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    Hi guys so I am sure you have had this question before

    I am in need of some advise on.

    1.AR15 5.56/223 or AR22 ?
    2.I have not done any competitions or challenges yet which would be the best to get into ? Keeping in mind I am also looking at getting a shotgun.
    3.cost of rounds ?

    I will be licensing the firearm under Section 16.

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    Hi Gunner_dad,

    Please see:
    https://www.gunsite.co.za/forums/sho...70-223-vs-5-56 regarding Q1

    Keep safe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunner_dad View Post
    1.AR15 5.56/223 or AR22 ?
    2.I have not done any competitions or challenges yet which would be the best to get into?
    5.56 / 223 and .22 have different applications.Ideally one should own both. The .22 semi-autos often get used for plinking,family time etc; the 223's are slightly more serious.

    The best way to decide what fits you is to contact a local shooting club and either just have a look when they compete, or preferably taking part. That will answer many of your questions.


    Quote Originally Posted by Gunner_dad View Post
    3.cost of rounds ?

    I will be licensing the firearm under Section 16.
    223: R7-R10 per round for bought ammunition;

    .22: R2-R4 per round

    Semi-auto must be licensed under S.16.

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    The age old Gunsite question applies here: "what will you be using it for?"

    Otherwise you may as well just get a 458SOCOM.

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    Hi Ds J

    Thanks for the advice i need to look for a club close me and do that.

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    hi Brilo will go check the Link. Thanks bud

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    hi PeaceOfficer

    I mainly want it for sport shooting that is the Centerfire Rapid shooting @25m or @50m

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunner_dad View Post
    hi PeaceOfficer

    I mainly want it for sport shooting that is the Centerfire Rapid shooting @25m or @50m
    Which discipline is that?

    In any case, 22LR is rimfire so that kinda answers your question with regards to caliber right?

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    Hi Peace Officer

    Sorry if i sound like a doos ?

    i have not joined a club as yet so like DS J said i think i need to have a look that caters for carbine sport and then decide.

    The reason why i asked the question between the the AR15 and the Ar22 is i dont want to get to a stage were it becomes to expensive to shoot in terms of round cost because i have chatted to a few guys and they tell Eish it got too expensive to maintain shooting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunner_dad View Post
    Hi Peace Officer

    Sorry if i sound like a doos ?

    i have not joined a club as yet so like DS J said i think i need to have a look that caters for carbine sport and then decide.

    The reason why i asked the question between the the AR15 and the Ar22 is i dont want to get to a stage were it becomes to expensive to shoot in terms of round cost because i have chatted to a few guys and they tell Eish it got too expensive to maintain shooting.
    Almost any kind of regular shooting will become expensive. Either from regular expenses like ammunition, or from repairs, or from upgrades.

    Maybe visit a gun shop which rents firearms and try them out at first.

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