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Old 03-24-2013, 2:09 PM
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Default Hunting with Modern Sporting Rifles (AR-15).

How many Modern Sporting Rifle hunters do we have on the boards? What do you hunt? What caliber do you use? What do you like and dislike about hunting with the AR platform? Lets see your pics from the hunt!! I just built a 6.5mm Grendel for deer and pigs and will be hitting the woods soon.

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Old 03-24-2013, 2:18 PM
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I also started a Facebook group if your not to paranoid and want to come out of the shadows.
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I really don't know anyone who hunts with an AR. Bolt guns are it for my crowd, of course I'm old too.
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I build AR upper receivers designed for hunting. All I ever hunt mammals with now is AR rifles. I find them to have all the handling benefits of a lever action rifle, with the precision of a bolt action.

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This is an management bull I took in Oregon w/243WSSM at 349 yards:


D3 buck 243WSSM shot running at ~90 yards



Wife's first buck with a 6.8 ~ 80 yards


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Been using my 6.8 AR for quite a few years now.
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I think a lot of people think AR-15 is just 5.56/223. They don't realize you can slap another upper on the same lower in a few seconds that offers awesome hunting capabilities. 6.5mm and 6.8mm are two great examples.
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Been using my 6.8 AR for quite a few years now.
How do you like it? Is it a build or commercial? I know Ambush are makes a 6.8mm for hunting with a cool camo pattern.
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It's a Stag upper that I bought for a Stag lower that I'd had stirring around for years. Not fancy by any means, but effective. I love it.
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My son getting familiar with the Grendel on Saturday.

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I love my 6.8SPC.Sorry I do not have great pictures like chico redneck and his wife.I will post a picture or two next time the Scar 17 308 knocks a coyote down.
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I'm building a 6.5 Grendel now for hunting hogs and deer. Maybe elk inside 200 meters.
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I use my .223 AR for coyotes. Have yet to get one yet though.
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I'm building a 6.5 Grendel now for hunting hogs and deer. Maybe elk inside 200 meters.
What parts are you missing?
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My family uses 458 SOCOM
We have taken Hogs, Bison, Sheep, and Water Buffalo with them.

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My family uses 458 SOCOM
We have taken Hogs, Bison, Sheep, and Water Buffalo with them.

Speaking of Buffalo
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Quit taking pictures of predators.
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What caliber?
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Took these with a .50 beowulf. Best part of the ar was being able to tag them while running with no trouble at all. Back to bolt .270 for hunting now though, just had to get an ar-15 kill out of my system
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6mm WOA.(6.8 spc necked to 6mm) This one ate a 65gr vmax at 425yards. Mostly just use the ar15 for dogs and squeaks.

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Took these with a .50 beowulf. Best part of the ar was being able to tag them while running with no trouble at all. Back to bolt .270 for hunting now though, just had to get an ar-15 kill out of my system
That's one hell of a round. I was told that was a good 150 yard gun do the heavy slow round.
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We hunt deer,pigs and yotes with them all the time here.
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223...this hog was taken with a 40 grain lead free ballistic tip at 60 yards.one shot through the shoulder

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Just a reminder if you don't hunt with a modern sporting rifle no need to chime in and inform us of the fact.

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I don't hunt with one but, I do like the name though, modern sporting rifle, better than any other name they've been called, hopefully it sticks!
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I like the wording Modern Sporting Rifle and view it as an umbrella term for our AR's regardless of caliber, how old the platform is, etc. If the DiFi's of the world can make up the umbrella term Assault Weapons why can't we have our own which better describes the civilian semi-automatic version.
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Any of you found and hunted with this Remington 223?


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No,but only because I roll my own.all of the Barnes TSX bullets work great an I had great luck with the 60 grain nosler partitions before they banned lead for hunting over here.
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A pic of the 55 grain tipped TSX
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A pic of the 55 grain tipped TSX
I don't know much about that round. Is that adequate for deer and pig? Would love to put my 223/5.56 Windham Weapons AR to work in the pig battle . Do you know where i could pre-order some of those rounds.
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This is the ammo i'm using in my Grendel.


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For those who don't know what a Modern Sporting Rifle is.


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For those who don't know what a Modern Sporting Rifle is.

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I'll help... great video BTW.

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The Modern Rifle dates to the 1800's. Hence modern rifle season but some states call it Modern Gun season. The bolt action rifle was invented pre WWI but its still considered modern. The modern sporting rifle origins date to the design in the 1950's but didn't start getting popular unto the 1980's and didn't really take off among the hunting crowd until the new century. Many veterans returning from the middle eastern conflicts like myself prefer to use a rifle we are familiar with and grew fond of. The term modern does not mean it was invented last year. Just like Modern Rifle season does not mean we can only use rifles invented in the last decade.

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How many Modern Sporting Rifle hunters do we have on the boards? What do you hunt? What caliber do you use? What do you like and dislike about hunting with the AR platform? Lets see your pics from the hunt!! I just built a 6.5mm Grendel for deer and pigs and will be hitting the woods soon.
I started to use an AR15 chambered in 6.8 spcII as a backup when patrolling the property on my ATV two years ago. If I see a coyote I'll use it but not ready to make the switch and use it for blacktail yet. It's a nice little setup with a 1.5-6x42 scope and would be perfect for hogs next time I head south. As much as I like it, it's hard to put my trusted Remy down when it comes to deer hunting. Like a novice fisher switching from a spinning reel to a bait caster, I'm going to have to force myself to do so.
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The modern rifle platform is a versatile platform that allows quick changes between calibers. One might own one rifle and have various caliber uppers to go on the same lower. Think of a drill and multiple bits that serve different functions. Think of this thread as discussing the drill and the various bits to go on the drill. You could have a thread to talk about the bits individuality or a thread to discuss the whole drill package. I have two caliber uppers i use on the same lower. Someone might have a 5.56 lower and decide they might want to put a 300 blackout upper on for a specific purpose. That's what makes the Modern Sporting Rifle so much fun. Its flexibility and versatility for hunting various game with the same gun. From elk to ground hogs with only one firearm. To cool!!

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That's one hell of a round. I was told that was a good 150 yard gun do the heavy slow round.
Sure is. It's a lot like a 45/70 balistically, and it'll hurl a 350 grain bullet down range at something like 1900fps. Sure did the trick on those pigs, blew some big ole' holes in them.
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