Tim from Ko-Tonics had a good comment I feel like should be its own post:
I am glad you enjoyed our 6.8 SPC upper, and thanks for the kind words.
Just a brief comment about Linogeâ€™s â€œit better be awesome at that price.â€
1) Cheap blasting 6.8 SPC ammo can be had for $12-$13 per box if you look around. Silver State Armory will be coming out with such a round at the end of the calendar year.
2) 6.8 SPC will never be as cheap as .223. For what 6.8 SPC does, itâ€™s much more comparable to .308 in terminal ballistics and all-around usefulness. 6.8 SPC is FAR more lethal than .223. You get what you pay for.
3) The beauty of the AR-15 system is that you donâ€™t need a whole new rifle to get into 6.8 SPC, you just neeed an upper, bolt and magazine. Your current .223/5.56 NATO AR-15 lower will work just fine, with no modifications of any kind. When you want to do some blasting, just put your .223 upper back on.
4) 6.8 SPC is an OUTSTANDING hunting cartridge for deer, hogs, or any other critter weighing less than 400 pounds.
I have a FAQ on 6.8 SPC, as well as a 6.8 SPC hunting page, on our www.ko-tonics.com Web site, point your browser over there if youâ€™d like more info.
Again, thanks for all the nice comments.
I was indeed awesome. Thanks Tim! I can’t wait to show it off to all my shooting buddies back home.