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#7088884 - 02/22/18 12:39 PM AR in 6.8mm
Cherokee Mingan Offline
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Registered: 08/24/17
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I went to a local gun store today and held this gun. I love it and I am really considering buying it after work today. Anybody have any last minute input before I make the purchase?

Thanks.

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#7088896 - 02/22/18 12:50 PM Re: AR in 6.8mm [Re: Cherokee Mingan]
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I have built two of them. They are deer, hog and coyote killing machines when they are used in their intended parameters. It is not a 1000 yd cartridge and wasn't meant to be but 300 yds and in, you won't be disappointed.(IMHO)
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#7088897 - 02/22/18 12:51 PM Re: AR in 6.8mm [Re: Cherokee Mingan]
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The 6.8 is one of the most powerful rounds in the AR-15 platform. I've killed some pigs with one, and it does put a hurting on them.
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#7088898 - 02/22/18 12:51 PM Re: AR in 6.8mm [Re: Cherokee Mingan]
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Registered: 10/22/12
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Itís a fine choice. If you ever want to shoot at extended ranges, I would suggest a Grendel over the 6.8. If not, I see no reason to not get it.
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#7088921 - 02/22/18 01:09 PM Re: AR in 6.8mm [Re: Cherokee Mingan]
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How difficult is it to find ammunition in this caliber?

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#7088927 - 02/22/18 01:14 PM Re: AR in 6.8mm [Re: Cherokee Mingan]
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The "Grouch"

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From what Iíve seen, itís not that difficult. There seems to be plenty of options, too.
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#7088948 - 02/22/18 01:28 PM Re: AR in 6.8mm [Re: Cherokee Mingan]
Cherokee Mingan Offline
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Thanks for the comments. I think I am going to do it. Just one more thing to check on.

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#7088975 - 02/22/18 01:54 PM Re: AR in 6.8mm [Re: Cherokee Mingan]
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When I built my first one eight years ago, it was pretty difficult to find ammo. I started handloading right off and didn't buy any factory ammo for some time. There are many online sources to buy 6.8 ammo these days so ammo is no problem. If you don't reload, save your brass and sell it to someone like me who does and it brings your price per round down even more.
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#7088983 - 02/22/18 01:59 PM Re: AR in 6.8mm [Re: Cherokee Mingan]
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Spend a few extra bucks and get the quality PRI mags
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#7088995 - 02/22/18 02:09 PM Re: AR in 6.8mm [Re: Cherokee Mingan]
Nitro27 Offline
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Registered: 11/06/12
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Loc: Terrell,TX
10 rd pri mags are just right for me
120 gr sst's

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#7088998 - 02/22/18 02:11 PM Re: AR in 6.8mm [Re: Nitro27]
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Originally Posted By: Nitro27
10 rd pri mags are just right for me
120 gr sst's
same here
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#7089001 - 02/22/18 02:12 PM Re: AR in 6.8mm [Re: Cherokee Mingan]
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I have an Armalite carbine in 6.8 that has been a real hammer on hogs. I've killed 32 with it so far. I have had excellent luck with the performance of this ammo
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#7089070 - 02/22/18 03:03 PM Re: AR in 6.8mm [Re: Cherokee Mingan]
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I think a 6.8 spc or even a 6.5 grendel is a great hunting AR "assault weapon". Like CNN calls it.


These are both hard hitting cartridges but the 6.5 Grendel has a distinct advantage over the 250-300 yard threshold. SO if you are a long range shooter then you are making the wrong choice. Ive never shot over 200 yards ever so the choice was easy for me.

the 6.8 was also my choice because the ammo availability is decent and seems like more available than the Grendel in Academy when I search on the shelves.

the 120 Grain SST's like these other guys mentioned are excellent for putting animals down.

I also use the PRI mags and like both the 10 and 15 rounders.

The 6.8 is an excellent hard hitting choice for an "assault weapon" and you are definitely making the right decision as long as you are not looking for distance.


Edited by Bigfoot (02/22/18 03:05 PM)
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#7089110 - 02/22/18 03:26 PM Re: AR in 6.8mm [Re: Cherokee Mingan]
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Registered: 11/01/12
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Loc: Lubbock, TX
I need to bum a few of the SSTs from you guys and give them a whirl. I've been shooting the Federal Fusion 115gr, and they are deadly accurate and the bullet performs well, but I would not call it a hammer in any way. I've shot ~20 deer with mine and many have run quite a ways, up to 100 yds with heart/lung placement. I would say on average 60 yards.
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#7089281 - 02/22/18 04:56 PM Re: AR in 6.8mm [Re: Cherokee Mingan]
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Loc: Eastland county
90 grain gold dots work great....just hard to find. Love my 12.5" 6.8
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