Hunting AR15

Discussion in 'Modern Firearms' started by smashdn, Jan 2, 2021.

  1. ChrisInKY

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    Color me a felon first. Taxes are supposed to be used to improve. How is our world improved by accepting this penalty for choosing to own a semi-automatic rifle?

    Anything you give that takes away is on the other side of shall not be infringed.
     
  2. Meatstick

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    I've killed a whole heap of deer with a .22.-250, and probably more with a .220 Swift.
    Shoot em in the ribs without about anything, and it's a done deal.
     
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  3. Riflelooney

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    If I remember correctly. P.0. Ackley shot a pile of wild burros with the .220 swift....which I would surmise are tougher than whitetail.
     
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  4. Meatstick

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    Ever read the one about him and the flipped over sheep truck with his .17?
    If I recall, "glazorp, lights out" was the term he used for every time he shot something with that rifle.
    I still use his manuals for most of my reloading, especially the wildcats.
     
  5. Riflelooney

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    I’ve never read that story I don’t believe. Seems as if I would remember it lol.
     
  6. Meatstick

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    I'll see if I can find it this evening. That story is what got me into my first .17 Rem. Any .17 advocate would love it lol.
     
  7. Riflelooney

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    if you can find it. I’ll sure give it a read.
     
  8. geschoss

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    65 grain Sierra Game King is good if you handload or can find it in factory ammo.
     
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  9. perrymax

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    20210105_102144.jpg 2 recovered bullets from deer.
    *.223, 55gr rem corelock sp
    *.308,150gr rem corelock sp
    20210105_101944.jpg
     
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  10. Riflelooney

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    Thanks for posting. This should make some heads spin..
     
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  11. predator1

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    Why would it make heads spin? Don’t think anyone ever said the .223 wouldn’t or couldn’t kill deer. Just that a bigger bullet has better odds. Pics show a bigger bullet and a smaller bullet. All other scenarios being equal, the bigger bullet will always have an advantage.
     
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  12. davers

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    Do you use 64 grain bullets or regular 55 grain SPT bullets? A Gun Dealer, I know, son bagged his first Deer with a .218 Bee factory load. He shot it in the head, range around 60 yards from a tree stand.
     
  13. Meatstick

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    Mostly 50's
     
  14. bigbill30978

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    350 legend is a good option, would check into this caliber. 450 Bushmaster is also a great round, little more recoil but very manageable. Both of these calibers are on an AR-15 frame, if you go up to an AR-10, then you have the 308 and 6.5 Creedmoor.
     
  15. Riflelooney

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    Why would it make heads spin.....because once that little 55g bullet mushrooms out it really shows what’s it’s capable of.

    Much in the same of way the 9mm/45 debate.

    AGAIN. The larger diameter of the .30 is USELESS when the .224 was PLENTY. It was energy wasted when talking about a critter the size of an eastern whitetail. Dead is dead....That little 55 will create one heck of a wound channel as evidenced as the expansion of the bullet in the photos above.
    The fact that both bullets were recovered should tell you something.
     
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