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SAWMAN

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You really do not need to jump all the way up tp the 308Win . . OR . . the AR large sized platform.
There are plenty of chamberings that still can be used in the AR small platform that produce more power and hog killability than a 223/5.56. Cuts a bigger hole and larger wound cavity also.
The AR10 types are extremely heavy,expensive,and harder on your arms and shoulders than need be.
If you do endup choosing the AR large platform,also reserch the chamberings offered. There are about 30.
I am satisfied with my 6.8SPC guns. They use a AR small platform,shoot some fairly high B.C. bullets,and have about 70% of the power of a 308Win. There are others also. Look around. --- SAWMAN
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i definitely want to stick with the AR platform. and my reason for going 7.62 is ammo availability. i got an uncle that gave me all i wanted.

i actually was pleasantly surprised with how the 5.56 did with winchester 64 grain hoghunting ammo
 

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I got a really nice SCAR for sale that'll run circles around any other .308 on the market

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I disagree with the "extremely heavy" opinion. Yes, generally speaking, they tend to nun heavy but light weight ones can be built.

If you build, or know someone that can help you build, a reasonable AR10 in .308 can be had.

Shooting a 16" mid-length gas barrel with bullets in the 130-110 weight range also aids in recoil reduction.

I have several Aero M5 builds that are easy to carry and a pleasure to shoot.
 

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This is a 16" build using a Ballistic Advantage SS mid-length gas barrel. Leupold 1.5-6 MK IV scope. I would say this rifle unloaded is about 10-11 pounds, not what I would consider overly heavy considering the punch capability and range. Feels balanced and usually shoots sub-MOA with Hronady 110 TAP and 168 TAP.



Here are some loads I made today specifically for hogs and coyote. I'm looking to duplicate the 110gr TAP performance by using the 110gr Z-Max. According to Hornady, it's the same bullet. Depending on which load shoots the best between TAC and AA2520, they will be going between 3150 FPS and 3350 FPS. That's hauling ass.

 

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If shooting from a well supported position . . and/or . . not lugging it all over the woods as in a stalk hunt,you want a heavy and long rifle for stability.
Case in point. - - -> do benchrest shooters try to build as light of gun as possible ??
This is the main reason that I choseto stick with my 18" 6.8 that is >9.5 lbs. Shooting from the gunners strap of my buggy . . it is extremely stable. YOU WANT STABILITY. --- SAWMAN
 

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If shooting from a well supported position . . and/or . . not lugging it all over the woods as in a stalk hunt,you want a heavy and long rifle for stability.
Case in point. - - -> do benchrest shooters try to build as light of gun as possible ??
This is the main reason that I choseto stick with my 18" 6.8 that is >9.5 lbs. Shooting from the gunners strap of my buggy . . it is extremely stable. YOU WANT STABILITY. --- SAWMAN
We're not taking about benchrest shooting lol. OP is talking about a harder hitting platform than the AR15 offerings.

Personally, I find stability in the manner in which I shoot (position/hold/support, etc.) and not in the weight of my rifle per se. YMMV.

For the OP's intended purpose, a lighter weight .308 build will do just fine.
 
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