Originally Posted by Dave L.
This is correct.
Noveske is coming out better 6.8 barrels soon.
Noveske is moving to SPCII chambered, 1:12 twist poly rifled barrels for 6.8. These will be stainless steel, available in 12.5", 16.1", and 18" lengths, coming out right around the beginning of 2009.
WOA will sell you an SPCII chambered 1:11 twist barrel today. These are a great buy if you want to build a 6.8 right now.
Finally, if you want a less expensive alternative, Stag Arms is switching to SPCII 1:11 twist barrels some time early next year.
If you wait just a couple of months, your 6.8 choices will open up dramatically and you will be able to shoot hot handloads and SSA's combat loadings.
Stay away from the MRP until LMT gets a clue and starts offering 6.8 barrels with an SPCII or DMR chamber and 1:11 twist rifling.