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Old 11-22-2019, 05:44 PM   #1
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Default What 6.5grendel bullet?

Iíve killed a pile of animals with my grendel and very few have ran far but Iím normally able to put a very good shot on them. With that being said Iím more into night hog hunting lately and have been having great success but Iím looking for a new bullet to shoot.

Iím looking for something a little cheaper and something that offers a bit more expansion. Currently my hand loads are 120gr ELDM and typically I donít get too large of exits(except coyotes) and at 30-35$ 100 thatís a little pricey to shoot Hogs with.

Anyone have a recommendation or should I not mess up a good thing.
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Old 11-22-2019, 05:48 PM   #2
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I like the Federal Fusions. I shoot them in everything that will let me. Its the first ammo I buy and go from there. I shoot it in the 6.5G, 30-30, 270, and 243. Only thing I have not shot it in is the old 30.06 that my FIL gave me and I havent even shot it yet. The Hornady American Whitetail shoots good in my 30-30 as well. They did not initially have the Fusions at Academy so I tried a box.
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Old 11-22-2019, 05:55 PM   #3
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I initially bought a few boxes of the BLACK. some shot well some didn't. thought it was a scope issue. Swapped scopes same thing. Switched to the Fusions, and everything has been dead since.
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Old 11-22-2019, 05:58 PM   #4
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Wife is 1 for 1 on a WT doe @ 100 yrds....105 lb on hoof...40 yrd recovery...absolutely blistered her...

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Old 11-22-2019, 06:21 PM   #5
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Just use cheap FMJ for hogs. Put em in the ear hole.
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Old 11-22-2019, 06:25 PM   #6
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I just recently switched to 120 GMX's but I enjoyed success with 120 Fusion MSR's. If the GMX's don't work out for me I may go back to the fusions. I am trying to go all copper and get away from lead.
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Old 11-22-2019, 06:55 PM   #7
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If you reload, the 123 Amax is pretty nasty on deer and anything smaller than deer. I don’t recommend them if you are wanting to save any hides/furs. They leave some very large holes.
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Old 11-22-2019, 07:01 PM   #8
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You can find speer 120 grain projectiles for around 25 cents per. That is the same projectile in federal fusions btw.
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Old 11-22-2019, 07:06 PM   #9
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I just got Lola grendel upper in today. I shot it in with the match hornady stuff. Plan on her hunting with the SST or fusions. The fusions from my .223 wylde are devastating but still leave little insurance with a kid shooting.
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Old 11-22-2019, 08:21 PM   #10
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You can find speer 120 grain projectiles for around 25 cents per. That is the same projectile in federal fusions btw.
Thatís what Iím looking for.
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Old 11-22-2019, 08:27 PM   #11
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SST here.

Son gut shot an 8ptr @ 92 yds. He ran 40yds.
I shot another 8ptr 20min later @ 107yds. He fell in his tracks.
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Old 11-22-2019, 09:53 PM   #12
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My favorite for Grendel



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Wife is 1 for 1 on a WT doe @ 100 yrds....105 lb on hoof...40 yrd recovery...absolutely blistered her...

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Old 11-22-2019, 10:09 PM   #13
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My favorite for Grendel
How are the exit wounds with the SST?
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Old 11-22-2019, 10:19 PM   #14
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I loaded some 120gr Speer gold dots and want to see how they do
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Old 11-22-2019, 10:34 PM   #15
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I loaded some 120gr Speer gold dots and want to see how they do
Iím thinking about trying them. I havenít had any issue with ELD or BTHP but my exits on hogs arenít that big around, even though itís not usually needed.
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Old 11-22-2019, 10:46 PM   #16
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I have had great exit wounds with the Hornady SST. My favorite for the grendel too.
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Old 11-22-2019, 10:51 PM   #17
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Another vote for the SST. It puts a whoopin' on them...plus they've been really accurate.

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Old 11-22-2019, 11:06 PM   #18
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123gr SST has been great. 120 gr federal fusions have done pretty good as well.
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Old 11-23-2019, 12:00 AM   #19
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I’m gonna try some 107 gr TMKs
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