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johnrhino123 04-17-2012 12:31 AM

first build 6.8
 
enjoying this site and enjoying my build!! slow process due to money. so far i ve built spikes lower. putting on mako recoil colapsable stock, planning on hydraulic buffer. i hope to also get my hands on .50 beowolf someday! im beginingto shop for upper parts. thinking about vilto mur-1s w/o forward assist. any opinions? since im building it i want to use best parts i can get. match grade BCG. any sugestions? so many products out there!!! read some where that 6.8 dosnt like to cycle in rifle length. cant wait for next round of parts to come in. thx for all the help everyone

dog2000tj 04-17-2012 01:08 AM

I haven't done a 6.8 but have done a AR15 and an Ar458. I do think a couple members here have done 6.8 builds though, maybe check the AR section for them. You are on the right path though - research and look for quality parts. Not sure how many manufacturers are making 6.8 parts though but maybe this will help - http://www.tactical-life.com/online/guns-and-weapons/stag-arms-68mm-spc/

Good luck and keep us posted :)

Sniper03 04-17-2012 01:47 AM

Rhino123,

Sounds great! But regarding the 50 Beowulf I would certainly look into the 458SOCOM first without a doubt. It is one fantastic cal. It no longer is a proprietary round like the Beowulf and is produced by several companies as well as dies are available to load the 458 SOCOM. Corbon for defense rounds and others for general rounds. I have shot pigs in Texas with the 458 SOCOM Rounds and they were DRT! Barns is also making some fantastic bullets for the 458~

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treehugger49 04-17-2012 11:46 AM

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Originally Posted by johnrhino123 (Post 772949)
enjoying this site and enjoying my build!! slow process due to money. so far i ve built spikes lower. putting on mako recoil colapsable stock, planning on hydraulic buffer. i hope to also get my hands on .50 beowolf someday! im beginingto shop for upper parts. thinking about vilto mur-1s w/o forward assist. any opinions? since im building it i want to use best parts i can get. match grade BCG. any sugestions? so many products out there!!! read some where that 6.8 dosnt like to cycle in rifle length. cant wait for next round of parts to come in. thx for all the help everyone

Go here for more information than you can handle, from a group of really nice folks:

http://68forums.com/forums/forum.php

johnrhino123 04-17-2012 11:59 PM

458 socom huh? ill have to look into that. fits any standard milspec ar-15 lwr?

dog2000tj 04-18-2012 12:14 AM

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Originally Posted by johnrhino123 (Post 774051)
458 socom huh? ill have to look into that. fits any standard milspec ar-15 lwr?

There is some machining required around the ejection port and on the bolt face itself. OTher than that t looks just like an AR15, until you get a look at the muzzle ;)


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