Skip to comments.THE AR-15: THE GUN LIBERALS LOVE TO HATE
Posted on 01/02/2013 3:29:20 PM PST by neverdem
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Thank God I sold all my ARs to some guy in a bar.
I sold mine to some Mexicans. (Just doing what my government does). They said they didn’t need a receipt.
I never much cared for them, prefer an M1 or M14.
That’s funny in any language.
The .223 is kind of an underpowered cartridge.
Is that true, really? Seemed to be rather powerful in Sandy Hook. Would certainly depend on caliber and grain.
I don’t think any state allows a .223 for deer.
You can use them for coyote, hogs and varmints though.
Here is an interesting article about the 5.56.
Not as underpowered as some think.
I’m thinking it is the small diameter of the projectile rather than the force behind it that is the problem?
That is why I stick to the 5.56mm and assault clips. Way more powerful.
Mainly it’s the weight of the bullet. Heavier bullets are better, but there’s only so much you can do in a small caliber.
.30 caliber minimum in this state for big game. I tend toward the .45-70. That solves most problems, including unwanted motor vehicles.
Exactly correct. It will pass through any part of a deer but a .22 cal doesn’t make a very big hole.
Normal 223 ammo uses a 55-grain bullet. They make 80-grain bullets for it but the rifle needs a faster twist barrel to stabilize it so as to have it shoot accurately, one in eight at least. M16 upper receivers with 1:8 twist barrels aren’t that had to come up with or at least they weren’t prior to a couple of months ago...
I’m partial to my Mini-14, but I wouldn’t kick an AR out of the gun safe.
Interesting article. Thanks for the link.
You don’t use the full metal jacket ammo for hunting, you use a ballistic or soft point bullet which expands to two or three times it’s original diameter.
In Pennsylvania, the only requirement for deer and black bear in regular firearms season is that it is a centerfire round with a projectile designed to expand (i.e. no FMJ). If so inclined, you could use a .17 Remington for black bear. Muzzle loading long guns must be a minimum of .44 and muzzle loading handguns must be at least .50.
There is limited hunting of the PA elk herd, and IIRC, there is a .270/130gr. minimum for them.
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