Most of ya are gun guys.So you know battle rifles were full size cartridges along the lines of 30-06.At the beginning of the Vietnam war the US and other Countries down sized to 5.56 and similar like 5,45x 39. No not to piss off all of ya who love your AR's but we basically went from a big game round to a varmint round.If you had a 200 lb guy coming at you would you want a deer or bear sized round or a varmint round designed for groundhogs?
I do shoot a Mini-14 so yeah I have a groundhog gun too.Main reason is because I can get green tips fairly reasonable.
They have little tiny steel rod in core.Better yet surplus 7.62x54r they have it too with a lot more bullet weight and powder behind it and its still reasonable for now. If .223/5.56 is all ya can afford thats one thing but a lot of guys think just be cause the military used it its the best,often times true but not always.What I don't get is the guys who spend a boatload of money on their AR platform but not upgrading caliber?
There are some wicked rounds available for AR platform like 6.8 grendel,308,etc I am a puss don't think I would want to shoot huge caliber out of that light a weapon.But intermediate to lg would be awesome weapon.
Those of us that are funds limited have to do the best we can with what we can.Again not slamming anybody's favorite guns just that I hear people talking about 500-600 yards with AR in .223. I have my mini for close range house to house type city action.If you consider your AR 600 yard gun try it before taking the gun store experts advice.
Several reports coming out of the sandbox has US troopers wanting stronger round.You see one of the news media's favorite photos is US troop with m-21.There are many weapons on AR platform shooting 308 on up rounds.
Just sayin if you have the money to play there is some cool stuff out there.
I bought this my second Mini during the height of buying frenzy,I really wanted the Mini 30 or 6.8 but at the time magazines for those two were impossible to find or if found they were 5 round mags.
What do you think? Right on or not?
5 years ago