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other ar15 calibers

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by ny_vin18, Nov 17, 2004.

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  1. ny_vin18

    ny_vin18 Member

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    what other calibers besides 223 can i use in an ar15 rifle big size ar or small size what other calibers are available to use, i want a round that will kill a deer can someone recomend a caliber for for my first ar15 that will kill a deer besides .223
     
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    Some places are making AR's in .308.
     
  3. MrMurphy

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    With an upper and a mag change, the 6.8mm SPC (the round the Army is drooling over) will drop a deer easily, Barrett makes the uppers.

    Also, you can get 7.62X39mm uppers, which will certainly do the job.

    The .458 SOCOM or .50 Beowulf would drop a deer if you were close enough, and those are upper conversions.
     
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    There's Armalite's AR10 in .243.
     
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    6.8SPC seems to be the new buzz.

    Check out the 6.5 Grendel as well.
     
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    I have a 762X39 flat top upper. With Wolf 154gr soft point ammo, it shoots right at 2" at 100 yds. I would think this would work great for deer.
     
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    There's also the pistol caliber carbines.

    RRA and Colt make 9mms.

    Oly Arms makes 9mm, .45 ACP, and the one I'm drooling over, 10mm.

    Oly might make a .30 carbine one as well.
     
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    Why doesn't somebody make a 7mm TCU barrel for ALL .223 systems?

    SAME case. GOOD cartridge.

    :confused:
     
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    Here is a link for SSK and the cartridges they chamber in the AR15.
    I have an upper (not from SSK) in .458 Socom that would easily handle just about any animal in the world and would certainly work on any animal in the world under the right conditions.
     
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    I've been thinking hard about getting a new .204 Ruger upper for my varment rig...

    http://www.whiteoakarmament.com/

    WOA builds some of the best uppers anywhere.

    :cool:
     
  11. GMAN

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    Check out the December issue of Shooting Times, it is a special AR issue and has everything from .22 to .50 BEO
     
  12. Black Snowman

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    http://www.olyarms.com/ makes the AR platform in:
    9mm
    40 S&W
    45 ACP
    10 MM
    .223
    7.62x39
    .223 WSSM
    .243 WSSM

    Other companies make various calibers as well. The AR-10 size guns are avilable in 243, 308, and a few others.
     
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