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6.8 SPC??

Discussion in 'Rifles' started by rman, Jun 11, 2018.

  1. rman

    rman TGT Addict

    Sep 7, 2015
    Ft. Worth
    I'm on my way home from San Diego and relieved dad of a few guns... (checking into a hotel like Paddock )

    One of which is a LWRC Razorback in 6.8 SPC.

    Everything I've read so far says it's biggest benefit is a smaller/lighter gun than say 6.5 creedmore. Well, a damn HBAR Piston gun ain't light lol.

    I tossed a eotech on it for the heck of it. Seems it's only effective inside of 300y so why not.

    What do y'all think or know about it? Obviously it's a keeper and I understand it's not the greatest round ever invented 2744a9efd23b894390bcdcddfe40c771.jpg 5a31692fcbf6bf1d67051db8e260b1bd.jpg

    Sent from my SIG Sauer

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  2. rman

    rman TGT Addict

    Sep 7, 2015
    Ft. Worth
    boxes above are

    LWRC M6IC Spr
    LWRC Tricon MK6 (it's badass)
    LWRC Razorback
    Colt 1991 talo (178 of 300)
    SIG P220 Super Match Elite
    SIG P229 Equinox
    Springfield TRP Operator FULL FUCKING RAIL
    SIG 1911 stainless
    Colt Cobra (2nd release... 80s/90s?)
    Les Baer

    I ran out of room in the car lol. Kids are basically sitting on each other at this point.
    Still need to get the Nighthawk, P228, G29, Para P12, P14, Tavor 16", s&w 610, 627 PC... couple old bolt guns and double barrel shotguns... and Jesus who knows what else he's hiding in there.

    Sent from my SIG Sauer
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  3. Jigo23

    Jigo23 Member

    Jun 3, 2015
    Man what a haul! HUGE SCORE :)
    I dare my sons to try that with me LOL
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  4. Dawico

    Dawico TGT Addict

    Oct 15, 2009
    Lampasas, Texas
    Worth buying a bigger car. Very nice.

    If I had gotten a 6.8 SPC years ago I would still shoot it and love it. The round itself isn't bad but seems to be fading off fast. I wouldn't buy one now though unless it was a great deal (or free....).

    I think it will always have a niche following but has definitely fallen out of favor.

    Get some ammo and shoot it. Get extra ammo or reloading componants too as they may get more difficult to find in the future.
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  5. Moonpie

    Moonpie TGT Addict Lifetime Member

    Pics of TALO Colt 1911 not loading.
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  6. lonestardiver

    lonestardiver Well-Known

    Dec 12, 2010
    Agreed. load up on ammo and components for that round. Then when you can’t get anymore swap the barrel to a 6.5 Grendel.
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  7. Ole Cowboy

    Ole Cowboy TGT Addict

    May 23, 2013
    17 Oaks Ranch
    I think I would have brought your dad back fro, Ca with you and ALL his guns...

    The prob with the 6.8 was it was oversold and it under performed on day 1 with cooked ballistics. Then they improved it and then they improved it again and again by then I and most others lost interest. Yes it should have been a GREAT rd but over hype and underperform just don't mix well.
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  8. ed308

    ed308 Well-Known

    Dec 31, 2013
    The problem with the 6.8 (SPC I) was a screw-up by Remington on the SAAMI specs for the chamber. You couldn't get the velocity up of the round up without pressure issues. The SPC II chamber fixed that problem 10 years ago. Nobody sells SPC I 6.8 anymore. All are SPC II. A SPC I can also be reamed to make it a SPC II.

    Love my 6.8s. Have around 5. My LWRC piston Six8 is the smoothest AR I own. A 6.8 in DI or piston is perfect for hunting. With 80% of the power of the .308 and none of the weight, what's not to like? If looking for a SBR for hunting, a 6.8 is the best option available.
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  9. rman

    rman TGT Addict

    Sep 7, 2015
    Ft. Worth
    we would if we could! already have a Navigator L... not much bigger that is wife-friendly

    no pics, I'll post up when I get home. it is a 1991 though

    yeah, looks like a lot of other rounds have taken its place in the mean time

    good to know!

    Sent from my SIG Sauer
  10. rman

    rman TGT Addict

    Sep 7, 2015
    Ft. Worth
    I'm at discount tire in Tucson right now, praying this 6 month old tire leak is repairable... I'll take a pic when I get home or at the end of the week since I'm heading to work immediately

    long story short here's a pic I found last night when my dad first bought it in 2014

    had no idea it was a limited run until I googled it the other night.
    Will pair well with my original Combat Elite, #33 of 500 30c6567a0467f7fec6244edff9e42fac.jpg

    Sent from my SIG Sauer

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