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#2195481 - 04/05/12 11:50 AM Favorite load for the 6.8 SPC spec II chamber.
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I am looking for some info on what people are having the best luck with in their 6.8 SPC spec II's. Best powder and bullet mainly. I did a search it and comes back with nothing. So I skimmed the first 90 pages of the reloading forum and only found about 3 posts about 6.8 load info. Nastynatefish has one of the best so far. Please don't post a link to 68forum's I have been on there reading everything I can find for the last three days. There are alot of good opinions over there but honestly if I can't get a 6.8 to shoot any better then most of those guys I probably won't keep it long... Lay it on me!
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#2195488 - 04/05/12 12:16 PM Re: Favorite load for the 6.8 SPC spec II chamber. [Re: MPFD]
mtngroan Offline
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Registered: 12/21/10
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MPFD, I've have good luck with the AA2200 with most bullets I tried. That being said I have only tried the 115 sierra ph, 100 hornady sp and I just got some of the 90 sierra's. I had tried some exterminator but got better groups with the 2200. I just got the 90's and loaded 5 up with 30 gr and a col of 2.90 and shot a 5 shot group under a inch. The gun i shoot is one of Scott's uppers. I settled in with 28 gr with the Hornady 100's and a col of 2.90. I can't remember on the 115's I'll check when I get home.

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#2195491 - 04/05/12 12:19 PM Re: Favorite load for the 6.8 SPC spec II chamber. [Re: mtngroan]
MPFD Offline
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I have read that and I'm in the process of trying to locate some. I'm gonna do some loading tonight right now on hand I have H322(gonna try it for sure), H335, Benchmark, AA2015, 3031...
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#2195499 - 04/05/12 01:01 PM Re: Favorite load for the 6.8 SPC spec II chamber. [Re: MPFD]
ballistictip Offline
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Registered: 08/19/09
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Loc: missouri
i use 2230 and 2015and RL10 w/sierra 110-115 get 3/4 @ 100 could probably get a little better with a different trigger just got mil-spec and its heavy and drags,
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#2195501 - 04/05/12 01:02 PM Re: Favorite load for the 6.8 SPC spec II chamber. [Re: ballistictip]
MPFD Offline
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Very good thank you! Keep it coming guys, as many people jump on the 6.8 vs. Grendel threads on here there has to be more 6.8 owners then this...
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#2195534 - 04/05/12 02:47 PM Re: Favorite load for the 6.8 SPC spec II chamber. [Re: MPFD]
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Registered: 12/30/04
Posts: 1782
Loc: NW, Wi

RL-10x for 110 gr. VMax, and 90 gr. Sierra HP loads. I tried
RL-10x for some Barnes 95 gr. TTSX loads, but the velocity
was lower than I expected. I have some RL-7 loads done and
waiting for some time on the range. Also the disappointing
velocities were in a RRA 6.8 SPC upper. I have a new 6.8 SPC
upper built, with an AR Performance barrel(6.8 ARP chamber and
hybrid 5R rifling 11.25 twist), sitting on a Armalite NM lower.
I am hoping to get to 2800 fps with the 95 gr. Barnes.

I am not sure why you have an issue with 6.8forums, but they
have the best load data there is for the 6.8 SPC.

Squeeze
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#2195537 - 04/05/12 03:02 PM Re: Favorite load for the 6.8 SPC spec II chamber. [Re: Squeeze]
MPFD Offline
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Loc: Kansas
Originally Posted By: Squeeze

I am not sure why you have an issue with 6.8forums, but they
have the best load data there is for the 6.8 SPC.

Squeeze


I'm just not impressed. To many threads about shooting bullets I would never use. Seems if I find something impressive I get to the bottom of their reply to find they are shooting groups @ 50 yards, or they admit their guns shoots 3 moa at a hundred, but they are working up loads with an eotech. I pride myself on making a rifle shoot small groups @ 100, not shooting man sized targets at 50 and killing zombies...
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#2195550 - 04/05/12 03:38 PM Re: Favorite load for the 6.8 SPC spec II chamber. [Re: MPFD]
MPFD Offline
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Ok I'll take some of that back I have found some decent threads on there today. Which loads are good for both? Will the Saami loads work in the spec II or is it vice versa?
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#2195778 - 04/05/12 10:49 PM Re: Favorite load for the 6.8 SPC spec II chamber. [Re: MPFD]
nastynatesfish Offline
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Registered: 03/29/11
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Loc: Arizona
I have some loaded rounds left from mine with some ssa brass. If your interested let me know. Just pay the shipping I might have 50 total of the 27gr H322 and 115 sierras
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#2195805 - 04/05/12 11:24 PM Re: Favorite load for the 6.8 SPC spec II chamber. [Re: nastynatesfish]
ricky_arthur Offline
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Registered: 01/18/03
Posts: 676
Loc: Blanding, Ut
I use Exterminator and reloader 10X for the 110gr sierra pro hunter and the 95gr Barnes TTSX. You should be able to hit 2800 with the 95 gr barnes without too much trouble. As to your question, you can use saami loads in your spec II but not the other way around.

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#2195836 - 04/06/12 12:02 AM Re: Favorite load for the 6.8 SPC spec II chamber. [Re: ricky_arthur]
bushy Offline
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Registered: 09/16/05
Posts: 2074
Loc: Cave Creek, Arizona
Mine is a 16" 10 twist and these are its favorite:

90 TNT 28.5 viht n133

110 sierra pro hunter 27.8 benchmark

115 Nosler hpbt 25.5 viht n133

100 Hornady sp 27.8 AA2230

out of the extensive and exhausting testing, these loads show extreme promise. I know a couple other guys who tried the 90 tnt load and the 115 hpbt and they also shot very good in their rifles.
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#2696745 - 07/01/14 12:59 AM Re: Favorite load for the 6.8 SPC spec II chamber. [Re: MPFD]
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Registered: 05/04/14
Posts: 8
Loc: CONUS
AR15 6.8 SPC II Varmint Fragmenting Load: Medium pressure- brass not stressed as it is a medium / mild load.

AR15 Carbine gas system, cycles with no issues- slow push
16" barrel was used, 100% powder burn in 8"-10" of barrel.
So there is low muzzle flash for night use.
Also good for SBR's due to powder burn zone.

OAL 2.250"
Rem Brass
Win LG Primers
90gr Speer TNT (roll crimp slightly when bullet seating)
(do not use a lee factory crimp die hurts accuracy)
22gr LiL Gun 85% - 90% case fill

Chrono'd for 8 shots= 2830fps at 12ft from muzzle
AR15, Model 1 Sales Upper, 6.8 SPC II chamber
Group was Shot at 100yds








100yds group

120gr Hornady SST, Deer / Hog load
2440fps - 2450fps 99% case fill
26gr H322
2.257" OAL
Rem Brass
Win LG Primers
16" barrel, Model 1 Sales upper, SPC II
Mild load to not stress the Brass

3 shot group to the left,
Adjustments made- 4 right, 1 up and shot 4th shot to drill the change in point of impact. I Called it "good" on the POI change.

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Also, 120gr SST Hornady- Deer / Hog load

2.255" OAL
24gr H4198 95% case fill at 2470fps- 100% powder burn
Rem Brass
Win LG Primers
Groups 3/4" or less at 100yds
16" Model 1 Sales upper, carbine gas- no gas cycling issues
Mild Load also to not fatigue / stress Brass




Edited by Diamondback (07/01/14 05:39 AM)
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#2696775 - 07/01/14 08:28 AM Re: Favorite load for the 6.8 SPC spec II chamber. [Re: MPFD]
gary paugh Offline
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Registered: 12/20/03
Posts: 1750
Loc: portland oregon
H-322 give me the best groups but not the most vel.
My 6.8 has a Pacnor barrel and a jewell trigger and will shoot most loads under 1" the best loads into one hole @ 100yrds.
H-322 R10 and 2230 are only powders I run.
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#2696911 - 07/01/14 07:32 PM Re: Favorite load for the 6.8 SPC spec II chamber. [Re: MPFD]
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Can u use BL-c2 for the 6.8??

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