I was looking for a legit varmint/deer/target caliber in the AR15 platform, and started looking at the 6.5 Grendel, I found the whole 6.5 Grendel/.264LBC, Type I or Type II bolt arguments, bolt breakage, thin chamber wall?, bolt thrust, stories of people banned from the Grendel forum for not towing the company line, a bit much. I figured their had to be a better way. I wished for the best of both worlds a 6.5 in 6.8 brass. I found a site that a picture of the whole 6.8 SPC family, I knew one of those was going to be my choice. 6 or 6.5 mm? I settled on the 6x6.8 as the best all around, high speed 55 and 58 grainers, and good deer bullets, and high BC target bullets. Thats when I found BHW had some 6x6.8 in stock for less than $400 to the door. I hope it shoots as well as everyone elses!
Thanks Greg, I have loaded about 30,000 rounds on my Dillon 550. .380Auto, 9mm, .40S&W, .45Auto, .357, .44, .30Carb, .223, .243, .260, and 7mm-08, so lots of reloading experience, just none on wildcats. Although the 6x6.8 does not seem to be much of a stretch as far as my abilities are concerned. I have loaded the ammo and shot a 10 shot group in a OLY Arms Ultramatch .223, that could be covered with a dime, so I can reload them and shoot them, I really look forward to seeing what this barrel can do!
The 6X6.8 is an easy one. Accuracy is stellar day in day out. You shouldn't have any issues. Those UltraMatch Olys are darn good. That was what I got for my first AR. Even shooting mlitary ball it would do 5/8" I've won a ton of stuff with that one.
The best firearm for self defense? Any loaded one will do.