by David Crane
While we’re on the subject of the 6.8x43mm SPC (Special Purpose Cartridge)/6.8 Rem SPC, Remington Arms has just introduced their 6.8mm SPC "Light Tactical Rifle" (LTR). The Remington 6.8mm SPC Light Tactical Rifle (LTR) is a bolt action medium-range sniper rifle appears to be based on the Remington Model 700 short action.
The 6.8x43mm SPC/6.8mm SPC and Reminton Model 700P Light Tactical Rifle (LTR) is an interesting marriage, and should prove quite affective for short to medium-range interdiction (sniping) in urban environments. It should prove particularly effective in the hands of law enforcement (LE) SWAT snipers. It would seem logical that the 6.8x43mm can effectively bridge the terminal-performance gap between the 5.56x45mm (.223) and 7.62x51mm (.308). The 6.8mm SPC can neutralize threats more quickly than the 5.56mm (non-central nervous system shots) while reducing the risk of target overpenetration associated with the 7.62x51mm (.308) cartridge. Reducing this risk is particularly important for law enforcement agencies, which always strive to…
reduce collateral damage (i.e injury or death to innocent persons) while conducting hostage rescue operations and armed-threat neutralization operations.
Gary Paul Johnston, whom I quoted in my previous article, has written an excellent and informative piece on the Remington 6.8mm SPC Light Tactical Rifle (LTR) for the November 2004 issue of "Guns & Weapons for Law Enforcement Magazine" (GWLE). The Remington 6.8mm SPC Model 700P Light Tactical Rifle (LTR) that Mr. Johnston reviewed was, according to the information provided in the article, outfitted with a Leupold Mark 4 Long Range/Tactical (LR/T) 3.5-10x42mm Police Tactical Scope on a one-piece base, D.D. Ross Company Tactical Sling, and Harris Engineering Bipod. The one-piece base in the article might actually be a one-piece M1913 rail base from Mounting Solutions Plus, and an ARMS Throw Lever mount might have been used to secure the scope, but we’re not sure.
Remington Arms Law Enforcment (LE) and Federal Agencies division can be contacted by phone at 336-548-8899, or toll-free at 800-243-9700. For military units or law enforcement (LE) organizations, the best points of contact are Brian Felter and Dewayne Mounce. Brian is Remington’s Federal Agencies division manager, and can be contacted at 301-855-9484 (Office), or 336-209-4317 (Cell). Dewayne is Remington’s Law Enforcement Specialist, and can be reached at ext. 8796 (main number), or Government toll free at 800-852-7634.
You can contact Leupold & Stevens, Inc. at 503-526-1400.
Click here to read a press release on the Leupold Mark 4 Long Range/Tactical (LR/T) Riflescope Line. It’s in PDF format.