6.8 SPC Ammo

6.8 SPC ammo is a relatively new cartridge developed in the early 2000s by a Remington and military collaboration as a mid-way round between the 5.56 x 45 NATO round (.223) and the 7.62 x 51 NATO round (.308). Specifically, the collaboration was looking to field a round with improved terminal ballistics using a ballistically efficient bullet (the range from 6.5 mm to 7 mm in bullet diameter seems to be the optimum ballistically) while functioning well in light, short-barreled AR/M platforms.

The round goes by several monikers including the 6.8 Special Purpose Cartridge (6.8 SPC), the 6.8 SPC II, and the 6.8 x 43. Its development began using the proven .30 Remington case and it uses the same bullet diameter as the incomparable .270 Winchester cartridge - a proven performer. The designers, specifically looking at a military / law enforcement clientele, did not want users to lose magazine capacity nor increase recoil to unacceptable levels and reduce follow-up shot accuracy.

Owners of AR/M platforms can easily change calibers enabling versatility in preparing for various military, law enforcement, hunting, or target situations. The cartridge is a great hunting offering capable of taking deer-sized and under game. There are at least six different chambering variants of the 6.8 SPC, all of which yield similar but somewhat different performance; the SPC II is the most prevalent, and the one currently used by most barrel manufacturers.

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  1. 200rds – 6.8mm SPC Federal American Eagle 115gr. FMJ Ammo 200rds – 6.8mm SPC Federal American Eagle 115gr. FMJ Ammo
    $149.95
    $0.75/ppr

    32 In Stock

  2. 6.8 Remington SPC - 110 gr FMJ - Sellier & Bellot - 20 Rounds 6.8 Remington SPC  - 110 gr FMJ - Sellier & Bellot - 20 Rounds
    $15.00
    $0.75/ppr

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  3. 200rds - 6.8mm SPC Remington UMC 115gr. FMJ Ammo 200rds - 6.8mm SPC Remington UMC 115gr. FMJ Ammo
    $154.95
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    29 In Stock

  4. 20rds – 6.8 Remington SPC Sellier & Bellot 115gr. BTHP Ammo 20rds – 6.8 Remington SPC Sellier & Bellot 115gr. BTHP Ammo
    $16.00
    $0.80/ppr
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    48 In Stock

  5. 20rds - 6.8mm SPC Remington UMC 115gr. FMJ Ammo 20rds - 6.8mm SPC Remington UMC 115gr. FMJ Ammo
    $16.95
    $0.85/ppr

    136 In Stock

  6. 20rds – 6.8mm SPC Federal American Eagle 115gr. FMJ Ammo 20rds – 6.8mm SPC Federal American Eagle 115gr. FMJ Ammo
    $16.95
    $0.85/ppr

    21 In Stock

  7. 20rds – 6.8 SPC Hornady BLACK 110gr. V-MAX Ammo 20rds – 6.8 SPC Hornady BLACK 110gr. V-MAX Ammo
    $19.95
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    38 In Stock

  8. 200rds - 6.8 SPC Hornady 110gr. V-MAX Polymer Tip Ammo 200rds - 6.8 SPC Hornady 110gr. V-MAX Polymer Tip Ammo
    $204.95
    $1.02/ppr

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  9. 200rds – 6.8 SPC Hornady Custom 120gr. SST Ammo 200rds – 6.8 SPC Hornady Custom 120gr. SST Ammo
    $209.95
    $1.05/ppr

    5 In Stock

  10. 20rds - 6.8 SPC Hornady 110gr. V-MAX Polymer Tip Ammo 20rds - 6.8 SPC Hornady 110gr. V-MAX Polymer Tip Ammo
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    30 In Stock

  11. 20rds - 6.8 SPC Hornady 110gr. Boattail Hollow Point Ammo 20rds - 6.8 SPC Hornady 110gr. Boattail Hollow Point Ammo
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  12. 20rds - 6.8 SPC Hornady 120gr. SST Polymer Tip Ammo 20rds - 6.8 SPC Hornady 120gr. SST Polymer Tip Ammo
    $21.95
    $1.10/ppr

    128 In Stock

  13. 20rds - 6.8 SPC Federal Fusion MSR 115gr. SP Ammo 20rds - 6.8 SPC Federal Fusion MSR 115gr. SP Ammo
    $22.95
    $1.15/ppr

    19 In Stock

  14. 20rds - 6.8mm SPC Remington 115gr. Premier Match BTHP Ammo 20rds - 6.8mm SPC Remington 115gr. Premier Match BTHP Ammo

    ☆☆☆☆☆ 1 Review(s)

    $29.85
    $1.49/ppr

    28 In Stock

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Recent 6.8 SPC Reviews

  • ☆☆☆☆☆
    This load was developed for SBRs like the LWRC PSD and UCIW. It has low flash, light recoil and is still deadly at 250M even from an 8.5" barrel. After several years of failure to stop situations with suicide bombers and assassins the king of Saudi Arabia armed his royal guard with 6.8SPC SBRs loaded with XM68GD based on US research data. They're used to take down terrorists and assassins on an almost daily basis with no more FTS problems. If you want "Hog Ammo" maybe this won't be your cup of tea but if you use 6.8SPC for self defense this is the right stuff.
    TIMMAY on 500rds - 6.8 Rem SPC Federal XM68GD 90gr. Gold Dot Bonded Soft Point Ammo
  • ☆☆☆☆☆
    Great ammo should have gotten more at the price I paid. Went back up after my purchase.
    Justin on 500rds - 6.8 Rem SPC Federal XM68GD 90gr. Gold Dot Bonded Soft Point Ammo
  • ☆☆☆☆☆
    good factory ammo at a good price.
    AMiles on 500rds - 6.8 Rem SPC Federal XM68GD 90gr. Gold Dot Bonded Soft Point Ammo
  • ☆☆☆☆☆
    Excellent ammo. Loaded righted up the power scale, and with a very effective bullet, terminally speaking. Makes very good hunting ammo, as well as for home defense or SHTF bug out use. That's why it's so hard to find now, and when found goes for a good bit. Got mine on a Black Friday sale, so wasn't as expensive. My only issue is the Federal brass casing. Federal isn't known for the most durable cases, and if you reload, don't red line these cases, or the primer pockets will loosen up quickly. Other than that, top rate ammo. Hope the Middle Eastern countries write another contract for more ammo.
    Russ S on 500rds - 6.8 Rem SPC Federal XM68GD 90gr. Gold Dot Bonded Soft Point Ammo