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Old 11-16-2011, 07:53 PM   #1
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I have been trying to decide what sort of rifle to buy to try and deer hunt this year, and I keep looking at my AR and wondering why don't I just get a new upper?
Then on the same platform I can shoot
5.56/223
22 LR
and ?
Looking at 300 blackout, or 6.8
The blackout has the added benefit of only needing to change the barrel.
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I have been trying to decide what sort of rifle to buy to try and deer hunt this year, and I keep looking at my AR and wondering why don't I just get a new upper?
Then on the same platform I can shoot
5.56/223
22 LR
and ?
Looking at 300 blackout, or 6.8
The blackout has the added benefit of only needing to change the barrel.
While I don't have the 6.8, I've been truly considering getting one. I've heard that it's supposed to perform roughly like the .270. I dig me some scary black rifle .270'ing.
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Ive read good things on the 6.8 however you need the upper and new bolt/mags and ammo is expensive.
300 Blk out uses same mags, same bolt, and ammo is about 1/4th the price.
Ballistics about on par with a 30/30
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.50 Beowulf - try it, you'll like it!
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first time i shot my .243 i said "are you sure this is a .243?!" it could definitely take a big buck. it had a SHOCKWAVE i felt it standing 3 feet behind the shooter!!
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you should try it!!
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........a 6.8SPC does not/will not perform like a 270Win. Not even close.

It was designed to be about midway between a 5.56 and a 7.62X51. I personally feel that it is closer to the 5.56. --- SAWMAN
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Why not get a .308 upper? Cheap ammo, readily available ballistic charts, more than enough round for any game in the southeast....
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Why not get a .308 upper? Cheap ammo, readily available ballistic charts, more than enough round for any game in the southeast....
You could put a 7.62x39mm upper on an AR-15, but not a .308 (7.62x51mm) - that would require an AR-10 lower.
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the LR308 would be the way to go. love mine. MOA Accuracy also

however for just an upper change on an AR , UPS will drop off my 300 Black out tomorrow.
same power as a 30/30 plus I can go subsonic with the 300 whisper round. I wanted the versatility
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