Tuesday, January 19, 2016

More Gun Fun

Just what the world needed, an even larger "pistol" round for the AR platform.
Go here to get a look at an AR in .510 Beck.
This makes hunting with a rifle-like gun possible in areas where using a bottleneck cartridge is prohibited.

I'm not sure how those laws are worded so that a .71 slug in a smooth barrel is legal but a .30 bullet in a rifled one is not and somehow a .51 bullet in a rifled barrel with a straight wall cartridge passes muster, but I guess it does. Looks about right for really large game in cluttered areas where those legendary 1000 yard shots simply aren't going to happen.

1 comment:

Merle said...

It seems to me to be a reaction to "urban encroachment" and limiting the possibility of accidents involving longer range bottleneck cartridges. Here where I live in western PA this is gradually becoming a problem, and there are now homes where I used to hunt. Every couple of years someone tries to get "shotgun only" rules enacted. Sooner or later there will be a fatality and that will likely be the final straw.