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    5.7 AR

    What kind of range and accuracy can you expect out of this caliber? Ammo is now easily obtainable and more reasonably priced. I am considering it for smaller varmints.

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    What does it offer for varmint hunting over a .223 40-50 gr load?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DocGKR View Post
    What does it offer for varmint hunting over a .223 40-50 gr load?
    Less noise and recoil. Think of it as kind of a centerfire 22 magnum with a turbo

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    Quote Originally Posted by ranburr View Post
    I am considering it for smaller varmints.
    A completely different direction, but it would be a lot easier to get a .22 Hornet or .221 Fireball bolt action from CZ, Savage, ???....

    Or download .223 and specifically tailor an upper/buffer combination to run the light loads.

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    To answer the question I would expect better range and accuracy than with a PS90 (~200m.). Remember its not intended to be a long range caliber.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MistWolf View Post
    Less noise and recoil. Think of it as kind of a centerfire 22 magnum with a turbo
    A good .223 with a muzzle brake has no pretty much no recoil or muzzle rise. With my Larue Stealth with a JKC Titan brake I can see the rounds hit the target. I see no use personally for the 5.7. But that is my opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alaskapopo View Post
    A good .223 with a muzzle brake has no pretty much no recoil or muzzle rise. With my Larue Stealth with a JKC Titan brake I can see the rounds hit the target. I see no use personally for the 5.7. But that is my opinion.
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    50 round magazine with empties dropping out the bottom? Seems like a warmed over 22 magnum, and from what I can tell much more expensive. If you want a hunter, look at a 5.45x39 when the hornady loads come out.
    Last edited by Dust; 07-08-10 at 03:41.

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