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7.62x39 or 6.5 Grendel for pigs?

 
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Old 05-01-2012, 12:40 AM
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Re: 7.62x39 or 6.5 Grendel for pigs?

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Makes a great deer gun
So would a x39, but only to about 200-250 yards.
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Re: 7.62x39 or 6.5 Grendel for pigs?

Actually, there's one very good reason to avoid the 7.62x39; feeding and reliability issues. You mentioned selling an upper, so it sounds as though you're building an AR upper, correct? The case geometry of the 7.62x39 mandates a much more pronounced curvature to the magazine (as in the AK itself) for reliable feeding. In a straighter mag, like those used in the AR platforms, they'll give you frequent feed issues and stopages. Go with the Grendal, or as had been mentioned, the 300 Blackout. No feed problems, and they'll both do the job nicely.

Ironic, the most reliable cartridge in the world (the M43 7.62x39), and one of the most reliable rifles (the M16/M4 family) in the world, but they don't play well together.
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Re: 7.62x39 or 6.5 Grendel for pigs?

My upper fed fine. I sold it because I wanted to buy a carbine or a pistol. The length made it a little difficult to carry, especially considering the role I want it to take. C-Products, and ASC are GTG. The light strikes have been cured by Model 1 Sales, and the mags by ASC
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Re: 7.62x39 or 6.5 Grendel for pigs?

Kev's got a point on feeding and reliability with x39 in an AR platform. I've got one that I run suppressed. Especially with blaster ammo, it gets dirty quickly and that really aggravates the situation.

Using the Hornady steel cased ammo with the 123grn bullet helped with much cleaner burning ammo. It whacks everything with authority, but still seeing relilability issues.

I ended up getting a 300BLK upper and no more issues of any kind. Sub-ammo stabilizes and full bang ammo both run with zero problems. All normal mags and bcg's run it, nothing but a barrel is required.

Of your two choices, based on shear hog killing ability only: 6.5g hands down, IMHO. It has an acknowledged ability for long range accuracy and that'll let you take longer shots than you'd normally shoot with a x39.

Good luck and even better hunting with your choice,
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Kev's got a point on feeding and reliability with x39 in an AR platform. I've got one that I run suppressed. Especially with blaster ammo, it gets dirty quickly and that really aggravates the situation.

Using the Hornady steel cased ammo with the 123grn bullet helped with much cleaner burning ammo. It whacks everything with authority, but still seeing relilability issues.

I ended up getting a 300BLK upper and no more issues of any kind. Sub-ammo stabilizes and full bang ammo both run with zero problems. All normal mags and bcg's run it, nothing but a barrel is required.

Of your two choices, based on shear hog killing ability only: 6.5g hands down, IMHO. It has an acknowledged ability for long range accuracy and that'll let you take longer shots than you'd normally shoot with a x39.

Good luck and even better hunting with your choice,
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Re: 7.62x39 or 6.5 Grendel for pigs?

I like JE comments bigger is better. I still like the Grendel idea though I think its more versital in the long run. There are a lot of other options not being discussed though.
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Re: 7.62x39 or 6.5 Grendel for pigs?

I don't have a 5.56/223 right now, only the 5.45. Without a can, the .300WTF makes no sense for me, especially with the amount of x39 I have. If I had 4 5.56s to feed and a reloading press...

ICANHITHIMMAN, I am thinking bigger is better at short ranges too, but at some point, which I don't know, SD is more important than diameter. There are also other options, but I am only considering a .204, 6.5G, and an x39 right now. I don't shoot enough/have enough places to shoot anything else, or honestly what I have.

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Kev's got a point on feeding and reliability with x39 in an AR platform. I've got one that I run suppressed. Especially with blaster ammo, it gets dirty quickly and that really aggravates the situation.

Using the Hornady steel cased ammo with the 123grn bullet helped with much cleaner burning ammo. It whacks everything with authority, but still seeing relilability issues.

I ended up getting a 300BLK upper and no more issues of any kind. Sub-ammo stabilizes and full bang ammo both run with zero problems. All normal mags and bcg's run it, nothing but a barrel is required.

Of your two choices, based on shear hog killing ability only: 6.5g hands down, IMHO. It has an acknowledged ability for long range accuracy and that'll let you take longer shots than you'd normally shoot with a x39.

Good luck and even better hunting with your choice,
Breeze
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