View Full Version : hello from minnesota
01-10-2010, 11:53 PM
just ordered a bison 18" at the beginning of december, should see it soon. this will be my second 6.8. bought my first from dpms when it first came out. pretty slow compared to what remington advertized. plenty accurate with the 110 pro hunters though. sold that ar to my brother ( who loves it.) started seeing some of the spec 2 stuff on the internet and got intrigued. been a dedicated 308 guy for about 12 years now, got sick of the never ending quest to one hole my bolt guns and wanted to shoot with a smile for change. wanted to shoot a light recoiling rifle out to 400 (paper) and 350 on deer. love the ar platform and thought it would be a fun build. would have loved to have seen a cartridge like this when i was in the Corps. never been overly impressed with 5.56
01-11-2010, 06:54 AM
Welcome Aboard. Let us know how she shoots when you get it.
01-11-2010, 07:26 AM
01-11-2010, 08:52 AM
more from MN is a plus. Welcome, and thank you for service, and stay warm :)
01-11-2010, 08:57 AM
Ahh another Jarhead !
Welcome aboard !
01-11-2010, 10:23 AM
Welcome to the board!
01-11-2010, 12:40 PM
Welcome to another Minnesotan. This is a great place for answers.
01-11-2010, 03:19 PM
Seems we be growing in numbers. Welcome.
The 110 PHs should expand properly to 350 pretty good in that rig.
For the bigger white tails up here the 110 nosler accubond from SSA is a bit better I think. Hint - Get them on Sale! But shoot them from a barrel that's had a few shots in it for best results. My current ammo stock is SSA 110 grain Nosler Accubonds standard factory loads, got them before my rifle was reamed to Spec II, throated really.
The Barnes TSX 110 grain from SSA is also a great killer. Bill Wilson used it alot on big hogs.
Some people like 85 grain TSX or 100 grain accubonds, but I like the 110 grainers myself.
Here is a Ballistics program I use I find it very helpful.
I use a Ruger Mini 6.8 reamed/throated out to Spec II so at least I can shoot the tactical loads even if its 1 in 10 twist with 6 grooves. Will use it alot in the future for economic reasons a 6.8 build has been put off...again...but still I found its a great gun and cartridge combo. Last year right before deer season I helped another service person find a Ruger Mini 6.8 who wanted one before his deployment for deer hunting, as he wanted a Mini-14 platform in a superior cartridge that the 6.8 SPC is. I guess a lot of people like that combo. He was in Wisconsin and the gun dealer was in Minnesota on Gun Broker at a decent price. I call that great Timing!
I find the Mini 6.8 is less cumbersome for general purpose hunting from walking around (some call it "Stalking") to stand sitting and find the close range sighting to be pretty dang fast. But then I'm use to hunting with standard rifle profile rifles and my Mini 6.8 has become my general carry rifle for things. Yes I do have some 20 round pro mags for it for "Just In Case." Already had 3 "Just In Case" incidents so far. Mostly feral dogs. I like the higher ammo option than the 35 Remington lever action I carried before that. My Ruger out shoots my Marlin by 100 yards in performance also another favor for it.
01-11-2010, 09:00 PM
01-11-2010, 11:58 PM
Welcome ! How far are you from Wheaton?
01-12-2010, 12:13 PM
Welcome aboard Marine. When you had your DPMS did you experience any problems with customer service.I currently have a Noveske, which is ok but their customer service after the purchase is poor. I'm thinking of DPMS for my next rifle.
01-12-2010, 06:16 PM
i've had excellent service from dpms. so far i've had 2 ar's ( 5.56 and 6.8 ) and 2 lr 308's. one, a 16" tactical, the other a 24" bull barrel. i had feeding issues with the 16", and they fixed it right away, no questions asked. i think they build a really high quality rifle at a competitive price. and every one of them is m.o.a. or better with good ammo.
01-12-2010, 07:07 PM
Thanks for the info. I've been looking at there rifles on their website. Good to know the service is there.
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