Alternative Calibers for the AR-15 Platform

Alternative Calibers for the AR-15 Platform

Alternative Calibers for the AR-15 Platform

Alternative Calibers for the AR-15 Platform From Ammunition Depot

The AR-15 firearm platform is far and away one of the most popular civilian (and likely military) firearm platform available. And .223 5.56 ammo is far and away one of the most popular chambering for AR-15s. However, one of the reasons that the AR-15 platform is so popular is its modularity. Often nothing more than an upper receiver group and mag switch-out is required to be shooting another caliber of cartridge from the same rifle.

And the cartridge options available in AR-15 carbines truly run the gamut, from .22 LR plinking to massive thumpers like the .450 Bushmaster, .458 SOCOM, and .50 Beowulf. In response to the modularity and innovation of the AR-15 pattern, Ammunition Depot offers not only .223 Winchester chambered rifles (plus bulk .223 ammo) but also an incredibly wide range of ammunition for the other calibers supported by ARs. Even better, that ammo is now backed up by an amazing selection of AR-style rifles chambered for those calibers and offered by Ammunition Depot. The following includes just a few of them.

Diamondback DB10 M-Lok 6.5 Creedmoor

For the sake of accuracy, this Diamondback DB10 M-Lok chambered for 6.5 Creedmoor actually features an AR-10 carrier, progenitor of the AR-15. The 6.5 Creedmoor cartridge is a relatively new innovation, developed by Hornady in 2007, and roughly based on the legendary long-distance shooter the .308 Winchester. The 6.5 Creedmoor has exploded in popularity recently for its incredible long-distance performance. For long-distance game hunting and competition shooting, it’s one of the best and features 20+1/5+1 capacity.


The chambering of traditionally pistol cartridges for carbines has been enjoying a revival across the country, and for good reason. Take the CMMG MK9LE chambered for 9mm. It takes a stick magazine of 32 9mm cartridges, each of which can be shot with little recoil, decreasing muzzle flip and optimizing repeat shot placement. That makes it not only a blast (so to speak) to shoot, but an accurate and effective target or self-defense rifle. Plus, bulk 9mm ammo is quite affordable, so you can shoot your AR all day without breaking the bank.

Savage MSR15 Recon LRP .224 Valkyrie

Before Federal Ammunition necked down their excellent 6.8 SPC case to accommodate a .224 bullet, the long-distance shooting world was strictly the territory of large frame rifles, like the earlier mentioned 6.5 Creedmoor and .308 Winchester. The result of their innovation was the .224 Valkyrie, a small frame or small platform-supported cartridge that was beautifully AR-15 compatible, but proved an absolute boon for both unbeatable 1,000-plus yard target shooting and long-range varmint hunting.

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