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The difference between the 6.8 and a 5.56/.223 carbine is the barrel, bolt (not the full carrier) and magazines.
6.8 SPC 0115.JPG 6.8 SPC 0115 det.JPG 6.6 SPC 0115 det II.JPG

I'm stuck on an office project today and will load some ammo tomorrow - range report Wed. or Thurs. depending!

Some Specs:
16" 11:1 Stag barrel
80% poly lower receiver
3.5 lb. CMC single stage trigger (made in Texas!)
Vortex SPARC 2 MOA red dot + night setting
Battlelink 6 position mil spec stock
25 round magazines
Weight 7lbs. 2oz. with sights and unloaded mag


The gun is probably a candidate for a scope soon enough - the Votex red dot is a great start to sort out shooting ergonomics.

6.8 SPC 0115 ballistics.jpg
Interesting ballistics comparisons with 5.56 x 45, 7.62 x 39 & 51.

I haven't found 90gr bullets yet but have 100, 110, 115, 120, 130 & 140 to load and load data supporting them. It's the same bullet as the popular 270 cartridge BUT due to case (6.8 x 43) size 140gr is pretty much the limit due to case size - only so much bullet AND powder fit in a case at a time! AOL is limited my the mags as well - a bolt receiver could go longer and larger. ;)
 

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Nice. Looking forward to the range report.
 

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I'll be heading down I-44 with it late next month but will veer south on rte. 69 at the Tall Chief Smoke Shop headed for TX!

I've got to mark the mags that I have - too similar to my metal 5.56/.223 - don't want to make that mistake! 6.8 stencil?!?! :D
 

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Looking Good!!!
 

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Looks good! What's that make you like 13 different AR calibers now?:D
I probably would build the 'baker's dozen' IF I won Powerball AND hire a personal reloader as well - HAR!!

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Nice, looking forward to range report.
 
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Nice! :thumb:
 
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Sweet looking build..
 
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Very nice!
 
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