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Any 6.5 Grendel shooters in the forum?

 
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Old 12-12-2012, 08:00 AM
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Re: Any 6.5 Grendel shooters in the forum?

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I've built a lot of Grendels in the past and really favor the round on the AR platform for deer hunting for those that want to use their AR for that purpose. I've built 18-24" barreled ones and I favor the 20" standard weight for an all-around deer hunting rifle. Free-float tube, taperedbarrel under the handguard set up with the ACE skeletal stock. Nice handy rig and they've all shot very well. I've used Rock blanks for most of them, and shot-out 1000 yard high-power barrels for quite a few more. Once you cut 6" off the chamber end and turn out a 20" barrel (most are Krieger) the chamber and throat look like a brand new barrel for 1/3rd or less the cost of a new one. Never had one of those barrels not shoot 1/2 MOA or better. There's been quite a few deer killed with those rifles over the last 3 or 4 years out to 325 yards and from every report I've heard they've worked very well. It's a great round for that platform.
It is a great platform. Longest kill shot on deer 425 yards.
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Old 12-13-2012, 07:47 AM
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Re: Any 6.5 Grendel shooters in the forum?

David and Goliath; the 6.5 grendel next to 264 Winchester Magnum. Forgive me if I am wrong, but aren't these the smallest and the largest factory chambered 6.5's? Gotta love 6.5mm can't wait for my 6.5 grendel.
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Old 12-13-2012, 01:53 PM
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Re: Any 6.5 Grendel shooters in the forum?

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I've built a lot of Grendels in the past and really favor the round on the AR platform for deer hunting for those that want to use their AR for that purpose. I've built 18-24" barreled ones and I favor the 20" standard weight for an all-around deer hunting rifle. Free-float tube, taperedbarrel under the handguard set up with the ACE skeletal stock. Nice handy rig and they've all shot very well. I've used Rock blanks for most of them, and shot-out 1000 yard high-power barrels for quite a few more. Once you cut 6" off the chamber end and turn out a 20" barrel (most are Krieger) the chamber and throat look like a brand new barrel for 1/3rd or less the cost of a new one. Never had one of those barrels not shoot 1/2 MOA or better. There's been quite a few deer killed with those rifles over the last 3 or 4 years out to 325 yards and from every report I've heard they've worked very well. It's a great round for that platform.
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David and Goliath; the 6.5 grendel next to 264 Winchester Magnum. Forgive me if I am wrong, but aren't these the smallest and the largest factory chambered 6.5's? Gotta love 6.5mm can't wait for my 6.5 grendel.
Yes I believe you're correct. I've been truly amazed with this gun considering its diminutive size comparatively speaking to the magnum round but your David and Goliath comparison rings true because its a bad @ss! Ive always been a .308 or 30.06 guy but im sold on this gun for varmint to medium game (within proper distance on larger game of course.)
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