Hear is my question and open debate topic for today. Why is the .223/5.56 round too small to use on deer or like sized game, but used in war and also by police as anti-personnel situations? Im not 100% but I think that the SWAT uses 55gr hollowpoints for their AR's, why do they not work on deer?(or so people say). I was just reading the ARRifleman magazine I bought and they were talking the 5.56 down, basically saying its got no use, as It wont do the job. They were in love with the new 7.62x40, the .300, 6.8SPC and a couple others. Other that the obvious, the grain difference and the actual bullet width/length make a big difference. But it brings me back to the main question...why do we use it for anti-personnel but is so shunned on for hunting with..some states its illegal to hunt with .223. I feel like I need to buy a new rifle to hunt with as they convinced me that my AR is too small a caliber to safly hunt with, or even use as a defensive rifle. LOL my AR was in this magazine, actually kind of cool to see them review my exact model in a big magazine. They called it" not exactly sniper quality, but good enough accuracy to hunt game with". Its a damn AR for crying out loud, not a sniper rifle...thats why people go out and spend 1k+ on a rem 700 and such. Im thinking of just taking my scope off the AR and getting some sort of red dot or reflex instead of an actual scope, and buying a 30-06 or a 273 from wally. Heard some good things about those, good power, really accurate, and CHEAP price but GOOD quality..whats your thoughts on that?
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