anyone using 5.56 for deer and hogs?

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  • tarheel7734

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    I was planning on a 6.8 build and should be done with the lower soon, but lookingat price of ammo i am second guessing my choice. Now i am thinking of using a 5.56 till i cwn fford a second upper for 6.8. 556 is much cheaper to pratice with and i can splurge on 20 rounds for hunting in a heavier grain. Eventually i will get into hand loading, but not quite there. What say you?
     
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    dee

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    I use a 223 with 55gr soft points and it works fine provided bullet placement is minded.

    I'm in the process of building an AR with a 1:7" twist and will be running the 77gr stuff on critters. If they don't perform well the Nosler bonded flat bases look pretty appealing as well.
     

    rushthezeppelin

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    I built a 300BO upper just for hunting piggies. Haven't had a chance to hunt with it yet (still finding my magic load), but everything I've read states that 300BO is a much better cartridge on hogs and deer.
     

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    As far as I know, all 5.56 is FMJ. I don't think FMJ is the best for deer hunting. Instead, I would use .223 soft point on deer. 5.56 Should be good on the hogs tho, where more penetration is desirable.
     

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    Everyone has a different opinion, so be prepared for that. Here's mine: save your money for the bigger bullet. Having shot hogs with everything from a 38gr .22LR to a 200gr .35Rem, I lean strongly towards the larger bullets.

    This being said, the AR platform is idea for hogs. I just wish I had an AR10 instead of an AR15.

    However, if you want to kill big things with a little bullet, see a test I just did, here http://instagram.com/p/oRvhP1htEF/ and here http://www.texasguntalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=58537.

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    Governors20

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    Green tip M855 ammo is devestating on hogs. You dont need expensive magic hunting bullets. Dont use AMAX bullets on hogs. Every one I shot with a 168 amax didnt penetrate enough for one shot kills. You need something that will penetrate. In 30 cal, I use 150gr FMJ. They work great!
     
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    It wouldn't be my first choice... not by a fairly wide margin... but I'd use it if that's all I had and it should be okay... but JUST okay.
     

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    Green tip M855 ammo is devestating on hogs. You dont need expensive magic hunting bullets. Dont use AMAX bullets on hogs. Every one I shot with a 168 amax didnt penetrate enough for one shot kills. You need something that will penetrate. !
    This. M855 is great for hogs. Liquifies organs.
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