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Posted: 4/29/2009 6:18:04 AM EDT
Hey, I've been thinking about a 6.8 and would like to know what exactly is required to convert my Ar-15 5.56 to a 6.8.  Do I just need a new compete upper?  And how does the lower mag well work with the 6.8?
I have a DPMS AR if that makes a difference.

Thanks for your help
Link Posted: 4/29/2009 7:39:05 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/29/2009 9:11:34 AM EDT
Originally Posted By eric10mm:
Firstly, you might try to ask the question in a more appropriate forum than a Retro forum where there is no 6.8 caliber.  


Not to slam the OP, because it was probably an honest mistake, but what is it about the word "RETRO" that seems to confuse people so much?  Seems like there is at least one post every couple of days from guys wanting info on something that is decidedly un-retro.  I just can't imagine that all those posts are accidents due to "happy fingers".

OP: if I knew anything about the 6.8 chambering, I'd do my best to answer your question regardless.  I am ignorant on the subject.

Link Posted: 4/29/2009 11:14:46 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Hetzer1:
Originally Posted By eric10mm:
Firstly, you might try to ask the question in a more appropriate forum than a Retro forum where there is no 6.8 caliber.  


Not to slam the OP, because it was probably an honest mistake, but what is it about the word "RETRO" that seems to confuse people so much?  Seems like there is at least one post every couple of days from guys wanting info on something that is decidedly un-retro.  I just can't imagine that all those posts are accidents due to "happy fingers".

OP: if I knew anything about the 6.8 chambering, I'd do my best to answer your question regardless.  I am ignorant on the subject.



So if I were to be putting something together with an A1 lower, 2 position Aluminum EA stock, A1 upper, handmade A1 flash hider, Repro 601 charging handle, slipring instead of delta, XM gray upper and lower, waffle 20 rd. mag, A1 pistol grip, and it happened to be chambered in something a bit more interesting than 5.56, let's say .458 Socom... You would have me put my first picture of it elsewhere?
Link Posted: 4/29/2009 11:21:30 AM EDT
<while the sharks are on a feeding frenzy>

To the OP,
You only need a barrel, bolt and magazines.

You WILL get better responses in the Variants forum.  
Link Posted: 4/29/2009 11:57:34 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/29/2009 11:57:52 AM EDT by TexSquirrel]
Originally Posted By MarkRSims:
[So if I were to be putting something together with an A1 lower, 2 position Aluminum EA stock, A1 upper, handmade A1 flash hider, Repro 601 charging handle, slipring instead of delta, XM gray upper and lower, waffle 20 rd. mag, A1 pistol grip, and it happened to be chambered in something a bit more interesting than 5.56, let's say .458 Socom... You would have me put my first picture of it elsewhere?


Oh, you could post a picture of it, but any mention of .458 Socom would be forbidden.

Link Posted: 4/29/2009 12:10:39 PM EDT
Originally Posted By MarkRSims:
Originally Posted By Hetzer1:
Originally Posted By eric10mm:
Firstly, you might try to ask the question in a more appropriate forum than a Retro forum where there is no 6.8 caliber.  


Not to slam the OP, because it was probably an honest mistake, but what is it about the word "RETRO" that seems to confuse people so much?  Seems like there is at least one post every couple of days from guys wanting info on something that is decidedly un-retro.  I just can't imagine that all those posts are accidents due to "happy fingers".

OP: if I knew anything about the 6.8 chambering, I'd do my best to answer your question regardless.  I am ignorant on the subject.



So if I were to be putting something together with an A1 lower, 2 position Aluminum EA stock, A1 upper, handmade A1 flash hider, Repro 601 charging handle, slipring instead of delta, XM gray upper and lower, waffle 20 rd. mag, A1 pistol grip, and it happened to be chambered in something a bit more interesting than 5.56, let's say .458 Socom... You would have me put my first picture of it elsewhere?


Somehow, I doubt that was the case.  Again, I'm not slamming the OP; just agreeing that there are better forumns to solicite that information in. But to answer your question, IN MY LOWLY OPINION, I wouldn't think an "exotic" chambering would negate retro status.  So when are you going to post those pics?

Link Posted: 4/29/2009 12:17:02 PM EDT
No disrespect intended, sorry for posting in the wrong forum.
Link Posted: 4/29/2009 12:21:14 PM EDT
come on down to the http://68forums.com/forums/index.php we have no sharks in the water just lots of brothers and sisters willing to help a guy out
Link Posted: 4/29/2009 1:08:35 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/29/2009 1:16:10 PM EDT
Originally Posted By eric10mm:
Originally Posted By coldair:
come on down to the http://68forums.com/forums/index.php we have no sharks in the water just lots of brothers and sisters willing to help a guy out

This comes from a guy with an avatar of a guy who will stab you in the back at the drop of a hat.  


Keep that in mind if you mess with one of ours LOL
Link Posted: 4/29/2009 3:42:52 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Hetzer1:
So when are you going to post those pics?



Soon.
Link Posted: 5/3/2009 1:40:37 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/3/2009 1:42:22 PM EDT by TexSquirrel]
After reading an article about 6.8 in the latest Guns and Ammo I'm thinking about a 6.8 "retro-ish" build for hunting deer.
Of course that would have to get in line behind the other 3 builds I'm working on.
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