I thought that you all might be interested in some quick reading:
"In May 2003, the first 6.5 Grendel prototype rifle was unveiled to the world during an event at the Blackwater training center. The rifle and cartridge delivered outstanding accuracy with total reliability. Feedback was gathered from a number of people permitted to shoot the prototype rifle.
As most readers can appreciate, a custom built rifle is not a production rifle. So a rigorous period of testing and refinement began to advance the project into production. One of the key refinements came as a result of Lapua and their team of engineers joining the project and presenting improvements in the case design intended to optimize performance for 107-130 grain 6.5mm bullets and use in semi-automatic and automatic platforms such as the AR15/M16. As time progressed, the necessary production test runs of rifles and ammunition continued to ensure that the production products are as good or better then the custom built prototypes. Months of testing and thousands of rounds of ammunition later, the 6.5 Grendel is reality and ready for the world.
The 6.5 Grendel is an evolution of the 6.5mm PPC optimized to seat 107- to 130-grain match bullets at an overall loaded cartridge length of 2.255 inches. Case length was kept to 39mm or 1.505 inches as in the original PPC. Studies found that using a slightly longer case would lead to seating bullets deep in the case and would at the very minimum limit the bullets usable to only a few offerings. The case body is perfect in length to stabilize the cartridge in the magazine and prevent tipping without having to resort to special and normally jam-prone followers. In addition, the case diameter is the maximum dimensions that allow a double column feed." http://www.65grendel.com/art001devnotes.htm
"The 6.5 Grendel is available for sale right now with rifles, uppers, magazine, ammo, brass and reloading dies beginning to ship in early April." http://airbornecombatengineer.typepa...rendel_ak.html
That will get you started. I can post more if you'd like.