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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
:confused: Wonder what people's opinions were on the 6.8SPC round. I like the idea of 30% more hitting power and with the rising prices of .223/5.56 (even the surplus stuff) if I can reload it won't cost that much more to shoot. I figured about $0.08 more per round for components. Does anyone know where I can find more info on the performance of this round. It will make the decision alot harder too if the uppers are almost the same price.
 
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Discussion Starter · #2 ·
I'm not touching any of the 6.8 SPC or Grendel rounds until the military either adopts them or the prices drop. Way too expensive to shoot and no ammo availability. If I had an endless supply of cash I would reconsider but for HD, SHFT and hunting you have better options for lower price and same or better performance.
 
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I share the same opinion as Broadside. I'd love to have that round... but it's too expensive. The only way that round would be worth having is if you used it for a hunting round, and wouldn't be throwing many rounds down range. It is definitely not a round you want to shoot wildly with, you'd go broke in a hurry.
 
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Discussion Starter · #6 ·
If I could shoot 6.8 and make USPSA Major power factor (PF=325 IIRC) for rifle then I would be all over the 6.8 but right now it looks like you are running 6.8 really hot to make Major.

mcb
 
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Discussion Starter · #7 ·
mcb said:
If I could shoot 6.8 and make USPSA Major power factor (PF=325 IIRC) for rifle then I would be all over the 6.8 but right now it looks like you are running 6.8 really hot to make Major.

mcb
I think "major 6.8" should be outlawed just like "major 9" used to be, and for the same reason. When it's proven that major pf can be achieved safely then it can be un-banned.
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Discussion Starter · #8 ·
AKM said:
I think "major 6.8" should be outlawed just like "major 9" used to be, and for the same reason. When it's proven that major pf can be achieved safely then it can be un-banned.
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Hence the reason I don't shoot 6.8 major or 9mm major. Me and Kabooms don't get along very well. I have had one Kaboom and it was unpleasant.

mcb
 
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Discussion Starter · #9 ·
I got one to use if I ever go dear hunting again, and it was only $650 with 4 mags.
It's a light easy to shoot rifle thats good out to 300+ yards on dear size game.
I have found FMJ ammo as cheap as $11.60 a box, and the hunting ammo dosen't cost any more then any other hunting ammo ($17-$18 a box).
And if you reload, it's not as cheap as .223, but it's no more then any other rifle load.
 
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Discussion Starter · #10 ·
40swxdshooter - as much as you might want to do it a times, "dear" hunting is illiegal, but deer hunting is legal with a license, correct gear and correct "seaon."

Sorry, I'm not the best speller either but this one I couldn't pass up.

Cheers,
 
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Discussion Starter · #12 ·
icemann said:
:confused: Wonder what people's opinions were on the 6.8SPC round. I like the idea of 30% more hitting power and with the rising prices of .223/5.56 (even the surplus stuff) if I can reload it won't cost that much more to shoot. I figured about $0.08 more per round for components. Does anyone know where I can find more info on the performance of this round. It will make the decision alot harder too if the uppers are almost the same price.
With the advent of the 75 grain Tap .223 round and the 77 grain Black Hills MK 262 load. There is very little reason for the 6.8 and thats why the military pretty much dropped testing it.
Pat
 
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Alaskapopo said:
With the advent of the 75 grain Tap .223 round and the 77 grain Black Hills MK 262 load. There is very little reason for the 6.8 and thats why the military pretty much dropped testing it.
Pat
I thought the military was going to drop the 5.56 and go to the 6.8 no?
 
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Only a few SF teams.
I know that Barrett DID sell a couple of hundred 6.8 uppers to Special Operations Command for use in Afganistan.
 
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ScottyPotty said:
I thought the military was going to drop the 5.56 and go to the 6.8 no?
Nope the 6.8 project was dropped. They deemed the 5.56 was adiquqate for their needs. This occurred about a year ago.
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Discussion Starter · #16 ·
One of the gun magazines helped with my question as Pat stated the military dropped interest in the round and they said Remington is starting to do likewise. Guess I will go with .223. Now if I can just find FMJ bullets for reloading, can't seem to find them anywhere. I will be reloading to save some money if I can find the bullets at a decent price. Anyone know where you can find FMJ any grain under $6/100?
 
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I am happy with the 5.56 and so is the Military the 6.8 has been sent to the scap pile.

But its not a bad round.
Pat
 
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