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Old 12-26-2017, 12:01 PM   #1
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How many of you all hunt with 5.56/.223? Is good for hunting in FL? What species do you hunt with it? Thanks looking at getting one and trying to decide which way to go for a an effective versatile rifle


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Old 12-26-2017, 12:03 PM   #2
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So many other better calibers in the AR platform than .223. All depends on your intentions.
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Old 12-26-2017, 12:30 PM   #3
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I don't mind maiming up a pig but not a deer.
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I know nothing at all about hunting but a 5.56 is to weak for hunting deer?

EDIT: I found this. Maybe a 7.62 x 39?
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Old 12-26-2017, 01:27 PM   #5
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Yes, I hunt with an AR platform. But it's a .308 caliber!
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6.5 Grendel is what I would go with....
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Old 12-26-2017, 02:08 PM   #7
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I know nothing at all about hunting but a 5.56 is to weak for hunting deer?

EDIT: I found this. Maybe a 7.62 x 39?
It will definitely kill them, there is just more options in the same gun that are a lot better. 6.5, 6.8, .300BlK, etc.
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Well as the name states I am newbie! And I have a problem with gathering a ton of information before I make a purchase especially with things I have never done before! My shrink says itís cause I was dropped on my head to much as a child......JK but I am really looking for a round that can be multi species and used for several types of animal. I think I may just end up with a nice 870 express with a combo barrel but I would love to get an AR so I was just asking the experts


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all I need is the 6.8SPCII AR -15 in FL or anywhere in the South otherwise I would go AR10 in a 308
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My main hunting rifle for everything i hunt here in N. Florida is my 270. I have weapons in many calibers but I almost always grab my Remington 700 in 270 and it kills the animals well. Many calibers will work for what you want to do. Pick one that the caliber is readily available and rounds that you feel comfortable paying for. Good luck.
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