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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.
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    Once again: 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. This question does not pertain to other calibers or configurations. I would like to hear from people who have actuall trigger time with the AR 5.7.

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    I'll bet almost nobody has experience with this set-up, so,,,, I'm guessing you might have to extrapolate from the guys who use .22 Hornets, etc. for varmint shooting.

    Just looking at ballistics I think you can safely say it's better than a .22mag, a bit less than the Hornet.

    I have often thought that the 5.7 would be a nifty caliber to chamber in something like this;

    http://www.ruger.com/products/rotary...22/models.html

    for plinking at groundhogs and such. Certainly less noisy than using one of the bigger .22 centerfire rounds.

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    Fortier has an article on the PS90 in the June 20 edition of Shotgun News. In the article, the claimed effective range is listed as 150m.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tpd223 View Post
    I'll bet almost nobody has experience with this set-up, so,,,, I'm guessing you might have to extrapolate from the guys who use .22 Hornets, etc. for varmint shooting.

    Just looking at ballistics I think you can safely say it's better than a .22mag, a bit less than the Hornet.

    I have often thought that the 5.7 would be a nifty caliber to chamber in something like this;

    http://www.ruger.com/products/rotary...22/models.html

    for plinking at groundhogs and such. Certainly less noisy than using one of the bigger .22 centerfire rounds.
    Especially necked down to .17

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