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Im interested in getting into this caliber, where are some good places to get some ammo and what is a good price for it
 

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6.8 is a fantastic round...you won't be disappointed!
Silver State Armory makes some of the best factory ammo, IMO, and has a wide selection. There are quite a few other companies that make 6.8 as well like Hornady, Remington, S&B, etc.
As far as price goes, 6.8 is some what expensive. SSA 110 grain pro hunters are around $19 per box. You can find plinking ammo cheaper if you look around. :2cents:
 

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Pretty much what he said. If you are going to shoot tons I think 6.8 is a reloading round, but then again so is .308 these days. A Box of Hornady cost me around $25 locally. I ordered a bunch from SSA before all the prices went up and got it for around $15 a box, that is about the cheapest you will ever see it. I will start reloading it when all my ammo runs out.
 

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Yeah sound like it, well going to get a new set of dies then! Appreciate it fellas
 

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Yeah, i just wish there was a way to form the brass from something else that is abundant. I treat the 6.8 brass like gold.
 

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Yeah, i just wish there was a way to form the brass from something else that is abundant. I treat the 6.8 brass like gold.
Unfortunately where I shoot (NRA HQ range) it is pretty much impossible to retrieve much of my 6.8 brass. It kicks off of the partition of the shooting lane and out into the line of fire. I can't have them stop everyone from shooting so I can chase my brass. I wish I could think of a way to have it land behind me. I was planning on keeping as much of it as possible.
 

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What you need to do is leave your 5.56 deflector on the gun when you change calibers. It will spit the brass right at 3 oclock. you could always order a new one from Terra in 5.56 and play with it and a file and see if you can get it to go to 4-5 oclock.
 

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What you need to do is leave your 5.56 deflector on the gun when you change calibers. It will spit the brass right at 3 oclock. you could always order a new one from Terra in 5.56 and play with it and a file and see if you can get it to go to 4-5 oclock.
Thanks for the tip; I'll try that next time I shoot it in 6.8. My 6.8 kit is going back to Terra to look at my cycling problems. I hope to have it back running properly soon.

BTW...I am hoping for SSA to offer the cheaper 6.8 plinking round online. They indicate it will only be available to dealers but I like ordering from them online and am not sure any local dealers will pass any savings on to the consumer.
 

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I know it might not look that impressive,but have you guys ever tried to find,use or make your own brass catcher.I know they make them for the AR,I don't see why with a little jerry-rigging you couldn't make it work on an XCR as well.You wouldn't even have to bend over just dump the net after every magazine or two.



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With a little PVC and some netting you can make a great brass catcher for handgun or rifle. :duh: >:D
 
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The cheapest you'll find for 6.8 is gonna be the Hunting Shack. They make the 110 VMax and the 115 OTM and you'll get them for less than SSA in most cases.

I offer an ammo group buy several times a year with them and we can get the best prices then. Oddly enough almost no-one took advantage of the ~$.10 cent per round savings.

SSA does have a much larger selection of loads and seems to be the driving force for the market in this round. Unfortunately I dont see the price dropping to below $.75 per round anytime soon, unless the .mil adopts it.
 

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yeah, those prices you got were killer and if I wasn't already set on reloading components I probably would have jumped in it. Can they offer just brass next time? I can always use more 6.8 brass.
 

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Well next time you are planning to do another group buy please let me know!
 
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