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Latest products for 6.8mm rem spc

  • Creedmoor Sports Inc Starline 6.8 SPC Brass Cases for $46.95
  • Natchez Shooters Supplies Barnes M/LE TAC-X Rifle Bullets 6.8mm .277" 85 gr FB 50/ct for $32.99

6.8mm Rem SPC Ammo

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The 6.8mm SPC cartridge was designed to address the deficiencies of the terminal performance of the 5.56×45mm NATO cartridge currently in service with the Armed Forces of all NATO-aligned countries.

The 6.8 mm generates around 2,385 J (1,759 ft⋅lbf) of muzzle energy with a 7.5-gram (115 gr) bullets.

In comparison, the 5.56×45mm round (which the 6.8 is designed to replace) generates around 1,796 J (1,325 ft⋅lb) with a 4.0 g (62 gr) bullet, giving the 6.8 mm a terminal ballistic advantage over the 5.56 mm of 588 J (434 ft-lb).

One of the enigmatic features of this cartridge is it's being designed for a short barrel carbine length rifle than the standard rifle-length is (usually 41 cm (16 in).

The round only gains about 7.6-10.7 m/s (25-35 ft/s) for every 25 mm of barrel length past the standard 410-millimeter (16 in) barrel (all else being equal) up to barrel's length around 560-610 mm (22-24 in) with no gain/loss inaccuracy.

It also does very well in rifles with less than 410 mm (16 in) barrels. In recent developments (the period 2008-2012) the performance of the 6.8 SPC has been increased by approximately 61 to 91 m/s (200 to 300 ft/s) by the work of one ammunition manufacturer Silver State Armory LLC (SSA) and a few custom rifle builders using/designing the correct chamber and barrel specifications.

About: 6.8mm Rem SPC

  • Place of origin: United States
  • Designer: Remington Arms, USSOCOM
  • Designed: 2002–2004


  • Parent case: .30 Remington
  • Case type: Rimless, bottlenecked
  • Bullet diameter: 0.277 in (7.0 mm)
  • Neck diameter: 0.298 in (7.6 mm)
  • Shoulder diameter: 0.402 in (10.2 mm)
  • Base diameter: 0.421 in (10.7 mm)
  • Rim diameter: 0.422 in (10.7 mm)
  • Rim thickness: 0.049 in (1.2 mm)
  • Case length: 1.667 in (42.3 mm)
  • Overall length: 2.260 in (57.4 mm)
  • Case capacity: 34.8–36.9 gr H2O (2.26–2.39 cm3)
  • Maximum pressure (C.I.P): 58,700 psi (405 MPa)
  • Maximum pressure (SAAMI): 55,000 psi (380 MPa)

Ballistic performance

Bullet mass/type Velocity Energy
7.45g(115gr)fmj 2,575ft/s(785m/s) 1,694ft⋅lbf(2,297 J)
7.78g(120gr)sst 2,460ft/s(750m/s) 1,612ft⋅lbf(2,186J)
7.1 g (110 gr) Sierra Pro Hunter 2,500 ft/s (760 m/s) 1,525 ft⋅lbf (2,068 J)
5.5g(85gr) Barnes TSX with "tactical" factory SSA load 3,070ft/s(940m/s) 1,780ft⋅lbf(2,410J)

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