Ok, so I ordered an AR lower yesterday and now I'm trying to decide which route to go as far as caliber.
I'm sure there are some applications that I am forgetting but due to recent conversations on here and other boards I'll discuss my concerns about each.
300 Blackout and 6.8 SPC
I already have a 5.56 rifle that allows me to shoot up to 75 gr bullets and I also have an AK.
I admit that I haven't done a lot of research as of yet, though I have done some, but the 300 BLK and the 6.8 SPC just aren't winning me over right off the bat like I thought they would based on the way I have seen people talk about them.
They both have offerings in the same general range as a heavier 5.56 cartridge and are similar to the 7.62x39 round as well.
I'm aware that there is probably more to each round that I just haven't stumbled upon yet but in due time with some more research I might find something that sways my opinion.
This cartridge intrigues me and is definitely something I'm going to be looking into a bit.
My biggest concern with this round is the cost and the retail availability of it.
It also seems to hover in that general 7.62x39 area though.
I could do this, I suppose, but I really don't see a benefit since I already have an AK.
NOW WE'RE TALKIN!!!!!!
This looks like one serious, butt stompin round!
I love the idea of it being able to single stack into the many AR mags I already have but again with the price and availability issue.
I don't want to have to plan my range trips out so far in advance that I have to special order ammo from some website.
But then again having the choices to choose from on this one are pretty nice. You can use anything from an 87 gr hyper-velocity to 600 gr subsonic. 600 GRAINS!!!!!!
For my intended use for this rifle I think this round might be a little bit of overkill but you only live once right? lol
Ehhh....Not doing it for me. Seems costly and I would feel like I was building a "Hey look and how cool I am" gun.
I mostly want to use this build for hogs and coyotes and maybe a deer if I ever get around to doing that.
Any and all input is welcomed. Thanks in advance guys!