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Old 03-31-2020, 04:06 PM   #1
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What’s your thoughts on 6.5 Grendel ammo for hunting?


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Old 03-31-2020, 04:10 PM   #2
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Hornady 123gr SST are 3/3 on deer and 2/2 on hogs. All DRT. Buddy has had good luck with Federal 120gr soft points on deer and hogs. Good luck!
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Old 03-31-2020, 04:16 PM   #3
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Good deer and hog sized cal for an AR. 120gr Speer Gold Dot bullets work good for me
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Old 03-31-2020, 04:18 PM   #4
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Hornady 123 gr SST my Grendel loves them !
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Old 03-31-2020, 04:27 PM   #5
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I've had great success with the Hornady and Federal.
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Old 03-31-2020, 04:35 PM   #6
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Great hunting round for deer and hogs. Mine loves the hornady 123 grain stuff.
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Old 03-31-2020, 05:30 PM   #7
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I mostly use Hornady. Have had no issues at all puttin some fairly large pork chops down with it. If it'll do them in, it will have even less issues with a deer.
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Old 03-31-2020, 06:33 PM   #8
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I’ve used Hornady black, SST, federal fusion and some match bullets to kill animals. All about shot placement. The G is a animal killing machine.


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Old 03-31-2020, 08:49 PM   #9
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Thanks guys. I ordered a 12” upper and just waiting on it to get in.


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Old 03-31-2020, 11:03 PM   #10
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Hornady 123 grain SST
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Old 04-02-2020, 01:09 PM   #11
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My daughter shot a 175 lb whitetail buck this year with a 6.5 Grendel, it ran 30 yards and fell over. Lung shot. So, it's plenty of bullet for any whitetail.

For pigs, they are all DRT. Blows up their insides.

Hornady 123 grain SST and Hornady Black here.
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Old 04-02-2020, 01:32 PM   #12
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Hornady Black. Shoots really well and have killed several hogs and javelina's. Planning on shooting a few deer with it this year.
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Old 04-02-2020, 01:45 PM   #13
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I load the 120gr speer gold dot and does pretty well. Plan on trying some ELD-M bullets at about 2580 fps.
The SST factory stuff i can never get to shoot all that well maybe 1"-1.5" at best. Hand loads are .288"-.75" with ELD-m and Speer Gold dots.
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Old 04-02-2020, 01:50 PM   #14
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Like everyone else above says....that Hornady 123 Gr. SST is a great deer round.
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