It is backwards to me. A well placed shot with a 223 will drop a deer much easier than an arrow. I understand why, people with little knowledge of ballistics and hunting make the rules according to what they feel instead of facts. My home state of Iowa is a prime example of stupid hunting laws, shotguns, muzzleloaders, and bows get the nod but god forbid I shoot a deer with my 716"Seems" or you really don't understand why?
Hit this link for the solution to that shoulder bruise issue.The ONLY thing I don't like about the m716 is it's tough to get used to the recoil at first (expect some shoulder bruises if you take advantage of the semi auto .308 fire, and also the ammo cost.
Well ****, My first AR is the Sig 516 Patrol. I purchased it for hunting and killing them two legged uneatable kinds. I guess I must now put it in the cabinet with the Gamo air rifles and go get a real gun, huhThe OP said he wants to possibly use the rifle for hunting. That rules out the 516 (unless he is only hunting rabbits).
I have never used a 5.56x45 on western mule deer, but have used the 22-250. With the right bullet, I agree. I believe there are better choices, but they get the job done.I never understood why people proclaim the 5.56 cannot kill a deer or other game.
I shot a bear with one round of ss109 ... right through the heart. Shot deer with similar results.
When I skinned it, I was horrified to see the damage caused by the velocity of the round. There was a five inch diameter circle of purple jello surrounding the wound channel.
I call bs on anyone that claims it is an ineffective round for hunting.
I'm a pistol shooter who just recently decided to jump on the AR band wagon. Not that it matters but after a lot of research, I choose the 516. At first I was thinking about a rifle that I could have fun at the range with and hunt with, etc. But I concluded, having fun at the range and hunting are two different worlds and require two different sets of tools. I realized that I'd probably be using this rifle 99% of the time at the range, having fun. So, I ordered the 516. The 5.56 is fun to shoot and in comparison to the 308, it's very cheap to shoot. If I decide to get back into deer hunting, I'll go buy me a nice bolt action.Hey guys I have heard that Sig sauer makes one of the best ar15 rifles (from a salesman at academy)
Is that correct?
If so which model would you recommend for someone who is new to ar15s for multipurpose usage such as range and hunting?
Thanks in advance
I assume you saying they had to order it for you? If so, I'd say they (Academy?) will have to give you that answer.So, I sit patiently waiting for my 516. Can anyone give me any idea how long I can expect to wait?
Yeah...Had to order it. I want the 516 in ODG and the company where I buy my sigs only had one 516 FDE in stock. They're unable to give me any kind of timeline. Said we're pretty much at the mercy of Sig.I assume you saying they had to order it for you? If so, I'd say they (Academy?) will have to give you that answer.
I can tell you that you'll enjoy the 516 once you do get it!
Ain't cheap, but 516 ODG is in stock here. These guys usually do a good job at lower-than-typical pricesYeah...Had to order it. I want the 516 in ODG and the company where I buy my sigs only had one 516 FDE in stock. They're unable to give me any kind of timeline. Said we're pretty much at the mercy of Sig.
I see. Sorry to hear that, but hopefully it won't take too long. I don't know anything about ordering from Sig directly. Good luck!Yeah...Had to order it. I want the 516 in ODG and the company where I buy my sigs only had one 516 FDE in stock. They're unable to give me any kind of timeline. Said we're pretty much at the mercy of Sig.