The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Hide > The Hunt

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old February 19, 2013, 07:55 AM   #26
Senior Member
Join Date: April 3, 2011
Location: to close to other houses
Posts: 1,176
If it was finished I would...............
BerdanSS is offline  
Old February 19, 2013, 07:39 PM   #27
Senior Member
Join Date: June 9, 2010
Location: live in a in a house when i'm not in a tent
Posts: 2,265
When hunting deer in dark timber:
Bushmaster 7.62x39 upper with Burris red dot.

No shots yet, but nice and light and handy.

It has the ballistics of a 30-30 to 125-150 yards and I mostly can't see past 75 yards, so I think it's the right tool for the job.
I'm right about the metric system 3/4 of the time.
doofus47 is offline  
Old February 19, 2013, 09:06 PM   #28
Senior Member
Join Date: February 21, 2012
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 763
Yes. So does my daughter and one of my closest friends.

I use a .223, my daughter 6.8 and my friend .223. This year I'll be trying something a little different - AR pistol in 6.8.

What quarry?

Deer and coyote primarily.

There is no magazine restriction here in WI so I'll sometimes go out with 30 round mags if I'm going to be on public land... no not for defense but just for the looks some of the more "traditional" hunters give me.
This is who we are, what we do.
Hansam is offline  
Old February 19, 2013, 09:15 PM   #29
Senior Member
Join Date: February 24, 2012
Location: South Texas
Posts: 2,126
no, not quite, Sig 556DMR.
Guv is offline  
Old February 20, 2013, 08:51 AM   #30
Senior Member
Join Date: July 30, 2010
Location: Missouri
Posts: 1,318
Yes I do hunt with my AR. Hunt with it, walk around with it, shoot for fun with it. Until I drank the Kool-aid last october I thought AR's were OK just not really my cup of tea, now I can see why they are one of the most popular rifle platforms available. Last fall I deer hunted one day with my AR. Put 2 60 grain Nosler Partitions though the chest of a big bodied buck and down he went. Haven't shot it at any other critters yet, but certainly won't hesiate to.
Panfisher is offline  
Old February 20, 2013, 11:01 AM   #31
Join Date: April 11, 2007
Posts: 45
I've hunted deer, hog, coyote, turkey, and varmints with my AR-15.Also hunt deer and hog with my AR-10. They are like any rifle, it's all about shot placement. I do prefer the natural hold of my TC Prohunter in 300 magnum!
"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing" Edmund Burke
Browning High Power,XD 45, Protec 25,Saiga 308
Stag AR 15, Ruger mk II 7mm Mag, CCW
hunttheevil is offline  
Old February 20, 2013, 12:50 PM   #32
Senior Member
Join Date: June 16, 2008
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 11,021
AR's (223s) are legal now in Wyoming for Deer & Antelope size animals assuming you are using a 60 grn or heavier bullet.

I suppose they'll go on the list, but both my ARs don't have glass, just irons, no problem

Problem is they got added to the list of other guns I want to hunt with. A long list.

Next year I'll hunt deer with a Muzzle Loader, my 1898 Krag is next on the list, so is my Model 27 Smith, and 1894 Marlin both in .357.

Maybe, if I live long enough to work down the list.
Kraig Stuart
USAMU Sniper School Oct '78
Distinguished Rifle Badge 1071
kraigwy is offline  
Old February 20, 2013, 03:55 PM   #33
Senior Member
Join Date: September 21, 2010
Location: az
Posts: 1,260
I do hunt both of my AR-15 rifles. The 223 goes on varmint hunts and prairie dog hunts. The 50 Beowulf has been on coyote and bear hunts, and may see some time during elk season this year.
"When there’s lead in the air, there’s hope in the heart”- Hunter’s Proverb
"Feed me, or feed me to something. I just want to be part of the food chain." -Al Bundy
huntinaz is offline  
Old February 20, 2013, 05:00 PM   #34
Old Grump
Member in memoriam
Join Date: April 9, 2009
Location: Blue River Wisconsin, in
Posts: 3,144
I have a cousin who has been using his AR 15 for deer hunting since about 1985. I prefer my M1 Garand with my home cooked hunting loads when I take my military guns out into the field. Or my Mosin Nagant rifle or carbine or K31 or............well lets just say I'm not fussy about what I take and I am into this nostalgia thing.
Good intentions will always be pleaded for any assumption of power. The Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to govern will, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters.
--Daniel Webster--
Old Grump is offline  
Old February 21, 2013, 01:27 AM   #35
Senior Member
Join Date: February 13, 2011
Location: Freestone County, Texas
Posts: 1,133
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.

From TPWD website........
Magazine Capacity (number of shells/cartridges allowed): There are no restrictions on the number of shells or cartridges a legal firearm may hold when hunting game animals or game birds (except migratory game birds, see Legal Shotgun).
Hog Hunters never die........They just reload.........
Keg is offline  
Old February 21, 2013, 02:43 AM   #36
Join Date: November 22, 2007
Location: Montana
Posts: 92
Antelope and coyotes so far.
Mosin: Know the safety, Love the safety, Be the safety

There are some corners of this country which have bred the most terrible things, things that act against everything we believe in. They must be fought. FBHO- Free Edward Snowden
highbrow is offline  
Old February 21, 2013, 02:47 AM   #37
Senior Member
Join Date: January 15, 2012
Location: Western New York
Posts: 466
Yes I do
Lock and load, the zombies (democrats) are coming (to take your guns)!
mohr308 is offline  
Old February 21, 2013, 09:39 AM   #38
Join Date: February 1, 2013
Posts: 58
458 SOCOM on Bison,Hogs, Asian Water Bufflo
Wife used it last

ruggyh is offline  
Old February 21, 2013, 09:43 AM   #39
Senior Member
Join Date: October 25, 2010
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 853
I hunt with an even scarier rifle...the AK-47!! It's cheap and minute-of-deer/coyote/varmint. Seems like a waste of money hitting a yote with a .270 SST hand load. I'd rather use the cheap steel cased stuff that I don't have to worry about recovering.
chewie146 is offline  
Old February 22, 2013, 02:05 PM   #40
Senior Member
Join Date: October 14, 2008
Posts: 101

For hog this weekend
ice9_us is offline  
Old February 22, 2013, 06:01 PM   #41
Senior Member
Join Date: February 15, 2007
Posts: 1,207
Not yet but I'm building a 6.8 for my son.
To a much greater extent than most mechanical devices, firearms are terribly unforgiving of any overconfidence, complacency or negligence.
lockedcj7 is offline  
Old February 23, 2013, 12:18 PM   #42
Senior Member
Join Date: March 11, 2010
Location: South East Pa.
Posts: 3,364
Yes, I have used a 6.8 and .223 for deer. Sold the 6.8 but still use the .223. I like it when there is a a good rain going that day. Easier to clean up a water soaked AR.
Gunplummer is offline  
Old March 13, 2013, 03:23 PM   #43
Join Date: February 7, 2012
Posts: 44
AR-15,AR10S NOT TO MENTION HK91,M1A,All work well.22-250 ,5.56,AR-15S for smaller stuff.6.8 7.62x51mm take care of deer easy.Take your pick for hogs AK-47 work as well.HOGSHOOTER
HOGSHOOTER is offline  
Old March 13, 2013, 04:31 PM   #44
Senior Member
Join Date: October 25, 2010
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 853
If I ever draw for deer up here, the Saiga will go with me, and it has already whacked one coyote. It's not an AR, but it's semi-auto and black!
chewie146 is offline  
Old March 13, 2013, 05:38 PM   #45
Senior Member
Join Date: August 5, 2010
Location: West Coast...of WI
Posts: 1,663
I don't own an AR, but I do often hunt coyote with my DR200 (which is another 5.56mm high powered assault weapon)
NRA Life Member, SAF contributor.
Jo6pak is offline  
Old March 14, 2013, 08:49 AM   #46
Junior Member
Join Date: April 27, 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 14
Yes. Both .223 (varmints and hogs) and .308 (deer and hogs). All have been one shot kills. There are no magazine/clip capacity restrictions in TX as someone else stated except for migratory game birds.
slugcatcher is offline  
Old March 17, 2013, 06:22 PM   #47
Senior Member
Join Date: February 16, 2011
Posts: 471
I've had my ARs since the early 90s,i've used them for coyote hunting and other varmint control.For deer I will take my DPMS LR308 AP4 out stalking or brush hunting,normally I hunt deer with my Rem 700.
MOshooter65202 is offline  
Old March 18, 2013, 06:15 PM   #48
Senior Member
Join Date: June 16, 2007
Location: Ory-gun
Posts: 508
yup. my girlfriend killed her first Mulley with my Bushmaster also. the AR is a wonderful hunting platform for deer and smaller sized game (223) i dont see how it is any less "legitimate" than a Browning BAR
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 0501111734a.jpg (249.3 KB, 48 views)
File Type: jpg 1112120843.jpg (133.9 KB, 44 views)
File Type: jpg l_bf95612441faca52b31f9b66d167ba52.jpg (53.4 KB, 44 views)
Molon Labe
Mausermolt is offline  
Old March 21, 2013, 12:11 PM   #49
Senior Member
Join Date: September 29, 1999
Location: N.E. Ohio
Posts: 522
I use my AR in 762X39 for hog hunting. I will be using it for this years pig shoot in another week. 1.5X4 power scope, Barnul steel case with the fmj bullet pulled and replaced with a 123gr Winchester power point. Shoots 1.5" at 100 yds off a bench for me. Never needed more than one shot so far, and none of the pigs took even one step after impact. All of my hogs were taken at 75 yards or less. My AR is the perfect hog gun for me and the area I hunt in. Your area, range, and terrain may be different.
Make a hole
plateshooter is offline  
Old March 23, 2013, 08:23 PM   #50
Senior Member
Join Date: October 4, 2011
Location: Tx
Posts: 117
nope. nothing against it just prefer bolt action
DeerSlayer86 is offline  

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:39 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2018 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent:
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.11481 seconds with 8 queries