Last year, LWRC introduced their new Six8 platform. The joint venture with Magpul revolutionized the 6.8SPC AR and is now the benchmark for the caliber. Until now, the Six8 and its proprietary 30rd Mapgul PMAG have only been available as a complete rifle solution from LWRC dealers. But what about the riflemen that prefers to build his own? Or for the shooter that prefers DI over Gas Piston? For those clients, we are pleased to announce the new LWRC Six8 receiver sets.
The LWRCI SIX8 receiver sets are proprietary components designed for 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, they started with the magazine. Partnering with Magpul®, the leader in polymer magazine engineering, the first polymer 6.8 magazine was designed. 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
The LWRC SIX8 rifles and receivers are fully ambidextrous and equally suited to right or left-handed operators. They 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 for the 6.8mm SPC cartridge. 7075 aluminum. Type III hardcoat anodizing.
— Uses Magpul polymer high reliability 30-rd magazine with Hi-visibility follower. Unique to the SIX8 platform. Allows for COAL (cartridge over all length) of 2.32”.
— Enlarged ejection port allows unhindered ejection of the 6.8 casings.
— Fully ambidextrous controls
— Accepts standard fire control groups, barrels and barrel nuts, buffer tubes, etc.
— Tension Screw adjusts upper / lower fit
— Inside of upper receiver coated with Teflon dry film lube per mil standard.
*Please note this is a proprietary receiver set and is not compatible with other uppers, lowers or magazines.
Price: $699 plus shipping to your FFL. Click here to order. The first shipment is ready to go, and so is your first Six8 rifle build! We hope this gets your creative juices flowing on Monday morning. Have a good rest of your week and God bless! — Evan