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Old 03-20-2014, 12:12 AM   #1
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I have never used the 6.8 spc but I know several of you have them for pistols and sbr's. My question is what do you think of it for out to 500 yards? I believe its still supersonic out to that range. Just curious on this one really.

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Old 03-20-2014, 01:33 AM   #2
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Lets put it this way! The 6.8 is no 500 yard round for sure. Drops like a rock after 200 yards. With max loads it drops around 90 inches at 500 when zeroed at 100 and around 80 inches zeroed at 200 yards. As far as is it an effective round for deer at 100-150 yes indeed it is. We have shot deer and pigs with it up to 150 yards and had a lot of one shot kills. But long range it is not. But it was not designed for that! But it is a good round and superior to the 5.56 as far as effect.
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Ok ya that helps. Like I said never shot one or anything so ya thanks bud.

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True^^^^^, superior to 556 in energy in m4 ranges. That's what the design called for. Much better round in terminal ballistics out to 200-300 quite good on hogs/deer.

That said, I've varmited with it a couple times. Accurate enough at 500 but the holdover makes hitting pretty iffy at this range. Tried handloads with 70 grain varmit grenades, mixed results. Hope this helps.

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i havent used it on a deer yet. i tried but was not meant to be yet. but i have done plenty of shooting with it. but only out to 100yrds. i like it alot so far but shooting out to 500 would be iffy i think. stay inside of 250yds and your probly good. as far as compared to shooting the 5.56 its barely a difference. but so far its a nice round.

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Ya I was just curious about the round for a possible dmr upper with like a 4x scope or something.

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Ya I was just curious about the round for a possible dmr upper with like a 4x scope or something.

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Works great for that role. The round is basicly the 556 upgraded for more terminal energy. Pretty much the same ballistic envelope, and a tiny bit more recoil.

I chose it for a dedicated hog hunting rifle, pretty much for the greater takedown power. Appx 15-20% more depending on the bullet used. The round is dead accurate within its range, so should be a good choice as a DMR cartridge. 4x or 6x should be plenty of glass since you don't plan to varmit with it. Works well with shorter barrels, 18 would be about the Max length for top velocity. 20+ really doesn't gain you anything but a heavier gun..
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OK. The other round that I started looking at in the last couple days is the 6.5 grendel. What would you say is the max range for a 6.8 spc in a dmr build?

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6.5 Grendel has way more legs than 6.8 spc is a great round but I would prefer Grendel for more intermediate distances like out to 800 meters


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