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Old 07-27-2011, 05:57 AM   #1
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Well some of you may know me. I have had a thread going for about 5 or 6 months about my AR build. I am now in month 4 of waiting on my upper from RAR guns. That being said, I am tired of waiting on it and I am ready to get something on my lower. I need something that will put down a hog or any other north texas big game with one shot. I have recently checked out the .458 socom. I know this round will achieve that, but... what are some options you experienced AR guys would offer up. I have looked at 6.8 .50 .458 .300 .338 6.5 .450 .... I am so lost. I have a Sun Devil billett lower with a MOE buttstock, spikes T2 buffer and a RRA lpk that I built about 5 freaking months ago. Someone please give me their input on my best option, considering quality, practicality, and cost. While your at it send me to the best place to purchase, becuase I would like to get an order in NOW!!!!

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AIMs has a .300BLK upper and ammo for sale that would probably be on your doorstep before the RAR. The .300BLK is accurate but is only designed for 200/300 yards and in.

Personally I'd look into an AR chambered in .308. It'll bring down a human out to a good distance so I imagine it can handle a hog. 5.56 will put a hog down w/ 1 round.

Cancel you order w/ RAR. You could have already had a couple k rounds through a much nicer AR for the same price already.

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Well some of you may know me. I have had a thread going for about 5 or 6 months about my AR build. I am now in month 4 of waiting on my upper from RAR guns. That being said, I am tired of waiting on it and I am ready to get something on my lower. I need something that will put down a hog or any other north texas big game with one shot. I have recently checked out the .458 socom. I know this round will achieve that, but... what are some options you experienced AR guys would offer up. I have looked at 6.8 .50 .458 .300 .338 6.5 .450 .... I am so lost. I have a Sun Devil billett lower with a MOE buttstock, spikes T2 buffer and a RRA lpk that I built about 5 freaking months ago. Someone please give me their input on my best option, considering quality, practicality, and cost. While your at it send me to the best place to purchase, becuase I would like to get an order in NOW!!!!

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Wait times are only going to get worse too! What the heck type of upper did you order from RRA Kwaynebb? I am close to putting an order with them too for my upper, but may have to reconsider.
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Wait times are only going to get worse too! What the heck type of upper did you order from RRA Kwaynebb? I am close to putting an order with them too for my upper, but may have to reconsider.
R.A.R not rock river arms. Rar is a Ar15 assembler
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Whewwwwwwwwww! That makes me feel better!!!!


.........ooooops, and sorry for your pain!!! I hate waiting.
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Personally I'd look into an AR chambered in .308. It'll bring down a human out to a good distance so I imagine it can handle a hog. 5.56 will put a hog down w/ 1 round.
I have thought about going the .308 route. However I think I want to buy an upper in a larger caliber that I can run on a 15 lower. I also have this syndrome where I like to kill a fly with a sledge hammer so I really want something big. I dont know about others but the .458 will work with any unmodified GI mag and fit any mil spec lower. I dont really want to buy a complete rifle at the moment so I could get something to run on the lower I already have and Im about to build another, and maybe one day I will have two. As far as canceling the order with R.A.R. Im having enough trouble getting the upper shipped so im sure it would be an act of congress to get a refund and its too late to reverse the payment. Like an idiot im going to ride it out. I just would like to know some pro-cons about the larger calibers like .458 .50 6.5 grendal. Range is not an issue. Most of the time it will be within 200 yards
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I just would like to know some pro-cons about the larger calibers like .458 .50 6.5 grendal.
expensive if you dont reload
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This ^ and I believe another member is having quite a time getting his to function properly.
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This ^ and I believe another member is having quite a time getting his to function properly.
non-function of these non 556/223 uppers is usually magazine related. my socom wont run reliably unless im using usgi mags. pmags and cammengas choke it.
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i do plan on getting a 308 eventually. but for the time being i am wanting to buy something that i can run on my platform that i already have. it is my understanding that a 308 is a completely different lower than the 5.56. if that is correct then i would be buying a whole new rifle. I want to something in a large caliber that will fit a ar-15 lower like my sun devil. i am abondoning common sense here and looking for something big not necesarilly practical. maybe not the 458 maybe 6.5, or 6.8 I just want something i can put in my pac and switch out if i want to. that is why i am not looking at the 308 right now. i know this may stupid, but that is why i am trying to see if anyone has any experience with any of these caliber uppers. if i am going to make a bad decision i want it to be an educated bad decision.

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