Re: AR-10's and lrh
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.
There are only two seasons: Hunting season, and Getting Ready for Hunting season. -DAD