16" isn't that much less potent for hunting if you want to go shorter.
Make sure you check out ARP. My 16 ARP Scout is 40 fps faster than my 18" PSA, and is also more accurate. They are a screamin' deal for under$200.What brands produce good barrels for a good price? Doesnt need to be match grade, furthest shot ill get in my area is about 200yds.
ARP barrels are generally considered much better than PSA. Most are very accurate. And they are in your pricerange of reasonable. Longterm you will likely wish you had gone ARP. Some complete uppers or maybe even rifles are probably still available here and there.Im interested in building a 6.8 for the sole purpose of whitetail and hog hunting. Im mostly looking for opinions on barrel, upper reciever, etc. Im not pinching pennies but I would like to keep the price reasonable. As of now all I know is I'm leaning towards an 18" barrel with a 15" Diamondhead VRS handguard but if someone thinks otherwise i would like to know why and what you would use instead. Im new to the 6.8 caliber so any information would be greatly appreciated. I know i can get a decent complete upper from PSA for $500 but i would rather have something to play with until hunting season opens anyway. If i have time i may even build a matching lower. Thanks for all of the help.
Small pin or large pin Colt lower?Any upper reciever recommendations? I currently have a Colt lower. Id like something with a decently tight fit and clean finish.
Would love ❤ to be able to do that. Although cans and sbr's are legal here now, (not necessarily new) we are not allowed to hunt with them.Don't discount the SBR for hunting. I have been hunting with a 12.5" 6.8 and have taken hogs at just shy of 200 yards. The best thing about it is that surpressed it is still very light weight and I can carry it all day. As far as accuracy, it is a half minute rifle, the upper I purchased it from Brett at IWT.