Bull000· Premium Member
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The do what now?
They're making it for Q's first run of the caliber in the Fix. Hornady will be making the second batch near 1m rounds. Q is going to be open sourcing the data so other manufacturers can properly chamber it aswell, including the AR platform (although it doesn't look like it will feed too well).
The do what now?
I already have mine. "A" and I bought the last 2 from Marty.H !!!! We need a .338 Spectre !! "A" would agree with me on that. Wish he was still lurking here too. Many good folks are missed.
Hopefully this is not the video crew they hire to promote the sales of the product .
I'll confess, I don't know much about the .338 Spectre, but my brief research on it, it wasn't created to be subsonic, where the 8.6 BLK was, or am I wrong there?We, the original .338 Spectre group, have always said the .338 Spectre is what the .300 BO wanted to be when it grew up. Looks like somebody has decided to make their own version of the .338 Spectre without giving Marty or Tony their due. It may be a different case but if it is geared toward the sub sonic crowd, then it will not do anything better than what the .338 Spectre can do. And the .338 Specter can be formed from 6.8 SPC with a bit of work for higher pressure loadings and the 10 mm Magnum case with no work other than running it through the sizing die for lower pressure loadings, which is what the Spectre was designed around, all the while out of the much lighter AR platform. It even uses standard 9mm suppressors.
My own .338 GRRR, based on a longer .338 Spectre using the 6.8 case, gives a little over 2200 fps with a 165 gr. Maker bullet and will expand down to 900 fps if I want to slow it down. Its only use is to get a bit more speed so you can use it on deer out to 300 yards out of the AR platform. Of course, the Spectre is much better as a sub sonic round with the .338 heavies due to its shorter case. If you want more speed and out of a heavier .308 action, I cannot see anything better than the .338 Federal. Granted, it's not so good as a subsonic round but for a super sonic round, it's hard to beat the .338 F in a .308 length action/case.
Honestly, I love new rounds, but this 8.6 has me scratching my head.
That is what has brought me back out of hiding, broke out the 338 and need to find reloading data.... been way to busy but its about time to set up the room and get to shooting stuff with it.I already have mine. "A" and I bought the last 2 from Marty.
Well, look what the cat dragged in!!! Don't be such a stranger, just be strange. Good to know you're still alive and kickin', A. Been wondering if all was ok.That is what has brought me back out of hiding, broke out the 338 and need to find reloading data.... been way to busy but its about time to set up the room and get to shooting stuff with it.