Wilson Combat Chambers Four 6.8 SPC ARs
BERRYVILLE, Ark. -- Wilson Combat has begun chambering custom AR platform rifles in 6.8 SPC caliber.
The 6.8 SPC (6.8x43mm) was initially developed by MSG Steve Holland and Chris Murray, a United States Army Marksmanship Unit gunsmith, to offer superior downrange lethality over the 5.56 NATO/.223 Remington in an AR pattern service rifle with minimal loss of magazine capacity and a negligible increase in recoil.
The Wilson ARs have match-grade, Spec II-chambered 16 barrels, from which the 6.8 SPC can push a .277-caliber 85-gr. bullet above 2900 FPS.
Wilson claims 110-gr. bullets achieve 2500 fps with factory-loaded ammunition. Appropriate hand-loading can achieve even higher velocities and enable the use of heavier projectiles up to 130 grains.
Wilson is building four distinct 6.8 models: a 16 M4 variant, 16 or 18 Recons with medium-profile barrels, and a 16 Tactical Hunter Lightweight.
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