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Old 03-22-2017, 04:37 PM
hardluk1 hardluk1 is offline
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If I was coyote hunting I use my AR . Other times I may be hunting a thick wooded creek bottom where shots would be shorter but have also walked out to a road and taken deer at 350 yards and for that my 308 is lighter and more accurate and carrys better .

Long range hunter is 7rem mag territory with well placed shoots out to 450 yards . Not a place for most AR's . Surely not tree stand friendly when shooting off your knees left or right handed ether . I have only fired a second shot at a deer 1 time in 46 years of deer hunting and missed it so I don't see a need for a semi auto for big game hunting .

During mY pig hunting days I was ether walk and stalk hunting or checking traps and a 357 dan wesson revolver and red dot serve me well from the mid '70 till 'late '90's . Never used a long gun for piggies unless it was the opportunity for a nice sow poop up during a deer hunt .
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Old 03-22-2017, 06:53 PM
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I plan on hunting with a 450 Bushmaster next season at one property I go to.

Small , thick brush lot. All you can do is sit and see what comes by.

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Old 03-22-2017, 07:16 PM
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There's a coyote that keeps coming into our yard. We think he got our cat. He's going to meet up with Mr. 6.8 SPC one of these nights.


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Old 04-22-2017, 09:49 PM
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I've used my AR's off and on as a coyote calling rifle. The 5.56 from the 16" carbines I have is a bit anemic for the large coyotes we have here. I put together a 6.8 SPCII about five years ago. It does a great job on called coyotes.
Until this upcoming season, I was not able to use my 6.8 SPC carbine on deer here in Indiana. I got around this by mounting my 6.8 upper on a pistol lower. Perfectly legal then. I used this configuration to take an antlerless buck in our late antlerless gun season three years ago. I shot the deer through the lungs at about 125 yards. When the 110 grain Pro Hunter struck the deer it ran forward about 10 yards then stood wobbling. I then shot it a second time through the shoulder. This time the deer just stood there for a few seconds before it simply fell over. Both shots had passed completely through the deer leaving quarter size exits. The buck field dressed at just under 200 pounds.



This coyote was shot at 120 yards with the 6.8 SPC. The carbine is topped with a Leupold VXIII 3.5-10 scope in a Larue QD mount.
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Old 04-23-2017, 02:15 AM
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I have used ARs for hunting for years. Started with a .308 AR10 but dumped it for a light weight 6.8 SPC. Have built but not hunted with a 270AR (6.8x47 wildcat). It's also a AR15 hunting cartridge.

The developer of the .277 Wolverine(6.8x39 wildcat) recently release the prints for this cartridge to the public domain. So anybody can make them now. So prices should come down. It's on it's way to becoming a SAAMI cartridge in the future.

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Old 04-23-2017, 08:33 AM
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My groundhog rifle is a 18" 223 build with a 3-9x Nikon scope. This is how it looked last summer, made a few changes during the winter and it looks like this now:


Changed stocks out, added a Geissele SSA and a dark brown durakote. Hoping to take another 15-20 this summer with it.


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Old 04-24-2017, 11:57 PM
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I deer hunt with a SR25. It's a great rifle but a little picky on ammo it only likes match grade.

The occasional raccoon, skunk and muskrat ends up on the receiving end of one of my 5.56 guns.
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Old 04-25-2017, 12:01 PM
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I have a 308 CA-10 Christensen. But I haven't taken game with it. I'm more of a bolt gun guy for the deer/antelope. I haven't taken game with a .22 cal centerfire as I don't have any rifles in .22. But, I lean toward a larger bore for big game. I've used 243 Win for deer and had good performance. I'm not surprised the 223 is adequate with good marksmanship and good bullets.
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Old 04-25-2017, 12:37 PM
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I started my Grandsons out with a Colt LE6920 at 7 years old for Deer hunting here in Michigan. The small round and adjustable stock worked great for them to shoot this rifle very well at short ranges. They both shot 6 point bucks using Federal 62 gr Fusion ammo.
Their shots were less than 50 yards and the Deer went less than 30 yards before dropping. As a side note they spend a lot of time with me shooting pellet rifles and have put a lot of rounds down range. We are Turkey hunting now with a Crossbow for the little guy and my 10 year old uses a single shot 410 youth model. ( he is a big kid with no fear of recoil )
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Old 04-26-2017, 07:38 AM
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I started my Grandsons out with a Colt LE6920 at 7 years old for Deer hunting here in Michigan. The small round and adjustable stock worked great for them to shoot this rifle very well at short ranges. They both shot 6 point bucks using Federal 62 gr Fusion ammo.
Their shots were less than 50 yards and the Deer went less than 30 yards before dropping. As a side note they spend a lot of time with me shooting pellet rifles and have put a lot of rounds down range. We are Turkey hunting now with a Crossbow for the little guy and my 10 year old uses a single shot 410 youth model. ( he is a big kid with no fear of recoil )
I'm an avid 410 bird hunter. I'm interested in what load you selected. My gobbler hunter friends say #6 is adequate to head shoot as long as the shots are close enough and the choke tight enough to get a good density on the head.
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Old 04-26-2017, 08:39 AM
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I've only used my AR on a couple coyote hunts . Its more than accurate enough but I rather carry an ole friend . A rem 788 bolt rifle in 308 for deer and can't remember when a second quick shot was needed so might as well carry something that is easier to carry and has a far better trigger along with being more accurate . If long range hunting its a custom 7mm rem mag that gets the call .
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Old 04-26-2017, 11:13 AM
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I've used my AR's off and on as a coyote calling rifle. The 5.56 from the 16" carbines I have is a bit anemic for the large coyotes we have here. I put together a 6.8 SPCII about five years ago. It does a great job on called coyotes.
Until this upcoming season, I was not able to use my 6.8 SPC carbine on deer here in Indiana. I got around this by mounting my 6.8 upper on a pistol lower. Perfectly legal then. I used this configuration to take an antlerless buck in our late antlerless gun season three years ago. I shot the deer through the lungs at about 125 yards. When the 110 grain Pro Hunter struck the deer it ran forward about 10 yards then stood wobbling. I then shot it a second time through the shoulder. This time the deer just stood there for a few seconds before it simply fell over. Both shots had passed completely through the deer leaving quarter size exits. The buck field dressed at just under 200 pounds.



This coyote was shot at 120 yards with the 6.8 SPC. The carbine is topped with a Leupold VXIII 3.5-10 scope in a Larue QD mount.
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Old 04-26-2017, 01:30 PM
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We use #6 or #4 usually the #6 will get more shot into the kill zone on Turkey target; but #4 seem to give better knock down on birds. We keep our shots less than 20 yards. usually a lot less like 12 to 15. We have a lot of Turkeys here in mid Michigan and hunt them out of portable blinds using decoys, and can usually get real close. So far the little .410 single shot youth model full choke has been 100% on 5 Turkeys this year and last season.
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Old 04-26-2017, 01:58 PM
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I'm not much of a hunter but the next time I visit my parents I'll be bringing the .458 Socom to drop some boars on their property.
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Old 04-26-2017, 02:01 PM
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A .308 upper will not work on a 5.56 lower. A .300 blackout will though.
Colt makes a rifle who's lower receiver will accept both 5.56 and .308 uppers.
One needs an adapter to accomplish this which is provided with the gun.

But this whole thread is fake news because the liberals say nobody hunts with an assault rifle nor should they be doing so.
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