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Thread: Ruger drops all 6.8 rifles

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    Better not let me near your circle till I sell the mini 14 ?

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    If you own a Mini 14 you are NOT allowed to participate in this forum. Go. Git. Skat. I don't really have the authority to say that. But if I did.......

    Seriously, if you want an example of Ruger not giving a rat's ass about the shooter you need look no farther than the Mini 14 / Mini 30. I have long and mostly less than satisfactory experience with Ruger. Without taking an hour to go over it again I will simply say: Ruger stinks. They evidently stink a lot less now than they used to which is good because they used to stink really bad.

    I was told by a Vice President of one of the big gun companies that Ruger does not regard shooters as customers. Their customers are the big wholesalers.
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    Well that doesnt look good for my future 6.8 prospects. I really have been looking for a decent intermediate between the 5.56 and the .308, but nothing is getting any support. I guess I will just have to get a Colt 901 in .308.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Microalign View Post
    Well that doesnt look good for my future 6.8 prospects. I really have been looking for a decent intermediate between the 5.56 and the .308, but nothing is getting any support. I guess I will just have to get a Colt 901 in .308.
    You do realize this is only one manufacturer, with a small selection of offerings with mediocre specs (hence the poor sales of Ruger 6.8 rifles.) There are still a bunch of 6.8 vendors with great products available.
    Colt SP6920, LE6920, 6720
    BCM Lower/ARP 6.8SPC upper for hog hunting
    DD M4V5 clone, Troy 5.56 Carbine, S&W M&P10
    PSA Lower/BCM LW 16" middie CHF upper
    PSA Lower/BCM LW 14.5" middie upper
    2 PSA 18"6.8 rifles, PSA 20" M16A4 clone
    Remington 870, Remington 700VTR
    SA XDm9, XDm9C, , XD9SC S&W 1911
    Ruger GP100, Hawkeye77 Compact 6.8SPC
    Kel-Tec KSG, Marlin 336 30-30, HK 45C, VP9
    Sig 1911 Tacops, Scorpion 1911, M11A1, P226 Mk25

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    The barrel was hammer-forged, which a lot of people think is good. It was quite possible the single best 6.8 SPC barrel made. No one bothered to test it though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rsilvers View Post
    The barrel was hammer-forged, which a lot of people think is good. It was quite possible the single best 6.8 SPC barrel made. No one bothered to test it though.
    Did you test whether it was the 'single best 6.8 SPC barrel made', or is this just more speculation by a guy that has a financial interest in this cartridge not doing well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rsilvers View Post
    Ruger has dropped all its 6.8 rifles due to slow sales.

    There are two possible causes for the slow sales:

    1. 6.8 is not selling in general.
    2. 6.8 sells, but only if you have a certain chamber and twist.

    Not sure which one it is - but, I do think they would have sold significantly more if they did an SPC-II chamber and 1/11 twist. It is ok to make a product you want rather than what most customers want, but you have to accept you will sell fewer of them because of it and realize you are in a niche area.
    Lack of hi-caps didn't help either.
    My brother saw Deliverance and bought a Bow. I saw Deliverance and bought an AR-15.

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