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#6118378 - 01/04/16 03:55 PM AR upper options.....caliber options?.....
Roll-Tide Offline
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I recently bought my first AR...Ruger 556.

I want to have something interchangeable that's more powerful. What will work for deer?

What will work for Hog? If I don't hit them in the ear hole....

Options please


Something I don't have to add extra parts to existing weapon.

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#6118404 - 01/04/16 04:09 PM Re: AR upper options.....caliber options?..... [Re: Roll-Tide]
Sneaky Offline
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Registered: 10/22/12
Posts: 17304
Loc: Winters
6.5 Grendel or 6.8 SPC. Both are fine deer and pig rounds.

Many will tell you the .223 is plenty, but you seem to know better than that, already.
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#6118426 - 01/04/16 04:24 PM Re: AR upper options.....caliber options?..... [Re: Roll-Tide]
cerda12 Offline
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Registered: 09/26/12
Posts: 131
Loc: Austin, Tx
Look into the 300blk.

Also, I am one of the ones who have used .223 for deer and have had success. I personally see nothing wrong with it if you have good shot placement.

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#6118432 - 01/04/16 04:27 PM Re: AR upper options.....caliber options?..... [Re: Sneaky]
QuitShootinYoungBucks Offline
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Registered: 11/01/12
Posts: 8015
Loc: Lubbock, TX
Originally Posted By: Sneaky
6.5 Grendel or 6.8 SPC. Both are fine deer and pig rounds.


Yep. Research these two and see what you think. I used my new 6.8 this fall to take 9 deer with 9 shots (MLD) and it performed very well.
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#6118449 - 01/04/16 04:38 PM Re: AR upper options.....caliber options?..... [Re: Roll-Tide]
chalet Offline
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300Blk uses same bolt and mags as your 5.56, works fine out to about 200 yds. Further and that I would research and spend a little more money on one of the 6's.
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#6118473 - 01/04/16 04:52 PM Re: AR upper options.....caliber options?..... [Re: Roll-Tide]
Roll-Tide Offline
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Shots under 150 yards.

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#6118532 - 01/04/16 05:33 PM Re: AR upper options.....caliber options?..... [Re: Roll-Tide]
ChadTRG42 Offline
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Registered: 09/16/09
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Loc: Lewisville, TX
300 blk out is the easiest conversion from 223/5.56. I use the 300 blk out for all my Texas hunting and it works great. Many deer, pigs,and varmints taken with it.
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#6118605 - 01/04/16 06:24 PM Re: AR upper options.....caliber options?..... [Re: Roll-Tide]
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I have both 6.8SPC and 300BO. The 300 is easy, change barrel. 6.8 takes a bolt, barrel and mags. The 300 will do what you ask at a less expensive option. I did the 6.8 just cuz. 6.8 will give you a bit more range is biggest advantage to it.
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#6118690 - 01/04/16 07:04 PM Re: AR upper options.....caliber options?..... [Re: Roll-Tide]
Mister Sir Offline


Registered: 03/12/09
Posts: 306
Sota arms 7.62x39 upper.


Edited by Mister Sir (01/04/16 07:05 PM)

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#6118724 - 01/04/16 07:23 PM Re: AR upper options.....caliber options?..... [Re: Mister Sir]
dawaba Offline
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Registered: 10/22/06
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+1 on the 7.62x39 upper. Mine is from Model One Sales. I use C-Products mags and shoot Russian bulk ammo. Soft point bullets in 123 gr or 154 gr will penetrate a boar's shield and are accurate and cheap enough to shoot all day.
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#6118865 - 01/04/16 08:33 PM Re: AR upper options.....caliber options?..... [Re: Roll-Tide]
Roll-Tide Offline
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So if I go 300 blackout. all I need is a barrel??????

With 6.8 I need mags and bolt????

Sorry if I'm dumbing this down.

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#6118872 - 01/04/16 08:37 PM Re: AR upper options.....caliber options?..... [Re: Roll-Tide]
SapperTitan Offline
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Registered: 11/17/10
Posts: 22612
Loc: Killeen/Ft Hood, TX
Originally Posted By: Roll-Tide
So if I go 300 blackout. all I need is a barrel??????

With 6.8 I need mags and bolt????

Sorry if I'm dumbing this down.
6.8 mags, bolt, and barrel
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#6118899 - 01/04/16 08:45 PM Re: AR upper options.....caliber options?..... [Re: Roll-Tide]
Roll-Tide Offline
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I'm about to blow some minds. so what's on a complete 300 upper. ? And do I need complete upper. ????

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#6118946 - 01/04/16 09:12 PM Re: AR upper options.....caliber options?..... [Re: Roll-Tide]
chalet Offline
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Registered: 11/08/09
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Loc: North Side of the Metromess
Complete Sota Upper. Complete means assembled and ready to fire plus a bcg.
https://sotaarms.com/index.php/component/jshopping/product/view/2/254?Itemid=0

Technically you don't need the BCG since your 5.56 bcd willl work for 300 blk. . Send them a email, if you don't want it you can probably get down to around $325 shipped. If you want to have the capability to shoot your 5.56 and something else as the need arises you need a complete upper. If you want only one caliber get a new barrel and convert your current upper.

Uppers are easy to swap on lowers -30 second kind of easy. Barrel swaps are a little more involved.
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#6124734 - 01/07/16 07:37 PM Re: AR upper options.....caliber options?..... [Re: Roll-Tide]
Roll-Tide Offline
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I was able to have some explain this to my level.

I buy a 300 blackout upper from PSA and attach it. I can use my bcg and charging handle from my 556.

Barrel length minimum for 100 yard deer or hog shot???????

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