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#5537505 - 01/12/15 10:49 AM 6.8 SPC???
DeerSlayer31 Offline
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Question number one, does it use the same BCG as a 556 AR?
2 Ballistics what does it compare to?
3 PSA has an upper on sale for $299 should I get it to use for deer and pigs? I already have a 556 AR but really wanting a bigger caliber.
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#5537542 - 01/12/15 11:05 AM Re: 6.8 SPC??? [Re: DeerSlayer31]
bside Offline
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Quote:
Question number one, does it use the same BCG as a 556 AR?


Carrier? Yes

Bolt? No

Quote:
Ballistics what does it compare to?


gets you kinda close to a hypothetical .277-.308 wildcat

My take on it is that the 6.8SPC and 6.5Grendel are, far and away, the most capable intermediate cartridges to ever get SAAMI approval. 6.8 gets the nod for <=18, 6.5 >=20", pick your preference in between.

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PSA has an upper on sale for $299 should I get it to use for deer and pigs?


I can't speak to the quality of a PSA 6.8 barrel, and have no idea who makes them (edit: unless they say CHF -- then it's FN). My standard recommendation would be ARPerformance barrels for price/performance. Get the bolt from them too.


Edited by bside (01/12/15 11:06 AM)

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#5537801 - 01/12/15 01:34 PM Re: 6.8 SPC??? [Re: DeerSlayer31]
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It's said that 6.8 SPC is a really great whitetail round. - About right for that.

If it's good for whitetails, then it ought to be just fine for pigs.

I'd go for it.
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#5537849 - 01/12/15 01:49 PM Re: 6.8 SPC??? [Re: DeerSlayer31]
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Great round for a 16" barrel and hunting out to 300 yards..
Deer and pigs both..
Shot a LOT of them with one.
Love the round in an a lightweight AR15
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#5537974 - 01/12/15 02:35 PM Re: 6.8 SPC??? [Re: DeerSlayer31]
CMT Offline
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6.8 is my go to pig round. No problem puttin em on the ground! I downed 2 with 1 shot in November with a nosler.

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#5538070 - 01/12/15 03:18 PM Re: 6.8 SPC??? [Re: DeerSlayer31]
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My 6.8 has whacked a lot of pigs up to 200#. With that said I wouldn't hesitate on a WT under 200 yards.
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#5538243 - 01/12/15 04:39 PM Re: 6.8 SPC??? [Re: DeerSlayer31]
okstatefan Offline
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You'll need a different bolt for the 6.8, the carrier is the same.

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#5538746 - 01/12/15 07:55 PM Re: 6.8 SPC??? [Re: DeerSlayer31]
Anton Chigurh Offline
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I like my 6.8, have only shot 1 pig so far, but it was 200lb and it dropped her where she stood. I went with a 16" ARP barrel. I'm getting 2450 fps or so with 120 SST factory rounds, which is all I've shot thru it so far.

For comparison, I'm getting 2525 or so out of a 20" Grendel with 123 SST. So I'm pleased with the 16" 6.8 velocity wise with the factory Hornady stuff, I've yet to hand load for it but will at some point.

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#5538760 - 01/12/15 08:00 PM Re: 6.8 SPC??? [Re: DeerSlayer31]
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Now Im debating 300 AAC, seems alot easier to get into then a 6.8. Just need a different barrel then your good to go. What say yall about the 300 AAC I would be less then 150 yards.
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#5538974 - 01/12/15 09:05 PM Re: 6.8 SPC??? [Re: DeerSlayer31]
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The 6.8 SPC is much better for deer.

300 AAC makes a .300 Savage look like a magnum, it's developed to shoot heavy bullets through a suppressor at subsonic velocity. - A real POS as far as big game hunting goes.
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#5539448 - 01/13/15 02:04 AM Re: 6.8 SPC??? [Re: DeerSlayer31]
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I shot a buck with a 300 blackout at 100 yards this season. 110g bullet and it killed the deer just fine. I was using an AR15 with an 8.2" barrel and a suppressor.
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#5539455 - 01/13/15 02:48 AM Re: 6.8 SPC??? [Re: DeerSlayer31]
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Originally Posted By: DeerSlayer31
Now Im debating 300 AAC, seems alot easier to get into then a 6.8. Just need a different barrel then your good to go. What say yall about the 300 AAC I would be less then 150 yards.


It's pointless unless you shoot it suppressed.

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#5539493 - 01/13/15 06:18 AM Re: 6.8 SPC??? [Re: DeerSlayer31]
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I killed a doe with my .300blk this weekend. She was broadside at 100 yards, shot was textbook double lung and she went about 60 yards before piling up. The bullet center punched a rib on entrance and exit leaving a nice size entrance and exit wound and lots of blood. I was shooting the 110gr Barnes bullet and was impressed with it's performance. I'd have NO problem using it as a deer/hog cartridge to 150 yards.


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#5539673 - 01/13/15 08:25 AM Re: 6.8 SPC??? [Re: DeerSlayer31]
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6.8 dropped this hog at 200 yards

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#5539767 - 01/13/15 08:59 AM Re: 6.8 SPC??? [Re: DeerSlayer31]
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I have no idea how many pigs and deer I have killed with a 6.8
here are a few

close range pig on the run


buck at 285 yards



fallow cull at 150


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