Would you Deer Hunt with an AR?

On Friday, Remington announced the release of the Model R-25, a modular repeating
rifle designed for big game hunters. The AR-style rifle is available in .243 Win.,
7mm-08 Remington and .308 Win. — three of today’s most popular short action hunting

According to Remington, the entire rifle was designed with big game hunters in mind,
and includes the most advanced design aspects of 308 Win. Style AR rifles available
today. The R-25 features a precision-crafted 20 inch barrel with a recessed hunting
crown that’s free-floated within a machined-aluminum fore-end tube. Six longitudinal
flutes forward of the gas block provide increased rigidity and weight reduction while
promoting rapid barrel cooling. Each Model R-25 is completely covered in Mossy Oak
Treestand camouflage.

The rifles come with a four-round magazine and are compatible with all aftermarket
AR 308 Win. type magazines and accessories.

MSRP is about $1,500.

These rifles will certainly have the ballistic capability to kill deer, but I wonder
how they will be received by the deer hunting community. Would you purchase one for
deer hunting?

2 thoughts on “Would you Deer Hunt with an AR?

  1. James A. Ritchie

    An AR has just as much recoil as any other rifle of the same caliber. I certainly would not hunt deer with the standard .223/5.56, but I have no problem hunting deer with an AR of the right caliber.

    I’m old fashioned, and I greatly prefer a Marlin 30-30 lever action, but one of my sons is a big AR fan, and already hunts deer with an AR in .308. It’s a very accurate rifle, and in .308 has the power for most big game.

    We’re always coming down on politicians for trying to ban weapons because of how the look. Do we want to make the same mistake?

  2. suppressed@unknown.org

    remark for buckhunter 21, you asked about the difference between AR type rifles and basically all others, well here it is, pretty much no recoil. i dont know about you but i am tired of being kicked by a mule every time i take a shot.Posted by: Carl Williams

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