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AR-15 for deer and boar

i am going on a deer and boar hunt down south this fall.

i am allowed to use my AR-15 in .223 folks over at AR-15 dot com have a hunting forum and claim one of the best rounds to use on deer and boar is 64 grain pointed soft point.

they have killed deer out to 200 yards. i dont plan on shooting that far but the guys that have taken deer with this round claim it is just devastating.

any actual hands on experience here?

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Re: AR-15 for deer and boar

The 64 grain Winchester Power Point is a great bullet for deer. Personally, since hogs are on the menu I would be using a Barnes bullet. What is your barrel twisted?
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Re: AR-15 for deer and boar

its a DPMS M4 and has a 1 in 9 twist

i dont reload so i have to stay with factory ammo.

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Re: AR-15 for deer and boar

If going with the Barnes TSX I would either use the 55 or 62 grain. I know Barnes has these in their VOR-TX line of ammo and I bet others have loadings also.
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Re: AR-15 for deer and boar

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its a DPMS M4 and has a 1 in 9 twist

i dont reload so i have to stay with factory ammo.
Factory Ammo @ Midway

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Re: AR-15 for deer and boar

Thanks roboz and rusty

i will order some

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Re: AR-15 for deer and boar

if you're hunting in Florida on management area land you can only use a 5 round clip
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Re: AR-15 for deer and boar

going to South Carolina and i bought a 5 round magazine as a precaution. thats the only magazine i plan on taking. no need for a 30 rounder

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"No need for a 30 rounder"...

If allowed when pig hunting, I would carry the 30 rounder! Them dudes are mean, and I would want the extra bangs if I torqued one off!

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Re: AR-15 for deer and boar

i'll check on that. i dont want that to be a "last quote" from me.

we are going to red bluff lodge in allendale S.C.

last month a client wounded a boar, the owner tracked it with his dog, found it, shot it and the boar charged, knocking the owner off his feet.

the owners son shot and killed the boar with a .45 cal handgun.

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