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Old 07-20-2011, 05:34 PM
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the problem with the 6.8 SPC is the bullet selection on the market. It's kind of slim. with 115gr SMK its supposed to keep up with 147gr 308 out to 400yds for trajectory and energy.

I've used 110gr Barnes out to 200yds on mule deer, and it works just fine. Will it drop elk? I'm thinking it would work similar to 150 308, based on my observations. May not want to get too far out there, and wouldn't want to hit the shoulder area. Could 130gr be single loaded for longer range work, I think so, but its a bit awkward in the AR, then again one shot one kill!

I'm begining to lean for the 458 socom, It will shoot and carry like a 45/70, If the buffalo hunters made that work out around 400-500yds, then it would be fine even further on mulies and elk. Would probably require a sort of vernier tang sight for the elevation required.
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Old 07-22-2011, 10:46 PM
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Nothing wrong with a 260 Remington. I have the DPMS and it shoots well. I also have the 308 and the 300 SAUM. I believe that the 260 and 308 are limited to under 600 yards for deer size animals when shot out of most AR platforms. Punching paper your good to 1000 yards ao beyond.
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Old 07-23-2011, 06:07 AM
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I have a Reminton R-25, which is a DPMS, in 7mm-08. I was pleasantly surprised that after break in and another 60 rounds through it it settled in at .5moa. It does this with either hand loads or a couple of factory loads. With a Leupold 3.5x10 MK4 on it I have a nice Northeast shooter good out to 600 yards or so. The trigger was junk....replaced it with a Rock River Match with a JP 3.5# spring kit. It is little heavy but the balance and ergonomics make up for it.
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Old 07-23-2011, 06:50 AM
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I just picked up a DPMS in 6.5 Creedmoor with a 24" bull barrel. The trigger is also junk. I have not shot it yet, but plan on putting an after market trigger. Does the
Rock River with the JP Spring just drop in or do I need a smith. Would I be better off putting another brand trigger? It's an AR-10 308 Lower in DPMS.
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Old 07-23-2011, 08:03 AM
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I just picked up a DPMS in 6.5 Creedmoor with a 24" bull barrel. The trigger is also junk. I have not shot it yet, but plan on putting an after market trigger. Does the
Rock River with the JP Spring just drop in or do I need a smith. Would I be better off putting another brand trigger? It's an AR-10 308 Lower in DPMS.
The RR trigger drops in and takes only about 5 minutes to install. Not all aftermarket triggers that work in an AR -15 lower fit the AR-10. The Jewel does not fit. The JP spring kit takes about a pound off the RR. You may want to try the RR w/o the spring kit first......I've tried several. The RR is as crisp as the Geiselle Match Enhanced at half the price.
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Old 07-23-2011, 06:22 PM
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Great! I will give the RR a try and will order the spring as well. I currently have a RR in 223 and reallly like the trigger. What size pin does the DPMS the 308 lower have?
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Old 07-23-2011, 07:38 PM
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Re: AR-10's and lrh

If you mean the pins that hold the trigger parts through the frame, they are the same size as the AR15, .154
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