Designed as a low-recoil, intermediate cartridge that is highly accurate at mid to long-range, 6.5 Grendel has seen an upsurge of popularity in the past few years as a great hunting round.... read more ›
Currently, the 5.56/. 223 is still the most practical choice for the AR-15.... see more ›
Big Horn Armory AR500 Specifications:
|Caliber:||500 Auto Max|
|Barrel Length:||18 inches|
- 5.56 NATO/. 223 Rem. ...
- 6.5 Grendel. The 6.5 Grendel is soft-shooting, accurate and a great AR-15 choice when shots enter at the 300- to 400-yard zone. ...
- 350 Legend & 450 Bushmaster. [Certain states have regulations regarding straight-walled cartridges.
AR-15 deer hunting
But there are exceptional . 223 loads that are ideal for hunting deer. If you're hunting at reasonably close range, the . 223 and 5.56 loads that are engineered to expand will provide plenty of stopping power for whitetail, mule deer, antelope, and more.... read more ›
The best bullet grain for an AR-15 is around 55 grains. This is a good middle ground between the accuracy of lighter bullets and the power of heavier bullets. Heavier bullets may be preferable when hunting larger game.... see more ›
WILSON COMBAT INTRODUCES THE “HARDEST HITTING AR CALIBER EVER PRODUCED” IN . 458 HAM'R. Wilson Combat has introduced what they're calling the “hardest hitting AR carbine ever produced” chambered in . 458 HAM'R.... continue reading ›
The AR-500 is an AR platform weapon designed to accommodate a modified version of the . 500 Smith & Wesson bullet. The Auto Max is actually built off the AR-10, a scaled up version of the AR-15 meant to accommodate the heavier 7.62-millimeter caliber.... see more ›
The . 220 Swift (5.56×56mmSR) is a semi-rimmed rifle cartridge developed by Winchester and introduced in 1935 for small game and varmint hunting. It was the first factory-loaded rifle cartridge with a muzzle velocity of over 1,200 m/s (4,000 ft/s), just under Mach 4.... see more ›
Of all the AR deer cartridges on the market, the 6.8 SPC is the most versatile, and I believe it's the best. It's perfect for whitetail, great for hogs and it doubles as a fantastic defensive round. The . 270-caliber bullet shoots flat and retains its energy well down range.... view details ›
223/5.56 as a deer hunting caliber. While shots should still be limited to ranges maxing out at around 100 yards (the small bullet just sheds too much energy beyond that range), hunters can now feel confident in taking their rifles afield during deer season.... see details ›
223 - it is a viable deer cartridge when the appropriate bullets are used. It is good enough when shots aren't excessively long and a broadside shot presents itself. It's not a foolproof cartridge, however. If you choose to hunt with it, be prepared to pass on an animal when the angle or distance isn't right.... see more ›
223 rounds are virtually identical in size to 5.56mm rounds. This means that the majority of the time, . 223 ammunition will chamber and fire in a 5.56mm chamber and vice versa. However, the biggest difference between the two is that 5.56x45mm ammunition is loaded to a significantly higher pressure than .... continue reading ›
The 6.8 SPC is capable of excellent accuracy as well. However, the aforementioned advantages the 6.5 Grendel has in terms of bullet drop and resistance to wind drift make the Grendel a much better cartridge for long distance shots past 300 yards, especially when used in a rifle with a longer barrel.... view details ›
300 HAM'R is a cartridge optimized to get the most terminal effects possible out of a standard AR-15. The bolt, magazine and receivers are all what you'd find in any AR-15, only the barrel is different.... see details ›
Here's the bottom line: you can kill deer with a . 223 Remington. Many hunters have done it, and ammo makers have designed loads and projectiles specifically for that purpose. If you're likely to get a clean, broadside shot within 150 yards, you can feel confident taking a deer using the appropriate bullets.... read more ›