G&R Tactical
Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 33

Thread: Hunting with an AR, what AR15 pattern caliber? (Update- Rifle complete, Post #29)

  1. #21
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Posts
    149
    Feedback Score
    0
    I shoot .300bo, 7.62x39, & 6.5grendel (along with 5.56 & 9mm of course) thru my ARs.

    6.5G gets my vote for anything beyond 100 yards. And I really didn't need a caliber that reaches out that far since trees & mountains don't allow for shots much beyond that. But with cheap steel Wolf 6.5grendel available it's a no brainer for me.

    6.8spc is a pretty effective caliber as well, easy to find off the shelf in most gun stores & big box stores unlike 6.5G. But my budget likes cheap steel cased Wolf thru my $280 PSA 12" upper a lot better than what I could be shooting 6.8spc for.

    I like .308 AR10s for range fun but for toting thru the woods I'd rather just use a good bolt gun in that caliber size, and more calibers to choose from like 30-06. But I gotta admit, I haven't tried any 6.5 creedmore either.

  2. #22
    Join Date
    Dec 2015
    Posts
    184
    Feedback Score
    1 (100%)
    Couple of my buddies in TX run 6.8's and reload they love em. Love my 308AR, but other than sitting in a tree that's more than I want to lug around the woods I agree. That's how I ended up with the AK round it has more than enough stink to pile up everything we hunt and for the ranges we hunt and is crazy light and inexpensive.

  3. #23
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    New Knoxville, Ohio
    Posts
    1,715
    Feedback Score
    93 (100%)
    Wilson Combat's 300 Ham'r cartridge and rifle combo is very interesting and might be another option for some.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u69ZzdZni28

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dutKvmulIwA
    "A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government."
    - George Washington

  4. #24
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    288
    Feedback Score
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by Biggy View Post
    Wilson Combat's 300 Ham'r cartridge and rifle combo is very interesting and might be another option for some.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u69ZzdZni28

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dutKvmulIwA
    That is interesting. Their 7.62x40WT cartridge is good too. 2,500fps is easy to hit with a 125gr bullet.

  5. #25
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Southern Kali...
    Posts
    804
    Feedback Score
    37 (100%)
    A buddy just got back from a guided hunt in Alaska and took a Moose and a Grizzly with a 300WSM bolt. However his guide had a large frame Glock in a shoulder holster with 2 extra mags offside and a 16"ish 400something AR with extra chest rig mags which I assume makes a lot of sense for close in bear protection. My buddy isn't a gun guy hence the minimal info I gleaned from pics and his memory.

    I am not a hunter but I would assume a successful Alaskan backcountry hunting guide knows his tools...

    Dennis.

    Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk

  6. #26
    Join Date
    Nov 2017
    Posts
    30
    Feedback Score
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis View Post
    A buddy just got back from a guided hunt in Alaska and took a Moose and a Grizzly with a 300WSM bolt. However his guide had a large frame Glock in a shoulder holster with 2 extra mags offside and a 16"ish 400something AR with extra chest rig mags which I assume makes a lot of sense for close in bear protection. My buddy isn't a gun guy hence the minimal info I gleaned from pics and his memory.

    I am not a hunter but I would assume a successful Alaskan backcountry hunting guide knows his tools...

    Dennis.

    Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk


    .458 Socom maybe? Would be decent as a brush gun. Thatt round will really start to drop after 150 yards though

  7. #27
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Posts
    42
    Feedback Score
    0
    I hunt mule deer with an Aero M4E1 chambered in 6.8spcii barrel from ARP, 18” Target crown. Accurate and puts deer down quick. Great setup


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  8. #28
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Montana
    Posts
    685
    Feedback Score
    0
    I took a nice doe last night with a 9.5 inch suppressed 300 BO. Loaded Nosler 125 ballistic tip at around 2150 fps, 80 yard shot. Whacked her solid, ran about 30 yds and that was it. Did the trick.

  9. #29
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    84
    Feedback Score
    1 (100%)




    OP here with an update, finished with time to spare before deer season. I have completed my 6.5Grendel, well for now. At some point I will upgrade the scope, scope base, trigger and stock.

    Parts list;

    Aero Precision;
    M4E1 upper
    M4E1 lower
    BCG
    LPK

    ALG Defence EO-V 13” handguard

    Sparrow Dynamics grip (California featureless)
    Magpul MOE stock (pinned featureless)

    ARP 18” barrel

    VG6 Gamma 6.5 brake

    BCM;
    Buffer tube assembly
    Charging handle

    C Products 6.5 Magazine

    Leuplold VXI 3x9x40
    Last edited by 5.56Geo; 10-21-18 at 19:53.
    Live free or die trying!

  10. #30
    Join Date
    Nov 2017
    Posts
    30
    Feedback Score
    0
    Looks good. Did you shoot any groups yet?

Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •