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Old 03-26-2008, 09:45 PM
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6.5mm on an AR base plateform

I'm planning on having a gunsmith build me a 6.5 upper for my AR-15
does anyone have any does or don't
The one I have now is a 223 cal and it really shoots nice
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Old 03-26-2008, 10:47 PM
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objective??

It would help if you give background on what you want to accomplish. The Gendel is a good 6.5 round but not for shooting elk at 1K. What AR platform..... flattop? long heavy barrel? More info always gets more response.
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Old 03-27-2008, 11:11 AM
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for longer range I think that the 6mm would be a better bet as the little 223 case realy doesn't have the capacity to run the 140 class bullet out to fast especialy out of a gas gun. But if your shooting the lighter 100gr bullets then it would probably work very well.

I have two AR that are 6-223 one is a 14" and the other is a 20" and both shoot very well , I'm actluat probably gonna cut the 14" barrel back to 12" and make a good suppressor for it and have it as a CQB rifle , i can get more speed from a 55gr Ballistic tip in 12" barrel from a 6-223 than a 223 can get for a 20"
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It would help if you give background on what you want to accomplish. The Gendel is a good 6.5 round but not for shooting elk at 1K. What AR platform..... flattop? long heavy barrel? More info always gets more response.
What about Mule Deer? Supposedly, it stays supersonic out to about 1400 yards, I would expect that to do pretty well on medium sized game. If I'm wrong, please enlighten.
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my 223 is a rock River that has a 24" Wilson barrel, 2 stage trigor and i got an IOR 4-14-50 scope on it. my pet load is 24.4gr of h335 shooting 60gr seirra varmit. it will shoot 1/2 moa out to 3oo yards with very little problems.
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That is my intent is to go with the 6.5 grendel with a medium weight barrel 24" in lenght. just for deer and coyotes or other varmits. maybe play with paper targets out to about 1,000 yards. but i don't hear a lot about this caliber on this site?
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i am thinking about going to an 338 edge for elk or bigger game. I talked to shawn Carlock. but their is so many options and i am so new to this. it makes my head spin.
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