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caligundude
04-16-2009, 9:56 PM
jus out of curiosity:rolleyes: has any one gone hunting with an AR15 .223 or 5.56 ?

stormy_clothing
04-16-2009, 10:59 PM
hunting what ? thats a very broad category and what grain 55 or 80 or in between.

Blaze1Up
04-16-2009, 11:03 PM
depends on what, but hunting deer with 223 is frowned upon

oilfieldtrash11
04-16-2009, 11:07 PM
i hunt doves with mine;)

7.62/5.56
04-16-2009, 11:13 PM
It is frowned upon but I've hunted w/ a AR-15 (iron sighted) funny, because we've used .222 and 22/250's for years in bolt action rifles and never heard nothing from no one.I guess you really do need a 30.06 to make a clean kill on a 140lb animal:rolleyes:

caligundude
04-17-2009, 12:31 AM
i hunt doves with mine;)
so u really hunt doves with yours ? i didnt think you could. lol ....

umm hunt dear or wild pig. i got a 30-06 . i was just wondering if you could hunt with an ar 5.56 or .223 :o

sickboy774
04-17-2009, 12:41 AM
I plan to hunt with an AR style this season! I have a AR10 style rifle built and am working on a 458 socom too. Nothing wrong with 223. If you hunt big game in CA you cannot use rimfire cartridges or shot guns over 10 gauge. I believe there is something about maximum size bullet caliber but i think it was for muzzle loaders.

oilfieldtrash11
04-17-2009, 1:41 AM
so u really hunt doves with yours ? i didnt think you could. lol ....

umm hunt dear or wild pig. i got a 30-06 . i was just wondering if you could hunt with an ar 5.56 or .223 :o


im just really really good....

on a serious note, i shoot coyotes with mine, i havent tried to shoot anything else with it but it is good for yotes!

ive got about 12 in the past month in a friends backyard with mine.

sonicbuff
04-17-2009, 1:49 AM
I know a few folks who hunt deers with 6.5 grendel and wild boars with .50 Beowulf.

mls343
04-17-2009, 7:09 AM
If you plan on eating the meat, then the high-speed, high veloccity rounds like the .223 or 5.56 will tear up the game and add shock to the meat - which is not good. Use a .30 caliber if you want to eat it.

If you plan on just killing it - coyotes, ground squirrles, etc, then the .223 will get the job done.

Just mu $0.02 worth.

Futurecollector
04-17-2009, 8:08 AM
Go after a deer with an AK and a 30rd mag cant go wrong :43:

jafount
04-17-2009, 8:24 AM
If you plan on eating the meat, then the high-speed, high veloccity rounds like the .223 or 5.56 will tear up the game and add shock to the meat - which is not good. Use a .30 caliber if you want to eat it.

If you plan on just killing it - coyotes, ground squirrles, etc, then the .223 will get the job done.

Just mu $0.02 worth.

Hmmmm....what is "shock to the meat"? I can't understand why someone would hunt deer without having intent to eat the meat.

.223/5.56 may have ok muzzle velocity but it lacks a lot of kinetic energy and trails off fast at distances over 150 yards. I shoot a 7.64 round that far exceeds the velocity of any .223/5.56 round and have never had a problem "shocking" the mean. Kinetic energy is what causes the shock wave, so my muzzle loader shooting a .50 cal round at low velocity has far more kinetic energy and killing power than a high speed small .223/5.56 round

As an aside, a proper double lung or heart/lung shot shouldn't have any problems ruining meat, unless you pull a "Kentucky heart shot" while the animal is running away from you! ;)

kenjimatic
04-17-2009, 8:28 AM
Before I built my AR, during my youger years, I shot my first buck with my dad's bolt action .223(forgot which rifle it was but it used .223). It was a 3 pointer at about 70 yards. He was turned in the opposite direction and I was too anxious to make the kill so I shot it from the back of the head and it cracked the skull so the antlers were no longer intact. It did made my day though, my first kill :D

Blacktail 8541
04-17-2009, 8:32 AM
.223 is plenty adaquet for deer. It may not be ideal, but if you take responsible shots and use the correct bullet you will not have any trouble.

Cal-Irish
04-17-2009, 10:05 AM
.223 is plenty adaquet for deer. It may not be ideal, but if you take responsible shots and use the correct bullet you will not have any trouble.
Can someone recommend the correct bullet since we're on the topic?

Desert_AIP
04-17-2009, 1:30 PM
6.8 SPC for hogs and deer

http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w135/Desert_AIP/My_68_Hunt_02.jpg

TZL
04-17-2009, 2:11 PM
Barnes varmint gernades for varmints and coyotes.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYigC49tnh8

J_Rock
04-17-2009, 2:18 PM
Can someone recommend the correct bullet since we're on the topic?

Proper expanding bullets like corbon DPX using the all copper TSX load is very good and will expand to about .50 and penetrates very deeply.

Also trophy bonded bear claw is a good expanding bullet.

trooperfast7
04-17-2009, 2:40 PM
270 is the best deer gun

reidnez
04-17-2009, 2:45 PM
Barnes varmint gernades for varmints and coyotes.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYigC49tnh8

LMFAO at the exploding squirrels! That image never gets old...

Blacktail 8541
04-17-2009, 4:08 PM
Proper expanding bullets like corbon DPX using the all copper TSX load is very good and will expand to about .50 and penetrates very deeply.

Also trophy bonded bear claw is a good expanding bullet.

2 very good recomendations

TZL
04-17-2009, 5:00 PM
I kinda want to see what the Varmint Gernade does to watermelons ......

LMFAO at the exploding squirrels! That image never gets old...

BigBamBoo
04-17-2009, 6:13 PM
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AngelDecoys
04-17-2009, 6:27 PM
jus out of curiosity:rolleyes: has any one gone hunting with an AR15 .223 or 5.56 ?

Sure. Plenty of people hunt with AR's. However, I've noticed it more in other states.

6.8 SPC for hogs and deer.

That would certainly do the job. I'm looking forward to the .308 RAR uppers when they get released.

Jpach
04-17-2009, 9:31 PM
I have hunted rabbit in New Mexico before with my .223 SPR using FMJ ammo. It basically exploded. I can post pics if you like. VERY GRAPHIC!!! Just let me know