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Old 12-13-2017, 06:26 PM   #51
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Bear Creek Arsenal is what I bought. Shot it last weekend very accurate; very happy for the price $299 plus tax. SS 18" barrel complete upper
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Old 12-13-2017, 06:47 PM   #52
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I havnt gotten to set down a shoot a proper group with my Grendel Hunter upper yet. After I got it sighted in I handed it to a friend of mine and she shot a little over an inch on 3. That was off a table and a corn sack. Everything else about it has been more than satisfactory though. I'm confident it will shoot under an inch off a bench.


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Old 12-13-2017, 06:49 PM   #53
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Congrats sounds like you got a good one, from what I have read there are mixed reviews on the BCA uppers some very good and a couple not so much. Welcome to the Grendel world it is a fun little cartridge that does a lot more than what its size might indicate.

If you reload there are a couple of handbooks for it at http://www.ar15buildbox.com/ the second one is geared more towards hunting.
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Old 12-13-2017, 09:04 PM   #54
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Anyone reload the 143 gr Hornady ELD-X? How does it perform on hogs and whitetail?

Iíve used that in my .260 Rem but only killed a coyote with it. And donít really remember what the damage looked like it.

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Old 12-13-2017, 10:16 PM   #55
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Anyone reload the 143 gr Hornady ELD-X? How does it perform on hogs and whitetail?

Iíve used that in my .260 Rem but only killed a coyote with it. And donít really remember what the damage looked like it.

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It would be a poor performer in the Grendel. Itís too long and will eat up too much powder capacity. You would be lucky to get 2300fps out of it and that leaves very little room before you fall below the expansion threshold.

Hopefully Hornady will release a 120-130 class ELDX for the Grendel.


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Old 12-14-2017, 08:14 AM   #56
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It would be a poor performer in the Grendel. Itís too long and will eat up too much powder capacity. You would be lucky to get 2300fps out of it and that leaves very little room before you fall below the expansion threshold.

Hopefully Hornady will release a 120-130 class ELDX for the Grendel.


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Or a 110gr.

I really feel the 110 would be the sweet spot in the Grendel.
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Old 12-14-2017, 08:21 AM   #57
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It would be a poor performer in the Grendel. Itís too long and will eat up too much powder capacity. You would be lucky to get 2300fps out of it and that leaves very little room before you fall below the expansion threshold.

Hopefully Hornady will release a 120-130 class ELDX for the Grendel.


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Hornady black with the 123 ELDM has worked great for me


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Old 12-14-2017, 10:29 AM   #58
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Congrats sounds like you got a good one, from what I have read there are mixed reviews on the BCA uppers some very good and a couple not so much. Welcome to the Grendel world it is a fun little cartridge that does a lot more than what its size might indicate.

If you reload there are a couple of handbooks for it at http://www.ar15buildbox.com/ the second one is geared more towards hunting.
Yea for the price it was great. After sighting it in, 3 shot group was about .85" to .95 using a pocket tape at 100 meters. I was surprised to say the least. I was using Hornady Black 123 gr. I haven't even shot any other loads through it or bought dies to reload.

I think it will be a great deer and hog gun out of the ar-15 platform. Recoil was very light also.
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Old 12-14-2017, 10:50 AM   #59
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I have a Grendel hunter upper, with 18" barrel, I bought in August. Sub moa, two deer, three hogs, one fox all drt. 123 gr Hornady sst. Very happy with the function and feel of this upper.
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