Have a 6.8 coming

Discussion in '6.8SPC' started by Richard Teague, Jan 10, 2018.

  1. Richard Teague

    Richard Teague LSB Member

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2017
    Messages:
    37
    Bought off a message board, the brass and a box of 110 grain prohunters came today and the upper should be here tomorrow. Hopefully with a set of dies. PSA 16 inch barreled complete upper. So weather permitting I will see how a cheap 6.8 shoots soon. Hopefully as good as my Grendel.
     
    Andrew Wallace likes this.
  2. Whosure

    Whosure LSB Member LoneStarBoars Supporter

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2017
    Messages:
    378
    Location:
    San Antonio
    Sounds like a sweet deal. Keep us posted on how it shoots.
     
  3. FrankT

    FrankT Destin FL LSB TURKEY BUZZARD PRESERVATION SOCIETY LoneStarBoars Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2013
    Messages:
    9,365
    Location:
    Destin FL, lease in Bay County
    should get pig moa, can always get another barrel if need be
     
  4. Richard Teague

    Richard Teague LSB Member

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2017
    Messages:
    37
    Well I put the upper on an Anderson Lower I have, lubricated it with Ford Transmission fluid, mounted a 3x9 Bushnell Banner, loaded a Grendel magazine with 9 rounds and went out in the windy cold to check function. Fed and ejected just fine. Just point shooting at my backstop. The ammo is the Remington 115 grain FMJ which appears to be loaded very mild. The cases have the mouth closed about 25%, every one. Thinking a warmer load might overcome that. Or any suggestions?
     
  5. FrankT

    FrankT Destin FL LSB TURKEY BUZZARD PRESERVATION SOCIETY LoneStarBoars Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2013
    Messages:
    9,365
    Location:
    Destin FL, lease in Bay County
    yeah I will not even shoot that ammo, way to weak and makes you think you have issues when you do not
     
  6. Richard Teague

    Richard Teague LSB Member

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2017
    Messages:
    37
    Normally I shoot a few rounds of factory ammo before I start loading my own. Going to start with H322 and the 110 Prohunters, then on to SST's after I get it on paper.
     
    FrankT likes this.
  7. Richard Teague

    Richard Teague LSB Member

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2017
    Messages:
    37
    Worked up to 28.0 grains of H322 under the Prohunter and stopped there, MOA accuracy and perfect function. My only real snivel is that the case mouth is still being slightly flattened on one side. An annoyance is that the Remington brass uses large rifle primers and the other brass, SSA uses small rifle primers.
     
  8. hdfireman

    hdfireman Blackstone Arms SUS VENATOR CLUB LoneStarBoars Supporter Vendor

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2013
    Messages:
    1,397
    Location:
    Flower Mound, TX
    More than likely the cases are hitting the shell deflector. Get some self adhesive velcro and put the loop(soft) side on the shell deflector.
     
  9. Richard Teague

    Richard Teague LSB Member

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2017
    Messages:
    37
    I will try it.
     
  10. chthump

    chthump LSB Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2015
    Messages:
    412
    Location:
    Northeast Texas
    Report back, curious how the velcro works
     
  11. hdfireman

    hdfireman Blackstone Arms SUS VENATOR CLUB LoneStarBoars Supporter Vendor

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2013
    Messages:
    1,397
    Location:
    Flower Mound, TX
    Where is your brass landing? Muzzle being 12 and butt stock at 6:00
     
  12. bar-d

    bar-d LSB Member

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2017
    Messages:
    244
    Location:
    Fisher County, Texas
    That should work well. My load is slightly higher @28.5 grs of H322 and averages 2566 FPS through my 16" barrel.
     
  13. Richard Teague

    Richard Teague LSB Member

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2017
    Messages:
    37
    I worked the 6.5 magazine a bit with a dremel to smooth feeding by lowering the front lip a bit and now it doesn't scratch the case like it did, now I have to remove some burrs from the feed ramp and there will be no more marked cases. I also shortened COAL a bit more so the bullet ogive does not touch the rifling. Great shooting barrel.
     
  14. Richard Teague

    Richard Teague LSB Member

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2017
    Messages:
    37
    I'd say 2 oclock.
     
  15. hdfireman

    hdfireman Blackstone Arms SUS VENATOR CLUB LoneStarBoars Supporter Vendor

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2013
    Messages:
    1,397
    Location:
    Flower Mound, TX
    Gun is a little over gassed. Prob what’s cause the brass to hit deflector so hard.
     
  16. Richard Teague

    Richard Teague LSB Member

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2017
    Messages:
    37
    So then I should be getting near 2500 fps. Perfect. The ProHunter is a preety soft bullet but I did some water filled milk jug testing and it penetrated four jugs, found it laying on the ground a foot behind the 4th jug. The core anyway as the jacket broke up in pieces through the 2nd and 3rd jugs with some pieces sticking through the plastic. I am using 28.0 grains mostly because I have a dipper that consistently throws it and I can't complain about accuracy. While testing to remove the scraching on the brass I fired four rounds into a bit over an inch with three in a 1/2 inch triangle.
     
  17. Richard Teague

    Richard Teague LSB Member

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2017
    Messages:
    37
    I think I will live with it as the slight dent isn't that much of a problem.
     
  18. hdfireman

    hdfireman Blackstone Arms SUS VENATOR CLUB LoneStarBoars Supporter Vendor

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2013
    Messages:
    1,397
    Location:
    Flower Mound, TX
    Yes sir. If you want you can install adjustable gas block, best fix or use a heavier buffer.
     
  19. Richard Teague

    Richard Teague LSB Member

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2017
    Messages:
    37
    I'm running a rifle buffer already but when and if I get a can I will get an adjustable gas block.
     
  20. pruhdlr

    pruhdlr Cantonment,Fla. SUS VENATOR CLUB

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2013
    Messages:
    714
    Location:
    Cantonment,Fla.
    They do make adjustable weight buffers also. --- pruhdlr
     

Share This Page