6.5 Grendel AR

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Korhil78, Dec 3, 2011.

  1. Korhil78

    Korhil78 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,829
    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2011
    If any of you are ever thinking of getting a 6.5 Grendel AR, don't hesitate! This AR is especially awesome for coyotes. I have now shot three coyotes with it and the performance has been awesome. I love the fact that the coyotes are flat out anchored to the ground once they are hit. Even a slight far back hit is going to anchor them with the 100 or 120 gr ballistic tip. Here is a pic of the exit wound on the coyote that I shot this evening. I posted the pics on the coyote forum as well but thought I would do it on this forum for someone who might be on the edge of getting a 6.5 Grendel AR for a yote rifle.

    Coyote 4.jpg
     
  2. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,380
    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2008
    UM...... Rifle pics?
     

  3. Korhil78

    Korhil78 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,829
    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2011
    Haha..Ok. I posted this pic on another thread but I will put it up again. Best I can do for the pic of the gun right now.

    20 Inch Satern Barrel
    Millenium Muzzle brake bought from Alexander Arms
    Timney trigger
    Magpul Buttstock
    RRA upper and lower
    Nikon Monarch 6-24x50

    Coyote 2.jpg
     
  4. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    8,210
    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2011
    I wish you'd quite posting pictures of that rig.... . I'm in enough trouble already! HA!

    I've been giving a LOT of consideration to either a shorter version of yours in 6.5 Grendel or in .204 Ruger for a new "handy truck gun" for coyotes and other varmints.

    I'd probably find myself in less trouble though if I just go ahead and send my little CZ off to Krieger for a new 20" bbl. I love that little gun any how.
     
  5. Korhil78

    Korhil78 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,829
    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2011
    What caliber is your CZ? Or should I ask what caliber would the new barrel be? :)
     
  6. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    8,210
    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2011
    .204 Ruger. I'm going to rebarrel for the same and put in in one of these. H-S Precision Pro-Series 2000 Varmint - CZ 527 & CZ 550

    I'm thinking though that I'll probably go to the 22" version with a little faster twist this time around so I can shoot the heavier bullets. It flat ROCKS with the 32gr but they are too light for deer.

    Here's a picture of it. David Scott (CheifDog) did the honors as photographer.
     

    Attached Files:

  7. Korhil78

    Korhil78 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,829
    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2011
    Nice. Yeah, I believe the heavier bullets for the 204 are the way to go for wind purposes. Nice pigs. I used to hunt them a lot when I lived in Llano, Texas.
     
  8. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    8,210
    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2011
    Crap we were nearly neighbors! I was probably in Dublin when you were down there. Just a couple of hours away!
     
  9. Korhil78

    Korhil78 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,829
    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2011
    Yup! Lived there for about 15 years. My folks still live there. I loved fishing that river. Biggest yellow cat I ever pulled out was 30 lbs but they have pulled MUCH larger ones outta there. Llano, Texas... Home of Coopers BBQ and the deer capital of Texas.
     
  10. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    8,210
    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2011
    I used to purposely take the backroads to Lampasses so I could go through and eat at Cooper's on the way to San Antonio.... .
     
  11. Capt Academy

    Capt Academy Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,665
    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2006
    Those are some giant hogs WildRose!!!!!!

    Korhil 78, did you get that rifle from RRA or did you build it? Also, what types of groups does it shoot at 100 yds? i have been thinking about picking up an AR iint that caliber or 204.
     
  12. Korhil78

    Korhil78 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,829
    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2011
    I built it. It will shoot 5 shots into 1/2 to 3/4 inch groups at 100. I have shot it out to 600 and it will shoot sub MOA all the way out to 600.
     
  13. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,380
    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2008
    Nice rifle thanks for the pics. How do you like the stock?
     
  14. Korhil78

    Korhil78 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,829
    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2011
    I like it a lot. It is a bit pricy but the adjustment to length of pull and cheek rest height is awesome.