Need help on caliber choice

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by Josey Wales '94, Jul 9, 2010.

  1. Josey Wales '94

    Josey Wales '94 New Member

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    First, Thanks in advance for any help. Alright, I have two calibers in mind, the Alexander Arms rounds. The 50 Beo and the 6.5 Grendel.
    -The 6.5 is cheaper to shoot (Wolf). Its adequate for mid sized game, (I would use it up to the biggest Mule deer out there, and anything under). Great BC, better than the 5.56 or 7.62 NATOs. Great long range cartridge.
    -The Beo is a 50 cal, I mean come on, thats awesome. Its enough for any North American game, and I love that too. I go elk hunting so this really helps. 300-400 grain projectiles, :cool: . It would blow a hole in anything you want. After 200 yards it starts to drop like a rock. But thats not a big problem with me, so.
    -The thing is I want a larger cal AR upper. But I have a .300 Win Mag, .308 Saiga, .30-06, 7.62x54, .30-30, and 8mm Mauser for elk/deer/bear.

    So if you can, HELP, and again thank you.
     
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    canebrake New Member

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  3. Josey Wales '94

    Josey Wales '94 New Member

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    Yes, I do like the bullet selection on the .458. But the price pushes me away. Yea, we reload, but I dont want to sit at a desk for hours loading 300 rounds. The Beo gives equal performance with the bullet selection available to both. I can buy 300 Beo rounds for 300-somethin dollars. Not the .458. But thank you
     
  4. mjkeat

    mjkeat New Member

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    From what Ive read the 6.5 Grendel might be your best bet. Ive heard/read that the Wolf work well for the price.
     
  5. Josey Wales '94

    Josey Wales '94 New Member

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    OK I'm goin Grendel. Love that Wolf makes ammo for it, and the more expensive ammo is still as cheap (or expensive) as the Beo. Thank y'all