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#5947606 - 09/26/15 10:04 AM 6.8 SPC build
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I've decided to convert one of my AR-15's to 6.8 spc. Not having any experience with this caliber I'm asking for input on barrel and bolt assy's. First of all I am not a "brand" seeker, just what works and worth the money. I appricate any and all info. Thank you.
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#5947616 - 09/26/15 10:15 AM Re: 6.8 SPC build [Re: BassCat'99]
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ARP, the scout profile is very nice

Bison

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#5947803 - 09/26/15 02:04 PM Re: 6.8 SPC build [Re: BassCat'99]
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Bass yep...go here http://www.ar15performance.com/ H knows his stuff...his 6.8's rock! Wash


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#5947847 - 09/26/15 03:10 PM Re: 6.8 SPC build [Re: BassCat'99]
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Bison Armory gets my vote. Have built 2 with their barrels and BCG's.

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#5947908 - 09/26/15 04:28 PM Re: 6.8 SPC build [Re: BassCat'99]
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I second the AR Performance barrel. Below is a pic of a 5 shot group I shot with factory Hornady 110 Vmax. The barrel is an 18" ARP medium conture. Disregard my measurements as I incorrectly wrote down .243 and should have been .988 - .277 = .711

ARP Barrel link below.

ARP Barrels

Very good information on below forum.

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#5948248 - 09/26/15 09:18 PM Re: 6.8 SPC build [Re: BassCat'99]
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ARP or Bison is what I came up with after shopping for awhile. I have a 16" ARP socom barrel and a box of parts. I just need a bolt and gas block and time to finish it up. ARP comes well reviewed and the price is quite fair.

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#5948251 - 09/26/15 09:20 PM Re: 6.8 SPC build [Re: BassCat'99]
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try a stag arms bolt, Nickel Boron Bolt Carrier, check the aim web site

you will not be disappointed

check the 6.8 forum, lots of info there
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#5948356 - 09/26/15 10:34 PM Re: 6.8 SPC build [Re: BassCat'99]
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I'll call ARP Monday, The barrel I'm thinking about is showing out of stock. I could get all I need from them with out breaking the bank. Thanks guys
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#5948707 - 09/27/15 10:12 AM Re: 6.8 SPC build [Re: BassCat'99]
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Another thought on ARP that when you buy a barrel and bolt together, they will make sure it is head spaced properly. I really don't know what all is involved in this on an AR platform or how it affects accuracy but could be a good opportunity.
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#5948763 - 09/27/15 10:38 AM Re: 6.8 SPC build [Re: BassCat'99]
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Thanks Big, that's my intention.
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#5949013 - 09/27/15 01:44 PM Re: 6.8 SPC build [Re: BassCat'99]
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ARP barrel and superbolt is the way to go. It's what we use in all our uppers, they just shoot!!


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#5949124 - 09/27/15 03:13 PM Re: 6.8 SPC build [Re: BassCat'99]
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Try White Oak Armament too. They're well known for accuracy.

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#5949130 - 09/27/15 03:19 PM Re: 6.8 SPC build [Re: tenyearsgone]
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Originally Posted By: tenyearsgone
Try White Oak Armament too. They're well known for accuracy.
I have a White Oak 14.5 in 556 it shoots great even with cheap ammo
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#5949477 - 09/27/15 07:32 PM Re: 6.8 SPC build [Re: BassCat'99]
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I looked at White Oak, I have a 18" SS in my favorite AR 15. I really like their barrels but I'm thinking ARP 16" Scout for length and weight. I was thinking about one of their superbolts in the carrier for my 556.
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#5949933 - 09/28/15 12:14 AM Re: 6.8 SPC build [Re: BassCat'99]
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You will not be disappointed with that set up.
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