When I get ready to go night vision hog hunting this is the beast I reach for!
A lot of talk on all the boards about what the best hog gun is. In my opinion if you consider knock down power, accuracy out to 200+ yards, and ammo affordability the 762/39 AR15 wins hands down.
My hog gun is pretty spruced up and really gets the job done.
The scope specifications include 6-24x50mm, side focus, 30mm tube, Mil Dot reticle, and lock turret. It is a quality no name scope I found on Ebay with great glass. I can see .22 caliber bullet hole on the target at 100 yards easy.
The AR15 lower is Anderson Arms multi-caliber with an upgraded Rise RA-434 3.5 lbs single stage flat trigger that I just love! The upper is a Bear Creek 762/39 with the 16″ stainless steel barrel and 1:10 twist.
For night vision I am using Digital Crosshairs Night Vision clip-on, 1000R model with the sound and video recorder. It gets me 200+ yards of night vision with this scope and I can use all the magnification power of the scope with it.
I have heard complaints about 762/39 cal AR15s having problems feeding ammo. Not a problem at all for me with DURA-MAG magazines. These sturdy steel mags have feed perfectly for me with no jams at all. Some of the other mags I tried did occasionally jam which is not acceptable on a hog hunt!
This gun is not at all particular about ammo and I just shoot Wolf Polyformance 123 GR HP. I am not the best shot and can get 1″ to 1.5″ groups with this ammo at 100 yards depending on how well these 60+ year old eye happen to be working that day. Best of all it averages only 40 cents a round.