Complete Uppers

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by BigBizz87, Nov 28, 2013.

  1. BigBizz87

    BigBizz87 New Member

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    Looking to buy a 6.8spc II Complete upper looking for suggestions on who makes them and who makes the higher quality uppers in this caliber.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. TheSadPanda

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    AR Performance and Bison armory are the go-tos for 6.8 anything.
     

  3. TheSadPanda

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    Pretty standard set up from a very reputable company. Has a good twist rate and better length. What are you wanting to use the for and what accessories are you thinking?
     
  4. BigBizz87

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    I would do the upgrades such as chrome lined barrel and low pro gas block so I could easily do a handguard swap later.

    I'm just looking for a defensive rifle in a larger caliber then 223 that I can swap onto my current lower not much excessories just the magpul afg and an iron sight on the front Nothin serious maybe a 3x or 4x fixed power scope plan to do some hunting with it aswell so I want it semi lightweight and simple
     
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  5. TheSadPanda

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    defensive rifle? please elaborate
     
  6. Vikingdad

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    Have you considered .300 BLK? I was originally thinking of 6.8SPC but am leaning the other way now. For one thing you can make .300 BLK brass out of .223 REM, and another thing you can use the .223/5.56 magazines.
     
  7. BigBizz87

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    SHTF. I want a 16in barrel cqb.
     
  8. BigBizz87

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    Yeah I have been doin caliber research for a few months now and I don't mind spending a little extra on some ammo and mags to get what I'm looking for, 300blk just isn't for me thanks for the heads up tho.
     
  9. purehavoc

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    Why not go 7.62x39 upper , ammo is easier to find than 6.8 spc if shtf and ballistics are just about stacked on top of each other
     
  10. clr8ter

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    Not knocking anyone's choices, but I'm curious nonetheless. With "common" ammo still hard to come by and getting or staying more expensive, how come so many people seem to want to go to odd calibers like 300BLK and 6.8? THAT stuff can't be any more available, or cheap. As it is, I'm having a hard time getting 500 .223 bullets.

    +1 on the 7.62 x 39 suggestion.
     
  11. BigBizz87

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    Yeah I thought about 7.62x39 for me I would just buy an AK if that's the route I was goin.

    but also with 6.8 gives me more reason to start reloading ammo which I haven't had a real good reason to do yet and have been very interested in doin so.

    plus I enjoy shooting new things and the 6.8 has me intrigued enough to spend the extra $ heard a lot of good things about it.
     
  12. BigBizz87

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    300 is non existant in my lgs's along with 308.

    but I can get 5.56/223 and 6.8 locally no problem plenty of it around here the 308 I have seen lately is more expensive then the 6.8 I've seen that has also influenced my decision a small amount.

    I'm just buying an upper to swap in and out with my 5.56 upper not building a whole second rifle for the 6.8.
     
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  13. TexasGunner

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    If you reload then why not load 300 blackout? You use same brass for it and .223, modified of course. I have not bought a single round of commercial ammunition for the one I built. For SHTF or CQB the 300 would be ideal. SHTF generally does not equal 400 + yard shots. I looked at the 6.8 but decided against it for reloading purposes. I already loaded .223 and .308 so the 300 was an easy choice.
     
  14. BigBizz87

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    That's just it I don't reload, I want to start, I'm just not a big fan of the 300 yet myself I'm not gonna use any suppressors which is where 300 really seems to stand out most aside from its compatibility with 5.56 cases, mags, and bolt.

    This upper is gonna be used for greater distances mostly because I will have my 5.56 upper to swap them around when necessary.

    but 6.8 close range (50-100yds) will do much better then 5.56 damage wise.
     
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  16. BigBizz87

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    Just for the heck of It if I was looking at 300 blackout who makes a quality upper that would serve my purpose?
     
  17. purehavoc

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    Look at the ballistics, 7.62x39, 300 blk and 6.8 spc are all stacked on top of each other . When you say , if you wanted that caliber you would just buy a AK, take it from a owner of both the 7.62 AR Is more accurate than my AK .
    These are 100 yard groups using cheap Tula 7.62 ammo to get me sighted in with , far more accurate than my AK

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  18. clr8ter

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    I would take that ^^^ all day long. Especially with cheap ammo.
     
  19. seancslaughter

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    Look into stag arms see if they sell just uppers my rifle is a 6.8 stag and I love it