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Posted: 11/1/2006 3:38:24 PM EST
i was looking into getting a 6.8 spc upper to put onto my colt lower. i found some interesting deals at model 1 sales. BUT........will a 24" barrle give me any advantages over a 20" or 16" barrle? thanks, brian
Link Posted: 11/1/2006 8:37:48 PM EST
In a word, no.

6.8SPC was designed to provide better terminal ballistics out of a carbine-length weapon out to around 300 yards, not to shoot sub-MOA at 600+ yards. Since you'd only ever put a 24" barrel on a long range precision rifle, it'd be wasted (relatively speaking) on a 6.8SPC platform. Plus, a 24" barrel will make your AR unwieldy and heavy.

If you want a round that can really use a 24" barrel, go with 6.5 Grendel. If you want to shoot 6.8SPC, your best bet is a 16" or 18" barrel - maybe 20" if you want an A2 or A4 clone.
Link Posted: 11/1/2006 8:54:30 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/1/2006 8:54:50 PM EST by Glock_10mm]
If you get one, go with a company that actually gives a damn about their customers

CMMG Inc.

It will be far better quality, for just a little more money, with GREAT people to deal with.

Avoid Model 1 Sales like the plague.
Link Posted: 11/2/2006 10:47:28 AM EST
+1 on CMMG. I just built a 6.8spc with the CMMG middy 16" bbl. IT ROCKS!
Link Posted: 11/2/2006 11:18:54 AM EST

Originally Posted By PUBBOY:
+1 on CMMG. I just built a 6.8spc with the CMMG middy 16" bbl. IT ROCKS!


another +1 for CMMG
Link Posted: 11/2/2006 11:28:16 AM EST
Go CMMG mid lenth in 6.8 Good co. Good customor service.
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