Originally Posted by partisan1911
I was just looking at the .204 ruger vs .223 energies you listed above. I wonder what bullet weights those represent? I shoot 39gr out of my .204 and 77gr out of my ar-15. According to that I get more energy out of my .204 and should be using that on wolves?
The 204 Ruger was a 40 grain V Max @ 3900 ft/sec.
The 223 rem was a 55 grain V Max @ 3240 ft/sec.
Both loads are the most popular and about optumum bullet weight/energy listed .
There are loads that may be faster but they will not have the energy of these loads
because the bullet weight will be less.
I was surprised at the 204 myself.
The main reason that I posted all of the calibers that are usable in the AR platform is to
show the potential of the AR with the right barrel/upper on it.
The Beowulf is the most powerful of the AR uppers ,But I chose the 450 because of the
bullets,brass and it was a close second in energy to the Beowulf and had less drop at
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