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JWP58
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Posted: 8/6/2010 5:10:35 PM
So out of the available big bore calibers (6.8spc, 450bushmaster, 458 socom, 50 beowolf), what would be your choice for deer hunting?

I know a lot depends on style of hunting, but for a 200yd deer gun, what would you choose?


(i am referring to only calibers that can use an AR15 lower btw...no AR10's)
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Posted: 8/6/2010 7:23:19 PM
I would not call the 6.8 a "Big Bore". I have the 6.8 and the .50 Beowulf. For deer, I go with the 6.8, for hogs, the .50 gets the nod...

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Posted: 8/6/2010 9:41:50 PM
ok "larger" than than 5.56mm caliber...
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Posted: 8/8/2010 9:29:27 AM
.308 FTW
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Posted: 8/9/2010 4:40:34 PM
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Posted: 8/9/2010 5:54:58 PM
Check out the new Reminton .30 AR
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Posted: 8/9/2010 6:29:44 PM
For deer hunting 6.8 SPC is plenty deadly. If you were hunting boar or bears I would opt for something bigger like the .450 Bushmaster, .458 Socom or Beowulf.
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Posted: 8/9/2010 7:23:00 PM
I know dozens of guys (myself included) who use the .458 SOCOM for deer here in Indiana –– but it's the only caliber in an AR-15 that is legal for deer here and available off the shelf.
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Posted: 8/9/2010 9:22:23 PM
I'm getting ready to buy a 458 Socom myself. Just looking for one that is in stock at a shop that isn't charging more than MSRP
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Posted: 8/10/2010 10:56:36 AM
.25-223 will be my choice when my barrel arrives.
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Posted: 8/10/2010 11:13:30 AM
I love my .458 SOCOM.
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Posted: 8/10/2010 2:11:07 PM
I think i'm going with the 6.8spc

Oh and i see someone mentioned 40 caliber for hogs, i wouldnt spend that much money on the vermin. .223/5.56mm for them....
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Posted: 8/10/2010 8:31:18 PM
Originally Posted By buckfever34:
I love my .458 SOCOM.


X2 i just ordered a Larue Tactical LT-104 scope mount and a Leupold 3-9X40 scope for mine
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Posted: 8/11/2010 12:13:18 AM
[Last Edit: 8/11/2010 12:13:51 AM by overkill375]
love both my RRA 6.8's have shot both elk and deer with the 110 sierra pro hunters
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Posted: 8/11/2010 8:52:51 AM
[Last Edit: 8/11/2010 8:55:06 AM by bowslngr]
My vote is for 260. DPMS makes a lightweight version with an 18" barrel. –– but that violates your requirement that it fit on an AR-15 lower.
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Posted: 8/13/2010 5:15:10 PM
[Last Edit: 8/13/2010 5:52:29 PM by JWP58]
Out to say 150yds, is there really THAT big of an advantage with the 6.8 versus .223?

If using a good bullet (barnes tsx), i think i'll try some 62gr tsx loads before i drop 800 on a new 6.8 upper.