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Posted: 4/14/2007 9:51:04 AM EDT
Hi newbie here with my 1st post! Hope you guys with more 6.8 experience could help me out. I have just ordered a CMMG 16" 6.8 upper 1:10 twist and need to select a good reliable 6.8 general purpose round. I do not reload (yet) so I need factory loads. I know SSA and Hornady make the ammo but which type would be best. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!
Link Posted: 4/14/2007 9:59:17 AM EDT
I have just tried some SSA and Remington in my LMT MRP 6.8.
Both functioned fine, but I noticed that the Remington brass
was much cleaner after firing and the SSA has a bigger dent
about 1 inch from the rim where I think it hits the brass deflector?

Link Posted: 4/14/2007 11:20:21 AM EDT
Thanks for the reply! Which Bullet types did you use - 115 grain or 110? FMJ or ?? I have heard that some of the blunt nose rounds and soft points are more likely to jam. Is this your experience? I just want something that will feed reliably and would be effective for both home defense and hunting.
Link Posted: 4/16/2007 8:28:22 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/16/2007 2:38:56 PM EDT
Thanks Forrest! I will order a few boxes of 115gr Extreme's from SSA for starters. I requested the extended and polished M4 feedramps when I ordered my CMMG upper so I should be fine. I am hoping to get it next week. I'll post the results when I get the chance.
Link Posted: 4/17/2007 2:37:00 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/17/2007 3:17:19 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/17/2007 4:44:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Ko-tonics:

Originally Posted By werra:
Hi newbie here with my 1st post! Hope you guys with more 6.8 experience could help me out. I have just ordered a CMMG 16" 6.8 upper 1:10 twist and need to select a good reliable 6.8 general purpose round. I do not reload (yet) so I need factory loads. I know SSA and Hornady make the ammo but which type would be best. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!

werra,

I would recomend SSA Enhanced Fragmentation OTM. It's the Sierra Match King with a cannelure, and very comparable with the Hornady BTHP/WC.

I am biased because I also sell this as a product. My customers have been giving me very good reports on accuracy for this round.

Hope this helps...
Ko-tonics


Tim, the ones you sell, are they the Combat Load or Regular Load?
Link Posted: 4/17/2007 8:44:51 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/17/2007 8:46:36 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By werra:
Hi newbie here with my 1st post! Hope you guys with more 6.8 experience could help me out. I have just ordered a CMMG 16" 6.8 upper 1:10 twist and need to select a good reliable 6.8 general purpose round. I do not reload (yet) so I need factory loads. I know SSA and Hornady make the ammo but which type would be best. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!hanced
I am biased because I also sell this as a product. My customers have been giving me very good reports on accuracy for this round.

Hope this helps...
Ko-tonics


Tim, the ones you sell, are they the Combat Load or Regular Load?

I only have the commercial loads right now. My next order will be for a few thousand rounds of combat loads. As with Silver State, customers will have to call in the order so I can verify that they have one of my new barrels or uppers.


Or one of Randall's barrels?
Link Posted: 4/19/2007 7:11:00 PM EDT
I've good luck with the Hornady 110gr.

https://www.hornady.com/shop/?ps_session=7da2a435106e8a01b83b28988e570c22&page=shop%2Fbrowse&category_id=55410454d3b6c1edb710ea593c0e033d

Welco­me to ARFCOM newb!
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