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Old 12-06-2012, 09:27 PM
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So the adjustable gas block was suggested by the gunsmith building the rifle. I assume it it so he can "tune" it to the load? I told him I planned on shooting the 123grain amax and sst so I also assume he is planning on tuning the gas output to that load.
This is my first AR and I have no plans to suppress it. My friend has the magpul PRS on a 24" bull barrel and I was worried about weight if I went with it. I may look at the A2 if the gun doesn't balance well.
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The Grendel is a sweet gun, your list looks good and your going to enjoy it. The 20" is the right choice, the Grendel is super accurate and if you go with a standard barrel it will actually weigh less then its smaller caliber cousin the 5.56. Unless of course you go with the PRS which is a very good stock. The RRA scope mount is what I went with using a Nikon BDC 4-12-40.
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Old 12-13-2012, 05:25 PM
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Re: New 6.5 build

Just got an email back from my gunsmith about the AA barrel. I had seen on their website that their barrels are threaded from their factory. I asked if he had planned to use a muzzle brake or flash suppressor etc. because I was intrigued by the Mini Muscle Brake despite it not being necessary on such a light recoiling rifle. His reply was that he was going to just cut the threads and crown it. Would ya'll use a muzzle brake or just crown the barrel? The rifle once again will be used for hunting so I'm a bit wary of using a muzzle brake, but after seeing Kevin Cram's results on a 204 Ruger I am intrigued at how much less recoil I could see even in the 6.5 Grendel.
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:27 PM
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Re: New 6.5 build

My Grendels have very little recoil so unless youre recoil sensitive I would go with the flash suppressor or crown. Muzzlebrakes (in my opinion) arent necessary until you get to the big magnum rifles although they do look very cool.
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Old 12-13-2012, 11:57 PM
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Re: New 6.5 build

Make sure you want a 20" barrel, I have a 18". If you go with 16, get a mid-length system. I like the std, simple gas block. Also, I use a BCM m16 carrier, more mass and a H2 buffer.

I do think that stock will make a 20" nose heavy. Also, I would not use a scope over 10x. Accually, a max 7 - 8 power would be ideal for a lt weight rifle.

I like the Grendel, with the new 123 SST, it may be the do all bullet for the 6.5G.
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:16 AM
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Re: New 6.5 build

Thanks, I kinda thought that the re-crown was the best idea for a hunting rifle. The barrel will now be 19.5 inches. Maybe I'll save the Mini Muscle Brake for a 7-08 pistol
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