I think I have discovered an easy way to start a heated debate. Get around a bunch of gun guys and let the words “6.8 SPC” roll off your tongue as you suspiciously raise one eyebrow. I can do the one eyebrow thing. I perfected it back in the 80’s when this cute girl at school said she thought Lee Majors – The Six Million Dollar Man & The Fall Guy – was sexy when he did that. (There must be something to it, Lee got Farrah and I got a date.)
Being somewhat if not totally a cartridge geek, I’m aware of all the 9mm vs. 45, .270 vs. .30-06 kinds of arguments out there. But, with the 6.8 SPC there’s just an argument. Do we need it? Which version is best? What twist rate should be used? Why won’t the military adopt it?
I vote we rename the cartridge to the 6.8 AS for “argument starter.”