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#6139893 - 01/17/16 11:48 AM fascinated with uppers additional questions
Roll-Tide Offline
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I recently (October) bought my first AR. Ruger.

I had no idea how versatile it was, and didn't know I could buy uppers to attach for different calibers.

First gonna get the 300 blackout, since bolt and mags are the same. Gonna be a deer and hog gun.

I would like a bigger cartridge as well. Looking at 458 Socom or 50 Beowolf. I dont shoot much, so ammo is not that big of a deal. Will all these mags fit in mag well of my 556?

Socom, range, type of animals it will put down???

50 Beowolf, same question?

If I like these uppers I may buy a lower for a complete weapon. But right now just want versatility, which means I would like to not take my 270.

I hunt east Texas and shots would be 125 yards at the max.

Thank you.....

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#6140410 - 01/17/16 06:36 PM Re: fascinated with uppers additional questions [Re: Roll-Tide]
red bluff Offline
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I do not have either of the 458 or 50 but I bet if the bullet is put in the right spot at 125 yards any game animal in East Texas is going down.
Don't forget about the 6.5 Grendel or many other offerings.
http://www.dtechuppers.com/

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#6140433 - 01/17/16 06:45 PM Re: fascinated with uppers additional questions [Re: red bluff]
ImTheReasonDovesMourn Offline
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Originally Posted By: red bluff
I do not have either of the 458 or 50 but I bet if the bullet is put in the right spot at 125 yards any game animal in East Texas is going down.
Don't forget about the 6.5 Grendel or many other offerings.
http://www.dtechuppers.com/

Welcome to the black rifle world.


Yep. I have ARs in 4 different calibers and the 6.5 Grendel is easily my favorite.
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#6140602 - 01/17/16 08:17 PM Re: fascinated with uppers additional questions [Re: Roll-Tide]
seacam Offline
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Don't forget the 6.8 SPC too.

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#6140785 - 01/17/16 10:39 PM Re: fascinated with uppers additional questions [Re: Roll-Tide]
Roll-Tide Offline
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6.5 Grendel is impressive but pretty pricey.

6.8 I'm not familiar with range, etc. But sota has complete upper for 425 in soc, with bcg and handle.

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#6140811 - 01/17/16 11:31 PM Re: fascinated with uppers additional questions [Re: Roll-Tide]
cyphertext Offline
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The .50 Beowulf looks like a wild cartridge. The mag well on a standard lower is fine, but the ejection port on the upper is opened up. I would like to shoot one of these!

AR-15 .50 Beowulf

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#6140838 - 01/18/16 02:36 AM Re: fascinated with uppers additional questions [Re: Roll-Tide]
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Originally Posted By: Roll-Tide
6.5 Grendel is impressive but pretty pricey.

6.8 I'm not familiar with range, etc. But sota has complete upper for 425 in soc, with bcg and handle.


6.8 SPC is essentially a short, light weight .270 cartridge. It does require it's own bolt, barrel, and magazines, but uses the standard AR lower receiver. At supersonic speeds, it will whip the the .300 BO all day long and is a great hunting cartridge as well. Lots of reasonably priced uppers on the market too. Just something for you to chew on.

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#6140996 - 01/18/16 08:25 AM Re: fascinated with uppers additional questions [Re: Roll-Tide]
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6.8 shooter here as well, it's a great hunting round. The 6.8 has a great selection of .277 hunting bullets and it performs very well out of shorter barrels.
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#6141028 - 01/18/16 08:42 AM Re: fascinated with uppers additional questions [Re: Roll-Tide]
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If you go after a 458 SOCOM, make sure you get an upper receiver for a 458. They have a slightly larger ejection port for the larger diameter of the brass and will greatly enhance function. With the 458 brass and bullets are expensive and can be hard to find. The 6.8SPC is by far my favorite. Hornady 120gr SSTs hit like a hammer.
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#6141069 - 01/18/16 09:13 AM Re: fascinated with uppers additional questions [Re: Roll-Tide]
bornforit Offline
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I myself am fascinated by the range of availability.

If you go down the big bore route do your homework. Last I checked the 458 SOCOM wasn't adopted by SAAMI yet. I'm not putting money down on one till it does. Be my luck the upper I would buy would end up being different.

My family currently:
556/223
6.8 spc

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#6141093 - 01/18/16 09:28 AM Re: fascinated with uppers additional questions [Re: Roll-Tide]
TTUhunter4 Offline
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If you are getting that .300 BO for hunting without a suppressor and with a standard 16" barrel you would be much better served to go with a 6.5 grendel or 6.8.
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#6141166 - 01/18/16 10:12 AM Re: fascinated with uppers additional questions [Re: Roll-Tide]
Roll-Tide Offline
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Looking at 16 inch barrel in 300. what length barrel can I get away with in 6.8 ?

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#6141182 - 01/18/16 10:21 AM Re: fascinated with uppers additional questions [Re: Roll-Tide]
kry226 Offline


Registered: 01/11/09
Posts: 5126
Loc: Germany
Originally Posted By: Roll-Tide
Looking at 16 inch barrel in 300. what length barrel can I get away with in 6.8 ?


Well, unless you register the lower as NFA, 16" is as short as you can legally go in a rifle. 6.8 in a 16" will bring some smoke. But I have a 12.5 from Eric above and it's no whippersnapper either.

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#6142003 - 01/18/16 05:54 PM Re: fascinated with uppers additional questions [Re: Roll-Tide]
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No one talks about the 7.62x39, what is the issue? I would like to hear pros and cons.

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#6142008 - 01/18/16 05:58 PM Re: fascinated with uppers additional questions [Re: Dalee7892]
Elpatoloco Offline
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Registered: 07/10/15
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Originally Posted By: Dalee7892
No one talks about the 7.62x39, what is the issue? I would like to hear pros and cons.


Frankenmags were the hang up years ago when I looked at this. Only one mag would work properly and they were PRICEY. I see where RRA made a different lower that takes regular ak pattern mags

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