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Anyone here hunting with a 6.5 Grendel?

 
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Old 10-09-2011, 09:57 AM
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Re: Anyone here hunting with a 6.5 Grendel?

Ok, will budget a couple more bucks toward a high quality upper. I figured as much, but didn't even think about the barrel being on their straight. I guess I could always lap it, but still... rather start off with a quality product anyway.

No idea what I'll do for a bolt carrier, I'll figure that out as time comes, but Young Manufacturing does look like they put out a nice part. If they're good enough for LBC, they're good enough for me.

I've shot and qual'd with non-free float handguards while I was in the military I agree with you on that one too. While you can shoot perfectly fine without freefloats, you have to put the same tension in the sling to exert the same forces... everytime. No thanks, free float for me. Since I don't need all sorts of junk hanging off a rail system, my deciding factor will be how light the handguards are.
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Old 10-09-2011, 09:08 PM
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Re: Anyone here hunting with a 6.5 Grendel?

I was looking into getting into the 6.5 Grendel (I bought the dies and Lapua brass), but started some other projects instead.

I'm selling the dies and brass, if you are looking, just PM me.

Best of luck with your project.

-Pons
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Old 10-09-2011, 09:16 PM
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Re: Anyone here hunting with a 6.5 Grendel?

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Ok, will budget a couple more bucks toward a high quality upper. I figured as much, but didn't even think about the barrel being on their straight. I guess I could always lap it, but still... rather start off with a quality product anyway.

No idea what I'll do for a bolt carrier, I'll figure that out as time comes, but Young Manufacturing does look like they put out a nice part. If they're good enough for LBC, they're good enough for me.

I've shot and qual'd with non-free float handguards while I was in the military I agree with you on that one too. While you can shoot perfectly fine without freefloats, you have to put the same tension in the sling to exert the same forces... everytime. No thanks, free float for me. Since I don't need all sorts of junk hanging off a rail system, my deciding factor will be how light the handguards are.
Cool I was in the military to. The qualty parts are a must. Bill Alexander is a member at M4Carbine.net he is a good guy and is more than willing to awnser questions just for your information. The M16A2 and M4s I carried in the service could not even hold a candle to the SPR I just put togher. I had a brand new out of the crate M4 on my last tour and it was a shooter but not like there rifle I picked every part for.
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Old 10-09-2011, 09:20 PM
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Re: Anyone here hunting with a 6.5 Grendel?

Just a thought - have you looked into the 6.8 SPC? It is much more supported than the Grendel - I have have taken Mule Deer, Elk, Antelope and bears with mine....
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Old 10-10-2011, 06:45 AM
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Re: Anyone here hunting with a 6.5 Grendel?

Thanks for the offer Pons.

ICANHITHIMMAN- I'll check out that site, I appreciate the link

durak- yes, I thought a lot about the 6.8 round and I like it a lot. While still not sold on the 6.5, the biggest thing (for me) is that the B.C. of the 6.5 rounds are almost double the 6.8 rounds and because of that, they drift and drop less, and carry more energy at distances over 300m. The second thing holding me back from building a 6.8 AR-15 is Ruger's M77 Hawkeye in 6.8 SPC. I've shot a couple M77's before and I was able to shoot them well. The M77 6.8 is light (5.75 lbs), short (35.5"), and shoots about MOA according to a couple of reviews like this one. And, they're selling for about ~$650. I think it's a cool little rifle and I'd like to pick one up, which is the other reason for not looking at a 6.8 AR.
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Old 10-10-2011, 09:44 AM
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Thanks for the offer Pons.
Thanks, got your PM

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Old 10-15-2011, 02:57 PM
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Re: Anyone here hunting with a 6.5 Grendel?

Well talking to a buddy of mine, he's got an 18.5" Grendel barrel waiting for me when I get home! Picked it up on a midwayusa sale and didn't end up using it so he'll sell it to me for what he's got in it.

I'm pretty happy with it, looks like I'll have good ballistics and should be easy to carry and not hang up on everything as I'm walking.
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