All of this is true story. The AR10 platform smokes the 15. OP wanted an AR15 platform. Nice tripleOP said he wanted the 15 platform so I didn’t go there but my meat stick is a plain Jane .308. Put thousands of pounds of meat on the table over the last six years with it, usually 5-6 hogs between the end of turkey season and start of hunting season then whatever pigs wander through while I’m hunting deer. .308 is uber cheap ammo by comparison to Grendel/6.8/.450 and capable far beyond the Grendel or 6.8.
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That sounds awful, and is exactly why I dumped the BO. I feel bad when I have to shoot something twice, YMMV.My son recently bought a Pulsar thermal scope and got into hog/predator hunting at night. I had never shot or owned a black rifle but knew he had to have one for this use and we got the 300BLK with 16 inch barrel. I have loaded 6-7 different bullets to try in both sub and super sonic and I am thoroughly impressed with it. He comes home at 2 am showing me the videos he recorded on the thermal scope where he is whacking the pigs and they always die, but he does pump them full of lead. If shots are kept under 150 yards it seems plenty powerful so far. He killed a 320 pound boar recently that he slipped in to 28 meters on before shooting and plugged him 7 times before he went 20 yards from first shot and died.
I am certainly no expert, so I’m just asking. Why would you consider building an AR 15 over an AR 10 if it’s to be used for hunting? If you build an AR 10, almost any 308 length cartridge is available. The world is your oyster.Wanting to build a dedicated pig ar. What caliber would you choose? I was looking at the 22-45 sharps but open to people opinions.
Used a 6.8 for several years and found it lacking in pork pounding department. Works fine on hogs under 100 lbs with perfect shot placement. But it is not a long range cartridge, lacks bullets of high BC, SD, and velocity. My hunting partners and I usually encounter pigs at 150 yds or less so we switch to the 458 SOCOM and we stopped wounding pigs and recovered all the pigs we shot, including 200lb ers. It really puts em down.I had a 6.5 Grendel at one time. Just trying to figure out if I want to go down the same route. Give me the pro and cons of the 6.8.
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