Browning 6.8 Western

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  1. Curly Shuffle

    Curly Shuffle LSB Active Member SUS VENATOR CLUB LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    Browning and Winchester have introduced the new 6.8 Western. It is supposed to be the next better thing than the Creedmoor, and the 6.5PRC and according to what I have read it truly is!!! This is going to be the next bolt gun I purchase (although you can not get shells for anything anymore but I hope to have one when you can!) so I can say I have one!!!:) one thing I did not like is they have or are issuing these in way to many models. I spent all day reading about each different model and have narrowed it down to the XBolt Western Hunter Long Range 26”. Since there is a Creedmoor in an AR I am wondering if there will be an AR in the new 6.8 Western or are the pressures going to be to high??? Heck of a round and can not wait to get this rifle??? have my gun guy looking as of today!!! BANG BANG!!!!
     
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    Curly Shuffle LSB Active Member SUS VENATOR CLUB LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    Called Browning and the only way to get one at this time is to order one from a gun dealer. This could be good or bad?? If you order one now they have to make it then send it and you would own one of the first ones made, on the other hand a person might have one of the few ever made!?? The best I could figure out is they are doing this like they did their 6.5 and if it takes off they will make it a production and if it doesn’t go over then they won’t.? I found one place that is selling ammo and it is right at 45 dollars a box.

    update?? they are going into production from what I was told and the release date is the end of the 3rd quarter. Don’t believe this will ever be an AR rifle as pressures will be much. This is a round for long range shooting as it is a cut down 270 WinMag with 165 to a 175 grain bullet pushing 2970 feet per second!! I found a Browning dealer in Utah and I was able to order one. I do not hunt much anymore so I am going to get into shooting long distance to pass some time!!!:) BANG BANG!!
     
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    Think I will stick with my 6.8 SPC
     
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    Curly Shuffle LSB Active Member SUS VENATOR CLUB LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    Ordered one XBolt Western Hunter Long Range 26 inch barrel, bought six boxes of 165 grain long range shells/bullets, and a two set of Redding dies. Do not have a time on the rifle but the person at Browning said they are running about 12 weeks if I remember correctly. The Redding dies could take up to eight months. Redding made a handful of sets but of course those went fast. The waiting game begins!!!???:) BANG BANG!!:)
     

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