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Ultimate Lightweight .308 AR Hog Rifle
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Ultimate Lightweight .308 AR Hog Rifle

Posted March 11, 2014 in Shooting by Major Pandemic with No Comments
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After the harassment I took for publishing the Leupold VX-R Hog optic review and not following up immediately with the review of the full Ultimate Hog Hunter Build, I thought I had better get to posting what can be only described as gun porn.

During my planning for my Ultimate Hog Gun build, I talked with a number of people who actually hunt hogs semi-professionally, versus all the guys who want to hunt hogs or have bagged “a” hog. The resounding suggestion for optics was for a super clear, low power optic, and preferably one with an illuminated reticle. Ultimately I decided on the Leupold VX-R Hog Plex 1.25-4×20 scope featuring outstanding optics paired with a BDC (bullet drop compensating) dangerous game reticle optimized for the .308 round. The Leupold Hog turned out to be the perfect setup for my .308 AR format Ultimate Hog Gun build, but before we got to selecting an optic, there were many, many choices to make. The experts said .308 caliber with illuminated low magnification optic, as light as possible, and preferably in an AR semi-auto format. http://www.alloutdoor.com/2014/03/11/ult...Newsletter
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das;138819 Wrote:Ultimate Lightweight .308 AR Hog Rifle

Posted March 11, 2014 in Shooting by Major Pandemic with No Comments
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After the harassment I took for publishing the Leupold VX-R Hog optic review and not following up immediately with the review of the full Ultimate Hog Hunter Build, I thought I had better get to posting what can be only described as gun porn.

During my planning for my Ultimate Hog Gun build, I talked with a number of people who actually hunt hogs semi-professionally, versus all the guys who want to hunt hogs or have bagged “a” hog. The resounding suggestion for optics was for a super clear, low power optic, and preferably one with an illuminated reticle. Ultimately I decided on the Leupold VX-R Hog Plex 1.25-4×20 scope featuring outstanding optics paired with a BDC (bullet drop compensating) dangerous game reticle optimized for the .308 round. The Leupold Hog turned out to be the perfect setup for my .308 AR format Ultimate Hog Gun build, but before we got to selecting an optic, there were many, many choices to make. The experts said .308 caliber with illuminated low magnification optic, as light as possible, and preferably in an AR semi-auto format. http://www.alloutdoor.com/2014/03/11/ult...Newsletter

I've been away for a while, but I figured I'd comment on this. I'm glad you shared this post, it's a good one. I think the author built a very nice and effective rifle. Personally, I still think he could do with the 16" barrel since most hog encounters are up close, and involve some sort of handling. If you want to stay on hogs and keep shooting them, you're usually in some sort of vehicle, and that means the extra 2" on the end of the barrel, especially if you're running a brake or flash hider can make a difference. I think the .308 is a good choice because of the kinetic energy and how common the round is, but I know that the .243 and the .260 also work quite well on hogs. I mean you can easily take them with the 5.56, so anything that's a little bigger and packing more punch will get the job done with a little less recoil. Still, that will serve him quite well in his hog endeavors, and I've killed hundreds.
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I'm probably not going hog hunting anytime soon, but still a good read, thanks. Been considering building a .308 AR-10 to replace the LMT LM308MWS that I sold a while back.

Question since I saw it in the article, what do you guys about low mass bolt carrier groups? I researched online and people said that due to potential operating issues most people try to take weight out of other places. Fact or fiction?
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LateBraking;150598 Wrote:I'm probably not going hog hunting anytime soon, but still a good read, thanks. Been considering building a .308 AR-10 to replace the LMT LM308MWS that I sold a while back.

Question since I saw it in the article, what do you guys about low mass bolt carrier groups? I researched online and people said that due to potential operating issues most people try to take weight out of other places. Fact or fiction?
To be honest I dont know much about the AR 10 except I would like to own one. Right now though Im stuck with the AR15. Lycan would probably know.
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LateBraking;150598 Wrote:I'm probably not going hog hunting anytime soon, but still a good read, thanks. Been considering building a .308 AR-10 to replace the LMT LM308MWS that I sold a while back.

Question since I saw it in the article, what do you guys about low mass bolt carrier groups? I researched online and people said that due to potential operating issues most people try to take weight out of other places. Fact or fiction?

They can lighten the bolt if they want. Now they just have to be concerned with matching up the amount of gas in the system with the proper recoil spring, in order to keep it running properly. Probably easiest if it has an adjustable gas block. But I am no AR expert.
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