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April 30, 2020 27 mins

Regardless of what some people would have you believe, the AR-15 platform can be an outstanding choice for hunting all manner of game. In this episode of The Big Game Hunting Podcast, I give an overview of some of the most popular cartridges used in the AR-15 along with the pros and cons of using each one for hunting various species of game. Specifically, I cover the .223 Remington, 5.56 NATO, .224 Valkyrie, 6.5 Grendel, 6.8 SPC, .300 Blackout, .450 Bushmaster, .458 SOCOM, and .50 Beowulf.

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Article referenced in show:

Best Hunting Ear Protection For Sportsmen – Ear protection recommendations

223 vs 5.56: Which One Should You Shoot In Your AR-15

224 Valkyrie: Should You Buy One?

223/5.56 vs 300 Blackout vs 308 Winchester: Which Is Best

6.8 SPC vs 6.5 Grendel: What You Need To Know

6.5 Grendel vs 6.5 Creedmoor: Which New 6.5 Cartridge Is Best For You?

6.5 Grendel vs 308: Everything You Need To Know

300 Blackout vs 7.62x39: Everything You Need To Know

.450 Bushmaster vs .458 SOCOM vs .50 Beowulf: Battle of the Big Bore AR Cartridges

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