Wow! That's some shooting right there! Sort of confirms to me that the potential is definitely there.I have several 6.8’s a 20” for longer range target shooting out to 600yds, though some shoot them to 1000 with 130/140gr Berger’s. I also have a few 16” guns for hunting and a few friends have have killed hogs and deer out to 480yds with 12.5” guns.
There are better rounds for longrange shooting in an AR15 (224V, Tac6, ARP Predator line and the new 6mm ARC etc) but its capable and with the bergers its right there with the 6.5G at distance, and smokes it up close.Wow! That's some shooting right there! Sort of confirms to me that the potential is definitely there.
Mine is a dedicated fighting gun. I do not hunt with it, I do not target shoot with it. It's sole purpose to literally destroy any person who has it in their mind to harm my family or myself. I suggest you look into Hornady American Gunner 6.8 loads. 110gr BTHP with the cannelure. ARP barrels love that bullet. It is their general purpose OTM / HP and based on testing I've seen works reasonably well for a variety of uses. It's also one of the cheapest 6.8 factory loads around currently at $.60 a round.I know the 6.8 ammo is more costly than say 5.56 and mags too but has anybody here built a 6.8 with actually training with it or does everybody use theirs for hunting and bench type shooting? I've yet to see a thread indicating the former.
My plan is to use it to train just like I do with my 5.56 guns. Once I get it tuned and I know it's right, work up a load that gets me combat accuracy or better hopefully, that I can then reproduce in mass, round up the mags for a decent load out and sight it in to my liking I plan to rotate between my 5.56 and this.
I'm hoping the Barnes 110gr tax, 90gr gold dot that I've bought a boatload of will result in an effective combat load. I've bought powders aplenty to experiment with and a bunch of FMJ for training.
What about everyone else, hunting, recreation or serious work.
1" at what distance? I haven't had any issues with my 6.8 keeping 1" or better at the ranges I shoot with 90 grain factory loads. I have a bison 16" barrel.I have built three 6.8s and did not like any of them compared to my Grendel. The ARP barrel does good to shoot 1” with 90s so I am going to order a McGowen 8 twist with standard rifling and go back to heavy bullets. I just ordered two more lowers to build out to an even two dozen. Like tater chips once you start......