Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Gear & Accessories > Ammunition & Reloading > 6.8 spc

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-29-2010, 06:30 PM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
hunter Joe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 2,413
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default 6.8 spc

O kay smellas here's my dilemma. I ordered a kit in 6,8 for my granddaughter for hunting whitetails. I'm not quite sure when it will arrive but I thought I'd get busy reloading.

Gonna use some H335, got that, small pistol primers, check, have to order the dies, cases, and projectiles. Looked in the Midway sales paper and did not find too much for that round. I'm looking for a 115 grain projectile suitable for whitetails. It is illegal to use FMJ's here in Wisconsin for hunting plus I'm not sure if a FMJ would transfer enough energy for a humane kill.

My granddaughter will be ten come next whitetail season and would not be able to drag a deer too far, if you get my drift, and I'm too old and fat.

__________________

God, Family, Guns, in that order.


Last edited by hunter Joe; 01-29-2010 at 06:32 PM.
hunter Joe is offline  
 
Reply With Quote

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today! - Click Here


Old 01-29-2010, 08:08 PM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Stafford, Virginia,The state of insanity.
Posts: 14,043
Liked 33 Times on 28 Posts

Default

FMJ are the last bullet you want to use to hunt with unless you are hunting smellie guys with towels on their heads.

the 6.8 is a 7mm bullet. The barns triple shocks in 110 or 120 gr would be great to use in that case and I am sure they will take out a white tail with a vengeance.

__________________
cpttango30 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2010, 09:21 PM   #3
Moderator
FTF_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
robocop10mm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Austin,Texas, by God!!
Posts: 9,908
Liked 2577 Times on 1353 Posts
Likes Given: 195

Default

Small RIFLE primers. DO NOT use small pistol primers in a rifle.

__________________

In life, strive to take the high road....It offers a better field of fire.
"Robo is right" Fuzzball

robocop10mm is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2010, 03:29 AM   #4
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
hunter Joe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 2,413
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by robocop10mm View Post
Small RIFLE primers. DO NOT use small pistol primers in a rifle.
Sorry Robo that was a slip at the key board and a brain fart. I have about ten thousand WSPs and WSRs and I try not to mixed them up. That would be like a bad chemistry experiment.

Tango, it's illegal to use FMJ's in Wisconsin for whitetails so that is a big no no, but if your telling me I can use 7mm projectiles, then I'm down with that. I'm loading 7 mag and I load 7mm-08 for the Encore. It's a wonder I only found a couple bullets in 6.8 Rem SPC. One is made by Hornady, and Sierra also make a 6.8 in a Match King. Neither would be very good for whitetails IMO. Those bullets are the same diameter as a .270 (.277). So can I also go with the .270 projectile?

Thanks for the help fellas, Joe
__________________

God, Family, Guns, in that order.

hunter Joe is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2010, 10:15 AM   #5
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Stafford, Virginia,The state of insanity.
Posts: 14,043
Liked 33 Times on 28 Posts

Default

the bullet dia for a 6.8 spc is 6.8mm or .277"

So you have plenty of bullet choices. I am sure the bullets you found specifically for the 6.8 were devlopped for it and work best at the velocity of this cartridge.

__________________

Last edited by cpttango30; 01-31-2010 at 10:01 AM.
cpttango30 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2010, 01:42 PM   #6
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
hunter Joe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 2,413
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by cpttango30 View Post
the bullet dia for a 6.8 spc is 7mm or .277"

So you have plenty of bullet choices. I am sure the bullets you found specifically for the 6.8 were devlopped for it and work best at the velocity of this cartridge.
That may be so but the 6.8 bullets I found were not suitable for hunting. So IYHO what if your favorite brand of projectiles for lightweight hunting bullet?
__________________

God, Family, Guns, in that order.

hunter Joe is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2010, 02:21 PM   #7
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Stafford, Virginia,The state of insanity.
Posts: 14,043
Liked 33 Times on 28 Posts

Default

I am a big fan of hornady. I always have good accuracy with Hornady bullets.

But anything under 130gr is classified as a varmint bullet.

I would look at Barns or one of the other premium bullets. for white tail hunting.

__________________
cpttango30 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2010, 01:19 PM   #8
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
hunter Joe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 2,413
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

My current dilemma is that 6.8 brass comes in large primer hole and small primer hole. I need to order the brass so I'm ready to shoot when the kit comes.

I've have not located a lot of load data for the 6.8 and wondering if anyone reloads 6.8 and can steer me in the right direction. I've read where the small primer brass will extend the life of the brass, although, someone told me the 6.8 was designed as a large primer cartridge. I'm going to use 110 grain Hornady V-Max bullets.

I'm so confused. Joe

__________________

God, Family, Guns, in that order.

hunter Joe is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2010, 08:59 PM   #9
Moderator
FTF_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
JonM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Rochester WI,Rochester WI
Posts: 17,093
Liked 5241 Times on 2733 Posts
Likes Given: 329

Default

i use hornady bullets for hunting. gander mountain over in kenosha usually has what i need in .458 not sure about what they got in 6.8. soft point is the way to go however for hunting. FMJ right out except in survival/starvation situation.

__________________
JonM is online now  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2010, 09:21 PM   #10
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
stalkingbear's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Lebanon,Ky
Posts: 3,621
Liked 10 Times on 9 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

Hornady, Sierra, and Barnes all make bullets suitable for hunting in the 6.8mm 110 gr class. Reloading - Shop Reloading Tools & Supplies at MidwayUSA

__________________

Sometimes you earthlings REALLY amaze me!

stalkingbear is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes