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AR-15 caliber

Postby lameduck » Tue Mar 10, 2009 8:22 pm

I am looking to get an ar-15 for killing hogs. I had a ar in .223 and killed a few hogs with it but I want more knock down power. The question is should I go with a ar-10 in .308 or a big bore ar-15 (.450,.458,.50). I would love to get a big bore ar-15 but i am worried the ammo will become scarce if they are banned agian.
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Re: AR-15 caliper

Postby Buick_C » Tue Mar 10, 2009 10:00 pm

If money isn't a factor get the .50 AE. That would be a fun gun. Definetley enough power for hogs. If you can get them now legaly, you will always be able to get/ reload that ammo. They can't take that away. But if you're looking for something more practicle, I'd go with the 7.62x51mm NATO (.308) Welcome to the black rifle market.
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Re: AR-15 caliper

Postby gary79 » Tue Mar 10, 2009 11:41 pm

i'd go with the .308 , best round there is in my opinion ! plus it is a NATO round so it will always be avaliable !
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Re: AR-15 caliper

Postby REDGUN » Wed Mar 11, 2009 9:08 am

gary79 wrote:i'd go with the .308

:ditto: Plenty of power for you intended purpose. :thumbsup:
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Re: AR-15 caliper

Postby waterfowlhunter » Sun Mar 22, 2009 5:49 am

if your hunting hogs and doing a lot of walking I would not go with the 308. Most weigh in the 10 to 11lb range (without a red dot or scope) and that is too heavy to be toteing around the woods all day. If you are stand hunting then the 308 would be fine IMO. I would look at the 30 remington that they are chambering in their AR's (by DPMS) I have been doing a lot of reading on this round and it looks like it will be a good Deer round and being that remington is loading it, It will not be high priced like some of the custom loads and it will work in a Standard AR mag with a slight mod to the feed lips. you can also get a 7.62x39 upper for your ar and there are several hunting loads available for that along with cheap plinking ammo.
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Re: AR-15 caliper

Postby msmall » Sun Mar 22, 2009 6:43 pm

Ever consinder a 6.8 spc upper? I bought one last year and used it for hog hunting, did a nice job.
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