CSASS .308 vs six8

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  1. txhunter

    txhunter New Member

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    I have the A5 six8 and love it but have been thinking about getting the repr mkii csass .308. I am scared with the added weight I will end up just using the six8 all the time. Anyone have experience pig hunting with both rifles?

    The csass is sleek for .308 but I am sure it will still be heavy once you put a thermal on it. But for running shots the adding knock down might be nice.
     
  2. Wray

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    I've got my own experiences and an 18" 68 is all i need, but watching the videos of the guys shooting heavy infestations of hogs who don't have time for well placed sixth through ten-plus shots, can see the need for as much round as you can reasonably lug a rifle around for.
     
  3. Richard Teague

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    A mag full of 308 adds some weight too. Seems like 11 pounds is where most 308's end up after being fully outfitted and loaded.
     
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    hdfireman Blackstone Arms SUS VENATOR CLUB LoneStarBoars Supporter Vendor

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    You’re looking at least 2 lbs more with the .308 vs the 6.8. Depending on the build could be 3 or 4. 20 rds of 308 ammo is 1/4 pound heavier than 20 rds of 6.8.

    If you need more knock down go with the 308. If weight is an issue stick with the 6.8.
     
  5. HWynne

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    I’m in this exact same camp of thinking. Have the Six8 but maybe bigger is better? I had terrific results when shooting hogs with my m1a, considering the REPR or the PWS mk216.
     
  6. Richard Teague

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    The AR platform is nice but I have used bolt guns in many different cartridges for night hunting feral hogs with good results. I don't sling running shots into the night anyway so if I get a second shot it usually is a finisher. Bolt guns are lighter, have pretty good triggers and are comfortable to carry. The AR is nice as a very versatile platform and is self loading with a good magazine capacity. But if you want to shoot a 308 it doesn't have to be an AR10.
     
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    What about the POF Revolution AR15 chambered in 308, yes AR15 not AR10. It weights 7.3 lbs. My current Bushmaster 308 is 12lbs with a 3x9x44 Redfield scope before any loaded mags. I just got my first 6.8 but I am still very interested in the Revolution because who doesn't want more toys?
     
  8. txhunter

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    The POF Revolution looks like a good option. It is lighter than most .308. Does anyone have any experience with it?
     
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    hdfireman Blackstone Arms SUS VENATOR CLUB LoneStarBoars Supporter Vendor

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    I wouldn't call it an AR-15 mainly because you can't use AR-15 mags in it. Another thing to look at is most larger(AR-10) caliber barrels have large barrel extensions where as this setup has an Ar-15 style barrel extension. This means that finding a barrel that shoots a larger caliber i.e. .308, 6.5 Creed or 7mm-08 will be a unicorn until POF decides to produce them. I don't see many mainstream barrels producers doing this. Also the outer ring of the bolt face where the lugs are located is extremely thin and this will be the weak point.

    It is some great ingenuity on the part of POF but I think it is limited. You could put a 5.56 or 6.8 upper on it but the magazine staying in the maxwell would be the problem. Finding different barrels will be difficult along with having a proprietary bolt and firing pin makes it very difficult to replace quickly if you were to have a failure and I believe that those locking lugs will be a concern. If all things issues are not of concern go for it. I just wanted to point out some of the problems I see.

    Normal AR-10 bolt far left, 3rd from the end is the POF revolution .308 bolt and far right is a 5.56. There is very little material between the bolt face and the lugs.
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    AR Perf Nexgen, there are a few on the used market.
     
  11. Administrator

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    I use both and prefer the CSASS yes its heavier but it hits harder, thats why I use shooting sticks and good slings.
     

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