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DieselNut
01-08-2011, 21:42
I've built 2 carbines so far, which neither I have now. I just bought a spike's tactical lower to build on. I'm looking for a mid range type gun which both the carbine and rifle would suit. I may take it hunting for deer later, and won't be shooting past 3-400 meters (target not deer). In your opinion what would be a good setup? I'm kinda wanting to try something new with a rifle but I do love the carbine.

NeverMore1701
01-08-2011, 21:49
If you have 2 carbines already, I'd go for a rifle. 18 or 20".

DieselNut
01-08-2011, 22:02
I don't have the carbines anymore. I have a nice AMD-65 I plink with often now. If a rifle it would be 20"

NeverMore1701
01-08-2011, 22:08
Ah, reading comprehension isn't too great right now, I blame the bacardi :embarassed:

Carbine then.

JBaird22
01-08-2011, 23:49
I'm doing my first ever build, a 18" Mk12 clone-ish build. I have the upper receiver and I am going to add a 18" barrel, rifle length handguards, and a flip up front sight. Should be decent with 77 grain ammo out to a pretty far poke.

As for your question, I would say an 18. You need velocity to make energy. Or you could build a 16 inch 6.8 SPC remington.

mjkeat
01-09-2011, 00:17
Look into a .300 AAC Blackout. .308 in a 5.56 casing made to be reliable in the AR platform using existing magazines, BCG, etc. Reports are its good for deer and hogs. Supersonic ammo is hitting the retailers and can be found for $11.99 - $12.99.

gh0st614
01-09-2011, 00:23
Look into a .300 AAC Blackout. .308 in a 5.56 casing made to be reliable in the AR platform using existing magazines, BCG, etc. Reports are its good for deer and hogs. Supersonic ammo is hitting the retailers and can be found for $11.99 - $12.99.

I was gonna suggest the same thing, forget the carbine or the rifle tho and build a PDW

DieselNut
01-09-2011, 00:48
Well ammo availability is key for me. 223 is available anywhere, and 6.8 is getting more popular. that 300 blackout sounds pretty mean, but I've not heard much about it. Also may do 7.62x39 and share ammo with my AK.

gh0st614
01-09-2011, 02:05
Remington is making factory .300 blackout ammo as well as a few other ammo makers. I think its going to take off way faster and farther than 6.8

You can use the same bolt, lower and mags as your 5.56 ar and not lose capacity. On silencertalk.com there is a forum dedicated to it and alot of guys are using it to hunt even with the 9" barrel.

crazymoose
01-09-2011, 02:37
IMO a rifle with a carbine stock is hard to beat. In tight quarters you can fully collapse the stock (who needs a decent cheekweld with an Aimpoint?). Outside, you adjust the length-of-pull to your liking. You get the superior reliability and durability of a rifle gas system, and the longer effective range for the round.
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RMTactical
01-09-2011, 10:27
Carbines are much more handy and useful.

Nakanokalronin
01-09-2011, 11:21
Go retro for your next build. After getting a few modern ARs, the next step in the sickness is retro. Notice no forward assist or bullet deflector. This type of AR is extremely light and slim like they where suppose to be. Everything is original except the receiver. I'll probably end up getting a repro from: http://www.nodakspud.com/AR%20Lowers.htm

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