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Old December 09, 2016, 18:59   #1
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6.8 SPC Upper Deal

http://palmettostatearmory.com/psa-1...516444449.html

Ordered one, then they showed out of stock. If interested in 6.8 keep checking back. Seems like a smoking deal to me. This will be deer gun for my little chillens.
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Old December 10, 2016, 11:34   #2
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How much were they asking for it Byron?

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Old December 10, 2016, 14:05   #3
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$380, free shipping
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Old December 10, 2016, 17:00   #4
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I'm kinda hanging back in hopes the prices are going to drop lower with free shipping.

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Old December 11, 2016, 10:27   #5
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Damn that was a pretty good price. I paid more for their 6.8 upper with the A2 FSB. It shoots decent but not as accurate as the 6.8 I built using a Daniel Defense S2W barrel. I'll have to keep an eye on this upper and try to snag one if I can catch it in stock.

Let us know how it shoots.
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Old December 22, 2016, 06:37   #6
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Received the upper. Looks as it should. Rail tight, accurately indexed to receiver rails. Havent ordered mags or ammo yet so wont be testing any time soon.
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Didn't want to start a new thread and since posting pics of a 6.8 spc II AR, figure this is as good a place as any.

Little 6.8 minding its own business.



Along comes a can and in 30 seconds or less...



Gets dark or need to touch something farther away same can on 5.56 AR.



And even better same can twists on one of my FAL's, M1a, 7.62x40 AR, 5.7x28 AR, turn bolts and more. Waiting on papers to clear and will have a total of three. Same can, same mount, covers any of my rifles 308 and under. Heard of others using on larger 30 calibers but I don't want to blow one up since have bigger cans, just not as elegant to move from one host to another.
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Old January 11, 2017, 17:28   #8
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Whats the cheek riser thing on the camo rifle? Is the dot so high that you need it? Does it interfere with charging handle?
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Old January 11, 2017, 19:59   #9
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Cheek riser gives perfect cheek weld with 1x red dot mounted at height for perfect cowitness with sights. If ever wonder if either is off, pop up sights and if both don't agree then something is amiss. Actually had battery go dead last week and when sights released dead center of reticle so nothing obscured. Often if taking a shot in the wild that really need bullet to land where aimed will activate sights as confirmation of optic.

It pops off without tools and does not interfere with charging handle if stock extended. So seldom use charging handle had to think for a second. This rifle stays loaded 24/7/365 till BHO catches bolt, new magazine inserted and bolt dropped on fresh magazine. Except for cleaning or swapping ammo type, which is seldom, the charging handle is hardly used. Cheek piece blocking charging handle is no issue unless odd chance of using to sweep a structure with narrow passage and don't extend stock. If had to charge with stock in closed position hand would pop it off. It's more important to me to have comfortable position on the rifle than worry about stock closed operation as its 22 rounds from empty usually and this little rifle has yet to not feed, fire or extract properly.
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Newest existing 6.8 thread so figure use it rather than start a new one. Last week had my daily driver and "Sunday go to church" trucks go in for service beyond my desire to do or ability. The '93 Dakota decided it needed it's second clutch at 325,000 miles and the 3/4 ton Cummins diesel started to show signs of the "death wobble" they are known for at 250,000 miles. Meant all guns had to come out to go to proper shops for each issue. Been busy since getting them back and just pitching a rifle in when drive one. This morning took the time to replace each trucks official rifle to lock behind seat of Dakota and under rear seat of the diesel.

Instead of the Oly XM177 clone and 14.7" M4 clone they both now have a 6.8 spc II in their locks, instead of the MTM 15 magazine box of 5.56 mags in toolbox the daily work truck got a mag pouch with six 25 round mags of 90 grain Gold Dots. Same spare ammo setup in the big truck. If seven mags of 6.8 doesn't get me home will just have to suck up the consequences.

Finished last job of day and the trigger plus forearm for the 22 Nosler build arrived on UPS truck today. Going to try and get it done so can start the camo job on it, doing a Realtree Gunskins wrap that's left over from when they still had a license to reproduce the Realtree pattern. Should have it wrapped, scoped and sighted in by varmint season. Can throw in which ever truck actually driving for sniping ground hogs. But am officially swapped over to 6.8 as the self defense weapon of choice. Finishing the last two builds gave me enough to leave one locked in each truck, next to each bed plus scattered where appropriate.

Still have a few Wylde chamber 5.56 for longer distance and precision work out of the vaults but 6.8 is now the predominant cartridge. Helper today noticed, had one site where owner said was o.k. to shoot and once snapped the suppressor on the sound of bullets striking stumps impressed him immensely. Sounds like a sledge hammer hitting solid wood. Even supersonic, 6.8 with a can is a fun toy to bust rocks and stumps with.
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Old February 16, 2017, 23:11   #11
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Didn't like the ghost image deer skulls,on my 22 Nosler so built another 14.7" 6.8 spc II clones that ran out of tiger stripe and let it rip with the skulls. Like these little 6.8's with Burris red dots.







Still have some areas to finish but from 3:30 till 10:30 pm been twisting up new rifle and laying skulls, seven hours after hard day of work was all I could stand. Rifle runs like scalded ape.
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Old February 16, 2017, 23:38   #12
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Geea Huey the bottom AR just about totally disappears in with all your chickens. Did you say that was a 14.7 " 6.8 P.S.A Huey?

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Yes, have three almost exact builds now. 14.7" CHF 1:11 barrel, Anderson lowers, Aero uppers, Palmetto premium HPT/MPI bolts, two are nickle boron plated, carbine gas, H2 buffers and run like scalded dogs. Can or no can don't have to adjust gas only differences are forearms had laying around. All have Burris XTS 1x red dots mounted on Burris tall mount so sights cowitness. Sights for this one will put on tomorrow after camo job is completely finished. Reason shoot pics on floor noticed it dissappeared in chickens.

About have files built to print up a set of chickenflauge camo for a build. Think the chickens will look good on rifles. Decided not to put graphics on the 22 Nosler as going on FDE billet upper and lower plus all FDE furniture including buffer tube. Since some folks love FDE if don't like it will be easy to part with in the new tacticool cartridge and full FDE color scheme. Have three 14.7", two 16" and one 18" 6.8 now and the 14.7's are my favorites.
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Just popped over to Palmetto, 6.8 spc II logo bolt carrier groups reduced from $199 to $89 bucks. Not seen on sale in a while, dropped two in cart and zoomed out on a barrel hunt. Found a 16" 1:10 with lifetime warranty from company that's done well by me in past for $94. Now to find one more barrel and will have an eight pack of 6.8's.
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I'll have to pop over to PSA just might get me a couple of those 6.8 bcg's that's a good deal. I want to build a 6.8 with a 14.7 CHF barrel I have two 6.8's one is an 18" the other is a 22" both are Triad ARP barrels, Aero uppers with PSA lowers.

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Red Barn Armory has a good deal on Aero uppers right now as well as White Oak Armament. Got uppers from both last week that are in process or finished built already. Screwing together an AR is quick when all the tools and parts are ready to go. Don't know why enjoy my 6.8's so much but have torn down other cartridge AR's for 6.8 parts.
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Huey is your 14.7's 6.8's or are they 5.56? Only 14.7's I found at PSA was 5.56. I wish I hadn't missed the last sale at PSA on there Federal 6.8 seems like their not interested in selling the 6.8.

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Chickenflauge v1.1 project underway.



Need to color balance more toward brown, background has too much white. Will make some PhotoShop adjustments tomorrow, reprint and redo. By this time next week expect should have size of chickens, background color, need to put a matte over coating as a bit shiny but hardest part is done. Getting started. Plan to put on my subsonic specific 6.8 build.

The two tiger stripe 6.8's are my 90 grain Gold Dot rifles. The new pattern finished last night and this morning will be for Hornady 110 grain tipped bullets. Thus grab rifle, six pack of matching magazines and know your rifle and spare ammo are matched. Should make it difficult for others to mix up ammo especially. Have dozens of ideas for custom finishes in my addled brain
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Why, I'd be proud as a game rooster to own a rifle that sexy. Hot chicks.
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Finished it out both sides along with detailing the nooks and crannies. WS making a.fool of myself showing at LGS when had one man asked if it was for sale. Replied it was still experimental, have darken background and put a matte clear on to knock down the gloss. Company that first started selling the kit wrap kits sent me a copy of BATFE letter saying an overlay is not refinishing or gunsmithing. Only done my rifles but know wrap sops doing rifles.

One of the employees asked if possible to do a Star Wars theme. Said other than violating copyright law, it was possible and in fact easy with my equipment. Nice pretty girl and if don't charge her and buy a pile of Star Wars stickers might could puzzle them on. Another customer asked what all I could do, said anything down to family portrait. He wants '55 Chevy's on his rifle. Have to see if outline/shape is trademark infringement though have clip art from a company that has licensing agreements with lots of major corporations and extends to end user in certain circumstances. My clip art allows me to do most vehicle logos for a single use on vehicle, just not mass producing for sale to hundreds and thousands. Stealing images is why my website so screwed up. Over 70% of thumbnails were linked to fairly high resolution pictures. Discovered company reselling my images, shut them down with court order. After Tour de France one year found my pictures in magazines and newspapers with no photo credit or more importantly paid release for use.

Can make a Chevrolet sign for a dealer but can't make a sticker with Calvin peeing on Chevy emblem. Guy who owns Calvin cartoon has put more sign shops and garage businesses into bankruptcy than anyone else I know of. He will viciously sue someone for reproducing Calvin just a single time. Another area am always careful is trademark infringement. Seen people lose businesses making Chevy and Ford decal sets to go on Chevy's and Ford's without license agreement. Coke will rip your @$$ too, as bad as the Calvin guy.

Now to see how far can go to satisfy customer and stay within copyright law. Will have to pass on some jobs. For a CYA made agreement with FFL gunsmith licensed facility to log rifles into their book, apply on their premises and give 25% of fee. When pinned down on price to build custom files, scan pictures, print, apply matte flexible U.V. clear coat $200 to $300 should do most. Could see someone running it up a tad more but time takes is worth $200 minimum. Getting faster, did stock, lower and upper in 2.5 hours including design and printing. First took two days, then got down to a day, last complete rifle with optic six hours. Main thing is offering people something different and having equipment that prints chemical resistant and highly flexible graphics. So now have a product and have to be careful on what I reproduce and how. I know am not about to get in pissing war with George Lucas doing Star Wars kits for AR's but 10 minutes in gun store had three people wanting guns done.
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Huey is your 14.7's 6.8's or are they 5.56? Only 14.7's I found at PSA was 5.56. I wish I hadn't missed the last sale at PSA on there Federal 6.8 seems like their not interested in selling the 6.8.

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Was searching last night to see if could find some fair priced 14.7" barrels for you and figured another for me wouldn't hurt. All I found in 14.7" were a bit pricey. Did stumble on some 20" 1:10 melonite 5R units maker claimed were match grade and throats have an extra thousandth of freebore to allow running hot loads with less risk of KaBooming the rifle. Said perfect if want to seat heavy bullets out and single load or load to max magazine length. Reason for faster twist and length is to allow 120 and 130 grain bullets to stabilize. Also ordered a Superbolt (pricey thing at $69 stripped with no extractor or gas rings but if it's the cool kid on the block) so can heat up,some of the 130's and see how hard can make a poodle shooter hit. Book says 2,460 fps for over 1,700 ft/lbs of energy. That's significantly more than most 5.56 rounds make. Still not a 308, eh?

Happen to have 10,000 130 grain bullets purchased at deal before knew enough about 6.8's. Now have a use for them. Believe my 16" 1:7 twist subsonic barrel might like the 130's also. Hope so, drives me nuts looking at those bags and no use for them. Also scored twenty more stainless 6.8 magazines so looks like I will be close to cracking double digits in 6.8 builds soon. Learned supposed to square the front of receivers for 6.8 builds and replace bolts every 5,000 rounds. Will square all new builds and see how the ones already built last as plan to run them till break and first is already over 2,000 rounds without issues.
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