The 6.8 is around the same diameter as a .270 to give you an idea of size. It's a good round for deer and hogs IMO, though the 308 would be also. The good thing about a 6.8 is you can just buy an upper and swap it on to your existing 5.56 lower assembly. Two pins and you switch between 5.56 and 6.8 spc.I want an AR type rifle for hogs and deer but I want more knock down power that the 223 and less recoil/muzzle jump than the 308 for quick following shots at running hogs. I'm thinking the 6.8 mm may be the ticket. Anyone have experience with this round?
Why not? I thought they changed the law?The only issue I have found is find decent mags...the Colt 7.62X39 mags work great and the 30 round C Products does too....just can't hunt game with it...I bought some 10 round mags that won't feed worth a k-rap...but I don't recall what who made them...I gave them away...
I wasn't to worried TPWD, it's the arm chair wardens at the leases that I am most worried about.Why not? I thought they changed the law?
Magazine Capacity (number of shells/cartridges allowed): There are no restrictions on the number of shells or cartridges a legal firearm may hold when hunting game animals or game birds (except migratory game birds, see Legal Shotgun).When in doubt, call TPWD and ask them of course.
Yeah...the 7.62X39 is not "in class" with any of the above calibers, but ammo is cheap and plentiful. It continues to surprise me in the field. The longest tracking job so far has barely been worth mentioning.7.62 x 39 is basically 75% of the energy (existing the barrel) of a .243 shooting 100 grain SP's (in the .243).
For a high stepper like you Jammer, get the 6.5. You can use the same bullets (on the light end) as your other .264's, and it will give that watch of yours a work out.
And, its the 6.5 with the superior long range performance, exceeding even the .308 at times. The 6.5 is the ultimate intermediate AR round.
7.62 x 39 is basically 75% of the energy (existing the barrel) of a .243 shooting 100 grain SP's (in the .243).