Outfitted with a Harris bipod, Magpul PRS adjustable stock, and suppressor, this 18-inch 6.8 SPC is capable of delivering rapid and accurate fire on near and distant targets.
Bucking conventional choices, an AR-15 chambered in 6.8 SPC makes an excellent hunting rifle. Legal even in states with a 0.243-inch minimum caliber, it provides a compact and lightweight package. A 16-inch carbine with a collapsible stock and iron sights or a compact optic is a good recipe for the stalking or stand hunting typical of the East and Midwest where average shots are often 50 yards. 6.8 SPC carbines have successfully harvested deer for the last several years, at distances as far as 300 yards. Many American rifle hunters are sending the gun makers photos and stories of their accomplishments with 6.8 SPC on mule deer, pronghorn, antelope, caribou, hogs, coyotes, and wild dog packs.
For years, shooters chatting at the range or on the Internet have discussed what they "wished the AR-15 could do" and decried its diminutive 5.56 cartridge. With the advent of 6.8 SPC, fans of the "Black Rifle" are realizing it is now in a new category-- a real game-stopper and man-stopper. The soldiers of the Special Forces and the USAMU have opened the door to revolutionary capability in the AR-15; all shooters need to do is step through and start lighting primers.
Caliber Comparison Chart Muzzle 200 yards 400 yards velocity drop velocity drop velocity .223 55gr M193 3070 fps 2.2 inches 2353 fps 27.8 inches 1743 fps .223 77gr OTM 2670 fps 3.3 inches 2216 fps 32.7 inches 1810 fps 6.8 SPC 115gr SMK 2650 fps 3.5 inches 2143 fps 35.4 inches 1677 fps 6.8 SPC 110gr V-MAX 2650 fps 3.3 inches 2208 fps 33.1 inches 1811 fps 7.62x39mm 2300 fps 5.9 inches 1787 fps 53.8 inches 1368 fps .308 168gr SMK 2600 fps 3.4 inches 2235 fps 32.3 inches 1891 fps Typical trajectory information from carbines with drop and velocity calculated at sea level with a 100 yard zero.