Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by constructor, Dec 15, 2014.
With a 7 mag, I don't need follow up shots.
I've got some 65 grain sierra game kings that shoot fast and accurate with CFE223 powder. If I were to try hunting with an MSR, this is the combo I'd try first.
On the other hand, a 30-30 lever action with iron sites has a certain appeal, and it's a proven tool for harvesting deer at shorter ranges.
But to answer the original question, I don't hunt with AR because it is big medicine on a little critter. ALL I HUNT IS SQUIRRELS!!! !
Once you get accustomed to having delicious venison/rabbit/elk/speed goat/hog, etc. in your freezer, your conscience should cut you some slack.
(Dead Right There)
Because that's the fairly "neutral" alternative to "assault rifle" popular nomenclature has come up with in order to describe the AR-15 family. While you may picture the term including other sorts of firearms, the shooting press has effectively limited its definition to semi-auto firearms, typically of the AR-15 family.
This might be a bit off topic in an AR thread so I'll keep this short:
The numbers are in tens of thousands. It's a non-native species, introduced to Finland in 1934 by five deer (subspecies Dacotensis and Borealis; big-bodied northern whitetail common in MN, ND, SD, WY, WI, MI, MT etc.) donated by Finnish-American hunting enthusiasts from Minnesota, and a few more in 1948, to broaden the gene pool after WWII. The population has been very sustainable for hunting for over 50 years now and while many farmers regard it as a pest, it has become #1 big game species for hunters in southern and southwestern Finland. AFAIK this is the only major population of whitetail outside North/Central/South America.
And I love it.
why do most people automatically assume it's .223, even when used for deer?
I hunt deer with an AR in .358 WSSM. I used my Varminter for varmints.
my brother has an AR10 carbine in 243 win, but after holding that thing with a scope and a full mag the thing weighs a full 3 pounds more than my heaviest rifle in my collection which I'm pretty sure is my M1 Garand.
Wrong. Legal unless you're in the southern shotgun zone.
I do wish I could find 10 round magazines for this rifle/cartridge combination - the 30 round banana magazines send the wrong message.
That's kinda funny. I'd me more concerned with it making the gun less maneuverable in brush.
That brings up another reason I haven't used my AR for hunting yet: In Oregon we can only use 5-round magazines for big game, which always seem to cost more that 30 round mags
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