They will be back from Nitro-carb/Melonite in apx 10 days.
16" 8 twist, carbine gas system, 5/8-24 threaded muzzle.
$200 barrel alone, $289 barrel and 9310 alloy bolt combo which includes a high quality firing pin and cam pin.
The barrels weigh 2 lbs and DO NOT have a grenade launcher cut out, they DO have M4 feed ramps.
SIX5 -6.5mm on a 6.8 case-vel of the 6.8, BCs of the 6.5
Molṑn Labé http://www.dtic.mil/ndia/2008Intl/Roberts.pdf
"I figure we are gunman because we are better then most, and it beats branding cows or digging copper" -Appaloosa
Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property... Horrid mischief would ensue were the law-abiding deprived of the use of them.-Thomas Paine
Man that is good news. I would suggest that you make up some cartridge chambering gauges ... they make life MUCH easier when learning to make brass!!! If I hadn't already had one made 18 months ago, ARP would definitely be the preferred supplier for me!
Anyone ever tried using 6.8 mags to allow longer OAL?
I am reading that the standard magazine has some trouble feeding the 300 blackout? I was interested in the cartridge as a supersonic hunting round, then I heard that the chambers are cut long to accommodate the 220 grain Sierra, and the thing about the magazines feeding the round. So I am still trying to decide what to do for my new hunting rifle.
I've been looking into picking up a M17S and having it converted into either 6.8 or 300 blackout...but since Kurt passed on I haven't been looking as hard. What do you know about how easy/hard doing the conversion might be? I know the bolt would need to be custom made for a 6.8, while the 5.56 should be fine if I go the blackout road.