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Old January 27, 2013, 02:03 PM   #1
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6.8

Buddy of mine couple weeks back Txtd me and offered his Noveske AR in 6.8 with leopold xvr for 1800 seeing as the SiG M400 I had been interested was now going for the same price I said hell yes. Now I know nothing of 6.8 and to be honest wasn't all that I retested in an AR more of a commie gun guy but I think this rifle may change that seems very nice any way school me gentleman.
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Old January 27, 2013, 02:23 PM   #2
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You will get two different stories on it. I have one and love it. I took two nice fat does with it this past hunting season with handloaded 110gr Pro Hunters. It is a very good rifle for hunting out to 250-300 yards. Many use it for coyotes and feral hogs. It is a little more expensive to shoot than the .223 (in normal circumstances) but no more expensive than most other hunting calibers. Roughly $1 per round for factory loads. If you really want to get to know the 6.8SPC I would recommend going to http://68forums.com/forums/content.php where you will find some good people and a wealth of knowledge on the subject. Congrats on the new rifle.
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Old January 27, 2013, 03:03 PM   #3
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I've heard that you can use standard AR mags and that you can't what do you use?
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Old January 27, 2013, 03:29 PM   #4
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Standard GI mags will only work for 3-4 rounds. 6.8 mags are normally priced in the same range as other 5.6 mags until the craziness. Now the mags, like most others, are hard to find. The 6.8 is a good round, especially if you handload.
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Old January 27, 2013, 04:41 PM   #5
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Hodaka is right. They look pretty much the same from the outside but most 6.8 mags are made of SS because they have to be a little bit wider inside to accommodate the fatter case while remaining the same size outside to fit the mag well. I personally use AR Stoner Mags from Midway but they are hit and miss right now.
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Old January 27, 2013, 06:09 PM   #6
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It was tough to get 6.8 ammo and mags before the "crazy" and virtually impossible now even if you can afford it. I decided to pass on the 6.8 until a later date and went with the 30AAC. The last uppers I've ordered were 5.56 simply because of ammo/mag supply.
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Old January 27, 2013, 07:01 PM   #7
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Thus far ammo isn't a problems bought 200rnds at 22.00 a box which isn't bad since .223 and 5.56 are almost not available around Fort Worth it seems
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Old January 27, 2013, 07:03 PM   #8
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I have 1 10 and 1 25rnd ASC mags
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Old January 27, 2013, 08:59 PM   #9
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I have never had a problem getting ammo. Wal Mart even carried it before all the panic ensued. Palmetto State Armory was selling Hornady 110 V Max for $9.99 a box for quite a while so I was buying 100 rounds at a time until I have acquired about 600 factory rounds and I reload so I always have brass around to experiment with.
These are the mags I use and have never had a problem with them. They are about the only thing Midway has in stock right now. Bought a couple last week and had them in a few days. http://www.midwayusa.com/product/516...ss-steel-black

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Old January 27, 2013, 10:39 PM   #10
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Ammo is not a problem around here the 2 larger family owned gun shops have it in stock and several differant brands . there are 6-8 differant companies loading it with a big veriaty of bullets . WAL MART IS NOT THE ONLY AMMO STORE !
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Old January 27, 2013, 11:22 PM   #11
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WAL MART IS NOT THE ONLY AMMO STORE !
My point in mentioning Wal Mart was that when you start seeing them stock ammo for a certain caliber you know it has pretty much become main stream. Most of their stores only stock the more common calibers.
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Old January 28, 2013, 06:25 PM   #12
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Noveske is a quality manufacturer.
The 6.8 SPC is a solid round with very good ballistics for the platform (6.5 Grendel is my choice by a slim margin...)

HANDLOAD.

HANDLOAD.

Not much factory ammo for this caliber, anyway...and unlike ammunition prices, components haven't gone up much (we can't get powder and primers, but what does that matter ). $.50 round for match grade ammo when you handload.

You'll pay for your reloading equipment in short order, if you shoot any appreciable amount.
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Old January 28, 2013, 06:31 PM   #13
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I had one in a G2 Contender pistol barrel and a 23" carbine barrel. I loved it. It's a good one to handload.


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Old January 28, 2013, 07:10 PM   #14
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I have a 6.8 made by Bison Armory that is a tack driver.......

Reloading does give options

There are some reported manufacturers that are coming out with cheaper bullets, but you are looking at 90 cents a bullet

I reload for under 35 cents a round
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Old January 28, 2013, 08:04 PM   #15
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Ok so my not so knowledgable self bought this thing only to do some research and figure out only the lower is a Noveske











Paid 1800 for it with the 2 mags and 2 boxes of ammo.
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Old January 28, 2013, 08:06 PM   #16
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Also it's my first AR was gonna buy one before Xmas bonus but then the crazy happened and this was my option.
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Old January 28, 2013, 08:07 PM   #17
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Ill add he gave me the option if shipping it back as he doesn't know anything about ARs either thus far I think ill keep it.
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Old January 28, 2013, 08:09 PM   #18
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I like it!
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Old January 28, 2013, 08:21 PM   #19
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It's nice. Why do you think only the lower is Noveske? The uppers are seldom marked with a manufacturer. Sometimes the barrel is stamped for instance, Bushmaster usually says B M I and then caliber and twist rate. Not sure about Noveske except that they are very well thought of. My 6.8 is one I built myself with a Bison barrel and PSA upper and lower receivers.
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Old January 28, 2013, 08:27 PM   #20
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Congrats, it looks like a nice AR. Do you already have ammo for it? If not, go get some!
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Old January 28, 2013, 08:34 PM   #21
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All the noveske uppers I've seen pics. are marked with there logo where I only have a raised square casting mark the barrel and flash suppressor are YHM and yeah I have 200rnds plus the 40 that came with it.
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Old January 28, 2013, 08:44 PM   #22
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Although the price was a little high, it wasn't terrible in this market when you add in that scope. Head over to Midway and order a couple more mags while they're still in stock.
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Old January 28, 2013, 08:58 PM   #23
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Well, I know it doesn't help much but the square indicates Brass Aluminum Forging company. I am pretty sure they are used by Daniel Defence, Bravo Company, and I have heard that Colt uses them sometimes but can't confirm that.
I just went to Noveske's site and they use Brass Aluminum Forging uppers as well.
I really like the look of that free float handguard. Is that carbon fiber or aluminum?

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Old January 28, 2013, 09:05 PM   #24
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Interesting "scallops" on the barrel that I have not seen before. Who does that?
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Old January 28, 2013, 09:11 PM   #25
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Interesting "scallops" on the barrel that I have not seen before. Who does that?

http://yhm.net/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=17_29_60&products_id=453
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