As some of you may have read in my introduction, i picked up my first semi-auto rifle tuesday, a Stag 2TL. I have been out with it three times, shooting a total of 300 rounds. This is the first AR i have ever shot, and i love it. After the excitement of shooting this gun, and reading the stories of the excitement of those who have built their own guns, i have decided to do this as well.
Before i undertake building an AR platform gun i have a few questions.
First, my uncle and grandfather, neither of whom had ever handled a gun like this, both inquired about the hunting capabilities. So my biggest question is, does the 5.56/.223 round have the ability to take down a whitetail?
The other question i had was the price/round of reloading ammunition. My gun shop carries reloading supplies, and i was considering getting the basic equipment to start reloading rounds for the range. If anyone has any ballpark estimates on what they spend to reload their ammunition, your input would be great.
My idea for building an AR would be for long range shooting, either hunting or strictly long target shooting (mostly because my 2TL is a tactical rifle with a 16" barrel, i need to balance out)
I see what you guys mean about getting addicted to this stuff