This is probably the round that should have been developed instead of screwing around with the .222 round. Stoner designed his gun to shoot the 7.62 x 51mm/.308 anyway. He was asked to scale it down, but to 5.56? The 6.8 will be a perfect balance of ballistics. Long range, more power and...
Talking to a buddy and was discussing 16" AR10 308 vs 16" AR15 6.8 earlier so i ran the numbers.
Sure you can compare a 20" 308 bolt action to an AR. But keeping everything the "same" the 6.8 actually comes out looking pretty dang good considering the 308 might run 2# heavier.
308 with 165gr...
Well, I finished my first build today. It is built on a Anderson lower and a PSA upper.
AR15 Performance 19" barrel
AR15 Performance flash hider
AR15 6.8 bolt
Magpul ACS stock
White Oak Armament 12.5" Varmint handguard
Hogue over-molded pistol grip
Burris 3-9x scope
Burris PEPR mount
Goin to try and get all the data i have on this one thread.
Dropbox - Sierra_6.8_REM_SPC_AR_15.pdf
Dropbox - 6.8_Testing_report.pdf
Dropbox - 6.8-SPC-II.pdf
Dropbox - 6-8mmRemingtonSPCWeb.pdf
Dropbox - 6.8 data.ppt
Dropbox - 6.8 SPC Hand Loading Data.pdf
I have a Coupon for Nosler and will be buying some 6.8 brass. I just got 1500 pieces in yesterday and it looks really good. OAL only varied .003" on the 25 i measured.
I can get it shipped for about 43 cents each.
SSA Brass 6.8mm SPC (100ct)
Im not quite sure how to get the brass to...
I was reading about the 6.8 round tonight. It looks like a great idea that did not catch on very well. I checked my reloading manuals and it looks as though it would make a good plinker defense or venison rifle. Anyone shoot the 6.8? This article has me thinking about one.