Re: 300 wsm on AR Platform
Woolleyworm, You can't imagine how much I like hunting with ARs. We do most of our hunting off 4 wheelers & snowmachines; riding way back in on trails up on our summit. These trails go back in 25 miles, narrow, and snake above & below tree line; and have small lakes that are right off the trail. It's often dry up on the summits so water holes & licks are hot spots and the better lakes have overlooks from the trails; excellent places to kill moose, caribou, and bear following them around. An AR across my chest with 2 point sling is the ticket and we get quick shots quite often; no time to stop atv and pull rifle outta gun boot on 4 wheeler. Anyway, why I want something that has more range and yet up around 3000 outta the barrel. I think most 308s top out around 2500.
My concern is from what I have heard from old friends that are gun smiths. They seem to think the AR is undersized for any short mags. One buddy has 15-16 ARs, all 556's. He won't even consider a 6.8, 6.5, 308, anything other than a 556 for an AR; real purist. MY Armalite AR-10 feels about like a M-14 but not much of a kick in 338 fed due to it's weight I believe. The guy I talked to at POF said they are near the end of design process for this 300 wsm and will be soon taking orders & have some by Spring. I'm just wondering about what problems I might experience with a new gun from POF. Thanks.