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#6102411 - 12/26/15 09:51 AM sbr build questions?
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ordered my swfa upper with rail and lower..

building a sbr. looking at 6.8 with a 11.5 in bison barrel. wondering if anyone knows what kind of distance you can get out the barrel mainly after 200 yards if possible.
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#6102422 - 12/26/15 10:01 AM Re: sbr build questions? [Re: daniel1381]
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What ammo? Bullet?

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#6102427 - 12/26/15 10:04 AM Re: sbr build questions? [Re: daniel1381]
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Open to anything factory
I wil be running a Crux 7.5 in can on it
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#6103036 - 12/26/15 06:31 PM Re: sbr build questions? [Re: daniel1381]
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200 yards is a cinch for a 6.8! I play around with the factory federal 90 grain xm 6.8, dead on at 100 with 1100 lbs energy, 5" low at 200 yards with 800 lbs of energy and 19" low at 300 with 600 lbs of energy remaining. The 120 sst factory hornady dead on at 100 yards 1350 lbs of energy, at 200 yards 5.5" low and 1100 lbs of energy, at 300 yards 19 inches of Drop and 950 lbs of energy. Psa had the federal xm 6.8 for 9.99 a box during thanksgiving.

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#6103857 - 12/27/15 09:24 AM Re: sbr build questions? [Re: daniel1381]
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Hey, I'm actually running a 12" 6.8 SBR!

Like huntandfish said, 200 yards is a cinch for a 6.8. With a decent scope, even hitting out to 500 (the max at my local range) isn't that hard. With my SBR pushing a 110gr BTHP at 2350fps, I had a 5.1 mil holdover at that range. It had something like 500 ft/lb energy, which isn't enough to take game with, but it's still enough to let you hear a nice "ping" when you hit steel.

Instead of trying to make my SBR a target gun, I finally came to my senses and put a 1-4x on there and couldn't be happier. The gun is light, handles like an SBR again, and I'm still comfortable hitting out to 300 yards for hunting.

What are you mainly wanting to use it for?

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#6103966 - 12/27/15 10:24 AM Re: sbr build questions? [Re: daniel1381]
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Just a compact truck gun and hunting yote and hogs

Looking at a swfa 1x-4 scope later on. Applying for my sbr once i get the lower
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#6104007 - 12/27/15 10:51 AM Re: sbr build questions? [Re: daniel1381]
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I bet that will make a nice handy combo.

I recommend closing the distance on the hogs if you can.
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#6104132 - 12/27/15 12:19 PM Re: sbr build questions? [Re: daniel1381]
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Ive killed numerous hogs using the 6.8 sbr but this was my first deer. Shot at 230 yards, as my pen feeder is 200 yards and buck stayed behind pen in brush but doe peaked his interest and gave me a shot. He ran 27yards and piled up, entrance hole had no blood but exit hole had plenty. Lavaca county, seclusion, tx. I run a leupold vx1 3-9 40 mm with the boone and crocket reticle(two dots). Sighted dead on at 100 yards, first dot is 200 yards with scope on 9 power, third dot is 275. All yardages verified at range of course. Buck started showing up week of thanksgiving but only after dark. This was his first time and last time showing up before dark.



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#6105317 - 12/27/15 09:53 PM Re: sbr build questions? [Re: daniel1381]
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Anyone know what kind of diatance i wil get out of a 11.5 in barrel ?

Nice.deer!
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#6107194 - 12/28/15 09:01 PM Re: sbr build questions? [Re: daniel1381]
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And psa has amercan eagle 115 fmj for 8.99 and the federal 90 grain xm 6.8 protected soft point for 9.99 a box again!

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#6107839 - 12/29/15 09:49 AM Re: sbr build questions? [Re: daniel1381]
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at the range ive shot a 9" 300Blk suppressed with a 4x32 ACOG and reloads (125gr SST's) 300 yards hitting 8/10 times...

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#6109281 - 12/30/15 07:33 AM Re: sbr build questions? [Re: daniel1381]
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Ok sweet the longest shot i will have is 250 -300


Edited by daniel1381 (12/30/15 07:33 AM)
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#6109288 - 12/30/15 07:38 AM Re: sbr build questions? [Re: daniel1381]
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I run a 12.5" AR Performance barrel on my SBR and it is suppressed with a Saker 762. I have taken notes out to 240 yards with in but as FiremanJG stated its a better idea to close the distance on hogs
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#6109531 - 12/30/15 10:01 AM Re: sbr build questions? [Re: hdfireman]
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Originally Posted By: hdfireman
I run a 12.5" AR Performance barrel on my SBR and it is suppressed with a Saker 762. I have taken notes out to 240 yards with in but as FiremanJG stated its a better idea to close the distance on hogs




Have you ever tried a 11.5 in bison barrel?
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#6109587 - 12/30/15 10:25 AM Re: sbr build questions? [Re: daniel1381]
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I just bought the Bison 6.8 Upper with the 11.5" barrel. What buffer tube/assembly would yall recommend? I am putting a Magpul STR stock on it.

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