Opinions have a way of being censored on this board so what's the point of saying anything. I can prove to anyone here that a sharp stick is probably more effective than a .22. It's been proven that using an atlatl a person can throw a spear 850 feet. Those spears penetrated the chain mail of the Spanish Conquistadors in S. America when they had spear tips on the darts. Of course it's all about location though. If you miss then it doesn't matter how powerful your weapon is. Imagine that. I don't know why people think they have to repeat that all the time but I figured I'd do it too.
BTW people kill deer with the atlatl all the time. Several states have hunting seasons just for the atlatl. Check out this web site for more info.
Yep it's pretty clear a sharp stick IS better than a .22 for some things.