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Old 12-09-2009, 01:21 PM
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6.8 SPC for brown fur?

Hello all, I am trying out a new barrel for my TC contender G2 rifle; a 23" 6.8 Rem SPC, 1/10 "twist bull barrel, topped with a rock solid mounted Leupold Vari-XII, 3-9x40. From what I've read, in the real world, it should haul a 110 gr accubond bullet or TSX bullet about 2750 FPS at the muzzle. I generally hunt the Adirondack Mountains of New York, which hold some of the biggest bodied whitetails in the east and am wondering if it will get the job done. I hunted those mountains long enough to know that I want to be carrying a lightweight gun that hits where its pointed up to 150 yards, and will pass through the deer at any angle, putting him on the ground sooner than later, should the weather make it tough to track him. This 6.8 SPC is supposed to have an edge over the 30-30 at all distances. Knowing what my 30-30 can do, do any of you have experiences with the 6.8?
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Old 12-09-2009, 01:52 PM
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Re: 6.8 SPC for brown fur?

Yep. Mine's an AR, though. The 110gr Sierra ProHunter is probably more commonly used on whitetail deer. It'll put them down as well as any other. If you're going to use TSX, use the 85gr instead of the 110. And watch for pressure signs. They've gone to a 1:11 twist (vs the 270Win 1:10 twist) and SPCII (larger) chamber as standard to decrease pressure and increase MV. If your factory ammo is intended for those guns, you might see some flattened primers.

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Old 12-09-2009, 02:16 PM
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Re: 6.8 SPC for brown fur?

It will work just fine. Just do your job and put it in the right spot. On deer your good up to 200 yards or so.
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Old 12-09-2009, 03:11 PM
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Re: 6.8 SPC for brown fur?

110 V-max loaded with 28.2gr of H322, Remington cases, winchester Large Rifle primer.....roughly 2650 out of my 20" barrel 1:9.5 twist

42 yard shot it ran another 50 yards and tipped over, blood on both sides of the trail in the snow, I pulled his heart out in 3 peices. The 110gr V-max did exactly what everyone said it wouldnt do, exit. He was on his feet for 15 seconds after the shot and didnt kick much once he was on the ground. 160 pounds dress and sported a 9 point rack.



I have since changed my barrel out to a Bison Armory barrel with a 1:11 twist and upped my powder charge a bit. I think for hunting I would opt for a Accubond or a Barnes, but if your shots a close dont over look the V-max. Its a great little round, if I ever have kids they will be using a 6.8 for hunting. Light recoil, decent bullet selection, and enough horse power in my opinion for everything up to elk at close range.

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Old 12-10-2009, 07:49 PM
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Re: 6.8 SPC for brown fur?

I don't have a 6.8 but I have used the Accubond bullets and they are great. They fly and are accurate like the ballistic tips and start to open up like the ballistic tips on impact but they hold together and keep on trucking like the partitions. If you put one through the shoulders of a deer from your 6.8 at 2700 fps with in the yardage you stated you better have a sharp skinning knife because you will be using it to skin out your deer.
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Old 12-12-2009, 11:51 PM
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Re: 6.8 SPC for brown fur?

Obviously the V-max worked this time at close range. I would not advise using this round as a deer hunting round though. There are better bullets such as the barnes XXX . The V-Max has too thin of a jacket to penetrate med skinned animals to hit the vitals and fragments copper and lead into all ajoining meat surrouding the entrance wound.
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Old 12-13-2009, 05:51 AM
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Re: 6.8 SPC for brown fur?

thanks for the photo, once the deer is lying on the ground, thats pretty convincing that the caliber is up to the task
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