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1/14/2017 8:11:35 PM
Posted: 8/6/2010 12:10:35 PM EST
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)
Link Posted: 8/6/2010 2:23:19 PM EST
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...

Link Posted: 8/6/2010 4:41:50 PM EST
ok "larger" than than 5.56mm caliber...
Link Posted: 8/8/2010 4:29:27 AM EST
.308 FTW
Link Posted: 8/9/2010 11:40:34 AM EST
6.5 grendel
Link Posted: 8/9/2010 12:54:58 PM EST
Check out the new Reminton .30 AR
Link Posted: 8/9/2010 1:29:44 PM EST
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.
Link Posted: 8/9/2010 2:23:00 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/9/2010 4:22:23 PM EST
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
Link Posted: 8/10/2010 5:56:36 AM EST
.25-223 will be my choice when my barrel arrives.
Link Posted: 8/10/2010 6:13:30 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/10/2010 9:11:07 AM EST
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....
Link Posted: 8/10/2010 3:31:18 PM EST
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
Link Posted: 8/10/2010 7:13:18 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/10/2010 7:13:51 PM EST by overkill375]
love both my RRA 6.8's have shot both elk and deer with the 110 sierra pro hunters
Link Posted: 8/11/2010 3:52:51 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/11/2010 3:55:06 AM EST 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.
Link Posted: 8/13/2010 12:15:10 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/13/2010 12:52:29 PM EST 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.
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