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  1. #11
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    Thanks for all the answers so far. Guess I should have provided the parameters I do know. Iíd like to keep the gun only purchase price at $500. Iíve got enough general utility scopes I can find something to put on a gun. I have a bolt action .223, dies, and enough reloading components to last me awhile so the preferred AR caliber is .223.

    I donít think I need or want special amenities such as a collapsible stock, but again knowledgeable folks may say there are certain items that are a must have. My analogy would be to have the equivalent of a Remington 1100 shotgun as that gun relates to other shotguns. Step above a Remington 870 (pump) but below an over and under !

    I have a son-in-law who has built three or four rifles. Iíd ask him to help me build a gun but he lives in Houston and canít stand at my elbow during a build. Iím just like all the other cheapskates and donít wanna pay full retail. My preference would be to find a reasonable quality used, but not abused, gun. Two friends and I are looking at a summer hunt so Iím in no huge rush.

    Iíll begin checking the want ads on this site to see what is available. Guess I could also put a WTB listing up - but without knowing anything about quality of manufacturer or various components Iím reluctant to go that way just yet even though I know no one would ever overprice a for sale gun on here !

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    Quote Originally Posted by 55fairlane View Post
    I can offer you advise on a 1000 yard CAMP PERRY tack driver........that being said.....I can't offer you caliber advise, but for quality rock river arms is very hard to beat

    I personally would look at a 308 bolt gun
    I have a Kimber .308 bolt action. Just thought the AR platform might be more appropriate, especially if we got really stupid and decided to do a helicopter hunt.

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    If you reload, I would give serious consideration to a 300BO. I may be biased (I am) but for hogs and deer (in IN) that would be my first go to especially since you reload. Put some extra $ in your lower, a decent trigger (you can still get a Larue MBT for $87), etc. then when you want, add a 556 upper.

    Just my. FWIW and all that.


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    If you want to stay on a smaller budget and are able to use very basic tools, a stripped lower and a build kit is a great option. If I can put a lower together, anyone can. I'm pretty much the king of falling victim to Murphy's Law.
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    I agree with gravy. 223 is not an ideal hog round, 300 is a lethal pill within 250yards and forgiving on shot placement. Adjustable stocks are generally cheaper than fixed. 500 will not guarantee a reliable ar but it will get you something that works most the time.

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    The classifieds lately have had some good deals on ARs, including some in that price range. I think you'll be able to find something appropriate here.

    If not, I'm another of the "if I can build an AR, then literally anyone can." Also, PSA sometimes has deals on complete lowers that are solid. That's a cost-effective way of avoiding any assembly. You need to add the cost of the dealer, but it can still be a good deal.

    Really, since you have some time, you should be able to get a good deal on an upper/lower at different times and stay under $500.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ggreen View Post
    They are a bit funky. The lowers are cheaply made, the barrels are inconsistent, the furniture is rattly... they had some major qc issues with their cheap mim lpk's. Would a first time user notice, probably not. It is no joke that my 300 dollar bca was/is a nicer gun.
    Pretty much covers it. Sloppy fittment at best. Yes they ran but I was never impressed.
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    The preferred rounds for hog hunting, with an AR15 platform, are 6.8spc, and 6.5grendel. That being said, 5.56 and .300blk have killed plenty, too, you just have to have a near perfect shot to do it.

    If you are planning to stay with 5.56, as TLex stated earlier, 77gr bullets are the way to go. To shoot the 77's you'll need a 1 in 7, or 1 in 8 twist.
    good luck, it is a blast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KJQ6945 View Post
    The preferred rounds for hog hunting, with an AR15 platform, are 6.8spc, and 6.5grendel. That being said, 5.56 and .300blk have killed plenty, too, you just have to have a near perfect shot to do it.

    If you are planning to stay with 5.56, as TLex stated earlier, 77gr bullets are the way to go. To shoot the 77's you'll need a 1 in 7, or 1 in 8 twist.
    good luck, it is a blast.
    Super sonic 300blk rolls them over pretty good even through their armor plated shoulder. 6.8 and 6.5 are better but generally going to take a little more than 500 to get a mildly reliable set up rolling.

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    Yeah, shot placement - for me - is a function of range. I readily admit to being an average shooter, on a good day. Since I'm only using the 5.56 at ~150 yds or less (mostly less), with decent optics (at least a 3x magnification), getting the right shot has been pretty routine.

    If the shots were routinely further than that, I'd use a different caliber. Or get WAY better at shooting.
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