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post #11 of 23 (permalink) Old 06-06-2012, 10:27 AM
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And I for one am also building a 20" heavy varmint barrel AR-based rifle for coyote hunting.... *thumbsup*

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I plan on getting a 6.5 Grendel upper for deer/coyotes when funds allow it.
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I hunt often with ARs. I also shoot a right handed rifle left handed. no problems. even suppressed. If you stick with mil-spec , it will have a deflector on it.

The biggest problems i have seen with the AR-10s , is that they are freakin heavy and not to many assecories. As they are not mil-spec most add ons will have to be from the manufacturer of the rifle. which means $$$$.

.223 with a Federal Fusion or a Barnes TSX will be fine for deer. Can go up to 5.56 and some heavier 75 grn bullets.

6.8 is an option but if you check ballistics not much different from 5.56 to justify the ammo cost of 6.8 spc.

the 6.5 Grendel is just outstanding. Ammo cost and magazine cost is alittle concern.

300 black out is a great new caliber. Actually all that is needed is a new barrel. Everything else on a 5.56 rifle can be used. Ammo is still alittle pricy, but should be more available soon.

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For the 6.5 Grendel, from what I've seen, the mags are in the $15 area. You can also get the Wolf brass cased (Prvi Partizan made) ammo for about $13 a box.

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I full understand what onehorse is saying. I too am from old school and enjoy a fine wood stocked hunting firearm, however, as the younger generation is coming into their own i see the style of the must have rifle is changing. I still want 1 AR type rifle and will get one but it will never replace my favorite hunting rifles.
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Thanks for all the suggestions and advice and keep it coming.

I checked out the different manufacturers that were recommended. Its great to see so many All Made in America Gun makers. I liked the Windham Arms guns - I contacted them and they said they should be offereing a .308 rifle later this year.

I'm in no hurry right now as we will be welcoming a baby boy into our family very shortly.
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oh wow, that looks real good. were can i buy that stock, and them grips. would just throw them on my AR every hunting season.
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oh wow, that looks real good. were can i buy that stock, and them grips. would just throw them on my AR every hunting season.
Here, but if you have a collapsible carbine stock on your AR you'll need to change the buffer tube to one used for those fixed A2 style stocks.

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Just an fyi not all ar 308 platforms are heavy.The RRa lar8 predator weighs 8.6pnds and is a superb hunting rifle.I believe they also make an upper in 7mm08 now.
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