6.8SPC vs 6.5 Grendel ultimate shootoff has no Grendel takers

By remat457-Reg-Mathusz



This is an interesting thread from 68forums.com with lots of rhetoric. Lot’s of strong feelings on both sides but the end result was that no one on the Grendel side would submit their “best” rifle and “best” for Doc Roberts (DocGKR) to test.

There are sibling threads from ARFCOM (ar15.com and 65grendel.com) if you wish to follow the links.

Both rounds are very good and are superior to 223, well except for cost and availability of ammo.

I won’t debate the pros/cons as there has been far too much already written on that. I have my own reasons…But, the 6.8SPC continues to improve with better ammo and rifles. There is already 6.8SPC II, and performance continues (6.8×43) with an active group of supporters and developers like Silver State Armory (SSA). Hornady’s new 120gr SST load has a very good BC.

Shoot what you like, but I am pleased with my 6.8s…

Comments: 2

  1. Vincent Padia says:

    I need to know, prior to investing in either AR, What is the availability of magazines? Bolt’s. Are they the same as Standard AR’s? Availability of bolts? Why the 6.8 over the 6.5 Grendel? Another thing that is vital to me if I’m to build an AR in 6.8 SPC, People to help me out. I’ll do the work but since this will be my first into the world of long range target in the AR platform I will need people to assist me in the build.
    What ever happened to the cartridge that J.D,Jones came up with for the AR platform? He is a really great gun guru that many seem to write off. Especially our dumb asses in congress. How about availability of barrels? I see Grendel barrels on the internet but I never see 6.8’s.
    Please, any information on this would be of great help.
    I will want to use this gun for both NRA competition and getting them notes that are smart enough to stay beyond the 223 capabilities.
    Thank you for anything you can help me with.
    Vince Padia

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