November 4, 2009

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 Combat

The Wilson rifles are built on mid-length gas systems with enhanced LMT bolt carrier groups. They come with match-grade stainless barrels and a 1” accuracy guarantee. Complete upper receiver units of these models and custom variations are also available. This is the 16” M4 variant.

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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