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Old March 23, 2013, 10:38 PM   #51
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I hunt coyotes with mine. my brother stole it one year and killed a 4/5 whitetail buck. other than that... squirrels, tweety birds, anything else that tickles my fancy...

I never have killed a deer with it though, I prefer slightly larger cartridges for that.
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Old March 23, 2013, 11:07 PM   #52
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Personally, I like to hunt with a bolt action. The AR platform just doesn't feel comfortable to me for hunting with the pistol grip.
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Old April 13, 2013, 09:44 AM   #53
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My father (he's 67 years old) and I hunt exclusively with AR15's chambered in 6.5 Grendel here in Mitchell County, Texas. We typically go out with 10-15 rounds in our magazines because we've been known to kill multiple hogs at one time. In this open country a bolt action is at a disadvantage on a herd of hogs compared to an autoloader. We also deer hunt with our AR's.
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Old April 13, 2013, 02:53 PM   #54
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I do, yes. I use which is set up as a Varmint Rig, and one set up for more reflective shooting. We do a lot of very high volume hunting here, and the AR platform is ideal.
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Old April 13, 2013, 03:08 PM   #55
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I shot a couple of deer in the late 70s with my SP-1, but I'm kind of a renaissance man.
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Old April 14, 2013, 07:42 PM   #56
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I sometimes turkey hunt with my wife's "target" AR.

I hope to acquire a 6.8 upper for this coming season.
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Old April 23, 2013, 07:20 PM   #57
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From Cat9x:
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My father (he's 67 years old) and I hunt exclusively with AR15's chambered in 6.5 Grendel
The Grendel is indeed an interesting cartridge. It seems to kill at least as well as 30-30 out to past a few hundred yards. The AR-15 is easier to handle than the old 'Thutty-Thutty' too! With modern sights and range-finding equipment, you're good to go out to past ranges where you should attempt a shot!

There's even a reloading manual dedicated to the Grendel so folks can more easily get good background and a nice collection of commercial load data.
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Old August 3, 2013, 07:05 PM   #58
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I stalk hunt with an AR-10 using a leafsuit, they never see me.
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Old August 5, 2013, 08:15 AM   #59
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If I had one I most certainly would.

I hunt with a mini14, different rifle but same concept.
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Old August 5, 2013, 09:06 AM   #60
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Although I had a .223 Interarms Bolt Action and a Colt AR-15 HB, I never used them on deer. However, my brother has used an early Colt AR-15 (no forward assist), and his son used it to kill a couple of deer. My brother usually used an '06, but took a header out of a tree (about 30' up) during bow season, broke elbow, couple of ribs, so he anticipated too much pain if he used the '06 during the gun season. He found a blow-down, used it to support the AR, and shot it one handed. He reported it worked well. He always had a lot of faith in the AR as to its effectiveness, having seen the wounds it caused as a medic (V.N. 3-tours, 2 of which were in a LURP unit, in country).
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Old August 5, 2013, 11:18 AM   #61
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Yup. 5.56 or .223 for coyotes & smaller critters, .450 Bushmaster for deer (also took it bear and pig hunting but didn't have any luck finding them due to limited opportunity in KY.)
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Old August 6, 2013, 03:43 PM   #62
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Would if I could. I dont have time to hunt much except for deer, and .223 is illegal for deer in Michigan.

I would love a 6.8 upper, but frankly there are other gun "wants" that take precedence.

I plan on taking my M1A at some point. Those 5 round magazines are a pain though!
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Old August 6, 2013, 05:14 PM   #63
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I would depending if it was legal, depending on game and chambering. I dont, because i dont have one. But I would have no issue using the other EBR I have for hunting .308Fnar well anything deer or bigger.
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Old August 7, 2013, 12:14 AM   #64
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Dpms 308 is my favorite woods gun from from varmints to black bear.
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Old August 7, 2013, 07:51 AM   #65
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Shot 3 feral dogs yesterday in the garbage does that count.Btw dogs had no tags.
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