18" midlength 6.8 SPC II upper. Feb 23, 2016 20:02:41 GMT -8
Post by geepee3 on Feb 23, 2016 20:02:41 GMT -8
Got in my new 6.8 SPC barrel last month.
I switch out this barrel on the upper I had the American 30 barrel on.
Just wanted to do a straight 6.8 SPC for now.
Rebuilding the upper went without a hitch.
Been out twice with her so far.
Here's how she looks.
I purchased some Federal XM68GD and Hornady Match 110 gr. BTHP ammunition to try out and used the Federal 6.8 SPC pulled brass and 90 gr. Gold Dot projectiles to try some reloads.
The first time out I forgot to bring the Hornady ammo with me.
Shot the Federal ammo and reloads to break her in.
here's how the Federal XM68GD shot.
And here are my reloads.
Had no issues the first time out. Used ASC 6.5 Grendel magazine.
Put together some reloads using Hornady .270 110 gr. HP bullets I found at my local fun shop.
Tried them out last weekend.
This is with 25.0 gr of H4198.
This is with 25.3 gr. H4198.
As usual, I always seem make flyers with bullet #3 or #4.
This time around I had an issue with jams using the XM68GD and some NOS ASC 6.8 magazines I got at a LGS.
Switched back to the Grendel magazines and had no further issues.
The ASC magazines are older, no ASC stamp on the base plate. And this was the first time I tried them out.
I have some ASC 6.8 magazines with the stamp on the base plate I used with the American 30 without any issue. Need to see if it is the older magazines or something with my rifle.
Want to give a big thanks to JP and Lisa at BHW.
Had an issue with the first barrel I received.
JP contacted me within 24 hours of my Email and got the ball rolling.
And Lisa was a real jewel taking care of shipping and getting the barrel replaced.
Great customer service!