My 6.8 SHTF/HD/Deer rifle
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July 7th, 2010 09:21 PM
July 7th, 2010 09:28 PM
I'm not a huge fan of scoping a rifle that is to be used for up close stuff.
Especially the cantilever mounts used to mount that scope. They are not durable at all. First time you drop it on that scope, it'll either pop off or bend or break the mount as there is a lot of leverage there on a relatively small area.
Other than that it looks good.
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July 7th, 2010 09:28 PM
Can't find anything to be critical of. Nice rifle. It should do what you need well. Personally, I prefer open sights for the ruggedness, and prefer an A2 length since thats what I cut my teeth on and the 223 I use needs that extra 4 inches of barrel. I have always been a firm believer in the KISS philosophy.
July 10th, 2010 01:56 AM
This is my thinking. The 6.8 cartridge is made to be used in a 16 inch tube. If you extend the barrel to 20 inches, you only gain 200fps. The round I am shooting in it retains >1000 ft/lbs out to 200 yards. I plan to use the rifle 150 yards and in.
Originally Posted by HotGuns
As for the scope mounts, I can see the inherent points of weakness, however, I don't plan on dropping the rifle upside down onto the scope. If I do, I deserve to have a bent mount!
We'll see how it does this season. If it brings home meat, I'll be happy. Thanks for the input fellas.
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July 10th, 2010 02:58 AM
Being as you are looking for a 200 Yards and in rifle I think you have selected an appropriate caliber, but I'm no ballistician.
I myself favor longer ranges and longer barrels, but also a different caliber. I'm really leaning towards the 6.5 Grendel myself. I see the 6.5 Grendel as a replacement for the .270 Winchester, which has been known to take Elk at 700 Yards if the shooter is up to it.
July 10th, 2010 12:18 PM
The 6.5G is known for breaking bolts in the AR platform.
6.8 is more than adequate for medium game out to at least 400. There are some guys running around Texas zapping some 2-300lb hogs at and above 350yds with the 85g TSX.
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