Originally Posted by robocop10mm
Centerfire semi-automatic rifles are very appropriate for LE Officers. Shotguns were the shoulder weapon of choice for 50 years and still have their place. The limitations of the shotgun are glaring, especially in rural environments. 50-100 yard effective range just does not cut it in a place like Montana. Shotguns have additional liability in each pellet that does not strike the intended target. The accuracy of a rifle enables an Officer to place shot into the bad guy and not the innocent civilian that may be in the area.
My problem would be giving up an M-14 for an AR-15. .308 in the rural Montana landscape is far superior IMHO.
How about an AR in .308? I have AR's in both calibers, and I agree, I would grab the LR-308 before the .223. It's actually shorter by 2" - but weighs 2lbs. more. I would haul the extra weight for the extra range and energy.
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