deer in South Texas or the antelopes, wouldn't the 5.7x28 be a decent round for them?
Shot placement would be critical and the range less than 100 yards IMO. (Preferably 50) Miss a vital organ and all you'll do is create a wounded suffering deer that you can't find. That's not good at all.

That is true with other cartridges as well of course, but if "I" wanted to drop a deer I'd want more mass hitting the target, but this is just my opinion and I am in no way trying to insult the 5.7 round or anyone who would use it for hunting. You just HAVE to know where that round is going to hit and it needs to strike with enough force to kill or critically disable the prey with one shot. That's why praticing at different ranges is so important with hunting weapons. I just don't have the confidence in a 30 to 40 grain projectile delivery a "hammer blow" to a deer at any long ranges.

I would however use it confidently on smaller animals if the need arose. IIRC a PS90 sighted at 50yds will strike a target about 2.5+ inches low at 25yds and 4.5+ inches high at 100yrds. So I would have to be pretty sure of the range before pulling the trigger on a critter.

Now self defense is another story all together. Whether it is man or animal that is the threat, I probably would not be engaging the threat at 50 yards, I'll still be trying to resolve the situation in other ways (like evasion) unless I'm being fired upon or chased.

If I get into a situation where the threat is closer and action is required, I would be aiming at least 2 or 3 inches above center of mass and firing multiple rounds. I'll hit something vital.

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You should quantify the post. Varmint hunting with PS90 is pretty outstanding I would assume. High speed, flat trajectory, quick target acquisition.

However, the SS19x round is definitly NOT designed for a 200lb+ quick takedown round. I'm sure you could kill a deer with one shot (not counting those freakish east coast dwarf deer) but you'd be tracking it for miles until it eventually bled to death.

IMO that's not hunting that's C&U. If you want to hunt game over 200lbs get a nice .308, 30-30, 30-06 or the like, match/hunting rifle and enjoy nature. If you want to rid your property of veggie munchers or diggers than the 5.7 is right up your alley.

-/flea
 
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