An Alternate AR Cartridge

Looking for an alternative to your AR 15 in .223 Remington? If you follow this blog at all you know I really like the .30 Remington AR but there is another .30 caliber option for the AR 15. It’s Wilson Combat’s 7.62 X 40 WT which is essentially a .223 Remington necked up to .30 caliber. It has a bit more punch than the .300 Blackout and an AR mag for the 7.62 X 40 WT will hold a lot more ammo than a magazine for a .30 Remington AR. It will dump hogs too. Bat Mann proved that in Texas last summer. You might best describe this cartridge as a .30-30 for an AR. What’s wrong with that?

Check out my REVIEW of this rifle / cartridge combo at Shooting Illustrated. I think this would make a great cartridge for the soon to be released Mossberg MVP Predator and all you would need to do is change the barrel.


About gunwriter

Born and raised in the West Virginia hills, Richard literally grew up in the woods. He has chased coon hounds until daylight, waited out whitetails perched high in an oak, canoed the New River and hunted from the Montana Mountains to the Green Hills of Africa. During service in the Army and later as a municipal police officer and Special Agent with the railroad police, Richard obtained numerous certifications in small arms instruction. He has trained military personnel, law enforcement officers and civilians in the application of firearms for defensive, competitive and recreational use. Richard won the West Virginia Governor’s Twenty Award for law enforcement, the West Virginia National Guard State Pistol Competition and earned his Distinguished Medal with pistol. Badge turned in, Richard is now a contributing editor for several magazines. He was the compiling author of the book, Rifle Bullets for the Hunter and conceptualized and contributed to Selecting and Ordering a Custom Hunting Rifle. Richard also contributed a chapter to the John Velke book, The True Story of the Baldwin-Felts Detective Agency. Richard has patents on a riflescope reticle and a revolutionary bullet testing media. A hillbilly at heart, Richard lives on Shadowland - his shooting range in West Virginia - with the most understanding wife in the world, their three kids and a very protective ridgeback hound.
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