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#1 OFFLINE   hlhneast

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Posted Apr. 14 2018 - 09:56 AM

A feller (a buddy of a buddy) offered to sell me a pretty nice built 6.8 SPC for $400.  Not sure about the barrel and FCG (cartridge 3.5# pull) yet but from what I see in the pics, it has a Magpul MOE fixed stock, PSA upper and lower, Mueller 1X6X20, RRA mount, Hogue FF HG.  Comes with about 100rds, 5 mags.  Has about 400rds thru it says the owner.

 

I dont know anything about 6.8, never searched about it as I decided my Black Out and Grendel were as many different calibers I needed.  The parts alone are worth the money.  I could always buy another barrel and bolt after shooting up all the ammo.  Who knows I may like the 6.8 and keep it.

 

What are any advantages of the 6.8 over 5.56/.300BO/6.5 Grendel that would make me definitely not let this slip by?

 

EDIT UPDATE:  An ARP (?) barrel and a CMC FCG


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Posted Apr. 14 2018 - 10:19 AM

Basically not any better/worse than a Grendel for application.  OTC ammo is easily available.  I like the CASE for making wildcats but the cartridge itself has no place of endearment for me. Limited light weight bullets rule it out as a god LR PD shooter for me.  The ARP barrels are acceptable to many shooters because of the price point. They aren't Kriegers but they will do yeoman duty for most shooters.

 

For that price I'd be all over it like a duck on a June bug.

 

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Posted Apr. 14 2018 - 10:31 AM

6.8 SPC is a great hunting round for hogs and deer.

ARP is one of the better barrel makers for the 6.8 SPC. I own two ARP barrels in different calibers.

Check to see if it says 6.8 ARP or 6.8 SPC. 

6.8 ARP will mean it is the AR15 Performance proprietary chamber, think .223 Wylde for 6.8 SPC 

If it is marked 6.8 SPC, it will be a 6.8 SPC II chamber.

The 6.8 ARP is the better of the two chamber.

 

Comparing cartridges is tough,because it depends on your needs or uses.

Not a good Varmint caliber. Great on deer and hogs.

Will stay with the 6.5 Grendel out to 300 yards. Past that the Grendel rules.

Commercial rounds are available. Not as cheap as .223/5.56/300BLK. Priced mostly lower than Grendel, but can cost the same with premium ammo.

 

At the price listed, whether  6.8 SPC or 6.8 ARP, I would get that.

 

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Posted Apr. 14 2018 - 12:48 PM

All I can say is my 20” 6.8 is a tack driver inside of 200 yards. I’ve not pushed it outside that but 85 to 95 grain balls have good velocities and accuracy. I really like the performance and accuracy of my rifle. Easy reloading to get around factory ammunition. At that price...don’t think twice. And a private sale... need I say more...
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Posted Apr. 14 2018 - 01:05 PM

Thanks guys.  Hopefully pics later.




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Posted Apr. 14 2018 - 05:56 PM

The only way a 6.5 is better at past 300 is with 22 24" barrels with 16" 6.8 is hands down Better . People say at 400 yards my gun only drops 24" and yours drops 28" with 100 yards zero whoop de do I can enjoy my shorter 16" barrel and dial up an extra moa and be happy .

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Posted Apr. 14 2018 - 06:12 PM

Basically not any better/worse than a Grendel for application.  OTC ammo is easily available.  I like the CASE for making wildcats but the cartridge itself has no place of endearment for me. Limited light weight bullets rule it out as a god LR PD shooter for me.  The ARP barrels are acceptable to many shooters because of the price point. They aren't Kriegers but they will do yeoman duty for most shooters.

 

For that price I'd be all over it like a duck on a June bug.

 

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Posted Apr. 15 2018 - 04:56 AM

I don't see how you can go wrong for 400 smackers.

Kinda what I thought.  I own it now.  As soon as ATT decides to make my uploaded pics available I will post it here.  I dunno WTF the deal is with them, I have to go back to my "Sent" folder and resend it.  It works the second time around.




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Posted Apr. 15 2018 - 05:46 AM

This is what you get for $400.  I think I did pretty well.  The scope is a Mueller red dot that I am not impressed with.  I have a Bushnell 1X6X20 that will go on it I think.  I may wait and find another 3X9.

 

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Posted Apr. 15 2018 - 06:56 AM

What a deal!!! Congrats. You are going to like that rifle!


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Posted Apr. 15 2018 - 07:21 AM

Congratulations!

Someone made out like a bandit.

That is a great score for the money spent.

Look forward to a range report.

 

Thanks,

Glenn 




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Posted Apr. 15 2018 - 08:46 AM

Congratulations!

Someone made out like a bandit.

That is a great score for the money spent.

Look forward to a range report.

 

Thanks,

Glenn 

 

What a deal!!! Congrats. You are going to like that rifle!

Thanks guys!  Luckily I had some money put back for an AR10 build.  One of the rare times I have saved for a project and rarer still having the money when a good deal presents itself.

 

I am seriously overdue for some range time.  A dead truck with some mysterious electrical issue is the main culprit.  I will report when I sneak the company truck out to the range.




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Posted Apr. 21 2018 - 09:32 AM

congrats you will enjoy it.  the 6.8 is a wonderful mild mannered cartridge  that is easy to reload for.




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Posted Apr. 29 2018 - 11:27 AM

Smoking deal!


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