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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-02-2012, 10:04 PM
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I think it is a matter of preference. An AR can kill a deer as well as a bolt action rifle, shotgun, bow, etc. The only rifle I currently own is a M4 variant of AR chambered in 5.56, so when I go hunting that is what I will be carrying. I use a 10 rd mag and my gun is pretty darn light. I bought the rifle for the purpose I like them and love shooting. I decided to give my hand at coyote hunting, but didnt see any, so I decided to explore a little. While scouting the land I had a buck walk up on me. Didnt notice me and I could have shot him, but I didnt. I was loaded with a 55 grain .223 plinking round and did not have a clear shot. He was about 20 yards from me and a shot to the vitals probably would have killed him, but I didnt try it. I now have 75 grain BTHP 5.56 rounds which should kill a deer. I also can legally hunt with an AR in Georgia. My future purpose will be another upper receiver with a bigger caliber, but right now, if I want to go hunting gotta use what I have.
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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-03-2012, 07:38 AM
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The post started with a question regarding the AR platform being the best for deer hunting. The best, no. Are they capable yes. 223 is a poor choise for deer hunting as there are so many better calibers to choose from.
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post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-03-2012, 04:02 PM
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The post started with a question regarding the AR platform being the best for deer hunting. The best, no. Are they capable yes. 223 is a poor choise for deer hunting as there are so many better calibers to choose from.
My apologies. I should have paid more attention to the thread. I will agree that the AR is not the best for deer hunting or the .223 round. I would prefer a bigger round as well. Like said, my apologies...

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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-06-2012, 10:22 PM
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There's nothing wrong with using an AR for hunting. I wouldn't use an AR10 platform as they are heavy and unwieldy. An AR15 on the other hand isn't so bad, and there are plenty of different calibers to choose from.
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