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Old 08-20-2010, 11:43 AM
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Default M1A Scout Squad .308 or Daniel Defense 6.8spc

Hello Everyone,
I am in the market for a new rifle. I am looking for the most balanced that I can use for both hunting and tactical purposes. I have narrowed my search to two rifles.

1. M1A Scout Squad .308
2. Daniel Defense DDV6.8spc

Based on your knowledge through experience and or research which of the two would be more balanced and better at handling either application?

What is the type of accuracy I can expect and to what effective distance could I hunt medium game?

I am aware that 6.8 is a less available round.
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Old 08-20-2010, 11:44 AM
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wow we posted pretty much the exact topic at the same time. Im sure someone will get mad at this haha.
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Old 08-20-2010, 11:50 AM
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I am aware that 6.8 is a less available round.
Well, there you go.
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I am really enjoying my Scout Squad. Fun to shoot, reasonably accurate, cheaper ammo than 6.8.
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Old 08-20-2010, 1:56 PM
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I posted in the other thread about hunting with the 6.8spc.

For defense though its apples and oranges. The .308 is a lot better out beyond 600 yards but I can get follow up on a 6.8 much easier as it has like 1/2 the recoil.

However while the 6.8 was designed for a defensive round it is way too expensive and I can pump out a lot more 5.56 as it is even lighter recoil and is 1/3 the price.
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I am aware that 6.8 is a less available round.
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Well, there you go.
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I would go with the M1A Scout!!!
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Old 08-30-2010, 8:38 AM
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Default M1A vs. 6.8 SPC

I have both an M1A and an AR from Rock River Arms 6.8 SPC. I reload for both. From a cost-to-shoot standpoint, it's a wash. .308 components are easier to obtain and offer a wider variety of loads for many different purposes (i.e. CQD all the way to 600 yard effectively) depending on set-up. 6.8 I find to be more effective at shorter range (200 yards or less) because of the light weight platform.
The M1A is heavy - period! I don't plan on shooting it offhand. The 6.8 with scope is still only 8.5- 9 lbs.

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Old 08-30-2010, 10:08 AM
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I could only comment on the scout , I truly enjoy my scout and I would think that as much as I love my scout I think it would be heavy to walk around hunting with .
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Old 08-30-2010, 10:22 AM
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for 1300 msrp Bushmaster offers the ORC in 308 - it's 7.7 pounds empty and perfect for a scope. Expensive old guns and expensive ammo guns are for the collector not the shooter.

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I love my 6.8.

Factory ammo is about kinda expensive, from about $17-30 a box. And don't let people tell you it's not readily available, ammo is everywhere now. But of course you know that you will not get the range of .308, period.

Like some said, with a 6.8 AR, it'll be a lot lighter than an M1A, period. If you want to hunt with it, it'll be a lot more enjoyable not to lug around an 11+ pound rifle for hours on end. And 6.8 will drop everything from coyotes to elk to black bear.

Also, while the ammo for 6.8 is expensive, it's killer stuff. Also, the premier ammo maker for 6.8, Silver State Armory, is supposedly coming out with plinking ammo soon, so plinking costs should go down and make it easier not to spend a paycheck at the range just having some fun.

I also like the 6.8 as all I have to do it switch out my uppers when I wanna go from 5.56 to 6.8.
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Scout Squad. You say that you know Ammo is not as available for the 6.8 but you cannot discount that. The 308 is EVERYWHERe and for good reasons, from Iraq to Camp Perry, it does the job. and can use detachable mags of ANY volume you had before the ban (I have some rusty 30 rounders I have to sand blast and refinish) . I vote for the scout, and in fact the postman just brought a spring guide and piston from Sadlak and they are going in that puppy after lunch.
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Scout Squad. You say that you know Ammo is not as available for the 6.8 but you cannot discount that. The 308 is EVERYWHERe and for good reasons, from Iraq to Camp Perry, it does the job. and can use detachable mags of ANY volume you had before the ban (I have some rusty 30 rounders I have to sand blast and refinish) . I vote for the scout, and in fact the postman just brought a spring guide and piston from Sadlak and they are going in that puppy after lunch.
I haven't tried any 30 round mags, but the 25 round C.M.I. mags I purchased
from 44mag.com function flawlessly in my FrankenBushScoutMK14SEIRRM.

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Do you have an AR10? the Scout is a log and the 6.8 is a compromise. But of the two, I'd go 6.8 in the AR platform.
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M1A Scout............No question about it
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Old 08-30-2010, 12:00 PM
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M1A.

The 6.8 is interesting, but stick with something in a standard caliber where you can use you pre-2000 high-caps.
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