6.5 grendel boltaction cz 527 vs howa mini action

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  1. whitetail regulator

    whitetail regulator Well-Known Member

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    hey guys... looking hard at a 6.5 grendel boltaction.... anyone own or have experience with the cz527, howa mini action, or any other make of grendel bolt action? all information is much appreciated...thanks
     
  2. whitetail regulator

    whitetail regulator Well-Known Member

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    i just seen cz makes a suppressor ready 527 i really like, buy i think it only comes in 300blk and 7.62x39....i hope to see grendel in that configuration
     
  3. predator 22

    predator 22 Well-Known Member

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    The howa mini bottom plastic sucks and the magazine is the worst I have seen. My dad is working with a guy on aluminum bottom metal and mag. The prototype bottom metal is very nice. I'm trying to get them to do one that accepts ar type mags. I wouldn't own one until they get this going.
     
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  4. Riflehunter1776

    Riflehunter1776 Well-Known Member

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    I have the cz in 7.62x39. For what it is, it's surprisingly accurate with handloads - consistently, 3 shots can be covered with a quarter at 100. I would expect the 6.5 to be better.
     
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  5. HARPERC

    HARPERC Well-Known Member

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    A couple of years ago, I would have agreed with you. I bought a Ruger Hawkeye Compact Rifle in 7.62x39, with intentions of converting to the Grendel.

    The bullet market has changed, and some good light weight .30's are now available. Specifically the 130 Hammer. Kind of made the Grendel less interesting for me.

    Of course newer 6.5 bullets have appeared as well.
     
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  6. whitetail regulator

    whitetail regulator Well-Known Member

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    just curious if that x39 hawkeye is controlled round feed....because i dig crf...never tried the ruger version
     
  7. whitetail regulator

    whitetail regulator Well-Known Member

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    i seen a ruger american in x39....im very surprised that we haven't seen a grendel version
     
  8. whitetail regulator

    whitetail regulator Well-Known Member

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    ok the howa chassis in 6.5 grendel looks pretty sexy too...decisions decisions...lol...
     
  9. whitetail regulator

    whitetail regulator Well-Known Member

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    hey just curious what the trigger pull can be brought down to...and how it feels... thaks
     
  10. HARPERC

    HARPERC Well-Known Member

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    Yes it is. Cute little beggar. Took me a long time to find one, bought the first and only one I ran across.
    Great kids rifle.
     
  11. Aoudad shooter1975

    Aoudad shooter1975 Well-Known Member

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    We like the little encore we have with the M4 style stock--so we have been looking at the howa mini in the chassis...don't like the CZ because the bolt root makes you mount the scope exceedingly high. Making cheek weld more difficult. Beautiful little guns--bunt need to figure out a way to mount a scope lower without the bolt hitting the eyepiece of the scope...
     
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  12. smcdurmon

    smcdurmon Well-Known Member

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    I had a Howa Mini Lightweight 6.5 Grendel and still have a Howa Mini Heavy Barreled 6.5 Grendel.

    The Lightweight was decently accurate (1/2-3/4" at 100yds) with factory ammo.

    The Heavy Barreled version is more accurate and not all that heavy. It shoots under 1/2" at 100yds with factory ammo. The "bottom metal" is cheezy, but it works and the magazines are easily modified to make a flush fit 4 rounder. The magazine release lever is also easily modified. I rounded mine off with a Dremel a bit so it wouldn't be as easy to hit and release the magazine.

    The Triggers are 2 stage, which I don't really care for, but can easily be worked down to 2lbs or less if desired. I got the Lightweight down to 2lbs and the Heavy Barrel down to 1.75lbs. There is also a reduced pull spring out there that I think gets it down to 2lbs.

    They are fun to shoot, accurate and kill the crap out of Whitetail.

    Below are some pics of groups shot with factory ammo in the Heavy Barrel at 100 @ 200yds.

    Here are a couple of Whitetails I killed with the little Grendel Factory Federal 90gr TNT Varmint loads.
     

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  13. whitetail regulator

    whitetail regulator Well-Known Member

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    good information thanks....what is the barrel outside diameter? i'm probably gunna cut one at 16" and thread it for a can....im afraid the light weight and sporter version may not have enough diameter to thread....i can go as small as 9/16
     
  14. whitetail regulator

    whitetail regulator Well-Known Member

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    i would rather go the lw or sporter version to save on weight...i could go as small as 1/2" threads if i modded a qd flash hider with larger hole for 6.5 instead of 223