5 good ar 15's

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  1. jsjj388

    jsjj388 Well-Known Member

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    A clean kill has very little to do with caliber choice but a lot to do with shot placement. Though I can say that I once shot a deer in the hind quarters with my .223 and he bled out in 25 yrds.
     
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    Still being done today too. But that's not the caliber of rifle, or pistol, that I would choose for hunting deer. There are better calibers out there. Do a little youtube search, and you will find some who are planning to use, or have used, a wrist rocket to hunt deer with. They shoot up to 500 grain lead balls, and bullets. Will a well placed shot to the head kill a deer? I'm sure it would, but I want something that I know will work, time after time.
     
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    i too want something that produces one shot kills everytime. hints why i use the .223
     
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    OK.
     
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    Not trying to be smart but if the 223 is the laser of death why are you searching, in another thread, for a better load after all these years. You like the AR platform, I get that. You state you want to build/get another AR in another thread...ok...... Instead of trying to find heavier loads for the 223 why not make your next AR something with a bit more punch. 6.8 SPC, 300 blackout................
     
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    I've got my AR up for sale as of today, not that have anything against it as I know full well the capabilities and have proved them I need to fund another project. I picked up a Mossberg MVP bolt in .5.56 today I look forward to murdering lots of whitetale & hogs this year with it to fill the freezer.
     
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    I have second hand knowledge of this, from the firsthand experience(r). Stories told many a times over thanksgiving dinner!
     
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    while my current loads work great, if there is something i can do to make them better then why not? I was previously stuck with factory loads but now I am reloading so I am trying different things. And also my AR has a 1:7 twist whereas my other is a 1:12 so need heavier bullets.
     
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    I have 2 223 Wylde chambered, a 6.5 Grendel, a 6.8 SPC, 2 300 Blackout, a 450 Bushmaster and a 60 Beowulf, all great rifles. I also have a 308 and I built a 10mm carbine and kick myself for selling it, I am sure I had a good reason but for the life of me I can't remember what it was. My friend sill has it and flaunts it in my face every so often.
     
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    Again this is a old thread......
    And what is a 60 Beowulf ?.
    A Beowulf is a .50 cal.
    Mike
     
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    I have only 38 AR’s in the racks right now after giving a dozen to friends, LE officers and family members. Most of my builds have been in .223 using different components on each and normally Aero for the main parts ( receivers, barrels, BCG etc.) but also I discovered the 300 Blackout about four years ago and really like the cartridge. I have since built rifles and pistols around this caliber for myself and others.
    The Photo by my signature is a 350 + pound boar that fell to a 125 gr TNT bullet from an AAC Handi Rifle in 300 Blackout at about sixty yards. I have made many one shot kills on Texas hogs with a night vision mounted .223 AR so I know the wimpy little 55 grain FMJ will do the job while others tell me it is too light to knock down a hog or deer I just smile. Shot placement is the name of the game.
     
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