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Sicilian13 09-21-2012 10:52 AM

Hunting with a ar15
 
What's the best caliber ar15 to go hunting white tail deer in upstate new york?? Ask also trying to keep cost around $1200...

Gatoragn 09-21-2012 11:25 AM

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Originally Posted by Sicilian13 (Post 949378)
What's the best caliber ar15 to go hunting white tail deer in upstate new york?? Ask also trying to keep cost around $1200...

6.5 Grendel, 6.8 spc, 300 blk, 458 socom are some good ones.

I have a 6.8 upper, but have not had an opportunity to take a deer with it yet. Maybe this season....

People do use their 5.56/223 ARs, just use a quality hunting round and make a good clean shot.

Cokercreek Jim 09-21-2012 03:25 PM

Black bear
 
Would an AR 15 in .223 take down a black bear, not hunting but self defense?
I live in the South East Tennessee mountains and blacks are common.

vincent 09-21-2012 03:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Cokercreek Jim (Post 949564)
Would an AR 15 in .223 take down a black bear, not hunting but self defense?
I live in the South East Tennessee mountains and blacks are common.

I have no personal experience to offer this question but from what I've gathered from our more experienced members here is probably not...sans the perfect shot, heart/lungs/brain. It'll probably serve to piss Yogi off more than stop him...that's my story and I'm stickin' to it! :D

purehavoc 09-21-2012 03:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Cokercreek Jim (Post 949564)
Would an AR 15 in .223 take down a black bear, not hunting but self defense?
I live in the South East Tennessee mountains and blacks are common.

30 rounds ? One will leak all over and run outta life eventually :D

sniper762 09-21-2012 08:51 PM

ive killed dozens of deer with mine using 62 gr. sps. deer are harder to kill than black bears


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