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Old 02-17-2012, 11:47 PM   #11
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But....would that be a good choice for hunting bears?
If you want to hunt bear with 556 I guess :-)
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... I think purchasing the "correct" AR is one of the more simple things to do. There's so much information out there and things are changing but a couple days to a week of good reading and you'll have all the info you need. I enjoy reading about ARs so the research is fun.

For an "all around AR" I would go w/ a standard non M4 cut barrel. I prefer a lightweight barrel but... With a $1500 budget I would go Daniel Defense or soend around $930 on a BCM midlength and use the rest for an Aimpoint H1.
I agree, anyone who's done a few research projects in high school or college should have the mental faculties to get a good idea what they need in an AR. And unlike what you may have been assigned in school, this project should be very interesting! And fun.

For $1500, a BCM LW midlength with Aimpoint H1 would fill the bill nicely for me as well.
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But....would that be a good choice for hunting bears?
Would it do the job ? maybe , but would I hunt bear with one ? No way in He77 There are much more efficient rounds to use on a bear
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Look outside the 9 dots. If you want to hunt bear, and I would, I would grab one of my 6.8 SPCII uppers. I have both 16" 6.8 X 43 with 1 in 11.25" twist with 5R rifling, or the 18" Bison Armament 6.8 SPC II with 1: 11 twist and 4 grove rifling. Both have the better specs and can spit out a 100 gr 270 caliber bullet at around 2800 to 2900 fps. It's a step up from 5.56 and has the thump down range to drop deer and pigs.

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