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7.62x39 or 6.5 Grendel for pigs?

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Unread 08-01-2013, 03:57 PM
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Re: 7.62x39 or 6.5 Grendel for pigs?

sorry to be the ballbuster here, but i checked the board rules and they clearly state... "no pic - no pig". not trying to flame. just don't want anyone to get in trouble.
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Unread 08-01-2013, 04:10 PM
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Re: 7.62x39 or 6.5 Grendel for pigs?

Originally Posted by dust View Post
Not questioning it, but I would love to go hunting with you
Always up for a trade and we have the hogs, expecially from now till Feb. with the acorns in the fall.
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Unread 09-11-2013, 10:40 PM
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Re: 7.62x39 or 6.5 Grendel for pigs?

So which way did you go?
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Unread 12-29-2015, 02:59 AM
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Re: 7.62x39 or 6.5 Grendel for pigs?

I bought a 762x39 Colt AR15 a while back. Traded it for a Bushmaster Competition AR 5.56 and I will never load those in a straight mag well again. 3-5 rounds went fine, the next were feeding issues.
SKS and 47's cycle em great.

The 223 or 5.56 will neck up to 6mm 25cal and 6.5mm and make great rounds.
I like the ease of these over the high dollar rounds. If you reload you own. The barrels for AR15 are out there. More power and better BC

Currently looking at the 358Win for a AR10 upper build. One very over looked cartridge with plenty of slam at range. I am also asking DPMS to make a few uppers in this as a limited production run. I will buy one maybe two of them. One factory load in 225 grain has 3122 ft pounds at muzzle.

I hope this is not Boring
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Unread 12-29-2015, 02:36 PM
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Re: 7.62x39 or 6.5 Grendel for pigs?

IMO, anything dealing with guns or killing hogs isn't boring.

A 358 Win. is a neat idea. I've got a 450 Bushmaster and am waiting on a 458 SOCOM. I'm trying to limit my new calibers, since I'm running out of space in the safe.
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Unread 09-30-2016, 10:34 AM
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Re: 7.62x39 or 6.5 Grendel for pigs?

Originally Posted by Locknload View Post

The Grendel will do 2,700 fps with a 120 gr Sierra and at or over 3,000 fps with a 107 Sierra.

I have been researching the heck out of the Grendel because I've been bitten by the AR bug and don't care for the 223 for anything more than yotes. I'm a bit old school, so I like MVs near 3K. But I have never seen/heard of 3K fps from a Grendel with 107s. That's greater than 243Win power, straight up. Never ever heard that, but interested. I would have built a 6.5G long ago if I knew that.

So my question is, what it the barrel length that gets you there, and what powder are you using?

Inquiring minds want to know!

Long barrels, 24"+ on an AR seem like an oxymoron to me, but that's just MYOHO.

The quest for an 18" - 20" barrel, 6.5 lb semiauto rifle with good knockdown power out to 400 yards is kind of what I'm looking for. I'd go AR10, 6.5 Crdmore but don't think I can get the weight down. At 9.3 lbs loaded, my 270 BAR with a 22" tube just destroys anything it hits at whatever distance I can hit them. Never had one take more than 1 step. Deer, yotes and hogs so far but no experience with elk.
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