Re: 6.8 Remington SPC
I'm not the first to get excited about new cartridges. Usually not even in line. But this one is a good idea. The US and Brits, and maybe some others, in the 60's did a bunch of tests on how much energy was needed to go through body armour, etc, and came up with a terminal spec. This case will provide that (out to 600m, I think. ?) in the same length action as the 223, and with only minimal mods to the M4 and M16 platform.
115g with a muzzle speed of 2600 or 2650 fps from a 16" bbl is close to what I came up with myself as my ideal (120 @ 2600) so I was pleasantly surprised when this cartridge started being talked about. Mine would've been 6.5mm, with so many good bullets already out there and tested to the limits of imagination, but I won't begrudge them the desire to make something new.
And the casehead is just about exactly in between the 223 and 308. Anyone making 10mm auto cases is already tooled up to make this case.
I'd like to see it take over the 243 as a America's small deer cartridge.
Oh, and what Wayne Holt was saying was, in essence, "if an archer can take an elk, then this thing should do at least as much damage [grin]."
Barret has the M16-style gun available for shipment, I believe, and soon we should see Armalite and others with an upper and mags.
I'm game. [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]