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#6435626 - 09/02/16 10:05 AM Any of you guys hunt deer with a AR-10?
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Nephew bought a armalite AR-10 B carbine 16 inch. He was also gonna buy a hunting rifle. Just wondering if he can just slap a scope on it and use it for deer? Max shot at our land is no more then 200 yards.I have no clue what the AR is capable of. Any first hand input would be appreciated. Thanks


Edited by S.A. hunter (09/02/16 10:20 AM)

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#6435630 - 09/02/16 10:08 AM Re: Any of you guys hunt deer with a AR-10? [Re: S.A. hunter]
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Sure he can. Just don't carry a magazine that holds more than five rounds while deer hunting.

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#6435639 - 09/02/16 10:13 AM Re: Any of you guys hunt deer with a AR-10? [Re: fouzman]
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Registered: 05/27/09
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Loc: S.A. and Kinney Co.
Originally Posted By: fouzman
Sure he can. Just don't carry a magazine that holds more than five rounds while deer hunting.


not true any more..... any magazine will be fine

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#6435685 - 09/02/16 10:48 AM Re: Any of you guys hunt deer with a AR-10? [Re: S.A. hunter]
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I use a scoped, supressed LR-308 and love it. Its shoots MOA with good factory ammo and is really fun when a sounder of hogs rolls through. Its plenty for deer within 200 yards. The only down side I've found is racking a shell into the chamber is LOUD in a deer stand bc you have to let the bolt fall forward. No way to quietly load a shell.

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#6435690 - 09/02/16 10:51 AM Re: Any of you guys hunt deer with a AR-10? [Re: SingleShot85]
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Originally Posted By: SingleShot85
Originally Posted By: fouzman
Sure he can. Just don't carry a magazine that holds more than five rounds while deer hunting.


not true any more..... any magazine will be fine


Thanks! Hogs are in trouble during deer sseason, now. 100 round drum, here we come!

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#6435904 - 09/02/16 02:09 PM Re: Any of you guys hunt deer with a AR-10? [Re: S.A. hunter]
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I do, love it too

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#6436000 - 09/02/16 03:10 PM Re: Any of you guys hunt deer with a AR-10? [Re: S.A. hunter]
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Cool, thanks for the input. I didn't see a need to buy a hunting rifle if he had a AR. I told him to look at the P 308 from Nikon. I'm thinking it should be a good combination.

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#6436043 - 09/02/16 03:33 PM Re: Any of you guys hunt deer with a AR-10? [Re: S.A. hunter]
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I do too, and TXhuntr2 is right it is loud. I rack one when I get out of the truck. I racked one real easy and quiet last year in the blind and it didn't fire. You gotta let that thing slam.
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#6436048 - 09/02/16 03:36 PM Re: Any of you guys hunt deer with a AR-10? [Re: S.A. hunter]
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Yes, in 6.5 CM...did a heck of a job! I saw you mentioned 200yds...I've hit steel out to 800 yds with it.

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#6436066 - 09/02/16 03:54 PM Re: Any of you guys hunt deer with a AR-10? [Re: S.A. hunter]
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Yep sig 716 here...hogs, deer, racoon.its good for all and use a 20 round mag.
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#6436084 - 09/02/16 04:05 PM Re: Any of you guys hunt deer with a AR-10? [Re: Stratgolfer]
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Originally Posted By: Stratgolfer
I do too, and TXhuntr2 is right it is loud. I rack one when I get out of the truck. I racked one real easy and quiet last year in the blind and it didn't fire. You gotta let that thing slam.
that's what that bolt assist on the right side of the upper is for. Assist in fully closing the bolt.
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#6436181 - 09/02/16 05:36 PM Re: Any of you guys hunt deer with a AR-10? [Re: S.A. hunter]
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I've found that I drop less pigs with an AR than with a bolt action .270. I think I rely too much on the second (third, fourth, fifth...) shot with an automatic.

EDIT: Semi-automatic of course


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#6436362 - 09/02/16 08:30 PM Re: Any of you guys hunt deer with a AR-10? [Re: S.A. hunter]
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Yes kills them just as dead as a bolt gun. Great for my daughter being very light recoil shooting 308 178 grain Amax. And much more fun when the hogs show up. I can hit steel out to 800 yards with it, can't say that about my bolt rifles.
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#6436424 - 09/02/16 09:12 PM Re: Any of you guys hunt deer with a AR-10? [Re: S.A. hunter]
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I have a DPMS LR-308....rifle is more accurate than I am..... cheers
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#6436470 - 09/02/16 09:42 PM Re: Any of you guys hunt deer with a AR-10? [Re: Pitchfork Predator]
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Originally Posted By: Pitchfork Predator
Yes kills them just as dead as a bolt gun. Great for my daughter being very light recoil shooting 308 178 grain Amax. And much more fun when the hogs show up. I can hit steel out to 800 yards with it, can't say that about my bolt rifles.


Is it modified or stock?

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