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Old 12-01-2013, 10:51 PM   #1
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Anyone done any deer hunting or any other type of hunting with their AR-15? I have been thinking about doing it but wonder if it has the take down power.



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Old 12-01-2013, 11:00 PM   #2
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Hunters have taken coyotes, deer, and boar with the .223



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Anyone done any deer hunting or any other type of hunting with their AR-15? I have been thinking about doing it but wonder if it has the take down power.
Inside of 150 yards with the proper ammunition you are good for anything the size of a white tail deer and smaller. .223 Federal Fusion and Barnes VOR-TX are both recommended by the manufacturers for deer hunting and are easy to find right now. Both work great.
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Someone boasted taking a whitetail at 300 yards with an AR just a couple weeks ago. He posted pictures.

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Inside of 150 yards with the proper ammunition you are good for anything the size of a white tail deer and smaller. .223 Federal Fusion and Barnes VOR-TX are both recommended by the manufacturers for deer hunting and are easy to find right now. Both work great.
Thanks I've seen that ammo at the local sporting goods store. May try it out. I usually hunt with my remington 700 30-06. But would love to take one with my AR.
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Anyone done any deer hunting or any other type of hunting with their AR-15? I have been thinking about doing it but wonder if it has the take down power.
You can definitely do it. Better place that shot though. Smaller caliber means smaller room for error. It's simple ballistics really.
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I hunted with my keltec su16c all this season and used lake city 55 grain sp ammo and all of em dropped within 15 yrds of where they were shot, the largest was a 8 point buck at 160 lbs, Im just finishing up my AR15 so I haven't hunted with it , but I can say that the .223 rnd will kill deer efficiently, all were shot at 80 to 100 yrds, as long as you hit vitals or spine they wont get far before they buckle up

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And you typically won't blow out the opposite quarter like my 300 win does...

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Somebody like me isn't skilled and confident enough to say i could definitely hit the vitals of a deer outside of 100+ yds. I've never shot at a deer so i just dont know. But a larger caliber would give me a little more wiggle room just in case i was close. Also, make sure it is legal in your state.

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I'm very confident with my AR more than any other rifle I have.



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