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Old February 17, 2013, 11:32 PM   #1
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Do you hunt with an AR-15? (Or other "Assault like weapon")

If you do use an AR-15 to hunt (legally), what do you hunt?

AR-10, 50 or other with a similar form factor.
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Old February 18, 2013, 12:20 AM   #2
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I have looked up Texas laws re: using my Garande. As long as I use a 5 round clip and not the standard 8, it is legal to use it on deer. Hog hunting is a little less regulated but don't push your luck there.

You will notice that I used the term 'clip' correctly here which is certainly an oddity :)
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Old February 18, 2013, 12:36 AM   #3
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I've hunted hogs in Alabama with an AR several times. Most people would probably be surprised at how successful the .223 is on hogs.
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Old February 18, 2013, 01:19 AM   #4
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Hunt with AR-15?___ No.
Have a little Rem Model 7 in 223 that gets called upon for a little yote snuffing during warmer days. For the time being. Ice fishing now has my attention._
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Old February 18, 2013, 02:17 AM   #5
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Re: Do you hunt with an AR-15?

I used one for deer hunting in Texas in the 80s. Always felt kind of odd using it for hunting at the time. Other hunters certainly had funny reactions. Now I wouldn't think twice about it if I were doing a lot of hiking. Otherwise I'd probably stick with my AR-10 for the extra power...
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Old February 18, 2013, 04:34 AM   #6
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If you do use an AR-15 to hunt (legally), what do you hunt?
Wolves and caribou.
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Old February 18, 2013, 05:59 AM   #7
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I'm to cheap to buy one ( And I find them kind of ugly! ) but the young guys around these parts, the ones trained by the modern military, like them as does one of my "Older" buddies.

Not my choice but they do see to be catching on.
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Old February 18, 2013, 08:12 AM   #8
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If you do use an AR-15 to hunt (legally), what do you hunt?

i often hunt pigs with an AR-15.
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Old February 18, 2013, 08:56 AM   #9
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No but I use an AR 10 .308 on Pigs and Deer
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Old February 18, 2013, 09:04 AM   #10
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Hogs, coyotes, and beaver, all as varmints.
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Old February 18, 2013, 09:29 AM   #11
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I will use mine in the off season for hogs and varmits. I preferre a more powerful rifle for big game.
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Old February 18, 2013, 11:02 AM   #12
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Yes,cull deer,coyotes,hogs,all varmint size critters,I think they make a good truck gun.Pick your shot & range 223AR are nice in the field.Use mine a good bit.
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Old February 18, 2013, 11:22 AM   #13
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Sometimes.
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Old February 18, 2013, 11:28 AM   #14
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Do you hunt with an AR-15?

Yes. Coyotes, ground hogs, wild hogs.
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Old February 18, 2013, 12:26 PM   #15
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Yes I use an AR 15 sporting rifle to hunt with.

Mostly for coyotes, I have dispatched a few ground hogs with it and my oldest grandson harvested his first deer with one.

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Old February 18, 2013, 12:41 PM   #16
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Planning on coyote hunting with mine. Does anyone use the iron sights when hunting? I always liked the sights when I shot for Uncle Sam, but my eye aren't what they use to be. May see a sight (pun intended?) in my future.

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Old February 18, 2013, 12:42 PM   #17
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Absotively

In this part of Iowa, it's mostly coyotes and feral hogs. In the southern part of the state; (Lap-Land), it's pretty much the same and SKS's for deer. ...

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Old February 18, 2013, 02:28 PM   #18
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Turkey gun

My AR is a small, light package I sling across my back while hiking through the Texas deer lease in the fall.
I carry my model 70 for deer but when I want to take a turkey, the FMJ rounds in 5.56 won't mess them up like my deer rifle.
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Old February 18, 2013, 03:56 PM   #19
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I don't own an AR-15, but I hunt coyotes and pigs with my Mini-14.

Also, a really good friend of mine who has been my hunting partner more times than not hunts the aforementioned coyotes and pigs with his AR-15.
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Old February 18, 2013, 06:54 PM   #20
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I use an AR15 to hunt deer. It's in 6.8SPC. Quite potent on deer sized game. In Ga there is no magazine limitation for hunting anything but migratory game birds.
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Old February 18, 2013, 07:30 PM   #21
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I use one chambered in 6.8 SPCII for deer and pigs.
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Old February 18, 2013, 07:55 PM   #22
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I've killed a few deer with one but they weren't my cup of tea so I am back to lever actions and revolvers.
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Old February 18, 2013, 10:22 PM   #23
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I am shooting an LR308 for deer and hogs. My oldest has taken 3 deer with her AR in 6.8. The next kiddos in the lineup will all be hitting the field with 6.8 for deer and hogs for their first hunting rifle.

Honestly, when I get done building the kids' arsenal, I will probably build another 6.8 or 6.5 for myself.
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Old February 18, 2013, 10:24 PM   #24
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Yes. Great for deer.
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Old February 18, 2013, 11:32 PM   #25
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I own one, but have never hunted with it. I use mostly bolt guns for hunting.
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