Remington has their 700P in 6.8. If you like the caliber get it, but there are cheaper/better choices for most applications, especially in a bolt gun.
October 30, 2008, 10:56 PM
Why not a 7mm-08? If you want lower recoil, there is managed recoil ammo.
October 30, 2008, 11:05 PM
there are cheaper/better choices
Already own about everything else. The round looks great on paper.
October 30, 2008, 11:09 PM
What type of shooting are you going to do. Since the 700P is aimed towards target shooters or long range shooting it doesn't seem right that the 6.8 would be offered in the rifle. I think it would be good in a lightweight deer rifle or something like that, but not a target gun.
October 30, 2008, 11:11 PM
My quest is for a do all caliber, coyotes, whitetail deer and black bear. Yes there are other calibers that work as well or better but I just like this caliber.
October 30, 2008, 11:13 PM
I was hoping that Remington would bring it out in the number 7 that would be ideal for me.
October 31, 2008, 12:07 AM
I have a number of ARs in 6.8SPC and would love to complement them with a lightweight boltgun in 6.8SPC. Sadly - if you want a lightweight bolt gun, you must make it.
Remington offers occasional runs in their 700 line, with the emphasis on heavy and long barrels and preudo-sniper visuals. Nobody else has anything on the market right now.
You can make a Savage short-action in 6.8SPC, but the action will still be long for the chambering and you'll need to find somebody to muck with the boltface and extractor to fit the rim of the 6.8SPC.
I have seen reference in this forum to a custom CZ527 in 6.8SPC, but that was likely a very expensive custom piece.
If you want to make one, I would recommend finding one of the Zastava mini-Mauser actions (now the Remington 799 thingees) and using that as a baseline. Starting with the miniMauser would eliminate the need to block the magwell for the shorter round, and would leave rebarreling, opening the boilt face, and relieving the extractor as the only real chores.
October 31, 2008, 12:19 AM
I am thinking about just buying an upper for my AR15. I currently have a Ruger mini in 6.8 . I may just get an upper and wait for someone to build a lite weight off the shelf bolt gun. Which upper would you recommend?
October 31, 2008, 12:52 AM
Without question - Cardinal Armory.
October 31, 2008, 03:34 AM
I wonder why CZ does not offer the 6.8SPC in the handy 527 line of rifles they offer? I have a CZ 7.62x39 carbine and would like to have one also chambered in 6.8SPC.
October 31, 2008, 11:53 AM
Remington 7 AWR
October 31, 2008, 04:11 PM
the remington 700 in 6.8 seems like kind of a waste, when you can get the same size and weight rifle in a larger caliber like .308.
I'm surprised no one has started offering a lightweight little "super short action" bolt rifle designed around intermediate caliber rounds, and all the wildcat rounds that have been developed for the AR-15.
I don't see the 6.8SPC as one of the calibers. Is it a different model, or older model you are thinking of?
November 1, 2008, 01:43 AM
Yea Remington makes it in a bolt but I am waiting on that 6.5 Grendal in a bolt. Outshines the 6.8SPC by a mile.
November 1, 2008, 02:08 AM
"...My quest is for a do all caliber, coyotes, whitetail deer and black bear..." That'd be a .243 with the right bullet. Readily available everywhere and no worries about finding ammo or brass either. You won't find 6.8 SPC ammo in small places, should you get off on a hunt only to find you left your ammo on the kitchen table.
November 1, 2008, 11:16 AM
"Yea Remington makes it in a bolt but I am waiting on that 6.5 Grendal in a bolt. Outshines the 6.8SPC by a mile."
Not since they came out with the SPCII chamber and 1:11 or 1:12 twist barrel specs for the 6.8SPC, it doesn't. About a tie now and more manufacturers are supporting the 6.8SPC than the 6.5, including bullet choices. With the pressure spike issue eliminated and the full potential of the 6.8 case capacity now exploitable and with larger bullets available, at some point the 6.8 will surpass the 6.5, even at long ranges.
November 1, 2008, 04:13 PM
Without question - Cardinal Armory.
I have been checking out the Cardinal site. Thanks for the tip.
You won't find 6.8 SPC ammo in small places, should you get off on a hunt only to find you left your ammo on the kitchen table.
I have found this to be very true. Running out for a box at midnight could be a great problem. The most of my hunting is within five miles of the house. If I were going out of state on a hunt I would most likely take along a second rifle anyway. Ammunition is also expensive when you can find it. A set of dies could off set the price by a good bit.
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