I'm starting my 6.5 build and I am having some barrel issues. I am finding a lot of companies that make the .264LBC which is supposed to be the same as the 6.5 grendel. I have heard that is because they didn't want to pay licensing fees (which I do not believe), or that there where patent issues, and a few other reasons I can't recall. I believe there are some differences between the 6.5 and the .264 but I don't know if it is enough to choose one over the other.
I am trying to find a company that manufactures a quality 6.5 barrel or a .264 (if it is the same as the 6.5) that is affordable. I want to approach this carefully because it will be my first upper build and I want to do it right. I do not want to do this and end up with a run-of-the-mill rifle. Since I chose this caliber based on the fact that I want a rifle capable of driving tacks at 600 yards. I do not want to be cheap when purchasing the barrel and BCG, since those are major factors when it comes to accuracy. Hopefully I can find a high quality barrel that will not break the bank but still meet my needs.
I am heading to the Ft. Worth gun show tomorrow to do some trading so I would like to have a few thoughts from some of you if possible. However, I doubt I will lucky enough to find quality 6.5 parts at the gun show if, any at all.
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