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What are your opinions on deer hunting with an AR type weapon? Do you view people hunting with them differently than you would

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  • What are your opinions on deer hunting with an AR type weapon? Do you view people hunting with them differently than you would

    What are your opinions on deer hunting with an AR type weapon? Do you view people hunting with them differently than you would view a person with a more traditional hunting rifle?

  • #2
    The reason I ask is because a friend of mine was hunting public land and had two of his tires slit(and a hate-filled note left behind) centered around his use of an AR-15.

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    • #3
      As many an old-timer would think, I see the AR-15 hunters as wannabees seeking to project a Rambo image. JMO.

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      • #4
        I saw AR-15s advertised in F&S in the 60s and always wanted one.Finally gotta AR-10T .308 with the stainless heavy barrel. Just an accurate high-quality rifle.No Rambone.

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        • #5
          My wife tells me that I am a dinasour and am against any change at all. I have to admit I don't like change. That being said, I now hunt with an inline muzzleloader so I have bent some. I am a certified firearm's instructor and certify the Sheriff's Dept. and City Police Officers and the Sheriff's Dept. has Rock River .308's. They have been very nice and let me have one of them and ammo on the range to shoot as much as I like. The rifle is accurate beyond belief and a pleasure to shoot. I wouldn't hunt with one but I wouldn't look down on someone who does, as long as they don't dress in all of the black tactical gear and carry 20 30 round magazines and act like Rambo. They are making them in camo and the Rock River in camo is a nice looking rifle. I could probably be talked into buying one if the price was right or if I had some trading material that wasn't needed since the .308 is one of my all time favorite cartridges.

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          • #6
            I saw AR-15s advertised in F&S in the 60s and always wanted one.Finally gotta AR-10T .308 with the stainless heavy barrel. Just an accurate high-quality rifle.No Rambone.

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            • #7
              Not a clue about the double post.

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              • #8
                My issue with them is the perceptions it creates with non-hunters. Like it or not many people cannot see the point and I think it gives hunters a more negative image.

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                • #9
                  I’ll stick with my bolt action, but it doesn’t bother me if others want to hunt with ARs, as long as they use an appropriate caliber and shoot responsibly. Here in Colo. the regulations specify at least .24 caliber for any big game hunting, meaning a .223 does not qualify. I think that’s a good thing. An AR in .308 or similar would work just fine, but I don't see any real advantage over more traditional hunting rifles.

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                  • #10
                    The ain't gots no wud on 'em!
                    Whats wrong with hunting with an AR?
                    As long as it's a caliber appropriate to the game, go for it!

                    99
                    Get a grip, dude!
                    The more things change, the more they remain the same!

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                    • #11
                      The ain't gots no wud on 'em!
                      Whats wrong with hunting with an AR?
                      As long as it's a caliber appropriate to the game, go for it!
                      ...AND!!! ...the users don't adopt a "spray n' pray" attitude!

                      99
                      Get a grip, dude!
                      The more things change, the more they remain the same!

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                      • #12
                        It is an image thing with the anti's, same way with camo and other para military looking stuff or actions.

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                        • #13
                          If the gun doesn’t violate the Fish and Game laws then who gives a hoot what a hunter chooses to hunt with.

                          I bet your tire was slash by an animal rights protester. The antis slash hunter’s tires during bear season last year at the Delaware Water Gap in New Jersey's Warren County.

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                          • #14
                            PA doesn't allow semi autos for big game hunting. Although I'd venture there are some guys around here who could put as many rounds down range as fas as an AR with their Amish Automatics. (Rem. 760's).

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                            • #15
                              The main selling features of the AR-15 is rapid fire and military styling, which tells you a lot about the owner.
                              Draw your own conclusions.

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