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Old 09-07-2012, 02:57 AM   #11
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For close range deer hunting with an AR 15 lower? I think you would be hard pressed to find something better than .50 Beowulf.

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For close range deer hunting with an AR 15 lower? I think you would be hard pressed to find something better than .50 Beowulf.
Missed the part about the primary function being plinking and range fun. A .50 Beowulf isn't exactly an inexpensive round.
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Not really looking for a pistol caliber carbine either.

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Maybe a 308? If you want cheap, hard hitting round that is still range friendly why not the 308? At 100 yards the deer will be falling over.

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Missed the part about the primary function being plinking and range fun. A .50 Beowulf isn't exactly an inexpensive round.
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Not really looking for a pistol caliber carbine either.
Jesus man, you are doing a good job of shooting down ideas. Do you have your mind made up on the 7.62x39 and just needed a push?

How about a .460 Rowland upper? Or a .221 Fireball upper?

I have heard of a .17HMR upper, but I have never seen such an animal.
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Maybe a 308? If you want cheap, hard hitting round that is still range friendly why not the 308? At 100 yards the deer will be falling over.
.308 needs the bigger AR-10 platform Padwan. Good idea though.

WSM and WSSM are super expensive and don't fit the criteria.
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I'm really just looking for a fairly inexpensive centerfire rifle round that could serve a plinking and possibly hunting purpose. My mind isnt made either way. I'm just trying to weigh my options.

Saw a .17HMR upper at my LGS today actually.

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Get a few..458 .450 .50 .308 .338 .22 .17 5.7 22.250. I own 4 of those and will never tell you which ones or ill feel the wrath of cane

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222 Remington would probably fit the bill.

Cheap enough ammo, available uppers, and powerful enough for deer under 100 yards.

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You can a cheap plinking upper, or you can have a good, but probably expensive, deer round. If you are serious about either, then I suggest keeping them apart.

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