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Old 07-07-2021, 03:26 PM   #1
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Just completed this build in hopes my 7 year old son will take his first deer with it this fall.

Itís a Larue Ultimate Upper Kit in 6.5 Grendel, PSA Lower, Vortex 12x Sonora scope with Cantilever Mount. Installed a red trigger guard so I could tell it apart from the others.

Now I need to sight it in so my boy can start practicing before deer season.




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Old 07-07-2021, 04:13 PM   #2
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My step son took down an axis doe with mine last year. Great caliber for kids!!
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Old 07-07-2021, 04:37 PM   #3
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Nice. Got plenty of hunting ammo? Hasn't been much on the market in a while.

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Old 07-07-2021, 04:47 PM   #4
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Nice work,
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Old 07-07-2021, 04:48 PM   #5
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Nice. Got plenty of hunting ammo? Hasn't been much on the market in a while.

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It might be more available, if all the holders didnít buy it and resell it on gun broker.
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Old 07-07-2021, 05:00 PM   #6
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It might be more available, if all the holders didnít buy it and resell it on gun broker.
6.5 Grendel is crazy right now. Between the four or five gun stores that I frequent and stuff I find online, Grendel is about the only caliber that I have trouble finding anymore for a fairly decent price including a lot of the calibers that a lot of people on here seem to have trouble finding. I see it every once in a while, but they usually want way more for it than I'm willing to spend for slinging them at pigs.

Luckily I had about 8 cases of 123 SSTs that I paid around $18 a box for when all of this started, but I'm starting to get pretty low now.
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Old 07-07-2021, 06:23 PM   #7
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Bass pro in Pearland as of now has about 20 boxes of Hornady at $35 a box.
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Old 07-07-2021, 06:52 PM   #8
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Bass pro in Pearland as of now has about 20 boxes of Hornady at $35 a box.

Yeah, thatís about the price I generally see it at. Saw some today for $35.99. Just havenít gotten to the point where Iím willing to spend that quite yet. Iím a lot less willing to spend $1.75+ a round on AR ammo than I am on bolt guns. Hoping my supply will last me a little while longer


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Old 07-07-2021, 11:58 PM   #9
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Could dang sure use more, but not at the point to spend that much. Got the Grendel for the wife. She doesn’t shoot nearly as much as I do, so what ammo I do have should last a little while.
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Old 07-08-2021, 06:58 AM   #10
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I have 4 boxes of ďblackĒ AMMO. Ordered two boxes of 123 sst. I paid more than I should have for the AMMO but what are you going to do at this point.

My plan is to sight in with the black ammo and also use it for hog hunts. Then save the 123 sst for my sons deer hunting.


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Old 07-08-2021, 02:38 PM   #11
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I have 4 boxes of ďblackĒ AMMO. Ordered two boxes of 123 sst. I paid more than I should have for the AMMO but what are you going to do at this point.

My plan is to sight in with the black ammo and also use it for hog hunts. Then save the 123 sst for my sons deer hunting.


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Don't burn through all of the black before trying the sst. Many people (including myself) have trouble getting the sst's to group well but the blacks group just fine.
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Old 07-08-2021, 02:43 PM   #12
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I use mine for everything now. Axis, WT, red stag, hogs, and varmits.
Mine groups SST and ELD the same. Saturn barrel 24". The A max groups open up some.
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Old 07-08-2021, 02:55 PM   #13
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Old 07-08-2021, 03:12 PM   #14
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Mine groups SST and ELD the same.
Same experience for me.


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Old 07-08-2021, 03:51 PM   #15
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Very nice. I put together a LaRue upper with a Colt lower. Finally got a chance to sight it in yesterday. Even with a red dot sight at 100 yds she was shooting moa with 123 Black ELD’s.
With crosshairs she should really drive tacks.
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Old 07-21-2021, 03:19 PM   #16
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Sighted her in today and I am impressed! I thought this was going to be a short range rifle for my boys but they may have to fight me for it. Once it was sighted in and adjusted for 100 yards I was stacking them on top of each other. Glad I went with a 12x scope because this thing will shoot much better and farther than I anticipated.

I sighted her in with 123 Black rounds. Just to be sure I threw a few 123 SST in the magazine and they were hitting the same holes!

Should be a great hunt for my oldest to take his first deer!


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Old 07-21-2021, 03:43 PM   #17
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Good luck! love my Grendel too
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Old 07-21-2021, 04:02 PM   #18
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Awesome!
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