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6.8mm Rem. SPC

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Unread 02-19-2005, 09:42 PM
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6.8mm Rem. SPC

I'm sure that someone can tell me exactly what the 6.8mm Rem. SPC is! I guess that it is a round that the government has requested, and Remington says they will be chambering it in production rifles after they fill the gov orders, but that is all I've heard. I assume it has potential because Rem is loading it in their "Premier Match" loads. Any one know much about it?
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    Unread 02-22-2005, 09:23 PM
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    Re: 6.8mm Rem. SPC

    Its a light recoiling, .27 caliber round, based on the 30Rem case, that has an OAL short enough to fit in the M16/M4 series of weapons. Launches a 115gr OTM between 24-2600fps depending on barrel length. The trajectory matches the 308win 175gr OTM round very closely to 600M. Its an effective round for mammals(two legged and four) up to 350lbs. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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    Unread 02-22-2005, 09:45 PM
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    Re: 6.8mm Rem. SPC

    Thanks Charles.
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    Unread 02-22-2005, 09:59 PM
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    Re: 6.8mm Rem. SPC

    Your welcome. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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    Unread 02-24-2005, 10:36 PM
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    Re: 6.8mm Rem. SPC

    Charles is correct. The ballistics are pretty close to the old 6.8 Pederson round that John Garand originally designed the M-1 around. I've shot a couple 6.8SPCs in M-4 configuration. Ammo quality is still iffy. Some very good, and some, well, back to the drawing board. Standard M-16 magazines won't feed reliably at capacity. A different follower is necessary. They are doing well overall in the hands of our finest, but the bolt lugs are sometimes shearing off on full-auto.[img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/mad.gif[/img] There are already several wildcat calibers based on the 6.8SPC.
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    Unread 03-08-2005, 05:33 PM
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    Re: 6.8mm Rem. SPC

    dose anyone know where I could get 6.8 ammo? I'm looking at getting a new M4 upper chambered in it, but I want to find an ammo source before I buy.
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