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    The 6.8 Remington SPC

    I'm starting to plan my next AR build. I have a 5.56/.223 lightweight carbine that I'm very happy with. So for my next build I was looking at more of a long range tack driver rifle. I had been thinking of building an AR-10 .308 but have been reading more about the 6.8 Remington SPC. Do any of you have any experience with this round? Thanks guys.
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    Or maybe the 6.5 Grendel. hmmmmmm.........
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    Great round. My hunting buddy used his 6.8 on our last deer hunt. He got a nice buck. Excellent round for the range or the hunting field. Good thing about the round is that it works with the standard AR15 magazines.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Glock Fan View Post
    Great round. My hunting buddy used his 6.8 on our last deer hunt. He got a nice buck. Excellent round for the range or the hunting field. Good thing about the round is that it works with the standard AR15 magazines.




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    Thanks GF. The main reason I'm looking at the 6.8 SPC and the 6.5 Grendal is because they work with the standard AR15 lower. Which is cheaper the the AR-10 lower.

    Have you heard anything about the 6.5 Grendel?
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    I've been thinking about building a 6.8 SPC also. I have a 6 x 45 (223/6mm) and enjoy shooting it with 100 gn bullets. I guess one more AR won't hurt...I have 8 now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Hat View Post
    I've been thinking about building a 6.8 SPC also. I have a 6 x 45 (223/6mm) and enjoy shooting it with 100 gn bullets. I guess one more AR won't hurt...I have 8 now.
    I know it' an addiction! You build your first then you're hooked. I'd like to build a few more. Next will be a 20" or 24" stainless in either 6.8 SPC, 6.5 Grendel, or 300 whisper. Then maybe a SBR.

    A suppressed 300 whisper would probably be a nice setup.
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    Here's some info

    Here's some info I found researching this same issue for a buddy of mine. He went with the 6.8 SPC. Please look at the attachment IOT compare ballistics.

    6.8 SPC-- The .30 Remington is the parent case. The case was shortened, given a new shoulder and blown out to maximum capacity for a new high-performance propellant.It's basically a .270.

    6.8MMx47 REMINGTON SPC BALLISTICS
    BULLET VELOCITY (fps) ENERGY (ft-lbs.)
    Muzzle 100 yd. 200 yd. 300 yd. Muzzle 100 yd. 200 yd. 300 yd.
    115-gr. FMJ 2,800 2,523 2,202 2,017 2,002 1,622 1,250 1,039
    115-gr. BTHP 2,800 2,535 2,285 2,049 2,002 1,644 1,345 1,075
    115-gr. MK 2,800 2,535 2,285 2,049 2,002 1,644 1,345 1,075
    *24-inch Barrel
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    Quote Originally Posted by SubHntr View Post
    Here's some info I found researching this same issue for a buddy of mine. He went with the 6.8 SPC. Please look at the attachment IOT compare ballistics.

    6.8 SPC-- The .30 Remington is the parent case. The case was shortened, given a new shoulder and blown out to maximum capacity for a new high-performance propellant.It's basically a .270.

    6.8MMx47 REMINGTON SPC BALLISTICS
    BULLET VELOCITY (fps) ENERGY (ft-lbs.)
    Muzzle 100 yd. 200 yd. 300 yd. Muzzle 100 yd. 200 yd. 300 yd.
    115-gr. FMJ 2,800 2,523 2,202 2,017 2,002 1,622 1,250 1,039
    115-gr. BTHP 2,800 2,535 2,285 2,049 2,002 1,644 1,345 1,075
    115-gr. MK 2,800 2,535 2,285 2,049 2,002 1,644 1,345 1,075
    *24-inch Barrel
    Great info SubHntr. Thanks a lot!
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