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Old 09-21-2012, 10:52 AM   #1
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What's the best caliber ar15 to go hunting white tail deer in upstate new york?? Ask also trying to keep cost around $1200...

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Old 09-21-2012, 11:25 AM   #2
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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.
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Old 09-21-2012, 03:25 PM   #3
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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.

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Old 09-21-2012, 03:31 PM   #4
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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!
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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
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ive killed dozens of deer with mine using 62 gr. sps. deer are harder to kill than black bears

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