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Q – AR-10 Upper Receiver in 8.6CM

Q posted this photo to their InstaGram account and I’m intrigued.

They are teasing an upper reciever for their Honeybadger carbine in 8.6 Creedmoor.

Here’s some additional info:

8.6 Creedmoor is coming. It’s 300 Blackout’s big brother for .308 Win sized guns. Optimized for short barrels, just like 300BLK. Out of a 12” barrel, 8.6 Creedmoor matches the energy of .308 Win from a 16” barrel. The 8.6 Creedmoor subsonic is over 300 gr., and with a silencer equals the sound performance of most suppressed .22LR’s. You also get full mag capacity and no bolt change is required. Like 300BLK, 8.6 Creedmoor only requires a barrel swap from your .308 Win. Look for a pistol version of The Fix rifle, gas guns, and many others offered in this new caliber. It also works with .338 silencers…our new one is on the way.


12 Responses to “Q – AR-10 Upper Receiver in 8.6CM”

  1. Steve zahn says:

    Are we sure that’s a honey badger? That looks an awful lot like a noveske N6 upper.

  2. jellydonut says:

    Considering 8.6 Creedmoor is a short action caliber, this is an entirely new firearm from Q, or at least a new AR10-type upper. It won’t work with the Honey Badger in either case.

    • Call_me_ski says:

      It looks to be built on noveske/SMOS receivers.

      • Brando says:

        I concur. Kevin B has already talked about this cartridge for the Fix, so one would have to assume he’s experimenting with it in a small gas gun. And since it would have be on a scaled-up platform, that means building an AR-10-scale Honey Badger. Very intriguing! If you’re going to throw subsonic lead, you might as well try to throw the heaviest bullet you can.

        That’s why in a bolt-gun, it’s fun running a 12.7x48mm

  3. Gray says:

    Pretty sure that is a Noveske built gun.

  4. Skeptical Skunk says:

    I liked 8.6Creedmoor better when it was called .338 Federal.

    • James says:

      Talking to them on IG, the CM will solve most of the ogive issues with really heavy bullets by having shorter case length but same overall length. The same thing happens with 6.5cm over .260 Remington, but 300+gr bullets in.338 have more pronounced issues, hence .338 norma> .338 lapua. Similar issues,similar fixes.

  5. jbgleason says:

    Isn’t the one in the back a Fix bolt gun?

  6. Kit Badger says:

    If you’re curious about the 8.6 Creedmoor and/or Fix, you can check out a video on it here: