Help me decide 5.56 or 6.8 LWRC 16''?


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gga357
March 6, 2009, 10:38 PM
What would you do if you had a bushy and sig 556 in 5.56. Add one more 5.56 cause you have the dies, brass, powder and bullets or add a new caliber?

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TRGRHPY
March 6, 2009, 10:55 PM
Why the 6.8? Just curious...

gga357
March 6, 2009, 11:02 PM
I have always thought the 5.56 was a little small. And isn't that similar to Jack Oconners .270?

gga357
March 6, 2009, 11:28 PM
110gr at 2650fps vs 55gr at 3200fps.

bkb0000
March 7, 2009, 01:40 AM
i voted before I saw the post.. if you already have a couple 556s then a 68 wouldn't be bad for the "collection."

i just never advise that people who DONT have 556 get 65 or 68 just because of the expense and availability of ammo. 65s and 68s are spendy and unavailable.

gga357
March 7, 2009, 04:56 AM
What about availability of mags?

gga357
March 7, 2009, 12:20 PM
Does anyone have first hand knowledge of a source of 6.8 spc ammo for less than $0.80 a pop.

bpl
March 7, 2009, 12:44 PM
What will you be using it for?

Cohibra45
March 7, 2009, 01:02 PM
Does anyone have first hand knowledge of a source of 6.8 spc ammo for less than $0.80 a pop.

Roll your own and you can save much more than .80/per!!!

gga357
March 7, 2009, 01:08 PM
Maybe hunting some day but that I will reload. The rest would be for the range. I usually try to find a good deal on ammo to stock up on brass then reload. I have not priced bulk components yet. If I get the 6.8 LWRC then I would want to keep 1k back up and 500 ready to shoot.

paratroop23
March 7, 2009, 01:14 PM
How long are you planning to be on the waiting list for either one? Either one would be an excellent addition to a collection. I love the potential of the 6.8 SPC, but the ammo is more than .308 and doesn't seem to be very available.

gga357
March 7, 2009, 02:00 PM
Ammo and or brass are the only things keeping me from moving forward with the 6.8. I figure bullets will always be available. I am lucky to be in a position to get the rifle and mags.

drgrenthum
March 7, 2009, 02:18 PM
Of these choices i would do the 6.8 since you already have two in 5.56

However, since you are a reloader may i suggest the 300 whisper/fireball unless you need to reach out over 300 yards.

gga357
March 7, 2009, 02:51 PM
I have thought about the whisper in the past but that is farther down my list. Need a Win 1886 in 4570 first.

gga357
March 15, 2009, 08:51 PM
Thank you all for the info. I did research and decided to pass on the 6.8 untill it becomes more available. So I ended up with a 16" POF in 308.

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