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Unread 02-17-2004, 09:20 PM
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6.8 Remington SPC

Anyone heard anything about this? It is a new .277 caliber round based on the 30 Remington case.

Some intersting posts over here:
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Unread 02-17-2004, 09:33 PM
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Re: 6.8 Remington SPC


It's pretty close ballistically to the old .276 Pedersen that John Garand chambered the original M-1s for.

There was a thread on the 6.8mmSPC discussed recently on another site you might find interesting:
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Unread 02-17-2004, 09:39 PM
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Re: 6.8 Remington SPC

I just read an artical about it in RifleShooter magazine , the loads they have listed are getting 2800fps with a 115gr bullet. It is supposed to be able to be fitted to the M-16 with minimal work to the bolt and gas system and still feed from the mags
They barrled a CZ-527 for it and Hornady loaded some ammo for a deer and Elk hunt ,
Hornady's Wayne Holt said that "the 110gr V-max should do as much damage as an arrow"
I coulden't believe he said that !!
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Unread 02-25-2004, 07:24 PM
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Re: 6.8 Remington SPC

The 6.8 is a new cartridge being developed for the US military to provide more punch than the current 5.56.
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Unread 02-26-2004, 02:17 AM
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Re: 6.8 Remington SPC

i never did like the idea of shooting a 22cal. while the "enemy"is probably shooting a 30cal. even if it is a weapon of lesser accuracy[or a lesser trained shooter].its nice to see the m-14 seeing action again,but its a shame that it took putting our guys in harms way to realize[in many conflicts]that the.223/m16's just didnt deliver what is needed to get the job done.this new round sounds promising,but am i missing something here?they are developing a new round to use in the same type of weapon system that has proven itself problematic in the many different locations it has been used in?..................dave
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Unread 02-26-2004, 05:55 AM
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Yea thay are considering the conversion on the M-16 , this round is said to be easly adapted to the m-16 chasis.
I'm guessing that they are looking at the cost , as it'll be alot easier to jst rework the gas system and bolt carrier than to totaly re-arm the military.

The M-16 got a bad rap in the begining of the Vietman conflict due to it being rushed into service and the government cutting corners to do so , the newer models that are all crome plated on the inside don't have nearly the malfunctions as the older weapons
this and being combined with better powder and a lower cycled rate makes this one of the best shooting platforms for a military weapon.
The main problem with the gun is the round the 5.56 round is a great little bullet and would work great if the proper bullets were used , the full metal jacket ball rounds that are used don't work to well on an un armered body , they just zip right through not dumping any energy , the same goes for the 7.62 NATO round , nbow if you were to load the 5.56 with a "Match" (for accuracy sake of course) you would see alot better terminal performance on live targets due to the violent expansion , hence making for faster kills.
I don't personaly think that this new round is going to work any better if the same ball rounds are loaded.
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Unread 02-27-2004, 10:44 PM
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Re: 6.8 Remington SPC

If you are talking about "Match" bullets, they have no expansion at all.
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