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Which caliber AR do you hunt deer with?

223 (different state)
2 (2.8%)
308
5 (7%)
300 Blackout
4 (5.6%)
6.8 SPC
2 (2.8%)
6.5 Gren
11 (15.5%)
6.5 Creedmoor
2 (2.8%)
Ar-15 but another caliber
2 (2.8%)
Ar-10 but another caliber
3 (4.2%)
I don't
40 (56.3%)

Total Members Voted: 71

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Do you hunt deer with an AR?
« on: January 12, 2019, 08:52:25 AM »
Just curious to see what people use here.

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Re: Do you hunt deer with an AR?
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2019, 09:05:33 AM »
.308 for me. My scope mount is changed since that pic. Niw have a spurr mount.

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Re: Do you hunt deer with an AR?
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2019, 09:33:05 AM »
Yes 300blk
Yes 25/45 or 25-233 whatever you call it.
Two birds in the Bush is always better than one in the hand-that way you can always go to the Bush and hunt another day .conservation=Better hunting.
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Re: Do you hunt deer with an AR?
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2019, 09:52:48 AM »
Here's a pic
223.  25/45.   300blk.
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Re: Do you hunt deer with an AR?
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2019, 10:25:33 AM »
Taken 5 deer in WA with a AR. 6.8 SPC & 6.5 Grendel. 120 SST in the 6.8 and 123 SST in the Grendel. Both did well. I had a 120 SST exit twice with shots on deer. Iíve never had a exit with the 123gr SST with the Grendel.
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Re: Do you hunt deer with an AR?
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2019, 10:35:36 AM »
I use my sig m716. Only rifle I own so far. I prefer shooting .308 out of it rather than nato 7.62

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Re: Do you hunt deer with an AR?
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2019, 10:53:14 AM »
Currently AR-10 in 7mm-08 and 2 grendels. I refuse to own an AR I can't hunt with...  :tup:

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Re: Do you hunt deer with an AR?
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2019, 11:18:35 AM »
Shot a doe this year with my Daniel Defense 300blk. Inside of 100 yards it works great.

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Re: Do you hunt deer with an AR?
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2019, 11:58:52 AM »
I have used 243wssm/6x45/300blk/6.5 Grendel in the 15. In the 10's I have used 7mm-08 and 308.
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Re: Do you hunt deer with an AR?
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2019, 09:09:44 PM »
Pretty good spread so far. Was actually expecting more Blackout and 223 Idaho hunters.

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Re: Do you hunt deer with an AR?
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2019, 09:13:14 PM »
I have used 243wssm/6x45/300blk/6.5 Grendel in the 15. In the 10's I have used 7mm-08 and 308.

How do you like the 243 WSSM?
How does it do out of an AR? Any magazine issues?
I have a Model 70 in 243 WSSM, love the round!
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Re: Do you hunt deer with an AR?
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2019, 09:34:59 PM »
Probably my 2nd favorite round. Flat crushed anything I shot with it. Very accurate and the mag I ran came from the upper builder. Zero issues
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Re: Do you hunt deer with an AR?
« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2019, 09:43:19 PM »
Probably my 2nd favorite round. Flat crushed anything I shot with it. Very accurate and the mag I ran came from the upper builder. Zero issues

Now you have me thinking this might be a cool build to do.
I have "alot" of boxes Winchester 95gr silvertips that I need to shoot, LOL
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Re: Do you hunt deer with an AR?
« Reply #13 on: January 13, 2019, 07:02:07 AM »
Yes, 6.8 SPC.

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Re: Do you hunt deer with an AR?
« Reply #14 on: January 13, 2019, 09:10:11 AM »
I will be using a 6.5 grendel next fall!