Hunting caliber choice? [Archive] - Glock Talk

PDA

View Full Version : Hunting caliber choice?


trlcavscout
05-17-2011, 10:56
I have an upper receiver to use and I was going to order a 6.8 barrel but I am curious is their another caliber that would be better? It will be used for deer/antelope/hogs. Is their another choice that would have more locally available ammo, maybe surplus ammo available? I have had a 6.8 and liked it but I had to order ammo but other then that I am not familiar with any other calibers other then 5.56. What about a 300 whisper?

B.Reid
05-17-2011, 16:30
:wow:

eracer
05-17-2011, 16:36
I love the .300 Blackout (more properly called the .300 AAC/BLK) for anything the 6.8 does (and some things it can't do - like subsonic suppressed.) If I was heading out to kill deer at 400 yards, though, I'd choose a 6.5 Grendel.

Whisper is dead....Long live the Blackout.

OTOH - the 6.8 has much better ammo availability, and it's a fine killin' cartridge in its own right.

mjkeat
05-17-2011, 17:06
I love the .300 Blackout (more properly called the .300 AAC/BLK) for anything the 6.8 does (and some things it can't do - like subsonic suppressed.) If I was heading out to kill deer at 400 yards, though, I'd choose a 6.5 Grendel.

Whisper is dead....Long live the Blackout.

OTOH - the 6.8 has much better ammo availability, and it's a fine killin' cartridge in its own right.

For now anyway.

Glock30Eric
05-17-2011, 19:22
I can kill a deer with a rock. ;)

trlcavscout
05-17-2011, 21:39
I went 308, I was gonna stay with the standard size but couldnt resist :whistling:

RWBlue
05-17-2011, 23:10
I have a whisper.

Are you looking to go subsonic/suppressed/SBR?

Do you reload?