Re: 6.8spc -compressing powder
I read an article some time back in American Rifleman that said they had trouble obtaining top drawer accuracy from the 6.8. I would be very interested in hearing how your load development goes, with a description of your gun and load. 1.25" is fine for hunting but if you're like most of us; it they aren't touching each other it's back to the bench!
Life's too short to shoot an ugly gun.....