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moneymaker17 10-08-2010 03:26 AM

ar 15 caliber size
 
the best size caliper for an ar 15
.22
9mm?
what else are there what is the best.
i like the 9mm because ammo is not that expensive and has a little kick/ more than .22
let me know what you think

colmustard 10-08-2010 03:35 AM

Hello. Well the AR-15 style rifle is mainly made for 556. or .223 some for 6.5 and there are also conversion kits for .22. what will be the purpose of the rifle I.E. plinking, home defense?

Jpyle 10-08-2010 03:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by moneymaker17 (Post 364860)
the best size caliper for an ar 15
.22
9mm?
what else are there what is the best.
i like the 9mm because ammo is not that expensive and has a little kick/ more than .22
let me know what you think

9mm is a pistol cartridge and as far as I know no one makes a 9mm upper for an AR but it could be out there. Why hump a rifle around if you want to shoot 9mm, get a handgun. Most AR-15 type rifles are chambered for 5.56/.223 caliber ammo although other calibers are becoming popular. As mentioned, .22lr conversion kits or complete rifles are now available for inexpensive plinking and target shooting although .22lr would not be my first choice for HD or SHTF type scenario.

1911Jeeper 10-08-2010 04:05 AM

Just Google Pistol Caliber AR-15 Upper , they come in lots of pistol calibers.

skullcrusher 10-08-2010 04:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by moneymaker17 (Post 364860)
the best size caliper for an ar 15
.22
9mm?
what else are there what is the best.
i like the 9mm because ammo is not that expensive and has a little kick/ more than .22
let me know what you think

The 5.56mm/.223 rounds are not very expensive either. Plus, since most are chambered for those, they are more readily available and pricing has some competition. The .22lr conversion kits are easy to find and relatively inexpensive. The 9mm (or any other pistol round) carbines do not have the reach out and touch something ability that the 5.56/.223 rounds have. Jmho. :)

moneymaker17 10-08-2010 04:43 AM

ok because i rented a 9mm ar 15.
ok cleared that away...
what is the biggest caliber you can get legaly?
what are some pros and cons.
im just trying to picture what i should get before i get it and want somethin g diffrent

russ 10-08-2010 05:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by moneymaker17 (Post 364939)
ok because i rented a 9mm ar 15.
ok cleared that away...
what is the biggest caliber you can get legaly?
what are some pros and cons.
im just trying to picture what i should get before i get it and want somethin g diffrent

How big do you want to go?

There are bolt action uppers available for an AR15 lower that are chambered in .50 BMG.

There is the .50 Beowolf if you want to stay semi-auto and magazine fed.

There is the .300 OSSM that may be the meanest round in an AR15 package.

Then there is always the AR10 family. Starts in .308 (7.62x51 NATO) and I believe can be had in .300 Mag.

So the question is, what do you want/need it to do?

canebrake 10-08-2010 05:28 AM

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Does that work for ya?

moneymaker17 10-08-2010 01:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by russ (Post 364965)
How big do you want to go?

There are bolt action uppers available for an AR15 lower that are chambered in .50 BMG.

There is the .50 Beowolf if you want to stay semi-auto and magazine fed.

There is the .300 OSSM that may be the meanest round in an AR15 package.

Then there is always the AR10 family. Starts in .308 (7.62x51 NATO) and I believe can be had in .300 Mag.

So the question is, what do you want/need it to do?

bacially alls i need it to do is, home defence, and little play like take it out to the farms shooting range and shoot somethings.
what would you guys sugest for me?

rjgnwdc 10-08-2010 03:26 PM

Just MHO
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by moneymaker17 (Post 365055)
bacially alls i need it to do is, home defence, and little play like take it out to the farms shooting range and shoot somethings.
what would you guys sugest for me?

For home defense get you a 12ga shotgun, for fun down at the farm get a .556 AR15 (I have a Bushmaster M4A3) for me I like shooting 1.5" groups at 200 yards or more can't really get that with a 9mm maybe a real good .22. While I'm here I just happen to have a picture of my Bushy & a couple buddy's

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