Giant Nebraska Buck Taken with an AR15 in 6.8 SPC

The AR15 Chambered in 6.8 SPC that the Author Used to Shoot his Buck

The AR15 Chambered in 6.8 SPC that the Author Used to Shoot his Buck


Giant Nebraska Buck Taken with an AR15 in 6.8 SPC

 

Big Nebraska Sheds!

Big Nebraska Shed!

Nebraska is known for large Whitetail Bucks, but I never had a chance to harvest a true giant, until this past season.  Back in 2013, I started hearing stories of a huge white-horned buck with matching split G2s in our area.  I got a good look at him through heavy cover one time in 2014, but never got him on any camera pics.  Knowing that he was around, and that he was a great deer,  this buck was on my mind for the 2015 season.  Opening day of the 2015 rifle season, I watched the same giant buck chase a doe about 300 yards from my blind, in the timber.  I was excited to see him again, and know that he was alive and well, still in my area!  I hoped to get another chance at him soon.

 

The Author with his Giant Nebraska Whitetail Buck!

The Author with his Giant Nebraska Whitetail Buck!

On Thursday, November 19th, at 2:00 in the afternoon, there were heavy winds, and cattle in front of me drinking from a pond.  So, I wasn’t expecting to harvest the biggest deer of my life but it finally happened!   I saw the giant buck 100 yards away, skirting the pond and cattle, as well as the clearing.  He was staying in heavy timber, so I waited patiently for my shot opportunity.  When it finally presented itself, I sealed the deal with my 6.8 SPC AR15 rifle that I built myself.  The well placed, SSA 110 grain Sierra Pro Hunter hit him hard, so he only ran 30 yards and expired.  After years of passing small bucks, taking does and maintaining mineral sites with Gravestone Mineral supplement,  I had finally taken a true Nebraska giant whitetail, with an unofficial 180″ gross!

Another Shot of the Author's Giant Nebraska Buck!

Another Shot of the Author’s Giant Nebraska Buck!

 

Build Info:
Cartridge – 6.8 SPC
Upper/Lower: 
Seeking Precision Upper and Lower
Barrel: 
16″ AR15 Performance barrel
Muzzle Brake:  Troy Claymore muzzle brake
BCG:  Lantac E-BCG
Trigger – CMC 3.5LB. SSA Flat Trigger
Rail – DIAMONDHEAD USA VRS-T 15″ rail
Buttstock:  FAB DEFENSE GL-MAG
Grip:  UTG ergonomic pistol grip
Optic: Primary Arms 4 – 14 x 44mm Orion Scope
Misc:  [NERD] Coffin Nail Ambi Charging Handle
Misc:  Strike industries cobra fire grip and selector switch
Ammunition – Silver State Armory 110 gr Sierra Pro Hunter
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The Author's AR15 in 6.8 SPC.

The Author’s AR15 in 6.8 SPC.

Matt M.

Matt M.

Pro-Staff at Bucks of Nebraska
I am a dad, husband, tattooed farmer, goat-rancher, hunter, Star Wars fan, weapon enthusiast, dealer & builder (AR15).I am also a Pro-Staff Member of Bucks of Nebraska, and a Whitetails Unlimited event coordinator.
Matt M.