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#617702 - 02/16/08 04:31 PM anyone shoot 6.8spc
leeinmemphis
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Hey everyone,

Took the boys out this afternoon and let them shoot some 22 and a 9mm ar. The ar with the collapsable stock fits them perfect and I think they may be ready to try to deer hunt this year. I was looking around and I can put a 6.8 spc upper on the standard ar15 lower. That way as they grow I can just extend the stock out as needed. The longest shot on my place is probably 150 yards but they will be starting out at alot shorter range than that to start with. I have a few food plots setup that are probably 75yds across. I don't think they'll be able to handle a 7-08 so was looking for something with a little less recoil to it.



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#617716 - 02/16/08 04:48 PM Re: anyone shoot 6.8spc [Re: leeinmemphis]
Blue5
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the .223 will kill em all day long! and with no recoil!
The ones Ive seen shot with a 223 are just as dead as the ones Ive seen shot with a 300 rum! LOL
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#617848 - 02/16/08 06:21 PM Re: anyone shoot 6.8spc [Re: Blue5]
vonb
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I would go with something more mainstream than 6.8spc. Why not a .243 upper on your AR? DMPS makes a .243, .260 and .308 upper.
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#617858 - 02/16/08 06:33 PM Re: anyone shoot 6.8spc [Re: vonb]
leeinmemphis
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 Originally Posted By: hunt127588
I would go with something more mainstream than 6.8spc. Why not a .243 upper on your AR? DMPS makes a .243, .260 and .308 upper.


Yeah I've got an ar10 that I can get a long action upper for but thought if I could stay with the short action that I could keep the weight down a bit. The 308 I have is too much for my kids but a 243 would probably be ok.


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#617878 - 02/16/08 06:55 PM Re: anyone shoot 6.8spc [Re: leeinmemphis]
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If you reload the 6.8spc it would be a neat round to have around, if not it might fall from popularity and get hard to find. Just a thought.
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#617900 - 02/16/08 07:11 PM Re: anyone shoot 6.8spc [Re: Cull Buck Hunter]
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6.8 only if you reload. 260 or 243 would be a good choice with 243 having better factory ammo choices.
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#618183 - 02/16/08 10:19 PM Re: anyone shoot 6.8spc [Re: smstone22]
megalomaniac
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I've got a 6.8 in a Rem bolt gun. The thing is quite accurate, and perceived recoil is identical to 223 to me with less muzzle blast. I'm shooting 115 grainers around 2650 fps. I'm contemplating chopping off a wood stock and refinishing it to drop the barreled action in for my kids to start with.
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#618883 - 02/17/08 03:19 PM Re: anyone shoot 6.8spc [Re: megalomaniac]
leeinmemphis
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Thanks guys. I'm going to do some looking around over the next month or so. I read somewhere that 6.8spc factory ammo is very expensive so that may not be an ideal caliber. thanks.
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#619745 - 02/18/08 03:19 AM Re: anyone shoot 6.8spc [Re: leeinmemphis]
Tater
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Lee, http://www.ssarmory.com/6.8_spc_ammo.aspx They load there ammo hot make sure that the upper you get is the newer spec.
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#619954 - 02/18/08 08:49 AM Re: anyone shoot 6.8spc [Re: Tater]
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My vote goes to the 5.56mm upper also. If you were to buy a .243 .260 or .308 upper you already know that you would need a different lower. The .223 stoked with 60gr partition factory loads will lay a deer door-stop-dead and quick!
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