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If you kept an AR-15 at home for home defense, what type of rounds would you use? I keep reading that the FMJ/ball ammo is a concern due to over-penetration, so I would assume that .223 hunting rounds with some expansion ability would be more appropriate. Would you recommend those rated for varmints, or those rated for deer for home defense? (or something else entirely?).

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There are actually hollow points for .223/5.56? I didn't know that. I've seen soft nose stuff, but the round tip is so small I can't imagine a hollow-point rifle round like that like you might see in a pistol cartridge. Hmmm.....
 

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Ruger Collector is leading you in the right direction. You need something that will break up instead of penetrating. The other round that works like this is varmint rounds.
 

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Again, I sound like a broken record sometimes, but there is a lot of positive to be said about Hornady TAP FPD rounds.
 

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tapehoser said:
Again, I sound like a broken record sometimes, but there is a lot of positive to be said about Hornady TAP FPD rounds.
I believe you and Sprfld1911 are on the mark. Frangible (including varmint rounds) or Tap rounds would also be my advise.
 
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