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Is the 6.8SPC here to stay?

 
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Old 02-05-2012, 12:26 PM
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Re: Is the 6.8SPC here to stay?

Thanx guys. I can't tell ya how helpful all the AR shooters have been. Seems like the AR guys are a good helpful bunch a guys. I'm glad I'm finally sucking it up and making the jump into having a "good Black Gun addition." As of tomorrow morning, I'll have a Model1sales upper 18in flat-top 6.8, in route. I'll mate it with what ever stipped lower I can pickup locally on-the-cheap, with a Geiselle trigger group. It's suprisingly cheap to slap these things together.

Everyone's input has been a huge help, I think T3oldman's sage-like advice sealed the deal. Anyone got a feeling on Model1sales, or furniture recommendations for a dedicated calling/carry rifle?
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Old 02-05-2012, 01:15 PM
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Re: Is the 6.8SPC here to stay?

Here is my current calling/predator/big game/whatever I feel like shooting rig. 18" Black Hole Weaponary 1:11 Spec II barrel with in line comp, with random parts and a Timney trigger.....148 yard headshot



My 20" is a Bison Arms stainless 1:11 Spec II, no comp, random parts.....22 yard shoulder double tap.


I also currently have a 16" 1:10 Spec I contender that I counter bored so I can use 30-30 brass and have a rimmed case but the cut doesnt effect normal 6.8 brass being fired in the barrel either.

I also have a Ruger 77 Hawkeye with a 16" Spec 1 1:10. I havent done much with the last two rifles yet but the Ruger is so light its going up the mountains with me this fall for whatever I draw a tag for.

My first 6.8 was a 20" Model1Sales barrel, 1:9.5 twist and a spec 1 chamber. It shot very well and I would probably still have it but got "educated" on the twist rate and started going with 1:11 when possible. The M1S didnt shoot as accurately as my current calling rig (pic 1) but it wasnt far behind either. The calling rig will consistantly shoot .5MOA groups. The M1S was consistantly doing 3/4-7/8" at 100.

M1S rifle and first big game kill with an AR.....43 yards broadside, completely destroyed the heart.
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Old 02-05-2012, 04:11 PM
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Re: Is the 6.8SPC here to stay?

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Here is my current calling/predator/big game/whatever I feel like shooting rig. 18" Black Hole Weaponary 1:11 Spec II barrel with in line comp, with random parts and a Timney trigger.....148 yard headshot



My 20" is a Bison Arms stainless 1:11 Spec II, no comp, random parts.....22 yard shoulder double tap.


I also currently have a 16" 1:10 Spec I contender that I counter bored so I can use 30-30 brass and have a rimmed case but the cut doesnt effect normal 6.8 brass being fired in the barrel either.

I also have a Ruger 77 Hawkeye with a 16" Spec 1 1:10. I havent done much with the last two rifles yet but the Ruger is so light its going up the mountains with me this fall for whatever I draw a tag for.

My first 6.8 was a 20" Model1Sales barrel, 1:9.5 twist and a spec 1 chamber. It shot very well and I would probably still have it but got "educated" on the twist rate and started going with 1:11 when possible. The M1S didnt shoot as accurately as my current calling rig (pic 1) but it wasnt far behind either. The calling rig will consistantly shoot .5MOA groups. The M1S was consistantly doing 3/4-7/8" at 100.

M1S rifle and first big game kill with an AR.....43 yards broadside, completely destroyed the heart.
What barrel/gas block are you running you rigs? Your top pic looks pretty close to what I had in mind.
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Old 02-05-2012, 04:23 PM
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Re: Is the 6.8SPC here to stay?

I have been putting the low profile gas blocks on lately.
Yankee Hill Machine Low Profile Gas Block yhm

I am cheap and I havent used a railed gas block to attach anything to my rifles, so Low Profiles are what I will be using from now on. I have had alot of different configurations of AR's and the ones I keep the simplest get used the most because they are the most handy. Both my AR 6.8's are right lenght systems, very soft and smooth recoil.

Barrels are listed above the pictures. Black hole and Bison are just about the same level of accuracy, around .5MOA consistantly
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Old 02-06-2012, 03:22 PM
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Re: Is the 6.8SPC here to stay?

Well, Model1 didn't workout as well as I'd hoped. They apparently don't stock anything with an 11 twist barrel. I think I'll give Bison a call. Everyone seems to like The Bison Arms uppers. I could hardly find a single bad comment about em.
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Old 02-06-2012, 03:58 PM
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Re: Is the 6.8SPC here to stay?

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The Grendel should meet my needs as a coyote/deer/hog round. But, does the Grendel have enough following to gain the favor the big bullet makers, especially if the 6.8SPC doesn't?
Well, it uses a 6.5mm bullet (or actually ~6.7mm, aka .264") so you won't have problems finding bullets. 6.5x55, 6.5-284, 6.5x47L, .260Rem etc. all use the same bullet and there are great choices available. 6.8SPC shares the bullet (.277") with .270Win and while the bullet choices aren't as good there are still plenty to choose from.

Just pick enough brass if you're concerned about the future of the Grendel. If you ever run out, you can then fireform from 7.62x39 (if you can find such rare brass )
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Old 02-09-2012, 06:57 PM
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Re: Is the 6.8SPC here to stay?

I recommend you spend some time at 68Forums sniffing around. Personally, my AR 6.8 has become my hunting rifle for everything except ELK size animals. Love mine.
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