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#6341565 - 06/20/16 10:13 AM Looking to buy AR for Pigs
Woj Offline
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Registered: 12/09/09
Posts: 106
I know this question is as personal as religion, but here goes: I'm looking to buy an AR for pigs. Will eventually put IR on it when I have the $ saved. I'm not a long range sniper so shooting up to 200 yds. Looking for $1500 range, SPC 6.8 110 gr (or the like). I live in the North Austin / Round Rock area if there is a shop local for me to look as well.

Comments / suggestions?

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#6341632 - 06/20/16 11:05 AM Re: Looking to buy AR for Pigs [Re: Woj]
bornforit Offline
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Registered: 12/11/06
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Loc: Longview, Tx
I built a 6.8 a little over a year ago and you can build a custom 6.8 for under that price range.

Not sure if your wanting to build or just buy.

I am very happy with the ar15 performance barrel I put in mine. Not trying to plug another forum but 68forums.com is a good one to learn or no more. There are quite a few people that feel the same about the barrel I have.

For pigs I would buy the Hornady 120 ssts. They seem to knock things over dead on the spot. If you want to see some evidence of knockdown, TexasLawman here has quite a few videos on youtube under lonestar boars.

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#6341662 - 06/20/16 11:32 AM Re: Looking to buy AR for Pigs [Re: Woj]
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Registered: 09/27/06
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6.5 Grendel or 6.8 SPC, either one will work great for that application. Hornady factory SST loads work very well from either.

There are specialty forums for each the 6/8 one mentioned above or the 65grendel.com/forum have some good information on their specific caliber.

For that price you can get some very good ARs in either caliber.



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#6341720 - 06/20/16 12:16 PM Re: Looking to buy AR for Pigs [Re: Woj]
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with a hog gun you'll need to factor whether you intend to buy factory ammo or reload - or maybe both.

If you reload then the options are endless.

If you don't reload then know that 6.5 Grendel and 6.8 SPC II are distributed at local stores in limited variations and the price is typically 22.00 a box (20 rounds).

All that to say this - you might want to look at a lightweight 308, that ammo is available in wide varieties and pricing is less over the long haul.

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#6341883 - 06/20/16 02:20 PM Re: Looking to buy AR for Pigs [Re: Woj]
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$1500 for the whole rig, or just the rifle? I love my 6.8, but if I had a $1500 rifle budget I'd be buying a DPMS G2 Recon in .308.
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#6341884 - 06/20/16 02:20 PM Re: Looking to buy AR for Pigs [Re: Woj]
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Bud's Gunshop Stag 6.8

That hyperlink will take you to Bud's, I would buy it there and have it shipped to the Gun Dealer close to your house. I have tested the Stag in 6.8 and it worked well on targets, hogs and, Aoudad. After testing the rifle, I gave it way to a Sheriff's deputy in North Texas. He tells me it works well for him. I think he told me he has shot several hogs and deer with it. Make sure you get magazines made for the 6.8 round.

I put this SCOPE on the rifle.

This entire package should cost less that your budget.

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#6341888 - 06/20/16 02:23 PM Re: Looking to buy AR for Pigs [Re: Woj]
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I have the 6.8 and 308 and love em both but i agree with pig popper and go for the 308 for the variety of ammo and alot more potent on big pigs. I have taken hogs with both but the ar 10 has the edge.
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#6341960 - 06/20/16 03:21 PM Re: Looking to buy AR for Pigs [Re: Woj]
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I have 308, 556, 300 BO and 6.8 (one for me and one for the boys), I take the 6.8 out the most, it just works and is a lighter package.
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#6341966 - 06/20/16 03:22 PM Re: Looking to buy AR for Pigs [Re: Woj]
bornforit Offline
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Registered: 12/11/06
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If you walk around at all I would second guess a 308. Toting a heavy gun is no fun.

I want to say I built mine for under $1,100 before the scope. I could have built quite a bit cheaper, but I splurged on a trigger and whatnot.

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#6342003 - 06/20/16 03:52 PM Re: Looking to buy AR for Pigs [Re: Woj]
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I don't have an exact weight, but the DPMS Recon 2 308 and the S&W M&P 10 are both quite a bit lighter than most semi-auto 308 rifles.

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#6342017 - 06/20/16 04:04 PM Re: Looking to buy AR for Pigs [Re: Woj]
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I shoot an Armalite 308 for night hunting hogs, I LOVE it!! But no doubt it's a heavy beast!!

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#6342083 - 06/20/16 05:08 PM Re: Looking to buy AR for Pigs [Re: Woj]
Woj Offline
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Registered: 12/09/09
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Thanks all... appreciate the opinions. I think I'll stay with the 6.8. Is a 1:11 twist with 120 SST's factory loads sound right?

https://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/99068

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#6342097 - 06/20/16 05:23 PM Re: Looking to buy AR for Pigs [Re: Woj]
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Originally Posted By: Woj
Thanks all... appreciate the opinions. I think I'll stay with the 6.8. Is a 1:11 twist with 120 SST's factory loads sound right?

https://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/99068

You'll be good to go with that caliber and load. I still have an SBR in 6.8 and 300 blk. AR10 308 that I'm switching to 6.5 Creedmoor as soon as the barrel arrives. 6.8 is a good all around caliber with various weight bullets to choose from. I think you'll be pleased with your selection.

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#6342128 - 06/20/16 05:54 PM Re: Looking to buy AR for Pigs [Re: Woj]
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RRA on that budget.
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#6342161 - 06/20/16 06:30 PM Re: Looking to buy AR for Pigs [Re: Woj]
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What about the 7.62x39, nobody talks about these. Does it have bad reviews, not a tack driver what? Just wondering, like to use what ammo I have not going into another caliber.

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