Amralite M-15A4 SPR carbine
Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Long Guns > Auto & Semi-Auto Discussion > AR-15 Discussion > Amralite M-15A4 SPR carbine

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-04-2008, 12:45 AM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 18
Default 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

__________________
lasherb1 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today! - Click Here


Old 03-06-2008, 12:10 AM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 1,198
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default 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

__________________
slowryde45 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2008, 12:23 AM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 18
Default

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.

__________________
lasherb1 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2008, 01:41 PM   #4
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 1,198
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default not recommended

Quote:
Originally Posted by lasherb1 View Post
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.

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.
__________________
slowryde45 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
M1 ROCKOLA carbine and Paratrooper carbine matts General Rifle Discussion 3 06-10-2009 04:06 PM
10/22 M1 Carbine lambo35 DIY Projects 1 03-01-2009 04:42 AM
PTR 91 K Carbine .308 janikphoto Auto & Semi-Auto Discussion 0 02-27-2009 08:59 PM
45 acp Carbine herp_man2003 Auto & Semi-Auto Discussion 13 10-01-2008 08:09 PM