Developed by collaboration between Remington and the Army Marksmanship Unit as a possible replacement to .223/5.56, the 6.8 SPC continues to build a strong following. Like any promising cartridge, with a following bordering on rabid, the manufacturers will respond to fill the need. In the case of the 6.8 SPC, there is a rather deep thirst, so Federal has stepped up to the plate with a new offering by adding the 6.8 SPC to Fusion line. Here’s the full release from Federal Premium Ammunition.
ANOKA, Minnesota – Feb. 17, 2016 – Federal Premium Ammunition is pleased to announce it’s expanding the popular Fusion MSR line with a 90-grain option in 6.8 SPC. The load joins the existing Fusion MSR lineup, which includes 223 Rem. 62-grain, 6.8 SPC 115-grain, 308 Win. 150-grain and 338 Federal 185-grain options. Shipments of this new product are now being delivered to dealers.
Modern sporting rifles (MSRs) are the most adaptable class of firearms in history, handling everything from tactical applications to elk hunting. Fusion MSR loads are specifically designed for hunting with these rifles, performing to their ballistic peak through 16-inch barrels for AR15 platforms and 20-inch barrels for AR10 platforms. The molecularly fused bullet transfers tremendous energy on impact for deadly knockdown power.
Features & Benefits
- New 90-grain 6.8 SPC load
- Primer, propellant, bullet and case are optimized for hunting in MSR actions
- Flawless feeding and function
- Skived bullet tip for long-range expansion
- Molecularly-fused jacket around a pressure-formed core produces excellent accuracy