It's not about hunting, and even if it were...
AR15 shoots the rough equivalent of the .223 remington, which is a fairly neat varmint round. Great for coyotes and like sized game. Some use it for deer. The M1A1 fires a rough equivalent of the .308, and that is a nice round for deer. Most of the "civilian" versions (semiauto only, and would need extensive illegal machine work and some full auto parts that are illegal to possess without a licensed full auto as well), fire the .223 or 5.56mm in AR15. There is some discussion in various places regarding interchanging .308 and 7.62mm rounds in firearms.
The M1 rifle actually shoots the 30-06 Springfield, and I don't think any round has killed more deer and large game in the USA than the 30-06.
So, please explain for me the difference between my Remington 7400 30-06, and my Stag Arms AR15, besides the fact that a person would be a whole lot more hurt being shot with the 7400 than the AR15. Likely wounded with the 5.56mm, most likely really dead with the 30-06.
"High powered", "deadly"? Rubbish.
Moving vans loaded with ANFO are deadly, guns are just guns. Jumbo jets full of people are deadly.
samhill wrote:I don`t want to give the wrong impression, I own several guns myself, am a vn vet & have a right to carry permit since 1969. I just gave my opinion as to why the sudden run on ammo. Seen it before, don`t know what will happen I hear all kind of things but have heard most before. I think it`s greed plain & simple. It scares me a little when all these people that have never even thought about owning a gun feel the sudden need to run out & buy. I think most people will never need one but most people should have one & learn how & when to use. That being said I see no need for a weapon that can be easily turned into a fully automatic or the ar 15 & the like. I`ve shot them all but you can`t use them to hunt so what do you need tham for? Seems like a lot of people have way too much money to spend. If you don`t have enough & want one send me the extra gold that everyone has laying around & I promise to send you back a fair price by check. Thank-you