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Rifles

6.8mm Rem SPC vs. 6.5mm Grendel

Uploaded on August 06, 2010

After purchasing a Ruger Ranch in 6.8 Rem SPC, I began to hear rumblings of the 6.5 Grendel. I've been able to see both rounds side by side, but haven't been able to talk to anyone about the advantage/disadvantage of one versus the other. At this point, the biggest advantage I see is availability of 6.8 ammo!
The purpose of the purchase was:
No. 1 - it's a gun I didn't possess!
No. 2 - feral hogs

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from WA Mtnhunter wrote 3 years 36 weeks ago

I hope your ranch rifle shoots better than those I've seen.

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from FirstBubba wrote 3 years 36 weeks ago

So far WAM, though I haven't been able to produce sub-MOA accuracy, for all intent and purpose, the accuracy is, well, fine. About a 2 or 3 inch group at a hundred.
Not too shabby and most of the time, when rooting (pun intended!) out feral hogs, the shooting will be under one hundred yards and mostly off hand. Off hand is no longer one of my strong suits, if you know what I mean.
I was a bit reluctant, pre-purchase, concerning sight picture reacquisition for followup shots. Once I got it home and began doing a little shooting, I was very pleasantly surprised. The recoil is extremely mild for the cartridge, to me.
I have purchased dies even though the brass is difficult to retrieve. THAT'S when I learned that of the two ammo brands available to me, Remington and Hornady, Remington uses a large rifle primer and Hornady uses a small rifle primer. Why? I dunno!! I've worked up a load with a Sierra 110 gr SP and IMR 4895 that approximates a factory load and seems to shoot about like factory accuracy wise.
As of now, so far, so good.

Bubba

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from shane256 wrote 3 years 34 weeks ago

You should read "The Monograph": http://www.dtic.mil/cgi-bin/GetTRDoc?Location=U2&doc=GetTRDoc.pdf&AD=ADA...

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from BigBboy25 wrote 3 years 34 weeks ago

No experience with the 6.8 but I've got a friend that has the 6.5 and that thing is damn impressive! watched him shoot a 6 shot sub 1/2 minute group at 1000 yards with I believe the 123 grain A-max. Not sure what his load was, but whatever it was it shot really well.

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from Clay Cooper wrote 3 years 34 weeks ago

I can bat rocks better with the Ranch Rifle than shoot it

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from FirstBubba wrote 3 years 33 weeks ago

Clay,

I have people that stand by their Bushnell scopes! I know a fella that goes to Colorado every year. Every rifle he has is scoped with a BSA! People who praise Tasco, I just don't understand!
I have tried all three! They were basically high dollar tent stakes. Would not zero. Would not HOLD zero if attained. Paralax out the wah-zoo! I know, paralax can be adjusted out. It wouldn't adjust out on the scopes I purchased.
I am anxious to try the "new" Redfield! Other than that, don't think I'll ever trust anything less than a Leupold!
"Life's too short to dance with ugly women!"

Bubba

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from FirstBubba wrote 3 years 36 weeks ago

So far WAM, though I haven't been able to produce sub-MOA accuracy, for all intent and purpose, the accuracy is, well, fine. About a 2 or 3 inch group at a hundred.
Not too shabby and most of the time, when rooting (pun intended!) out feral hogs, the shooting will be under one hundred yards and mostly off hand. Off hand is no longer one of my strong suits, if you know what I mean.
I was a bit reluctant, pre-purchase, concerning sight picture reacquisition for followup shots. Once I got it home and began doing a little shooting, I was very pleasantly surprised. The recoil is extremely mild for the cartridge, to me.
I have purchased dies even though the brass is difficult to retrieve. THAT'S when I learned that of the two ammo brands available to me, Remington and Hornady, Remington uses a large rifle primer and Hornady uses a small rifle primer. Why? I dunno!! I've worked up a load with a Sierra 110 gr SP and IMR 4895 that approximates a factory load and seems to shoot about like factory accuracy wise.
As of now, so far, so good.

Bubba

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from Clay Cooper wrote 3 years 34 weeks ago

I can bat rocks better with the Ranch Rifle than shoot it

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from WA Mtnhunter wrote 3 years 36 weeks ago

I hope your ranch rifle shoots better than those I've seen.

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from shane256 wrote 3 years 34 weeks ago

You should read "The Monograph": http://www.dtic.mil/cgi-bin/GetTRDoc?Location=U2&doc=GetTRDoc.pdf&AD=ADA...

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from BigBboy25 wrote 3 years 34 weeks ago

No experience with the 6.8 but I've got a friend that has the 6.5 and that thing is damn impressive! watched him shoot a 6 shot sub 1/2 minute group at 1000 yards with I believe the 123 grain A-max. Not sure what his load was, but whatever it was it shot really well.

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from FirstBubba wrote 3 years 33 weeks ago

Clay,

I have people that stand by their Bushnell scopes! I know a fella that goes to Colorado every year. Every rifle he has is scoped with a BSA! People who praise Tasco, I just don't understand!
I have tried all three! They were basically high dollar tent stakes. Would not zero. Would not HOLD zero if attained. Paralax out the wah-zoo! I know, paralax can be adjusted out. It wouldn't adjust out on the scopes I purchased.
I am anxious to try the "new" Redfield! Other than that, don't think I'll ever trust anything less than a Leupold!
"Life's too short to dance with ugly women!"

Bubba

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