Thank you very much, that is an outstanding recommendation and I appreciate that.
I enjoy hearing what other people know works best for them. One of my good friends is a Swaro maniac and I love all his gear, even his binos are to die for. I remember the conversation with you well too! We were out at the Human Gene Therapy conference in New Orleans last week.
I have used a 6.8SPC SBR on hogs and I agree it has the perfect match up using 95 grain Barnes or 110 grain Nosler/Hornday bonded bullets, considerably more power out of an SBR than the 5.56mm. I have also used a .300 BLK too and liked that very much as well. I just may have to get a 6.8SPC upper to swap out on my KAC lower in the future.
All our hunting is pure wilderness, no field crops or open areas besides some cattle pastures and powerline grades, most of my shots are sniper shots as after that the hogs/dogs are gone in the brush instantly.
Unfortunately, right now I have 56 pounds of Hodgdon BLC-2 and 3,000 Barnes 70 grain TSX on the reloading bench and already have 1,500 rounds loaded up for the 5.56mm, so I went with an HK 10.5" 1:7" upper and Brevis Delta P suppressor. My 16" chrono on this load is 2,725fps, so I am thinking I should get about 2,500fps out of the shorty which will still work very well with the Barnes TSX out 100 meters plus.
I just got a Truijicon ACOG TA02LED 4X32mm with a Truijicon RMR07 1 MOA red dot for quick day/NV night shots with the SBR.
Now I am thinking the IR Defense MKII 19mm with 22 degree FOV utilized as a clip-on with my ACOG TA02 & RMR09 would be a real nice setup on my KAC SR15 E3 Mod2/HK 10.5" SBR build when my tax stamp comes back!
I think a 6.8SPC upper is in my future though, especially since my .30 cal cans will work great with it too!!!