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Old 06-21-2012, 11:06 PM
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Piggie Regulator

Several of the guys were discussing pigs and guns at lunch a few weeks ago and I tossed out the suggestion that an AR-15 in 6.8 SPC or 6.5 Grendel would make a good rig if you made it light and handy enough. Everyone thought it was a good idea and told me to order the parts. The result is below.

Lower receiver - Stag
Upper Receiver - LRB
Barrel - Palmetto State Armory 18" light profile 6.8 SPC II chamber graphite black cerakote
Handguard - Clark carbon fiber cut to 11"
Trigger - Geisselle SSA - Enhanced
Mount - Burris AR P.E.P.R.
Scope - various 2-7X and 3-9Xs This one happens to be a Nikon because it was in the safe looking lonely
Magazine - PRI 10 round (allow rounds loaded to 2.300" OAL)
I chose an A2 stock (which I am thinking about changing to an Ace skeleton), the other guys chose collapsible stocks because they have kids and want to let them hunt with them.
Without a scope or mount, the collapsible stocked guns weigh 5 lbs 13 oz, the A2 weighs 6 lbs 2 oz. The rifle in the picture weighs 7 lbs 7 oz all in.

We are thinking 95gr Barnes TTSX for hunting ammo. I hope they shoot.
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Old 06-22-2012, 07:37 AM
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Re: Piggie Regulator

Hey Dan,
Nice, looking rig! Quick question for you here: did you run a carbine or mid length gas system here? Can't tell from the pics, and am considering a very similar build myself. I've pretty well decided to go with the mid-length, but was just curious.
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Old 06-22-2012, 10:22 AM
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Mid length gas system. From what I understand that length works best for the 6.8. A mid length float tube is 9" long but leaves the gas block exposed. Frankly, it makes the gun look like there is too much barrel sticking out. Clark cut it rifle length tube to 11" for me and I think it looks great.

Here are the rest of the gang:
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Old 06-22-2012, 12:21 PM
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Thought so, but wasn't sure. Mine will likely wind up as a 6.5 simply because I've got a good supply of brass (!) available to me. In either case, it should be fun. Enjoy!
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Old 06-22-2012, 01:36 PM
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Thought so, but wasn't sure. Mine will likely wind up as a 6.5 simply because I've got a good supply of brass (!) available to me. In either case, it should be fun. Enjoy!
6.5 G wouldn't bother me a bit and the availability of good brass would certianly tip the scales that way. We ended up with 6.8s because there are more barrels available and because none of the other guys reload so they needed access to factory ammo.

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Re: Piggie Regulator

Pig thumper 338 federal.


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Old 06-22-2012, 07:13 PM
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Pig thumper 338 federal.


That will certainly do the trick. The only issue that I have is weight, especially the weight of an AR-10. I am betting that thing weighs more than 7 1/2 lbs.

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