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6.8 spc

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by nextgenar, Feb 14, 2015.

  1. nextgenar

    nextgenar roseburg Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Does anybody here shoot a 6.8 spc? I am thinking about building one, but would like to hear anybodies opinion on it.
     
  2. Twodogs

    Twodogs portland Or Active Member

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    I've been shooting one sense 06 love the round killed two deer and alot of coyotes with it.
    just built an sbr with an 11.5" barrel the other one has a 16" barrel, my son also shoots a 6.8 so do two of my buddys.
     
  3. slimer13

    slimer13 Deer Park Well-Known Member

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    Ive also been considering building either a 6.8 or a 6.5 Grendel. I cant make up my mind 6.5 seems to have better ballistics and 6.8 seems to have more readily available/cheaper parts and ammo so I am also interested in this subject.
     
  4. jluck

    jluck Really,Really, Close to Newport Oregon 97365 Voted #1 Member

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    Why would some one even consider the 6.8 over the Grendel? I know it has been debated to death but if I wasn't given or ended up with a 6.8 in a trade or some other caveat was included I would never have one (and haven't). Compare ballistics and purchase.

    I have bought Grendel ammo for 14-23.00 a box (Premium hunting/match) and now you can shoot it even cheaper with Wolf producing steel case for it.

    If your building one.... Barrels bolts and magazines are all going to cost relative amounts of money.

    I guess it comes down to needs. If you want a longer range faster,flatter rifle go Grendel. If you desire something slower,shorter range and worse trajectory, Go with SPC.

    I looked at both extensively before purchasing without bias (I had my mind set on SPC at first), It was a simple decision after a short while even when I tried to make the SPC better.
     
  5. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Personally, I really like it. It can be spendy to shoot at around $1 per round for legal hunting rounds.

    Recoil is negligible, accuracy is good, and hits hard. Below is my kit that's set up for popping dogs and deer. Leupold 1.5-4x20 AR series, offset A2 style BUIS, Houge overmold freefloat tube, StagArms 6.8SPC upper mated to an Essential Arms lower, Magpul MOE rifle stock and enhanced trigger guard, CAA configurable pistol grip.

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  6. nextgenar

    nextgenar roseburg Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Thanks for all the input, I'm just thinking something other than 5.56 to play with, I looked at the 300 blackout and really have no desire to have one of those, so I thought 6.8 or 458 socom, but I completly spaced the Grendel so now I will have to take a look at that one as a possibility also, but 6.8 seems a little more available, even the local wal-mart carries it.
     
  7. czgunner

    czgunner SW WA Member

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    I don't get the Grendel thing. I've been into the 6.8 for a while. Do some real research on the two cartridges and you'll get your answer.
     
  8. 19 Adam

    19 Adam rural Clackamas County, Oregon Active Member

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    I have been very happy with my two 6.8's. Started due to wanting to try a left eject Stag arms and decided to try 6.8 instead of 5.56. Silver State had great prices on 6.8 ammo and some really good high-power rounds but I haven't bought any for a while due to reloading my own.

    Just my .02!
     
  9. OR_VARMINT_HUNTER

    OR_VARMINT_HUNTER Banks,OREGON Member

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    I also shoot spc and love it great gun for deer and coyotes
     
  10. nextgenar

    nextgenar roseburg Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Any of you guys have a 6.8 with a 16" barrel?
     
  11. Twodogs

    Twodogs portland Or Active Member

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    I have one with a 16" pacnor barrel.
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  12. billgrigsby24

    billgrigsby24 Beaverton, Or Active Member

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    I have built two and love them both. One has a 18" bison armory barrel that is my Hunter and the other has a 16" Yankee Hill barrel and it's my backup Hunter. If you don't reload, start. It'll save you in the long run if you shoot a lot.
     
  13. Twodogs

    Twodogs portland Or Active Member

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    Here's a pic of my 11.5" build.
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  14. nextgenar

    nextgenar roseburg Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Sweet looking builds
     
  15. jluck

    jluck Really,Really, Close to Newport Oregon 97365 Voted #1 Member

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    Heavens yes. Only do "REAL" research. I would hate to see someone do fake research.
     
  16. Reno911

    Reno911 Hillsboro Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    6.8 is readily available on the shelf at sportsmans warehouse. 6.5 Grendel I have never seen factory ammo for.

    6.5 has the better ballistics.

    My thoughts are the 25-45 sharps looks like a good contender for the AR platform, if your stepping out of the 223 caliber.

    I'm hoping it will be widely accepted as well as ballistically sound. Only a bit is available that I've seen.
     
  17. jluck

    jluck Really,Really, Close to Newport Oregon 97365 Voted #1 Member

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    WOW! That Sharps is pretty neat cartridge also utilizing the standard AR Mags I assume.(?).

    Grendel ammo is nothing rare or a wildcat round anymore. Sportsmans don't have it, It's not on their restock/purchase sheet. I asked about it a while back. Employee said it is asked for quite often but just something they (Corporate) don't purchase, With that said if someone has the internet and a debit card it seems quite easy to get. Matter of fact I piled up 600 rounds in very short order. Didn't even have to subject myself to Walmart.
     
  18. OR_VARMINT_HUNTER

    OR_VARMINT_HUNTER Banks,OREGON Member

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    Here's my bison 16
    Its the black one
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  19. nextgenar

    nextgenar roseburg Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I notice most of these builds have fixed stocks of one sort or another. Does the recoil preclude using a carbine style stock?
     
  20. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Not at all, I was just looking to do something different with mine. The recoil is about on par with 5.56.