5 good ar 15's

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  1. carver

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    .300 Blackout, .45 ACP, .50 Beowulf, .50 BMG, and 7.62X39.
     
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    After buying and putting together several of these in 5.56, and being around the platform for 30 years, carrying the M16 A2 in the military, I really wanted a pistol caliber but could not get my self to go that way and ended up just buying a Beretta CX4 carbine in 9mm

    I really think my next battle rifle will be a true piston gun like a Sig 556 or a Beretta ARX 100
     
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    I guess I'm just old school, but to me a .22 is a .22. For shooting anything larger than 50 pounds, I want a bullet that will get the job done right the first time.
     
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    well i figure if the military uses it to kill terrorists, i use it to kill 200 lb deer, the i figure itll stop some crack head coming through my window
     
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    I have 6 or 7 great AR's myself!
     
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    i unfortunately only one. im addicted I NEED MORE
     
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    I have two stripped lowers and uppers over there in a drawer that are yet to be put together. That will be two more I will have, whenever I decide what they will be, and get put together!
     
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    Sure it will, if you shoot it enough times. My dad hunted with the .222 Remington (50 grain bullet at 3140 fps.) exactly 2 times. He got rid of it. All .22 caliber bullets/rifles are for hunting varmints, not deer, or any other game larger than varmints.
     
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    Yup....Will the 223 kill, sure will. To its credit in encourages good marksmanship, ya gotta put email were it counts. Will it put them down like a 308, of course not. There are a lot of excellent choices in between that make far better medium game rounds than the 223, if one wants light recoil. 257 Roberts, 243 win, 30/30, 300 Blackout........
    Kinda surprised that the 223 is acceptable in so many states for deer. The Ol rule of thumb AIR was 24 caliber up and a minimum of 1000 FPE @ 100 yards.
     
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    And remember that the military wants to wound enemy solders, not necessarily kill them. A wounded man exhausts recourses in man power, and money.
     
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    i have killed plenty of deer with my 2 .223s and have never had to shoot more than once nor have i had to track but one. it only ran 50 yards to a thicket. 22-250s and .223s are incredibly effective hunting rifles. i have killed more deer with .223 than any other caliber. i have used all sorts. 30-30, 308, .243, .270, 300 win mag, 303, and none kill as fast as the .223 and save all the meat. i cant speak for yall but my family hunts for meat not trophy. i swear by a well placed shot with my .223.
     
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    And thousands upon thousands of deer have been killed with the lowly .22LR too.
     
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    They sure gave. A well placed shot with even a solid bullet will do the trick
     
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    During the depression I would wager that most deer taken fell to the 22LR out of season......but that's another topic.
     
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