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Old 02-09-2019, 04:34 PM   #1
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Anyone shooting one under 20"? How do you like it? Speed? Noise? Muzzle blast?
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Old 02-09-2019, 04:40 PM   #2
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I just built 18 but I havenít had much of a chance to shoot it. But I can say the noise and muzzle blast wasnít bad. Keep an eye out ballistic advantage runs good deals on theirs.


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Old 02-09-2019, 05:37 PM   #3
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Old 02-09-2019, 07:26 PM   #4
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Default 18" creedmoor

I have a 16.5" that I bought off here.


I like the feel and balance of the rifle with my light can mounted up, haven't chronied it yet.
Kick feels right, not heavy, but not non existent either.

I do know my wife's 16" .260 unsuppressed will get your attention real quick.
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Old 02-09-2019, 07:28 PM   #5
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I am no expert, but I much prefer a 16 or 18 inch 308 to a 6.5. In a 22 inch barrel though I like the CM
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Old 02-09-2019, 11:01 PM   #6
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I have (2) 18”, one bolt action and the other AR-10. Love them! Keeps them manageable with a suppressor and still good velocity
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Old 02-09-2019, 11:09 PM   #7
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Old 02-10-2019, 09:30 AM   #8
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I’d go longer. Makes an already slow round even slower. If you want short and trying to keep speed go with the 6 not the 6.5.
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Old 02-10-2019, 01:51 PM   #9
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I've got an 18" but it's a .22 Creed.
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Old 02-10-2019, 02:20 PM   #10
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I’ve got my at 16.5” but when you add the suppressor it moves back up to 22”. It makes the gun light and easy to maneuver. If you don’t run suppressed, it will be loud and really loud with a muzzle break.
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Old 02-10-2019, 02:22 PM   #11
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Default 18" creedmoor

I cut a Ruger Predator down to 18Ē. Iím also running a Sandman
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Old 02-10-2019, 04:30 PM   #12
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I had this built by SAC back around 2012. Didnít keep it long, but put about 200 rds through it. With a 140 AMAX I was making 2625 fps if u recall correctly. It shot lights out, and was a step up from a 20Ē 308 for sure. Sold it because I didnít care for the chassis once I started carrying it. Felt great prone, but sucked for maneuverability. I donít have anything against a short 6.5, but Iíd prefer a little more speed if possible.
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Old 02-10-2019, 05:09 PM   #13
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Thanks for the replies. It's at 22" now
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Old 02-11-2019, 11:51 AM   #14
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I use my 16" for most ranch work. Devastating on axis, deer, and hogs. Muzzle blast and noise isn't noticeably different than it was at 22".

Anyone who advocates a Grendel at any length but thinks a 16" Creedmoor doesn't have enough oomph, I suggest they compare the ballistic tables.
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Old 02-12-2019, 12:48 AM   #15
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I use my 16" for most ranch work. Devastating on axis, deer, and hogs. Muzzle blast and noise isn't noticeably different than it was at 22".

Anyone who advocates a Grendel at any length but thinks a 16" Creedmoor doesn't have enough oomph, I suggest they compare the ballistic tables.
Thanks. This would be for TX game
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Old 02-15-2019, 02:44 PM   #16
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Took it to APR today to get cut and cerakoted
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Old 02-15-2019, 07:50 PM   #17
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This thread intrigued me, so I talked to a guy today & heís built several Grendelís in a 12Ē barrel & said they was solid shooters. He shot a doe with one this year at 287yrds drt. I know itís not a creed but I my build me a 12Ē upper.
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Old 02-26-2019, 10:23 PM   #18
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APR did fast work and it looks great.

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Old 02-26-2019, 10:29 PM   #19
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Old 02-26-2019, 11:06 PM   #20
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Looks really handy! Iím a fan of short, handy rifles. Keep us posted on your opinions as you put it to use.


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Old 02-27-2019, 09:15 PM   #21
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Hope they threaded it.
That muzzle blast will be noticeable
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Old 02-28-2019, 09:19 AM   #22
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Hope they threaded it.
That muzzle blast will be noticeable
It's funny how people say that but in practice you don't see it, even a little.

I mean, nobody says things like "A semi-auto? Hope you're ready for the crash of the slide racking every time."

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Old 08-04-2019, 08:39 AM   #23
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Looks really handy! Iím a fan of short, handy rifles. Keep us posted on your opinions as you put it to use.
I love it!
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Old 08-04-2019, 08:39 AM   #24
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That muzzle blast will be noticeable
No threads. The muzzle blast isn't any different than before. It's an easy gun to shoot
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Old 08-04-2019, 09:25 AM   #25
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A company that use to build police and military sniper rifles years ago did a study with a 308 to find the best length. I know itís different but itís a very similar size for the case. They found the best length without losing performance for speed and accuracy was 18Ē. They started at 27Ē and went one inch at a time testing. Believe the company was TacOps, will have to try and find the info.


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A company that use to build police and military sniper rifles years ago did a study with a 308 to find the best length. I know itís different but itís a very similar size for the case. They found the best length without losing performance for speed and accuracy was 18Ē. They started at 27Ē and went one inch at a time testing. Believe the company was TacOps, will have to try and find the info.


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Old 08-04-2019, 09:45 AM   #27
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A company that use to build police and military sniper rifles years ago did a study with a 308 to find the best length. I know itís different but itís a very similar size for the case. They found the best length without losing performance for speed and accuracy was 18Ē. They started at 27Ē and went one inch at a time testing. Believe the company was TacOps, will have to try and find the info.


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Old 08-04-2019, 09:52 AM   #28
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A company that use to build police and military sniper rifles years ago did a study with a 308 to find the best length. I know itís different but itís a very similar size for the case. They found the best length without losing performance for speed and accuracy was 18Ē. They started at 27Ē and went one inch at a time testing. Believe the company was TacOps, will have to try and find the info.

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Yes Mike who owns TacOps is about as thorough as they come. Iíve spent much time on the phone with him over the years. Solid dude and makes a stupid accurate rifle, if you can afford them.



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