Semi-automatic, AR Type, Full-automatic
The SIX8 weapons are short-stroke, gas-piston operated rifles chambered in the 6.8x43mm SPC cartridge. This cartridge was developed as part of the Enhanced Rifle Cartridge Program in which U.S. Special Operations soldiers, as well as armorers and other technicians from the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, played a major role. Its primary purpose was to address the deficiencies in terminal performance seen with the 5.56x45mm NATO cartridge, while allowing the soldier to carry the same number of rounds with minimal weight penalty. It succeeds in doing so because it uses a heavier bullet with excellent accuracy, which delivers more energy across all effective ranges. Until now, a major drawback of using the 6.8 cartridge in an M4 style weapon has been the lack of reliable magazines. So, when LWRC designed the SIX8 family of weapons, we started with the magazine. Partnering with Magpul, the leader in polymer magazine engineering, they designed the first polymer 6.8 magazine. Building upon the magazine, LWRC designed the SIX8 platform for maximum reliability and improved ergonomics. The upper and lower receivers are designed to accommodate the slightly larger polymer magazine and to perfect the feed geometry for the 6.8 cartridge. In addition, we have prompted Federal Ammunition to develop new lines of affordably priced, high performance 6.8 ammunition for commercial, law enforcement and military applications. As with the IC family, the weapons in the new SIX8 family are fully ambidextrous and equally suited to right- or left-handed operators. The SIX8 rifles are based on the familiar Stoner M4/AR15/M16 architecture, but they have been optimized specifically for use with the 6.8 cartridge. Proprietary upper and lower receiver optimized for the 6.8 SPC cartridge Polymer high reliability 30-rd magazine with Hi-visibility follower Enlarged ejection port allows unhindered ejection of the 6.8 casings Skirmish Back-Up Iron Sights Cold hammer forged barrel. 1:10 twist rate will stabilize a wide range of bullet weights and types. 9” Picatinny quad-rail for optics, vertical forward grips, lights and lasers LWRCI Compact stock w/ integral sling attachment point. Short-stroke piston operation offers unparalleled reliability. LWRCI Enhanced Fire Control Group: Investment castings are x-rayed for inclusions prior to machining and nickelboron coated for a smooth crisp trigger pull with positive reset. LWRCI Flash Hider. LWRCI Ambidextrous charging handle.
|Caliber:||6.8mm Remington SPC (Special Purpose Cartridge)|
|Rate of twist:||1 in 10"|
|Overall length:||30.5 - 33.75"|
|Sights:||LWRCI Skirmish™ Back-Up Iron|
|LWRCI Skirmish™ Back-Up Iron|