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#7029696 - 01/08/18 12:01 PM Why?
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I understand the need for the latest and greatest equipment. What I cannot understand is the need to use a black rifle with 30 round magazine to deer hunt.
Surely, no one in his right mind thinks that a whitetail is going to stick around while you continue to shoot and miss.

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#7029700 - 01/08/18 12:05 PM Re: Why? [Re: DH3]
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#7029703 - 01/08/18 12:06 PM Re: Why? [Re: DH3]
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#7029705 - 01/08/18 12:08 PM Re: Why? [Re: DH3]
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While I do own an AR, none of my hunting rifles have detachable magazines.
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#7029716 - 01/08/18 12:16 PM Re: Why? [Re: DH3]
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Everyone should have the same single shot rifle issued to them.


Edited by ducknbass (01/08/18 12:16 PM)

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#7029731 - 01/08/18 12:23 PM Re: Why? [Re: DH3]
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Guys are now carrying rifles with big drop down mags and big honking suppressors in the mountains.

Just goes to show marketing, the “cool factor”, and peer pressure are strong influences on many.
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#7029733 - 01/08/18 12:25 PM Re: Why? [Re: DH3]
AdanV Offline
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Originally Posted By: DH3
I understand the need for the latest and greatest equipment. What I cannot understand is the need to use a black rifle with 30 round magazine to deer hunt.
Surely, no one in his right mind thinks that a whitetail is going to stick around while you continue to shoot and miss.



I really believe that's the reason why.
Everyone would like to have the latest/greatest.

However, compared to my old Remington 1917, there's some benefits with an AR Platform:
- Much lighter to carry
- Lots of modification options

While I don't own an AR, I do plan to have one.


As far as a whitetail sticking around, there's a video circulating of someone taking 4-5 shots at a whitetail..and missing all of them.
Maybe his/her scope wasn't sighted in, or maybe they need to spend time at the range aiming.
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#7029755 - 01/08/18 12:37 PM Re: Why? [Re: DH3]
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Maybe they can only afford one gun at this time, and went with an AR platform.
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#7029763 - 01/08/18 12:40 PM Re: Why? [Re: DH3]
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I've seen pics on this forum of over 30 hogs at a feeder. So if the hunter is hunting deer and hogs in an area infested with hogs, then it would make sense to me.

I started hunting with an AR10 in 308 to give myself better odds killing more hogs while deer hunting. I prefer a ten round mag though. If the hogs start showing up in greater numbers I'll go to a larger mag.

As far as the rifle for deer hunting, I like the non-reflective black finish, collapsible stock and the sling options to keep my arms free but my rifle at the ready if needed.


Edited by Pitchfork Predator (01/08/18 01:12 PM)
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#7029771 - 01/08/18 12:45 PM Re: Why? [Re: Nogalus Prairie]
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Originally Posted By: Nogalus Prairie
Guys are now carrying rifles with big drop down mags and big honking suppressors in the mountains.

Just goes to show marketing, the “cool factor”, and peer pressure are strong influences on many.


Using a suppressor to hunt is only for the cool factor and because of peer pressure? Here I was using a suppressor so I could hunt without hearing protection.


Edited by rexmitchell (01/08/18 12:50 PM)

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#7029786 - 01/08/18 12:51 PM Re: Why? [Re: DH3]
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Our own worst enemies some of you are.


Edited by D6Ranch (01/08/18 12:54 PM)

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#7029789 - 01/08/18 12:53 PM Re: Why? [Re: DH3]
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The problem with your statement is that you are trying to understand the need. As long as the caliber is sufficient to take a deer, it matters not what platform the rifle is as long as the shooter can shoot it straight. So if the hunter wants to carry an AR for deer. More power to him or her. On another note, the AR platform with a collapsible stock makes a great rifle for a kid just starting out. Also, you can buy 5 rd mags, 10 rd mags, 15 rd mags...etc. Thank God this is a free country!
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#7029798 - 01/08/18 12:56 PM Re: Why? [Re: unclebubba]
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Originally Posted By: unclebubba
The problem with your statement is that you are trying to understand the need. As long as the caliber is sufficient to take a deer, it matters not what platform the rifle is as long as the shooter can shoot it straight. So if the hunter wants to carry an AR for deer. More power to him or her. On another note, the AR platform with a collapsible stock makes a great rifle for a kid just starting out. Also, you can buy 5 rd mags, 10 rd mags, 15 rd mags...etc. Thank God this is a free country!


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#7029810 - 01/08/18 01:04 PM Re: Why? [Re: unclebubba]
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Originally Posted By: unclebubba
the AR platform with a collapsible stock makes a great rifle for a kid just starting out. Also, you can buy 5 rd mags, 10 rd mags, 15 rd mags...etc. Thank God this is a free country!


This^, nice to let the kiddo shoot something that has an adjustable stock. Also throw my suppressor on so a 5 year old girl isn't as worried about the noise/recoil.

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#7029833 - 01/08/18 01:18 PM Re: Why? [Re: DH3]
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To each his own
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