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lasherb1 03-04-2008 01:45 AM

Amralite M-15A4 SPR carbine
 
As i have said in a previous post I have an interest in looking for the this model. Now i want to find out some more specifics about this model. and hopefully gain some knowledge on which caliber to purchase: the .223 or the .308. which caliber would be more available and less costly for target practice and those pests in my back yard called ground hogs.

http://www.armalite.com/ItemForm.aspx?item=15A4C&Category=8e8e5de6-5022-483e-812b-822e58014822%20&ret_url=Categories2.aspx?Category= 8e8e5de6-5022-483e-812b-822e58014822

slowryde45 03-06-2008 01:10 AM

must be some big groundhogs
 
Going by your needs, to keep costs low, good for pests, etc., I'd suggest staying in .223/5.56 over the .308. Ammunition will be lower priced (even though it's all going up), and it's more than adequate to take out varmints like your ground hogs, all the way to coyotes and maybe even bigger game at times, too.;) No doubt the .308 will give you more power and range, but at added costs, too. But one way to negate some of that added cost for plinking and target shooting, load your own ammo. My .02 worth.

My .02 worth, and good choice on the Armalite, too.

Slo

lasherb1 03-06-2008 01:23 AM

just a quick question/thought: is the .223 caliber big enough/ legal to hunt white tailed deer with and possibly elk? Even though its illegal to use a rifle here in Indiana, I might be taking a trip to hunt elk with my cousin in Alaska.

slowryde45 03-06-2008 02:41 PM

not recommended
 
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Originally Posted by lasherb1 (Post 18238)
just a quick question/thought: is the .223 caliber big enough/ legal to hunt white tailed deer with and possibly elk? Even though its illegal to use a rifle here in Indiana, I might be taking a trip to hunt elk with my cousin in Alaska.

Although I know of some who have successfully done so, at least up to white tail, I would not suggest it. There's just too much of a possibility of just wounding the animal, and having it run off. Case in point, the main reason we are looking an upgrade to the current .223/5.56 round, there are too many complaints of no-stopping power over in the sandbox on 2-legged creatures. Now, think of that as you are contemplating a full sized deer, much less an elk. :eek:

If that is what you are seeking, then the .308 would be a better alternative. There again, you might be pushing it with the elk, but it can be done. Another alternative, get the .223/5.56, and buy a separate upper, like maybe in 6.8 SPC, which would do well for your deer hunts. But again, would leave you a little light for going after an elk. For those once in a lifetime hunting trips to the great white north, I wouldn't want to leave success to chance. You could pick up an affordable and capable bolt-gun, like one of the Savage packages w/ the Accu-trigger, in .30-06 or .300 mag.


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