5.56'ers...are you sorry you didn't get into .308 / 7.62x51 from the start?

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  1. slackercruster

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    5.56 ammo was so cheap back then. The cheapness got me. The AR-10's were cheap as well back then. Now .308 AR's are pricey...if you can even find one.

    After all this dem crap happening I wish I had concentrated more on .308.
     
  2. N0Glock

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    No, percentage wise, at least where I am at AR-15's have gone up as much or more than AR-10's, and I have bolt guns for long range.
     

  3. PattonWasRight

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    You can do pretty much anything with a .308
     
  4. evlbruce

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    Nope. Do wish I had gotten into Grendel.
     
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  5. OldOutlaw

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    I am not. But I have for, since 1994, stocked up on ammo for all of my calibers.
    Nor do I have to even worry about reloading for 223/5.56. I'll never likely exhaust my supply. And, I do have reloading equipment and supplies for my 6.5X55 Swedish Mausers
    for better long range effect.
     
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  6. G19Cfan

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    I just bought 7.62x39 instead. It was priced normally.
     
  7. OldOutlaw

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    I have an AR in 7.62X39 and am shooting it quite a bit lately also. And, two in 350Legend. Just got about 600 more rounds of 145gr Winchester FMJ in two weeks ago. At the old prices even.
     
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  8. GlockPride

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    5.56 will handle all my house to house needs. I got into 6.5 Grendel for all the longer range stuffs. It’s a great round.
     
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  9. TheDreadnought

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    Not at all. Happy with my X95 in 5.56 for the close quarters/urban environments I am likely to be in.

    Have plenty of 5.56, but also more likely to find it lying around if it ever came to that as there are LOTS of normal ARs out there.
     
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  10. e150gt

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    No 5.56 here
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    .308 is fine if that’s your thing. I personally don’t miss it. Lug around a 10 lb FN FAL or an M-14 copy and it gets old real fast. Sure, if over 300 yards is your regular cup of tea, by all means lug away.

    I don’t miss it. 5.56 and 7.62x39 in the AR platform cover the bases nicely.
     
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  12. quantico

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    Bought 2 308 ar's several years ago and a pile of ammo.. plus sig 716. M1A etc
     
  13. Colt38SuperDude

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    .308 rifles don’t have to be heavy. The SCAR17S and the SAPR weigh around 8-lbs empty. The LMT, on the other hand, is a pig.

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    Yeah, wish I’d gone with 7.62x39


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  15. Aurora

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    I think 223 can get very close to 308 performance if you choose the right twist and the right bullet.

    308 isn't practical if you have to carry it around. I speak from military experience. Does that apply to the civilian world? I can't say. Ferfal likes the FAL para for his experiences in Argentina - I put a lot of weight into what this guy thinks since he has hands on experience.

    For me, I'm going to roll the dice on a 223 with a heavier bullet. It's the right move for my environment and my needs.

    Well, I HOPE it is.

    V.
     
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  16. Samuel_Hoggson

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    Got to try a friend's DD AR10 w/16". Favorably impressed. Would probably like a SCAR, too. Have HK91s tho, so not sure want to add/switch to AR10.

    Nothing wrong with a Garand, either.
     
  17. PattonWasRight

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    #MeToo!

    That said, the 223/5.56 had more long range capabilities than most realize

    Go to a mid range competition, that's 600 yards. Paperplate groups with 75 and 80 grain boolits that are still very supersonic
     
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  18. MD357

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    I have multiple options in both for this reason.

    They still can be found where I live. Mostly the Sigs. Not bad guns.
     
  19. Syclone0538

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    I don't buy when prices are up, though I do shoot less.

    I have no need for .308.
     
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    No 308 here, I went 7.62x39 and 6.8
     
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