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#3199864 - 03/30/19 09:43 PM Re: 90 grain 6.8 SPC loads? [Re: jk2paintworx]
Dave S Offline
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Registered: 05/10/01
Posts: 7
Loc: Dallas, Georgia
Hope I'm allowed to post this from another site:

https://68forums.com/forums/showthread.php?26992-6-8-SPC-Bullet-Reviews

I'm a 6.8mmx43mm fan from the Tim Hicks days [pre-Cardinal Armory].

Best to all.

EDIT: forgot to say, "God Bless Tim Hicks."


Edited by Dave S (03/30/19 09:52 PM)

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#3201453 - 04/16/19 12:50 AM Re: 90 grain 6.8 SPC loads? [Re: jk2paintworx]
jk2paintworx Offline
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Registered: 08/24/14
Posts: 432
Loc: Spokane WA
Thanks for the info Guys. I really like the RL7 and 90TNT combo. Initial testings are just over .5 at 100 yds with 29.4grains. Are you guys seeing any pressure signs with 30.5 RL7? Anyone know what the max load is with this powder and a 90g?
Over on the 68 forum guys are getting 3000+ using CFE BLK... might have to try that next.

As far as 90 grain bullet selection goes, are there any that will get the job done but not blow big holes? Not to worried about it this time of year but when the fur is good I would hate to ruin em.


Edited by jk2paintworx (04/20/19 11:11 AM)

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#3201627 - 04/18/19 02:15 AM Re: 90 grain 6.8 SPC loads? [Re: jk2paintworx]
SubpaR Offline
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Registered: 09/27/15
Posts: 187
Loc: Hays, KS
If you're worried about fur just give up on the TNT. I've not shot anything with the gold dots yet. But if you want to load up an expensive round, the Barnes 95 TTSX would probably fit the bill.

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#3201806 - 04/20/19 11:14 AM Re: 90 grain 6.8 SPC loads? [Re: jk2paintworx]
jk2paintworx Offline
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Registered: 08/24/14
Posts: 432
Loc: Spokane WA
Subpar. I look at those Barnes TTSX bullets every time I am at Cabelas. I canít bring myself to paying that much but itís getting harder to pass em up. I end up shooting quite a bit at the range and price is so much more than the other choices. Tempted though.

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#3201856 - 04/21/19 09:04 AM Re: 90 grain 6.8 SPC loads? [Re: jk2paintworx]
Firehand Offline
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Registered: 11/07/13
Posts: 128
Loc: Texas
Some of the info I have seen about the Barnes is that you have to clean the barrel very well before switching to Barnes or from Barnes back to traditional.... which brings about investigating bore scopes, solvents and cleaning methods to verify "clean".

I have both the 6.8 and the 6x68.... if I were to do it all over again... i would just go with the 6x68.. shoots 55's to 85's into very small groups and 90grain accubonds about .75 for pigs and deer. No need to shoot expensive Barnes bullets with the 6x68 to get accurate loads and loads easy on fur...

I use the 6.8 on pigs mainly

my .02


Edited by Firehand (04/21/19 09:09 AM)

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#3201922 - 04/21/19 09:41 PM Re: 90 grain 6.8 SPC loads? [Re: jk2paintworx]
willy1947 Offline
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Registered: 11/20/11
Posts: 2983
Loc: Ohio, Ohio


I bought 6,8mm SpecII from old Bushmaster Company, 10-12 years ago.
I bought a lot of Silver State ammo before they sold out.
I am still shooting it. I shoot a box a year.
I am good for the next 10 years.
I have dies, if I loaded it would Barnes, 110-120gr.
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#3202367 - 04/27/19 01:22 AM Re: 90 grain 6.8 SPC loads? [Re: jk2paintworx]
SubpaR Offline
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Registered: 09/27/15
Posts: 187
Loc: Hays, KS
jk2,
I hear ya on the Barnes price problem, I'm CHEAP. I got my load worked up where i was happy with it and now only shoot the expensive stuff for deer season. The other 50.5 weeks of the year I shoot TNT's or Gold Dots. BUT, before deer season I scrub the bore with copper solvent and start with a clean barrel. Followed by a few expensive fouling shots just to re-check zero.

If I didn't have 2 boxes of the TTSX on the shelf I would be buying from Cavity Back Bullets. Thats's what I'll be switching over to one of these years.

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