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6.5 Grendel?

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by M1A Shooter, Feb 14, 2010.

  1. M1A Shooter

    M1A Shooter

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    anyone shoot a 6.5G? looking into it for a long range option for my AR.
     
  2. DonD

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    I have had two Grendels, don't have them any longer but that had nothing to do with the caliber.

    It has excellent long range ballistics for a cartridge of its size. Just go to the forum 65grendel.com and you'll get lots of information. Don
     

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  4. DonD

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    No the Creedmore is a significantly larger case than the Grendel, just a tiny bit smaller than the .260 Remington. Les Baer just brought out a Grendel clone with some minor changes in the throat area. The Grendel is the intellectual property of it's developer, Bill Alexander, and he tightly controls it with regard to giving permission to chamber guns in his proprietary cartridge. Don
     
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    What about it? It has about a 300 fps advantage with a 120 grain bullet, at the cost of being more obscure...and what Don said.
     
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    If I am not mistaken the Creedmoor is also built on the AR10 platform unlike the 6.5G.
     
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    I think you're exactly right. Don
     
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    I shoot the 6.5 Grendal and use a Seirra 123gr MK. I found the best powder to be WW748 with CCI 450 primers. I do not remember the power charge, but will look it up if you want me to. I have shot quarter inch 5-shot groups at 100 yards. Do not have much distance at the range to go further, but did shoot a crow with it at over 250 yards. I have an Alexander 24" upper with a 1 in 9 twist, it is a Walther barrel. Some think you should use a 1 in 8 twist. I do not think I could get much better, but if that bullet did not work for you, I would try the Lapua bullet.

    This may help you:

    http://www.65grendel.com/forum/
     
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