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Help me decide 5.56 or 6.8 LWRC 16''?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by gga357, Mar 6, 2009.

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5.56 or 6.8mm LWRC?

Poll closed Mar 11, 2009.
  1. 5.56

    17 vote(s)
    73.9%
  2. 6.8

    6 vote(s)
    26.1%
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  1. gga357

    gga357 Member

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    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?
     
  2. TRGRHPY

    TRGRHPY Member

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    Why the 6.8? Just curious...
     
  3. gga357

    gga357 Member

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    I have always thought the 5.56 was a little small. And isn't that similar to Jack Oconners .270?
     
  4. gga357

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    110gr at 2650fps vs 55gr at 3200fps.
     
  5. bkb0000

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    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.
     
  6. gga357

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    What about availability of mags?
     
  7. gga357

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    Does anyone have first hand knowledge of a source of 6.8 spc ammo for less than $0.80 a pop.
     
  8. bpl

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    What will you be using it for?
     
  9. Cohibra45

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    Roll your own and you can save much more than .80/per!!!
     
  10. gga357

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    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.
     
  11. paratroop23

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    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.
     
  12. gga357

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    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.
     
  13. drgrenthum

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    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.
     
  14. gga357

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    I have thought about the whisper in the past but that is farther down my list. Need a Win 1886 in 4570 first.
     
  15. gga357

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    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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