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Just curious
 

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6.8 when it becomes available. I don't really need another round size to keep in stock, but it will be cheaper than buying a dedicated 6.8 rifle. Isn't that the whole reason for buying an ACR? Having the flexibility to change calibers, like the M4 owners change magazines... ;)

After a review of the .300 AAC Ballistics, my vote could swing in that direction. I see a considerable amount of 6.8 SPC ammo available, not so much with the .300 AAC. The price and availability of ammo is a concern to me. Owning a rifle that I cannot get ammo for is not an option.

Hopefully some military will adopt it, and we will find a large cheap supplier. The AR market seems to be fragmenting into different calibers. Originally people bought an AR or AK because ammo was cheap and plentiful. If there is another scare in the ammo business like last year, I would not want to be left empty.
 

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opps, that was supposed to be a poll that didnt take. I think I messed it up. let me try again

ETA: That's better!!
 

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6.8 when it becomes available. I don't really need another round size to keep in stock, but it will be cheaper than buying a dedicated 6.8 rifle. Isn't that the whole reason for buying an ACR? Having the flexibility to change calibers, like the M4 owners change magazines... ;)
Agreed!!

I think this is where this platform will shine once mature
 

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First off, the minute they release the 7.62 kit, which should include a barrel, bolt and AK style lower for AK mags. Not only would you be able to shoot 7.62x39, but 300AAC Blackout also. The 300AAC Blackout should only

require the barrel, since the stock lower, bolt and magazine would be the same. This kit will be in high demand. This will also put the ACR above other rifles where it belongs.

I will probably get 6.8 also, but I really want the AK kit!
 

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I thought the 300aac took a regular pmag?


If they dont release something soon I am going to sell this heavy piece of plastic!
 

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I thought the 300aac took a regular pmag?


If they dont release something soon I am going to sell this heavy piece of plastic!
It does, I believe the 300 AAC is a .223 case necked up to the .308. Pmag should hold same number of rounds for .223 and 300 AAC.
 

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If I have all of the above to choose from I'll take the 22, 7.62x39, & 30 Rem. AR.
I agree, I would pick more then 1 myself, I was just curious what the "1" would be this time around. Might start a poll at a later date with multiply choices.
 

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My only gripe about the 300AAC is that it will likely become a difficult cartridge to get you hands on as mass production of the caliber will not be available like the 6.5 Grendel by Alexander Arms. After all the 6.5G is a superior round with very good ballistics and can fit within the standard USGI mag as the OAL is close enough. Just like the 6.8 SPC is a superior caliber, however, it is what I would call an open caliber, meaning anyone can manufacture it without licensing.
 

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I bet with Remington backing the 300 and the fact it will fit in a normal pmag that it will become super popular and available.
 

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I went with 6.8 SPC but not really for the 6.8, if that makes sense?! I want to build a custom barrel in something like 6 WOA (a 6.8 case necked down to 6mm). Its roots are in the match rifle world but I'm thinking that round slinging an 80-90gr slug will have some decent stomp without beating the ol' shoulder.
 

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300 Blackout is in it's infant stages, but I'd be surprised if it didn't catch on in a big way. At least two companies have signed on to manufacture ammo. From what I've read, the 300 BLK chamber will also take 300 Whisper®/Fireball/221 just fine. Got .223/5.56 brass and forming/reloading dies? Roll your own! That's what I plan to do. AAC's 300 BLK get's my vote!
 

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"if available?" everywhere it says already available...at least in advertising and in flattering articles...how about a poll that says after bushy delivers on the "available" 6.8, what else would you like to see in 2014...?
 

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"if available?" everywhere it says already available...at least in advertising and in flattering articles...how about a poll that says after bushy delivers on the "available" 6.8, what else would you like to see in 2014...?
I was just curious what other folks might be interested to see for their ACR's if the above calibers were availible for purchase. The listed calibers seem to be the most popular or talked about, but no where all inclusive. There are the "BIG" bore calibers, 450 Bushmaster, 458 SOCOM and 50 Beowolf just to name a few that I didn't list, hence "other"

From all your posts I have seen lately, I get the feeling you want the 6.8 conversion NOW!! Well so would I, but taking into consideration the platform has been out less then a year, then you have the recall that I'm sure set things back some what. Who knows what the reasons are. Personally, I'm happy with the 5.56 version and have enjoyed blasting 1500 rounds thru it. Can't wait to get some of the other calibers to play with, but until then, I will enjoy spending 30 cent everytime I pull the trigger and not worry about the things I can't control.

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I agree only worry about what you can control. like ammo. spending 30 cents per trigger pull sounds awfully expensive I'm at 20 cents a pull.
 

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I agree only worry about what you can control. like ammo. spending 30 cents per trigger pull sounds awfully expensive I'm at 20 cents a pull.
Nice!! What are you buying? I've been buying XM193 for $5.95 per 20. Better then it was a year ago :)
 
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