The 6.8 Special Purpose Cartridge, or 6.8 SPC, is a modern round developed by Remington, the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, and the U.S. Special Operation Command. It was designed to provide longer range and more power than the 5.56 in an AR 15 platform. The round completed its goal, but was not adopted for military service. It found new life with hunters looking to use a rifle as light and handy as an AR 15, but in a more potent caliber for moderately large game.
The 6.8 SPC round is exceptionally accurate and an easy conversion on AR platforms. The round was also utilized in Ruger’s Mini 14 series and several bolt action rifle designs. Its moderate recoil made it excellent for follow up shots on wounded, or dangerous game. Companies like Hornady developed specialized hunting loads for the round and the round exploded in popularity among hunters for game ranging from white tailed deer to black bear.
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