I put together a Antelope rifle specifically

Discussion in 'Antelope Hunting' started by fmsniper, Feb 24, 2013.

  1. fmsniper

    fmsniper Well-Known Member

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    I put together a Antelope rifle specifically for that.
    Caliber 6.5 Grendel
    24 inch barrel, I recessed the crown more than normal, mounted the barrel on a DPMS heavy wall upper, Geisely trigger, looking at Nosler 120 grain Ballistic tips for longer shots, I cant seem to find a good powder that lets me load the Barnes TTSX 120's I use in my 6.5x55. I have used Hornandy Amax, but the performance on deer I have shot at 300 yards was disappointing, almost never and exit hole
    I mounted a Burris Eliminator 3 aswell.
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    any suggestions on a good bullet?
    I hunt Wyoming and average shot it 300- 600 yards on the plateau
     
  2. Dalebow

    Dalebow Well-Known Member

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    hornady 130 grain SST drt any deer/antelope out there or the 140 vld
     

  3. fmsniper

    fmsniper Well-Known Member

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    140's are to heavy for 6.5 Grendel
     
  4. midwesthunter

    midwesthunter Well-Known Member

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    Stick with the 120 ballistic tip, or 123 Amax, You might not have got a exit on deer with the amax but remember these things are a light smaller. But the 120 ballistic tips have a proven track record on deer. I'm thinking of using my grendel this fall as well
     
  5. 112Savage

    112Savage Well-Known Member

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    Hornady just came out with a 123 grain SST. Essentially its the 123 grain AMAX with an interlock ring and maybe a different lead alloy. 6.5 grendel.com has some good info. Also some of the best powders are 2520, CFE223, and 8208xbr for the 120 grain projectiles.
     
  6. fmsniper

    fmsniper Well-Known Member

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    been trying to find the SST but no dice, no one has them
     
  7. REDHEAD

    REDHEAD Well-Known Member

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    One great looking rifle,great paint job. Commercial or did you do it yourself ? What is the final weight of it ? :)
     
  8. fmsniper

    fmsniper Well-Known Member

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    I did it, Thanks
    I found some 123 SSt bullets I think I will try
     
  9. Wyodog

    Wyodog Well-Known Member

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    Sweet looking rig!
     
  10. snox801

    snox801 Well-Known Member

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    Very nice gun, I also think your bullet is right I was shooting sst last year but had much better results with the bt.