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hamhead
October 6, 2009, 07:42 AM
How's ammo availability for this upper ?

sholling
October 6, 2009, 10:06 AM
Spotty. Midway carries it but it's like all ammo now and often not in stock. Silver State Armory has become the definitive source but they are havng a hard time keeping up with demand.

hamhead
October 6, 2009, 10:09 AM
Thanks - for the info, how about mags

sholling
October 6, 2009, 11:22 AM
44mag.com (http://www.44mag.com/products.asp?dept=1329)

FYI you may want to read up at 68forums (http://68forums.com/forums/index.php).

My 6.8 SPC: AR15 Performance MK68 Recon mid-length upper, DoubleStart lower with Geissele DMR trigger.
http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u197/damnfineguy/My%20Tots%201024/MK68_Recon_001a.jpg

zoomie
October 6, 2009, 11:23 AM
Cabelas has it, too.

http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/links/link.jsp?id=0069163217143a&type=product&cmCat=SEARCH_all&returnPage=search-results1.jsp&Ntk=Products&QueryText=6.8&sort=all&Go.y=0&_D%3AhasJS=+&N=0&Nty=1&hasJS=true&_DARGS=%2Fcabelas%2Fen%2Fcommon%2Fsearch%2Fsearch-box.jsp.form23&Go.x=0&_dyncharset=ISO-8859-1

http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/product/standard-item.jsp?_DARGS=/cabelas/en/common/catalog/item-link.jsp_A&_DAV=MainCatcat20712-cat20726-cat20839&id=0072549217204a&navCount=1&podId=0072549&parentId=cat20839&masterpathid=&navAction=push&catalogCode=XK&rid=&parentType=index&indexId=cat601233

SeattleGunNut
October 6, 2009, 05:23 PM
On the best of days, it runs around a dollar a round. I prefer to shoot Hornady TAP (115gr?) ballistic tips out of mine.

tincanhunter
October 6, 2009, 07:03 PM
These guys usually have 6.8 ammo as well as brass http://www.ssarmory.com/6.8ammunitionsales.aspx. For factory ammo, Silver state has been the most accurate in my rifle. Maybe true for the upper you buy, maybe not. Different rifle, different appetite. Factory ammo is usually $1/round but you can reload for ~$0.40/round....and gain substantial accuracy.

bedlamite
October 6, 2009, 07:15 PM
SSA is moving to a bigger facility in Washington State, although I'm not sure if they are up and running yet.

zenmtnman
October 6, 2009, 09:03 PM
I've never had a problem getting it, but I also reload, and since SSA brass is good for 8-10 loads, and 270 bullets are pretty easy to find, its not bad for me! ; )
Powder is another story.
Love my 6.8...its my fav AR platform, by far.