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#3141040 - 01/27/13 08:18 AM What would be the best caliber for ar platform?
Tenn.Guy
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That would bolt up on a 5.56 lower, accurate, not too heavy, and factory ammo available?

This would be a deer rifle on occasion.

Thinking of buying some parts along the way for an economical build.
Also anyone have experience with polymer lowers? I've found some available for $50.

Thanks

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#3141122 - 01/27/13 09:42 AM Re: What would be the best caliber for ar platform? [Re: Tenn.Guy]
KPH
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As far as I am concerned polymer is as good as any, I know some will not agree. As far as a upper goes I like Double Star, but most are good.
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#3141127 - 01/27/13 09:43 AM Re: What would be the best caliber for ar platform? [Re: Tenn.Guy]
Howa
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I've got a Rock River 6.8 SPC, me thinks it is the perfect caliber for hunting, can do coyotes, deer, or......zombies.
Here's some info on the 6.8
http://demigodllc.com/articles/6.8-mm-spc-cartridge-history-development-hornady-stag-arms-carbine/
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#3141189 - 01/27/13 11:05 AM Re: What would be the best caliber for ar platform? [Re: Howa]
rdl65
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Never had any experience good or bad with polymer lowers. But for 50.00 I don't think you could go wrong.
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#3141209 - 01/27/13 11:30 AM Re: What would be the best caliber for ar platform? [Re: rdl65]
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I own 5 polymer lowers from 2 different manufacturers, they work just fine for 90% of AR users. What brand are you finding? You may want to upgrade the FCG, but that is true for many pre-built lowers.

If you are serious about finding them for $50 - I'd love to know where, I have several friends who are looking for lowers right now to finish builds.

I have 5.56 and 300BLK caliber AR's at the moment. Your other major options are 5.7 and 6.8 - but it's getting harder to find ammo in just about all of them right now.

I am still playing with my 300BLK and trying to find a good ammo for it... my intention was and still is to make it my primary deer rifle for next season.
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#3141219 - 01/27/13 11:41 AM Re: What would be the best caliber for ar platform? [Re: -DRM-]
Tenn.Guy
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http://www.americantactical.us/4590/detail.html

Out of stock today... Sorry

Doesn't say you could use anything above a 5.56. You think if they would hold up for a 6.8 or 300 blackout?

I'm not worried about jumping into and paying panic prices. If I can get a lower it might take a year + to finish. Not at the top of priorities.

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#3141220 - 01/27/13 11:43 AM Re: What would be the best caliber for ar platform? [Re: -DRM-]
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I would like a 6.5 Grendel
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#3141226 - 01/27/13 11:47 AM Re: What would be the best caliber for ar platform? [Re: mr.big]
-DRM-
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lol, I kinda figured as much - 2 months ago the Omni poly lowers were selling for $39.95, A few weeks back PSA popped some up on their site for $69.95 and they sold out with a quickness. They are selling on GunBroker right now for up to $200... so when you said $50, I was a little shocked ;\)
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#3141609 - 01/27/13 07:02 PM Re: What would be the best caliber for ar platform? [Re: -DRM-]
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Yeah the 6.8 or the 6.5 Grendel would be the perfect TN coyote/deer AR cartridge. I went with a 6.5/6.8 specialty round.
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#3141623 - 01/27/13 07:07 PM Re: What would be the best caliber for ar platform? [Re: Plateau Hunter]
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6mm WOA is looking like a good choice.
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