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 Need help from LWRC PSD (6.8 or 5.56) owners.
Jeep297  [Team Member]
10/13/2009 8:11:23 AM EST
I'm extremely interested in buying one of these but would like to hear as much feedback as possible from those who own one. I'm leaning toward the 6.8 but am still open to going with the 5.56 if

it's the better option. I would probably have bought one by now but one of the guys I trust on this site who has one said he was only getting 4-5 moa at 50 yards . I don't expect a tack driver but

I would obviously like a little better accuracy than that (something closer to the 2-3 moa at 100 yards I've heard claimed elsewhere). Any feedback is welcome and range reports would be awesome. Thanks!
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stephen_101st  [Member]
10/14/2009 1:37:31 AM EST
I've got a 6.8mm PSD (probably one of the first; single digit serial number) and it is my favorite carbine. Period. Easily shoots sub-2MOA off a rest. I recent got a 5.56mm PSD upper so that I could afford to shoot it more regularly. Damn good gun and a real joy to shoot.

CDM024  [Team Member]
10/14/2009 5:43:48 AM EST
Which one do you like more, the 6.8 or 5.56?
badazzar15  [Industry Partner]
10/14/2009 7:17:17 PM EST
I would go 6.8 but that's me. Its really up to you, either one is good.
stephen_101st  [Member]
10/15/2009 1:36:52 AM EST
Originally Posted By CDM024:
Which one do you like more, the 6.8 or 5.56?

The 6.8mm has less flash and seems to have less muzzle blast. The 6.8mm SPC was designed to be optimal out of shorter barrels whereas most 5.56mm cartridges are loaded for 16-20" guns. If money is no object definitely the 6.8, but you can feed the 5.56mm for half as much.

The bottom line is that if I could afford it I would only shoot 6.8mm ARs.


Jeep297  [Team Member]
10/15/2009 7:30:31 AM EST
Thanks for the input! If anyone else has experience with the PSD feel free to share.
Whitten  [Member]
10/15/2009 8:43:15 AM EST
No PSD experience but I am M6 upper owner and can say that it is the best looking upper I have ever had my hands on. I love my LWRC and am very glad I was turned on to them.
jigy408  [Member]
10/15/2009 7:23:52 PM EST
When can we expect a 6.8 piston upper from Spike's.
Inquiring minds want to know. Baddazzar
goteron  [Member]
10/16/2009 4:38:45 PM EST
Unless you really need that short of a barrel, check out the 10.5 an 12.7s, not that much longer, but a large increase in velocity, and you can run a suppressor. I wouldn't get a psd in 5.56 unless it was just a range toy, or a practice gun setup just like the 6.8. Just my opinion though
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