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

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.

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

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.

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



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.

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.

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.

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.