6.8 SPC Catches Fire!


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ryoushi
May 30, 2008, 11:41 PM
An actual screenshot of the best selling chamberings at Midway USA as of this morning. 6.8 SPC is moving faster than .270, .243 and...holy crap! 30-30.

http://www.visuality.com/personal/misc/midwayusa.jpg

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Nolo
May 30, 2008, 11:45 PM
Thank you, mall ninjas.
JK, I actually like the SPC.
I just wish that the bullet was a bit bigger.

s2brutus
May 30, 2008, 11:54 PM
6.5 Grendel still spanks the 6.8's ass in performance, regardless of how much ammo the mall ninjas buy.

:)

Nolo
May 30, 2008, 11:58 PM
Not in magazine capacity, it doesn't
And I still say it looks funny...

MechAg94
May 31, 2008, 12:13 AM
I was thinking of getting one of those. At least the rifles ought to be easy to find.

chris in va
May 31, 2008, 12:15 AM
Where's the pic of a rifle on fire? I need entertainment, darnit!

otomik
May 31, 2008, 12:34 AM
Where's the pic of a rifle on fire? I need entertainment, darnit!yeah, I was disappointed opening the thread. egregious false advertising.

Daemon688
May 31, 2008, 01:23 AM
I want my click back :neener:

snakeman
May 31, 2008, 01:32 AM
When shooting the 6.5 you won't notice the difference from the 6.8 . I just ordered a 6.8 kit from J&T and can't wait to get it. I saw how the 6.5 performed and wasn't impressed by it's accuracy. The 6.8 ammo is also extremely available compared to the 6.5. I would take a 6.8 over a 6.5 any day. Also the bc of the 6.8 is substantially greater on flesh. There is nothing wrong with the 6.5 but the 6.8 holds up and reigns champion in my book.

CBS220
May 31, 2008, 01:35 AM
Also the bc of the 6.8 is substantially greater on flesh.

BC is generally held to mean ballistic coefficient... what do you mean?

I doubt there really is that much difference between the two cartridges at any sort of reasonable range... although you could shoot 1000 yard competition with the Grendel, you could do that with .223, too.

Seems like, for the most part, academics, with availability being the determining factor here. I doubt a deer will care whether it gets hit with a 110 .277 or a 120 .264.

snakeman
May 31, 2008, 01:43 AM
Exactly, what I mean is that the 6.8 does more damage to the animal including shock to the vitals. Leaving less chance for losing your trophy. I have done months of research to determine whether to get 6.8 or the grendel. I went with the 6.8 for several reasons. Better performance on game. Shooting at paper the grendel is better, but when it comes to the kill what does paper matter? The availability of ammo. The selection of rifles you have to chose from. And finally the fact that the 6.8 is more popular, for a reason.

taliv
May 31, 2008, 01:51 AM
i doubt this is a trend. the midway flier had a pretty big sale on the ammo, which is probably why it's selling well at the moment.

the 6.8 is more popular because the grendel is a proprietary cartridge

snakeman
May 31, 2008, 02:00 AM
Most likely. The grendel has its pros over the spc in velocity and trajectory but not by much. People have their preferences and the majority prefer the 6.8 due to availability of firearms, ammo, and accessories. Which is exactly the reason I carry and olyarms ml2 on my 4-wheeler in .223 as livestock protection.

BIGR
May 31, 2008, 03:21 AM
High dollar ammo for the 6.8 SPC. Got one in the safe that I haven't even shot yet.

snakeman
May 31, 2008, 04:00 AM
It's not too bad from silver state aromry.

GunTech
May 31, 2008, 10:10 AM
I have both 6.8 and 6.5 Grendel. I doubt anyone could tell the difference on game. Bullet selection for 6.5G is far superior, and the 6.5 will reach much farther. 6.8 is far more available, and can be found in most gun shops on the shelf. The lack of 6.5 ammo and brass is quite frustrating, and while Lapua 6.5G brass is nice, almost a dollar per piece is not what I'd call cheap.

Unless you handload, I would not recommend 6.5 Grendel. I'd class it as a popular wildcat, rather than a true commercial round whereas 6.8 is more like a not so popular factory load.

As far as accuracy, both cartridges can turn out some outstanding groups. Here the 6.5 clearly has the advantage of a huge selection of match grade bullets. The 6.8, limited to lighter 0.277 bullets, has a pretty limited selection.

I'm also uncertain what the previous poster means when he says 'BC', but in the BC (ballistic coefficient) department 0.277 bullets don;t even come close to what is available for the 6.5, and the light bullets required by the 6.8 have the lowest BC of al the 0.277 bullets (not that any are particularly great).

TexasRifleman
May 31, 2008, 11:11 AM
Wow! It's selling right up there with .45-70 ;)

CBS220
June 1, 2008, 12:21 AM
Exactly, what I mean is that the 6.8 does more damage to the animal including shock to the vitals.

Ballistic coefficient has to do with how well the bullet hangs on to velocity, not how much flesh it displaces.

Glock Glockler
June 1, 2008, 12:32 AM
The Grendel doesn't have enough taper for a combat round, give me the 6.8.

doctorxring
June 1, 2008, 01:10 AM
The 1000 pieces of SSA 6.8 that I picked up from them
the other day could have put it over the top !

:)

I think the 6.8 SPC is the best thing that has happened
to the AR15 and Mini-14 platforms. It gives them both
a very practical and effective hunting round. For self
defense I will trust 5th SFG word on that.

The Grendel is also a very good round and I may have
opted for it for the AR if I was going to build a paper
puncher at 600+ yards.

..... the 110 grain Accubond in .277 is coming soon ......

dxr

snakeman
June 1, 2008, 03:10 AM
i agree

GunTech
June 1, 2008, 10:27 AM
I'd still like to see a 6mm SPC. Running on paper, it looks like a nice little round.

If CZ would offer their 527 carbine in 6.8, it would make a nice little lightweight youth and mountain rifle. With a composite stock, it would be easy to break 5 pounds, as the carbine only weighs 6 in Walnut dress.

snakeman
June 1, 2008, 11:50 AM
I still prefer an ar15.

Glock Glockler
June 1, 2008, 12:53 PM
GunTech,

I would as well, though the 6mm Hagar is pretty close to that.

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