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I have been hunting with a 6.8 for the last few years and have grown to really like the round and the AR platform.
I have killed quite a few hogs and whitetails with it and have yet to not have something either drop on the spot or drop with in sight.
Everything I have killed with the round has been with handloads using Barnes bullets. Either the 110g TTSX and this year the 85g TSX.

In December of 2009 I received an 18" barreled Recon from Wilson Combat.
Most parts are manufactured in house.

Specs:

Match grade 1 in 11 twist, SPC II chambered stainless barrel 18"
Accu Riser scope mount with Trijicon 3-9 Accupoint with miidot reticle and illuminated green center dot (I LOVE these scopes!)
Quad rail forearm
Tactical Trigger Unit (the best single stage AR trigger on the market as far as I am concerned)
Backup Flip up sights
Accutec 6.8 flash suppressor
Np3 coated bolt carrier (slicker than a used car salesman)
Enhanced 6.8 bolt
Complete with their Tuff Coat finish

Finishing it off are Magpul parts
the Miad grip and CTR stock

The gun is a work of art, there's zero play between upper and lower receiver.
The machining and attention to detail are just like their 1911s, you just can't get any better.
The TTU trigger has ZERO creep, ZERO overtravel and an instant reset.  It breaks clean and is ever bit as nice as my Jewell trigger in my LTR 308
The scope mount can be removed and it does return to zero.
 At first I didn't care for the looks of the knob but it works with gloves and there are no tiny levers to try to get at or to fine tune tension.
It just works.

The gun shoots great and everyone that has checked it out has commented on how clean and well put together it is.
And of course everyone drools over the trigger..  the most common response is "wow"

if you are in the market for a lifelong hunting partner, I sincerely do not think you could do any better.
Wilson Combat has earned a  reputation for having the best customer service in the industry.
Bill Wilson is an avid hunter, his products are field tested, ran hard and he is a perfectionist.













For more info:
http://www.wilsoncombat.com/68project.asp

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Very nice rifle, review, and pics, Charles!  Thanks for posting!Thunbs Up
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Great review, nice deer
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Well here is another WOW for ya Charles.. Thats the finest looking AR Ive ever seen!! Way nicer than mine or any of the other ones Ive seen Ever.. Im glad you kept the colors simple and did not do any funky camo crap to it.. Its got REAL CLASS and all the parts to back it up Coker... Do not be surprised if I PM you with questions soon....I think Bill Wilson just got a new customer. Thanks for showing it to us....Funny, I was just looking at AR 6.8's today...
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Good information and a beautiful rig to boot!
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