This past January I decided to get into the 6.5 Grendel in the AR. Ended up with two rifles. The first was an adventure in patients. It was a 20" complete upper from Bear Creek Arsenal which I have posted about here before. After having to send it back for re-barreling and shooting it a BUNCH with a BUNCH of different hand loads I have found a pretty good load. 120 Speer Gold Dot, Hornady cases, CCI 450, 28 grs IMR 8208 COAL 2.277 with a medium Lee Factory Crimp averages 2550 fps and 3/4" 5 shot groups at 100 yards. This COAL is too long to work through Elander mags but works fine in ASC and AR Stoner mags. I tried loading this shorter but accuracy went away. I put an old Leopold VXII 3-9x50 scope on it that I sent off a number of years ago to Premier Reticles and had a heavy German style reticle put in it and also had target turret click adjustments put in it. This has worked really well for low light times deer hunting on a couple other rifles. I put a 200 yards zero on this rifle. The other rifle I built from scratch. It centers around an 18" Oden Works mid length gas barrel, tuneable gas block and Oden BCG. I used an Anderson upper and 15" Stingr Hawk handguard. Both rifles have Anderson lowers with POF 3.5 lb trigger groups and I can't remember off the top of my head the name of the carbine style stock groups. This rifle is a tack driver. I put a Primary Arms 1-8x28 ACSS scope on it and zeroed it at 100 like the directions stated. I will be shooting 120 Sierra Pro Hunter, Hornady case, CCI 450, 28.5 grs IMR 8208 COAL 2.250 and I use a medium Lee Factory Crimp. This Averages 2550 fps and sub 1/2" accuracy. Today was a beautiful day with temps 10* below average. It was in the mid to upper 60s until noon with practically no wind at all. Had a nice morning at the range. I am ready to SMOKE some deer with the Grendel's. I decided that even though I have other precision rifles that I am going to use these ARs this year if for nothing more than to PO the liberals. Come on OCT. 25th I am ready to hunt.