Friday, October 09, 2009

The Changed Paradigm

Thunder Tales does an excellent job of highlight the changed paradigm on rifles, something we've been talking about for a couple of years:
Which leads us to the new paradigm. The AR-15 model is so popular for so many reasons that we are now seeing it available specifically in "hunter" versions--AR rifles in calibers that are great for North American big game hunting. We've had ARs in .308 (7.62 NATO) for a long time. We've added things like the 6.8mm SPC, the .243 Winchester, the .338 Federal, 7.62x39, .450 Bushmaster and there are more lurking out there.

The options to equip your AR make the old hunting rifle choice of "what kind of scope" look like the amateur hour. Worrying about rings and bases to mount that scope? Not with an AR. A simple mil-spec rail system lets you take any of the menu of optional pieces out of the box and clamp it on the rifle securely and ready to take to the range. Choose a lightweight variable power scope designed for the combat rifle and you've got great optics with the plus of an illuminated reticle that doesn't need batteries. "Light" years ahead of that old scope. Smaller too.


Bill Rushmore said...

The only problem is that there are still a number of states (like mine) that don't allow hunting with semi-autos.

Mathew Paust said...

More and more areas in the eastern states are restricted to shotguns for deer. This may slow down, tho, with the housing slowdown - one good thing about the economic slump.

Wolfwood said...

There are side-charging AR uppers out there; if you disconnected the gas, would the rifle be legal in the states that ban semis?