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Anyone here hunting with a 6.5 Grendel?

 
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Old 10-21-2011, 02:52 PM
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Re: Anyone here hunting with a 6.5 Grendel?

I've been a big fan of the Grendel and have built at least 10-12 of them so far. Most were with shot out high-power 6.5-284 barrels (Krieger mostly). Take a 30" barrel and cut 6 inches off the chamber end and with the Palma and AMU tapers you'll end up at just over an inch diameter at the breech end which is perfect for the AR15's (1.050" is max diameter). The throats look like a new barrel chamber when done and ALL of those rifles I built on those barrels shot an easy 1/2 MOA when completed. Most of them were for hunting rifles and finished at 20-22". I know one of them has killed two deer past 300 yards with the 100gr Nosler BT. Performance was very good and blood trails were short, less than 40 yards.


I get my bolts from Les Baer for the Grendel, barrel extensions from BAT (the best) and usually RRA or Armalite carriers. The carrier can be any good quality manufacture and will work fine.
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Old 10-26-2011, 06:33 PM
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Re: Anyone here hunting with a 6.5 Grendel?

I had one built for coyote hunting. Works great. I am using a 20" Satern Barrel and it is really nice. I am using the 100 gr. Ballistic tip behind 29.5 gr of H322 and can get close to a half inch group with 5 shots at 100. I have shot it all the way out to 600 under MOA. I have a muzzle brake on it and the recoil is so mild that I can stay on target easy.
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Old 10-27-2011, 01:26 AM
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Re: Anyone here hunting with a 6.5 Grendel?

buying shot out 6.5-284 barrels. Sounds like cheap fun to me.
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Old 10-27-2011, 06:03 AM
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Re: Anyone here hunting with a 6.5 Grendel?

There's a little work in the contouring, threading, chambering and drilling the gas port the proper size, but all in all it is more reasonable than starting out with a $300 blank vs. a $75-$100 used one that shoots just as well when you cut off the chamber and bore erosion.
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Old 10-27-2011, 07:30 AM
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Re: Anyone here hunting with a 6.5 Grendel?

That's a really good idea, wish I had thought of that! Ah well, next time. I can always build two, right?
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Re: Anyone here hunting with a 6.5 Grendel?

Why on earth would you go to all that trouble when you can get a barel and bolt from LBC or Alexander arms for around 300$?
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Old 10-27-2011, 01:16 PM
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Re: Anyone here hunting with a 6.5 Grendel?

Because I feel even a used krieger is better than the barrels they use, and simply because I can get the contour I want for weight and length. For about 2 hours on the lathe I can have a completed AR barrel ready to install and I know the chamber was reamed in-line with the bore (dialed into .0002") the same as a precision target or hunting rifle along with using a precision BAT barrel extension. It's really not that much trouble or work.
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