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Carbine or 5.56

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by cougarman, Mar 9, 2018.

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  1. cougarman

    cougarman Member

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    I am considering a carbine/rifle other than my 30/30. Want something that has ammo readily available. Want something with larger capacity than the 30/30. Would be used for fun but also home defense just in case the SHTF. Probably not shooting farther than 100 yards. I guess the original question is not as simple as I thought. I do appreciate the discussion.
     
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    Well, I think you’re describing an AR in 5.56. The 5.56/.223 round is better than a pistol round for HD or SHTF in every single way except for how loud it is when fired indoors.

    That said, a pistol-caliber carbine might be more practical since some can share mags with your handgun and pistol rounds are generally less restricted at ranges, especially indoor ones.
     
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    40 cal bester choice;) Kel-Tec SUB-2000: weapon_kel-tec_sub-2000.jpg :thumbup:
     
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    That picture made me smile.
    To the OP I would prefer a pcc if it's primarily a range toy. There is something to be said for lack of muzzle blast. If people consider a 9mm in a handgun as adequate home defense a reliable carbine would be better. Back to muzzle blast, have you fired a .556 inside a building without hearing protection?
     
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    Hi Point is making a 10mm now.... Cheap
     
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    For fun at the range a pistol caliber carbine beats a 5.56 for me and is what I shoot more. As a practical defense and varmint/deer hunting tool the 5.56 wins but the PCC isn't useless.
     
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    Have to be some version rifle caliber. I see no need to haul around any rifle at all that only shoots a pistol round. That's what pistols are for. Rifle rounds are nearly always much better for everything.
     
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    Build what ever you want.
    This is my AR 9mm SBR
     

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