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#6112946 - 01/01/16 09:34 AM Change 223 upper Question
Dalee7892 Offline
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Registered: 05/04/15
Posts: 1148
Loc: Denton County
What would you do? Wanting to change the 223 upper to either a 7.62x39 or the 6.8. Which one would you do? Just to have a different setup to go to for deer and pigs. Any suggestions helpful.

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#6112951 - 01/01/16 09:39 AM Re: Change 223 upper Question [Re: Dalee7892]
jhenderson Offline
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Registered: 02/07/10
Posts: 5226
Loc: The colony
My experience the 7.62 can be hard to find the right ammo magazine combo. I'd do the 6.8 but even it will need new mags as well.

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#6112959 - 01/01/16 09:42 AM Re: Change 223 upper Question [Re: Dalee7892]
wtjim Offline
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Registered: 07/18/12
Posts: 543
Short range 6.8 or if you want all around better IMO go 6.5 Grendel. I have 18" barrel and it has absolutely flattened everything I've shot with authority....

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#6112990 - 01/01/16 09:59 AM Re: Change 223 upper Question [Re: Dalee7892]
Tactical Cowboy Offline
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Registered: 08/23/11
Posts: 2959
Loc: Abilene
6.8... Or buy lots more .223 for the cost of the upper.
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#6113059 - 01/01/16 10:53 AM Re: Change 223 upper Question [Re: Dalee7892]
BassCat'99 Offline
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Registered: 02/15/13
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Loc: Stratford Texas
6.8SPC... very useful and makes a great deer/hog rifle
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#6113076 - 01/01/16 11:07 AM Re: Change 223 upper Question [Re: Dalee7892]
TexFlip Offline
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Registered: 08/18/12
Posts: 8938
Loc: Chambers County
300 Blackout? Could use same bolt and mags as 223.
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#6113261 - 01/01/16 01:12 PM Re: Change 223 upper Question [Re: Dalee7892]
Big Fitz Offline
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Registered: 12/06/09
Posts: 2058
Loc: McKinney, TX
6.8 will only require changing the bolt and magazines. Great round and much more effective on larger game than 223/556.
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#6113283 - 01/01/16 01:24 PM Re: Change 223 upper Question [Re: Dalee7892]
colt45 Offline
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Registered: 08/19/06
Posts: 5568
Loc: bastrop county
7.62 & 6.8 can use same mags
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