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#7150633 - 04/24/18 06:00 PM Looking for 6.8 barrel
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As title says. Any links to anywhere? Been looking for several days. I prefer 16Ē stainless with 1:10 twist but Im not opposed to any other option if the price is right
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#7150637 - 04/24/18 06:02 PM Re: Looking for 6.8 barrel [Re: FoxTrot]
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Also want recommendations for a good barrel. I dont want to spend a lot but Im building a very nice rifle with quality parts. I dont wanna be disappointed with the barrel.
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#7150642 - 04/24/18 06:05 PM Re: Looking for 6.8 barrel [Re: FoxTrot]
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AR15 Performance
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The 6.8 is the #1 choice for hunting deer and hogs in an AR15

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#7150648 - 04/24/18 06:10 PM Re: Looking for 6.8 barrel [Re: FoxTrot]
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Ditto...Blackstone Arms
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#7150650 - 04/24/18 06:12 PM Re: Looking for 6.8 barrel [Re: hdfireman]
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Originally Posted By: hdfireman
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ARP is the king of 6.8s.
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#7150662 - 04/24/18 06:18 PM Re: Looking for 6.8 barrel [Re: FoxTrot]
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Agree 100% on ARP barrels. May I ask why you want a 1:10 twist?
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#7150673 - 04/24/18 06:24 PM Re: Looking for 6.8 barrel [Re: ImTheReasonDovesMourn]
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Originally Posted By: ImTheReasonDovesMourn
Originally Posted By: hdfireman
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ARP is the king of 6.8s.


Blackstone Arms (posted above) builds a fine upper as well.


Edited by JD4030 (04/24/18 06:25 PM)
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#7150689 - 04/24/18 06:41 PM Re: Looking for 6.8 barrel [Re: TTUhunter4]
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Originally Posted By: TTUhunter4
Agree 100% on ARP barrels. May I ask why you want a 1:10 twist?

Iíve read that is the optimal twist rate in that round. Should I be looking for something different?
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#7150698 - 04/24/18 06:49 PM Re: Looking for 6.8 barrel [Re: FoxTrot]
ImTheReasonDovesMourn Online   content
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Originally Posted By: FoxTrot
Originally Posted By: TTUhunter4
Agree 100% on ARP barrels. May I ask why you want a 1:10 twist?

Iíve read that is the optimal twist rate in that round. Should I be looking for something different?


No further research is necessary, sir. AR Performance has optimized the chamber and twist rate for the 6.8. An ARP barrel installed by a reputable builder like Blackstone, will be the premium of 6.8 rifles. PM me if you want more specific info. I have a few 6.8 rigs to compare.
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#7150725 - 04/24/18 07:09 PM Re: Looking for 6.8 barrel [Re: FoxTrot]
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And....now im turned on to a site thats out of order for a couple weeks. Guess I could pick out the barrel that I want and order the rest of my stuff
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#7150735 - 04/24/18 07:18 PM Re: Looking for 6.8 barrel [Re: FoxTrot]
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Is there any reason that I cannot build my own with one of their barrels? I already hve an Aero stripped upper and a 6.8 bcg. Im wanting something different than the standard 5.56 stuff that I have been building
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#7150739 - 04/24/18 07:23 PM Re: Looking for 6.8 barrel [Re: FoxTrot]
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Originally Posted By: FoxTrot
Is there any reason that I cannot build my own with one of their barrels? I already hve an Aero stripped upper and a 6.8 bcg. Im wanting something different than the standard 5.56 stuff that I have been building


No sir. I've built 6 or 7 rifles off of ARP barrels and bolts. If you have the ability and the parts, your rifle will be as good as anyone's.
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#7150851 - 04/24/18 08:54 PM Re: Looking for 6.8 barrel [Re: FoxTrot]
Txhillbilly Offline
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I guess I'm the only one that doesn't endorse ARP's barrels. I've got 3 of his barrel's,and they shoot OK at best. I have a 18" SPR 223,a 16" SIX5,and a 16" 6.8 barrel,and have never been impressed with their accuracy with any bullet/powder combinations.

I just built a new 6.8,and used a White Oak barrel for it. I haven't had time to shoot it yet,but every barrel that I've ever bought from White Oak has shot well under MOA.

Harrison's 6.8 Super bolt is a good piece,but I'll never buy another barrel from him.

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#7150856 - 04/24/18 08:57 PM Re: Looking for 6.8 barrel [Re: FoxTrot]
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Another arp vote

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#7151009 - 04/24/18 11:10 PM Re: Looking for 6.8 barrel [Re: FoxTrot]
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Yankee Hill makes a 1:10 barrel. I've never used their barrels so can't say either way. I've always used Wilson Combat (1:11)with LWRC bolt and never had any issues with accuracy or reliability.

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