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What can't the AR-15 do?

This is a discussion on What can't the AR-15 do? within the Defensive Rifles & Shotgun Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by JD I think a pump gun is a bit easier with the differences in loading gates and size of the shells vs. ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JD View Post
    I think a pump gun is a bit easier with the differences in loading gates and size of the shells vs. cartridges. Especially if you're a righty.

    YMMV
    You do have a point about that, however, if a .357 levergun is what you have and you practice, I'll bet you could become proficient at loading it/topping it off in a SD situation only, not sure it makes much sense in this day and age of semi-auto weapons.

    All this discussion of AR's is making me want one. Will have to wait since I just bought my M1 carbine.


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    Cowboy rifles are an excellent choice for people living in CA or anywhere else where a "tactical rifle" is banned, or almost impossible to get.

    Their only real downsides are slow reloading times, and a debatably more fragile magazine system.

    Saw a quick loader for lever action rifles not too long ago. Will try to find it again. (homemade system)
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    Quote Originally Posted by shooterX View Post
    You make an excellent point, my shotgun would be the first thing I grab, however, if I had a .357 levergun, it might be a close second, as I feel it is as quick handling and easily top off like a shotgun. I've practiced this with my .30-.30 some.
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    Saw a quick loader for lever action rifles not too long ago
    May make the comparisons get pretty close other than range.

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    Smile Opps! Your link for quickloaders didn't work!

    Hi Shadowsbane,
    I have a Winchester model 94 in 38/357 caliber, and my desire for a quickloader led me to your post. I was so exited when I saw your link- I clicked it- and I got some crazy message from the forum like "thread not found", or something. Could you repost some information, so I could find and buy such a speedloader?

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    I have Colt AR in .223.

    I think the perfect companion would be an AR in 308 for more terminal ballistics at longer ranges on larger game!
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    I love this picture!

    The AR can do ANYTHING!!
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    My reason for the XM15 "Varmint Special" is the ability to take anything from squirrel to coyote to deer with the same round. If I'm grabbing in SHTF scenarios or a break in I'm going for a horse of a whole 'nother color. If I have to hunt for food and possibly defend myself in the process the AR concept is a very viable option. The XM is getting ready to go to 300 Below to be stress relieved from barrel crown to trigger group. The only thing not making the trip is the stock.

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    what can't the AR-15 do?

    Show me the same kind of love my Basset Hound does when I come home.



    ... oh who am I kidding, that dog died years ago and my AR is much more fun to have around :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SIGguy229 View Post
    The AR can do ANYTHING!!
    Yeah except dishes, it's a little hard on those
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    Well, it can't make me while it attempts to catch a deer all by itself and fail miserably like my pitbull when I feel like a good laugh and let her go for it.

    For all you bambi lovers...no worries...she always loses and no deer were harmed in the recording of this message
    ...and for you weenies worried about a pit running a muck...again no worries...she's trained very well.
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