Over the years my big game hunting has always occurred in MT and CO. Typically Elk and Mule Deer. This fall I will be hunting in NE KY mainly from stands. The limit in the area that I'm hunting allows 4 deer. I'm thinking that this might be good time to try shooting my Encore in 223 Rem with Nosler 60 grain Partitions for the Does. Every person I talk to tells me to aim for the neck or head shots. Doesn't sound appealing to me. Was wondering if a heart/lung shot with the 223 Partition is viable or should I just go with a larger caliber.
Thanks for your input