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7.62x39 or 6.5 Grendel for pigs?

 
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Old 05-21-2012, 10:21 AM
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Re: 7.62x39 or 6.5 Grendel for pigs?

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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.
I think the Grendel the the best choice then good luck
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Re: 7.62x39 or 6.5 Grendel for pigs?

Ultimately its what your comfortable with to do the job at hand. I exclusively use Grendels for hog hunts w/ NV and Thermals. Not lost a hog yet and most are DRT.

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Re: 7.62x39 or 6.5 Grendel for pigs?

What ammo are you using for hogs?
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Re: 7.62x39 or 6.5 Grendel for pigs?

hand loads.... 129 grn Hornady SST last hog I shot at 125 yrds was a neck shot and took out the spine completely.......

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Re: 7.62x39 or 6.5 Grendel for pigs?

I just got through developing my 160gr sub sonic load for my Grendel AR with a can. Here in FL it is legal to shoot them at night using a light, laser or other NV device.

The Grendel will do 2,700 fps with a 120 gr Sierra and at or over 3,000 fps with a 107 Sierra. My 160gr loads are for night use on my pond near the road and there are houses across the highway so I want to keep the noise down to a very low roar.

If you were going with an AR upper in 7.62, it would have a .308 barrel and probably be a 1-10 twist. The combo would get you up to 200gr bullets. So between a 150 and a 200 lie a lot of territory.

Of course, the Grendel (6.5 Sporter, 264 LBC, 6.5 Grendel) is a 7.62x39 with the case blown out and about a 40 degree shoulder depending on the origin (Grendel = 35gr Water capacity) so it would be nice to have a 30 based on the Grendel which would in effect be a rimless 30 Harrett in an AR.

There is the 358 ARk (AR kurtz) which is a .358 Grendel and it is a bad boy. Does like 2,300 - 2,400 with a 180.
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Re: 7.62x39 or 6.5 Grendel for pigs?

Many a Texas hog has fallen to the 6.5 Grendel shooting the 100 grain Nosler Partition or Ballistic Tip.

I had a 300 Whisper for years and used it for years with 125-150 grain flat base bullets.

While most of my shooting with AR's now is with an AR10 in 308W, if you want an easy AR15 caliber upgrade, the 300 Blackout is a great option.
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Re: 7.62x39 or 6.5 Grendel for pigs?

TX65, I don't doubt it. BUt I doubt I would buy an AR-10 for the purpose.

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