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Old 05-09-2010, 6:47 PM
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Question Reasons to use a "Black Rifle" for hunting.

At the risk of sounding stupid I ask this to back up an argument that has been going on between myself and a friend.

The way I see its like using a Beneli MR1 or R1, Browning BAR, or a Remington 750 in (either calibers). Its a semi auto rifle used for hunting with miner differences right?

From what I can understand.
I get the ergo's Im use to. Easier way to carry my ammo. And faster follow up shot if you need to.

Any others why?
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Because you feel like a badazzz... Just saying.
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Because its cool

Not a real arguable reasons but I'll drink to that
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Because the Founding Fathers wanted it to be that way!
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Also remember that the AR platform can use many different calibers some which lend themselves well to hunting. such as 6.5 grendel, 50 beowulf,. 458 socom, or 6.8spc.
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[QUOTE=Cobrafreak;4261868]Because the Founding Fathers wanted it to be that way![/QUOTE

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Also remember that the AR platform can use many different calibers some which lend themselves well to hunting. such as 6.5 grendel, 50 beowulf,. 458 socom, or 6.8spc.
Really good point there. And the smaller varmint calibers out there too.
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Because you want to.

I take some of mine for coyote and ground squirrel hunting. The kids like them because of the the lack of recoil.
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Accurate, lightweight, many parts and accesaories available, ammo is readily available,cheap (compared to other large calibers) and wide selection of types of ammo, easy field cleaning.

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For me, an EBR makes a great field gun because I'm not afraid to ding it up--it's meant to have a few scratches.
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Because you can go to war with it if one brakes out.
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That would all depend on what your hunting.........that's the way god intended it to be.........like others have said it looks badazz
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Because you want to.
I would only ad 'because you can'. Of course that could change sometime in the future...
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because if you miss the first shot you can have multiple follow up shots if needed. Also olympic now has their 300 ossm uppers on sale. Its supposed to have better ballistics than a 30-06.
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I shoot 300+ pound pigs with my AR15. I've also done it with my LRB M14SA. The M14 has awesome power, but the muzzle rise and recoil make it slightly more difficult for target reacquisition and follow-up shots.
The AR is great for hunting because there is an endless number of accessories you can get. There isn't any other rifle with more flexibility (maybe the AK).
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Professional Guides use them as backup for dangerous game like bears.......Works for me!
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Also olympic now has their 300 ossm uppers on sale. Its supposed to have better ballistics than a 30-06.
Olympic is almost the bottom of the barrel.

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Because it’s fun and cheap to practice with.
Extra Practice = better results in the field.
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Its your right and the anti's can't say that the black rifle is only a weapon of war and doesn't have any sporting purposes. The more AR's are out in the hunting field, the better.
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because suddenly you are now a bad *** that hunts buffalo from helicopters

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A reason to hunt with a black rifle? Because your prey can look like this:


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If ARs are capable of the destruction politicians claim just think what it will do to Bambi.
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There're 2 main reasons for me to choose the AR platforms.

1. Modularity - I can have just a couple of lowers and can use numerous uppers for different calibers.

2. Precision - Some of the AR can be almost as precise as some bolt rifles.

A deer can't tell if you use a bolt rifle or an AR; Only politicians can.
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What's the difference if the critter is hit with a performance .223 bullet from a $2000 Cooper, or the very same bullet from an $800 AR15?

Not a darn thing.
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What's the difference if the critter is hit with a performance .223 bullet from a $2000 Cooper, or the very same bullet from an $800 AR15?

Not a darn thing.

The difference is that you most likely did not donate money to the Obama campaign when you bought the AR.
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What's the difference if the critter is hit with a performance .223 bullet from a $2000 Cooper, or the very same bullet from an $800 AR15?

Not a darn thing.
The extra $1200 went into ammo to practice and you shot the target the first time! Could be a difference?
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450 bushmaster that is why. 223 is great for coyotes and other varmints. Accurate, semi-auto and they are just good guns.
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The extra $1200 went into ammo to practice and you shot the target the first time! Could be a difference?
That has got to be the best reason I've heard all day. And it shut my friend up.
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The difference is that you most likely did not donate money to the Obama campaign when you bought the AR.
To add to that.
Another difference is that you are not one of the manufacturers that lobbied for and benefits from import bans of rifles that "must be of a type generally recognized as particularly suitable for or readily adaptable to sporting purposes regardless of its categorization under 922(v)"

source: House Report 103-489

I also hunt large pigs with my Arsenal 7.62x39 AK. If bans were not in place before, I believe there would now be a lot more people using ARs and AKs to hunt. Those bans ended up changing public perception about black rifles and made people think that they were only good for terrorists and insurgents to shoot people....
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The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) is helping to educate the public about the modern sporting rifle.

Here's a tidbit from the NSSF.
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For well over a century, many of our most popular sporting rifles have directly evolved from a service rifle of a particular era. Battlefield requirements in a rifle such as accuracy, ruggedness, reliability and fast follow-up shots are features equally sought by hunters and target shooters.
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well that covered all my bases.
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If you can only afford one rifle then make it an EBR....proficient at social work and at putting food on the plate.
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I like lugging the FAL around during deer season because of past encounters with predators of the two legged variety. They have no problem carrying heavy firepower during their harvests, why shouldn't I?

I get lots of crap from some of the old-timers and traditionalists, so I put a wood stock and handguards on the FAL. I can't wait to hear what they're going to say about it this year.
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I think it is a good image as well. If more people get used to seeing them used for hunting, maybe people will stop looking at black rifles as being evil assualt weapons, and see them as the "sporting rifles" that they are....someday people will look at AR15s the same way they look at winchester lever action 30/30s..
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I think it is a good image as well. If more people get used to seeing them used for hunting, maybe people will stop looking at black rifles as being evil assualt weapons, and see them as the "sporting rifles" that they are....someday people will look at AR15s the same way they look at winchester lever action 30/30s..

I really hope that day comes soon... Kinda sucks knowing all this could be banned tomorrow yah know.
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I would use my AR for coyotes or jacks. I may be wrong but I was sure that a .223/5.56 was not allowed to use for deer hunting in California.
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