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#7184643 - 05/31/18 08:51 AM AR Build
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So I am building an AR and my original intent was a 6.8 but someone talked me into the .277 wolverine. Anyone else have this caliber and do you like it?

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#7184646 - 05/31/18 08:54 AM Re: AR Build [Re: coachwhite34]
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why the switch? just curious
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#7184662 - 05/31/18 09:17 AM Re: AR Build [Re: coachwhite34]
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No way , stick with the 6.8 it will do all you want

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#7184663 - 05/31/18 09:21 AM Re: AR Build [Re: coachwhite34]
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AR's are so yesterday confused2
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#7184798 - 05/31/18 11:14 AM Re: AR Build [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Originally Posted By: Buzzsaw
AR's are so yesterday confused2

So are muzzleloaders but people still shoot them. I say stick with the 6.8 SPC. You will be able to find a much better assortment of factory ammo if you are not a reloader. If you do reload, I'd say go with whatever floats your boat though I personally would still stick with the 6.8.


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#7184809 - 05/31/18 11:19 AM Re: AR Build [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Originally Posted By: Buzzsaw
AR's are so yesterday confused2

Most definitely are, I killed 2 hogs with mine, yesterday. ARís are great for hog control, Iím over the the tacticool fascination tho.

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#7184904 - 05/31/18 01:05 PM Re: AR Build [Re: coachwhite34]
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I am waiting for .277 wolverine to get SAMMI before I buy one. I am very interested in the Wolverine cartridge

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#7184929 - 05/31/18 01:30 PM Re: AR Build [Re: Brother in-law]
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Originally Posted By: Brother in-law
No way , stick with the 6.8 it will do all you want


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#7185557 - 06/01/18 08:42 AM Re: AR Build [Re: coachwhite34]
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This is my first build, I like that the .277 uses all 5.56 parts which are somewhat cheaper and easier to find if something breaks on me. I won't be shooting much past 300-400 yards and the folks I know that have them say they are very accurate to that distance. I also like I can just switch out a barrel and have a 5.56 if I want. I will probably eventually build a 6.8 because I do want one at some point.

This will also be my 8 year old first gun, I think the recoil will be easier on him than a 6.8.


Edited by coachwhite34 (06/01/18 09:08 AM)

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#7185590 - 06/01/18 09:12 AM Re: AR Build [Re: coachwhite34]
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Send ZenArchery a PM, heís done some extended use of 277 wolvy
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#7185658 - 06/01/18 10:26 AM Re: AR Build [Re: coachwhite34]
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If you are thinking about the .277 wlv or 6.8 why not go with Mad Dogs improved 6.8? 2 grains more powder capacity and can shoot factory 6.8 in it also.
Lots of interesting wildcats on that site, gonna have to build a few of them bang

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#7185665 - 06/01/18 10:32 AM Re: AR Build [Re: coachwhite34]
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Do you handload?
I used to for my 6.8s, it got quite old trying to scavenge spent brass ejected from an AR in the field hunting.

Personally, I am pretty much over any cartridge that I feel the need to handload for. The differences between the wildcats and commonly available factory loads are so minuscule it's just not worth the effort (for me).

Is 277 Wolverine ammo readily available via multiple sources? online or local?

I will probably get a Valkarie upper at some point now that Hornady is offering factory ammo.

Just bringing the ammo availability up as a point of discussion and something to factor in to your decision making process.


Edited by ccoker (06/01/18 10:34 AM)
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