- Feb 24, 2009
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?