Lets compare shall we

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by Kwaynebb, Jan 6, 2011.

  1. Kwaynebb

    Kwaynebb New Member

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    Okay screw my last post. im trying to compare the ar-57 to the 223. pros and cons. I dont know much about ar's so im looking for any info thats out there.
     
  2. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    Please check my response to your first post.

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  3. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    If you plan to use the AR for large game you will need to up the ante to at minimum, the AR-10.
     
  4. mjkeat

    mjkeat New Member

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    Im not a big hunter. What do you mean by big game?
     
  5. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    You might get better info if you post 1 thread with questions rather than 3 within minutes of each other. Just saying...
     
  6. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    what is this 57 we speak of is it the fn5.7??
     
  7. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    The FN 5.7 is a very small, very fast moving round with very little recoil. While this application is ideal for small hands, small stature types in a pistol configuration, it's tragic in the world of an AR usage log.

    It's too small and provides too little wound cavity to be truly useful against anything but varmints, small birds and perhaps cats. The small, fast moving round would be ideal for punching through tough hide, but wouldn't do much once it got inside.

    My initial thought is that the round would punch through the animal completely, leaving a moderate wound channel ( at best ) and would lead you on a track and stalk for a ways before it died a slow and painful death from fluid in the lungs or something like that. Either way, the adrenaline would be coursing through the meat, which isn't exactly leaving you with a Michelin 5 Star meat for the cooking. :rolleyes:

    Now, for a pistol to carry, I don't think the round can be discounted because it will definitely mess up a male sized attacker and the ability to put multiple rounds on target in a hurry because of the very low recoil would be a huge bonus.

    Ammo is expensive. You are looking at $0.38/$0.45 a round and the AR platform is really built around the plan to shoot it quite a bit. Add to that the fun factor of shooting one and your budget just went up again.

    .223/5.56mm can be had cheaper, it is WAY more readily available and it's got a much better application for up to "mid sized" game.

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  8. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    your joking right?

    The reloadable 22mag (FN 5.7) is nothing but a farce. It is just shy of worthless in my book.