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Old 09-15-2019, 10:43 PM   #1
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Default Looking for ideas on 6.5 Grendel

Have an itch to build a 6.5 Grendel. Looking for some ideas. Wanting to go light weight AR. I have a 308 but itís a chunk to stalk with. It would be for pigs only with my thermal. So letís see em! Iíd also like to hear yalls experience with them


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Old 09-15-2019, 10:52 PM   #2
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LaRue's kit is hard to beat for the price.
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Old 09-15-2019, 11:00 PM   #3
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Grendel has done the job on every pig I have hit with it. My next one will be a 12" sbr. Last one was 20 and it **** lights out all the way to 1000, but kind d of cumbersome in a bling with a suppressor on it.

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Old 09-16-2019, 12:08 AM   #4
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Have an itch to build a 6.5 Grendel. Looking for some ideas. Wanting to go light weight AR. I have a 308 but itís a chunk to stalk with. It would be for pigs only with my thermal. So letís see em! Iíd also like to hear yalls experience with them


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I was in the same boat. Have had various 6.5's in bolt guns for many years but the Grendel is new to me.

Bought a 12" PSA upper last year and just last week I finally ran a few rounds through it. Installed it on a SBR lower and with a couple rounds had it sighted in at 100yds, dialed in 9.7 moa and nailed a 8"round steel plate at 400yds. I forgot to bring a suppressor with me but the blast wasn't bad at all. Will probably build a F1 can for it in the future.
This was using some Hornady 123gr SST ammo. I look forward to getting used to this round and capabilities.
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Old 09-16-2019, 04:05 PM   #5
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Have been using the Grendel for a while, most of my shooting with it has been since I had a Boltaction put together from a CZ 527 before anyone was chambering for it in a boltaction. So far all I have shot with it are coyotes, hogs and deer. All have died within 30 yards of where they were when shot.

In the shorter barrels like 12 or 12.5 inches the 129gr Accubond Longrange bullet is e pensive but expands well down to 1400fps and reports are it is doing very well on game from the shorter guns. Most critters I have shot have been killed with 123gr A-Max and 123gr SST bullets from Hornady.

As I have gotten older and hunted with lots of different guns and calibers I have gravitated to smaller more efficient cartridges and the Grendel stacks up well for that.

With the Grendel I have taken game from 10 yards to 408 yards. No complaints
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Old 09-16-2019, 04:08 PM   #6
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I bought one from Wilson Cambat and mounted a IRHunter Mark III on it. I really like it
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Old 09-16-2019, 04:29 PM   #7
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I bought a PSA 12" 6.5 Grendel back earlier this year and made a pistol and it is the best shooting AR I own. I run either a Dead Air Sandman TI or a SliencerCo Omega on it and it's awesome. Short, light weight and packs a bunch for hogs.

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Old 09-16-2019, 06:10 PM   #8
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Default 6.5 Grendel AR

My favorite AR for a while now. Anderson lower, Radical upper, Nikon scope, magpul furniture, Leupold base/rings.

Shoots "lights out" and here is also my 1st Buck kill with it @160+- yards.

One shot heart/lung, ran about 20 yards.
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Old 09-16-2019, 06:15 PM   #9
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My favorite AR for a while now. Anderson lower, Radical upper, Nikon scope, magpul furniture, Leupold base/rings.
Beautiful gun, but I think you mounted your scope base backwards, just a heads up.

To the OP, if you are going for a lightweight Grendel build, DO NOT go with a 20 inch barrel like I did, it's pretty heavy.
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Old 09-16-2019, 06:20 PM   #10
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Here is the one I just built. Have not gotten the chance to play with it yet though. Itís compact, light and gonna be fun on some piggies. 15.5Ē from bolt face to end of barrel and so much of a difference than my 20Ē .223 RRA coyote rife.

12.5Ē Ballistic Advantage type 2
Monster type 2 bolt
SBA3 Brace
SOTA upper and lower
ALG single stage Combat trigger (the $70 one)
SI Strike Rail 13Ē
Magpul K2+ grip
Milspec LPK
E-lander mag (17rd I believe)
Hera arms Gen 2 linear Comp
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Old 09-16-2019, 06:33 PM   #11
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Beautiful gun, but I think you mounted your scope base backwards, just a heads up.

To the OP, if you are going for a lightweight Grendel build, DO NOT go with a 20 inch barrel like I did, it's pretty heavy.
Did it this way on purpose, works great and was a better eye relief for me. Like most, I sight in before each years hunt and then check ever so often to make sure it's on...never a problem.
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Old 09-16-2019, 06:36 PM   #12
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12" or 12.5" is perfect for night hog hunting especially if you are running it suppressed.
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Old 09-17-2019, 12:45 AM   #13
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Beautiful gun, but I think you mounted your scope base backwards, just a heads up.



To the OP, if you are going for a lightweight Grendel build, DO NOT go with a 20 inch barrel like I did, it's pretty heavy.


Definitely wonít. Iím trying to decide if pistol or 16Ē barrel would be the best.


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Old 09-17-2019, 03:08 PM   #14
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I went with a Larue UU kit w/ 10" mlok handguard and then switched barrels to an Alexander Arms 11". I'll try to remember to post a picture later. It's my favorite SBR.

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Old 09-17-2019, 03:20 PM   #15
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Did it this way on purpose, works great and was a better eye relief for me. Like most, I sight in before each years hunt and then check ever so often to make sure it's on...never a problem.
All good, just wanted to point it out to you.

I really like my Grendel, and its my go-to hog/deer gun.
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Old 09-17-2019, 04:13 PM   #16
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Can't wait to knock down some critters with my Grendel. Finally got it shooting well and put my new Vortex Strike Eagle on it.
Shot my first pig last week at about 150 yards. Hit just a tad behind should, as it was walking, but only went about 20 yards. Shooting the Federal Gold Metal 130gr Berger.
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Old 10-15-2019, 06:00 PM   #17
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I have 2 BNS (Lufkin, TX) AR'S .300BLK, ar10 .308, BOTH OF THESE GUNS ARE SO ACCURATE IT WILL AMAZE YOU. I will only buy BNS AR's. Sho nuff heavy duty machines!
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Old 10-16-2019, 03:02 PM   #18
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16" lightweight barrel. Type II barrel and bolt setup. You will appreciate the "handiness" of the setup in a blind or from a utv. The Alexander arms 18"(back then they were the only company selling affordable grendel barrels)i bought 10yrs ago is still my go to rifle for coyotes hogs and deer.
120gr bullets do the trick.
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Old 10-17-2019, 07:12 AM   #19
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Just built my 20" Grendel for deer and pig hunting. Some of my shots can be up to 400-500 yards so went with a 20" Faxon gunner barrel. Aero upper/lower. Geissele G2S trigger. FailZero BCG. Seekins MLok rail. Very light for a 20".

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Old 10-17-2019, 11:08 AM   #20
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I built a standard lower to go on a sanders stainless18in side charging upper and I had feeding issues.I think it was the mags. I had e-lander and c product both had problems but I donít think I shot it enough to wear in the springs before I sold it, for other reasons.
Performance we very good dropped a spike and a big bore each one shot.


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Old 10-19-2019, 09:35 AM   #21
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My grendel is a 20” HBAR Contour shilen match barrel and it shoots amazing with hornady black ammo and hand loads. My brother has one also that he slapped together with a 99$ barrel and it shoots very very good.
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Old 10-19-2019, 05:35 PM   #22
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I have an 18” grendell lightweight barrel and it has become my 90% hunting rifle. Killed many critters with it.
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Old 10-19-2019, 05:46 PM   #23
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Old 10-19-2019, 08:44 PM   #24
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I've got a 12.5" 6.5 Grendel Upper that I'd be willing to part with. Shoot me a PM if you're interested and I'll give you all the details.
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Old 10-20-2019, 10:19 AM   #25
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Problem solved. I have a very light weight upper listed in the classified section.
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