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Old 05-16-2012, 08:45 PM   #11
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Remington's 30 AR would be a good choice but it's going to be a bit pricey to shoot. It also hasn't caught on like many thought it would so I'm a little uncertain about it's long term availability(think 5 + years from now). Why not just get an AR10 and be done with it? A 308 will handle any deer and hog without much problem.

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If you want to stay with an AR platform, I'd recommend the 300 Blackout, and use 110 gr. Barnes black or blue tipped, or 125 gr Nosler green tips for hunting and the 115 gr UMC at the range.

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I strongly recommend the aforementioned 6.8 SPC.

Silver State Armory sells bulk 110 grain Sierra Pro Hunter rounds for about $.80/round. That's cheap enough to use as target/plinking rounds, and it is also an excellent bullet on whitetail deer.

As was pointed out earlier, a good hunting round in even .223 will cost at least that much.

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I am in the same boat as you OP. I have built a 5.56 blaster that I originally intended to hunt hog and deer with.

My first recommendation is to reload. There are so many bullets available to reloader that will really bring that .224 bullet into a serious hog buster.

Currently I am building a second rig in 6.8. Not because I am not confident in my 5.56 ammo or gun. But more so because I really wanted to build a dedicated hunting rifle. And since I do reload, I am really not too worried about the cost of ammo.

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I am in the same boat as you OP. I have built a 5.56 blaster that I originally intended to hunt hog and deer with.

My first recommendation is to reload. There are so many bullets available to reloader that will really bring that .224 bullet into a serious hog buster.

Currently I am building a second rig in 6.8. Not because I am not confident in my 5.56 ammo or gun. But more so because I really wanted to build a dedicated hunting rifle. And since I do reload, I am really not too worried about the cost of ammo.

Ryan...RLTW!
If you're interested in learning more about the 6.8 SPC, go here:

http://68forums.com/forums/forum.php

Plus, they're fanatics about hog hunting. The 6.8 really shines as a pig sticker. Lots of good reloading information there, too.
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If you're interested in learning more about the 6.8 SPC, go here:

http://68forums.com/forums/forum.php

Plus, they're fanatics about hog hunting. The 6.8 really shines as a pig sticker. Lots of good reloading information there, too.
Thanks, I signed up last week. You are right, tons of good info on there.

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You want a hog getter build a 458SOCOM'

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What do you guys think of 7.62x39 on a ar 15

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You want a hog getter build a 458SOCOM'
Yeah, and the "boom" that echoes across the fields in the early A.M. sounds awesome too!
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I'm gonna stick with my .300blk upper I'm building for hunting. .30 cal projectile should be all you would need.

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