6.5 grendel & 6.8 spc in a contender

Discussion in 'Specialty Handgun Hunting' started by NMpistolero, Mar 5, 2011.

  1. NMpistolero

    NMpistolero New Member

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    Hey guys, i'm thinking of a new barrel for my contender and was wanting to stay with factory round. I see several of the custom barrel makers offer a 7.62x39 in a contender but only offer the grendel in an encore. Is there that much pressure difference? Is it not possible. The other option I was thinking about is the 6.8. anybody running one in a contender? Thanks!
    Jared
     
  2. GNERGY

    GNERGY Guest

    Mr LINK.

    Call JD and he will tell you what you can and can't do in a contender. I have a couple of his barrels and he uses Shilen blanks, and they SHOOT.
    I took an antelope at 429yds with a Contender in .338 JDJ and a 180gr. NBT.
    Tarey
     
  3. gemihur

    gemihur Member

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    I've got 'em both.
    17" Coyote Arms and Accessories 6.5 Grendel & 23" TC 6.8 Rem Bbls.
    Handload for the Grendel, it's my favorite! I shoot 140 gr SPBT. Deadly accurate.
    6.8 SPC is alright with commercial loads. It'll do all you need but handloading will make 'em shine.
     
  4. rickiesrevenge

    rickiesrevenge Well-Known Member

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    I'd rather have the grendal. Great brass and a better bullet selection.

    Aaron
     
  5. Vortex!

    Vortex! Well-Known Member

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    I would definitely go with the Grendel. The 6.5 caliber is pretty amazing. I have a Grendel and I totally like it.
     
  6. Axl

    Axl Well-Known Member

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    The OP prob. figured it out... it's been 7 years
     
  7. Vortex!

    Vortex! Well-Known Member

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    :)