6.5mm Grendel. Wow, I am impressed.

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by AJ Peacock, Mar 17, 2007.

  1. AJ Peacock

    AJ Peacock Well-Known Member

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    I was out at the range the other day and shot an Alexander Arms AR chambered in 6.5 Grendel. The Grendel is essentially a 6mm BR necked up to 6.5mm. I was shooting 120gr Sierra MatchKings and holding under 1" at 200 yards. It was running better than 2500fps and was an absolute joy to shoot.

    I think with an appropriate twist rate to stabilize the 140gr SMK's this would be a great varmint caliber.

    Just thought I'd share my experience. There is a good article on the caliber at http://www.65grendel.com/

    I also shot a .50 Beowulf, it was fun but definitely not long range material. Would be great bear/hog medicine though.

    Don
     
  2. sewwhat89

    sewwhat89 Well-Known Member

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    I think the Grendel is a 6.5 PPC or 6.5x39 Imp, not that it matters that much.