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Old 05-22-2013, 09:48 PM   #11
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I don't think you'll have much luck "thinning the herd" at 1200 yards with a 5.56 Nato or .223 remy. I've heard people doing it with bolt action precision builds with 90 grain VLDs. Those won't even fit in the mags of an AR15, but maybe you can drop them into the chamber every shot.

The very nice wind bucking ballistic coefficient of the 6.5 bullets lends itself to being very consistent at longer ranges.


I've been looking at a Black Hole Weaponry 20" barrel, Rifle gas .750 gas block. If you want even better performance for 800 + yards perhaps a 24" or bull barrel might suit you better, BHW will do it for you. BHW customer service is awesome, and they will do custom work for you (ie custom fluting and gas port sizing) . I've called them multiple times and have been very satisfied with the answers I got from them. My local range only goes to 600 yards so I won't be shooting 1000 yards anytime soon. But it'd be pretty cool having an ar15 going 1000+ yards with a 5 second upper swap.The only drawback is that you will have to wait for it. I believe their lead times are a couple months or so.


I for one look forward to your new endeavor!

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I don't think you'll have much luck "thinning the herd" at 1200 yards with a 5.56 Nato or .223 remy. I've heard people doing it with bolt action precision builds with 90 grain VLDs. Those won't even fit in the mags of an AR15, but maybe you can drop them into the chamber every shot.

The very nice wind bucking ballistic coefficient of the 6.5 bullets lends itself to being very consistent at longer ranges.

I've been looking at a Black Hole Weaponry 20" barrel, Rifle gas .750 gas block. If you want even better performance for 800 + yards perhaps a 24" or bull barrel might suit you better, BHW will do it for you. BHW customer service is awesome, and they will do custom work for you (ie custom fluting and gas port sizing) . I've called them multiple times and have been very satisfied with the answers I got from them. My local range only goes to 600 yards so I won't be shooting 1000 yards anytime soon. But it'd be pretty cool having an ar15 going 1000+ yards with a 5 second upper swap.The only drawback is that you will have to wait for it. I believe their lead times are a couple months or so.

I for one look forward to your new endeavor!

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Thanks for the reply. I will definitely keep everyone in the loop. I guess I will finish up the lower first. Anyone know who has good buffer kits for a 1,000+ yard 6.5.
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Here is the start of the 1,000 Grendel.
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From what I understand, a standard rifle or carbine buffer is fine.

Are going with a rifle or carbine/collapseable stock?
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From what I understand, a standard rifle or carbine buffer is fine.

Are going with a rifle or carbine/collapseable stock?
Yea. I'm just going to make sure it's mil spec. I can't think of the name of It but I think magpul makes a stock with adjustable cheek rest. I might go with that or something similar. The gun will definitely be rifle length.
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Magpul PRS. Precision Rifle Stock.

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That's the one. Now I just have to find out what trigger.
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If you're going with the magpul PRS, you might as well go with a barrel that it was meant to balance http://jtdistributing.net/store/product1277.html Yeah, 22" of 6.5 stainless love there or...

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/115064/alexander-arms-ar-15-a3-overwatch-upper-assembly-65-grendel-1-in-9-twist-24-barrel-stainless-steel-with-free-float-tube-handguard-10-round-magazine a 24" complete upper assembly.

Personally I'd go at least 22" on that grendel.

The triggers easy. Two stage kit or a timney drop in. https://www.timneytriggers.com/

Go big or go home right?
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If you're going with the magpul PRS, you might as well go with a barrel that it was meant to balance http://jtdistributing.net/store/product1277.html Yeah, 22" of 6.5 stainless love there or...

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/115064/alexander-arms-ar-15-a3-overwatch-upper-assembly-65-grendel-1-in-9-twist-24-barrel-stainless-steel-with-free-float-tube-handguard-10-round-magazine a 24" complete upper assembly.

Personally I'd go at least 22" on that grendel.

The triggers easy. Two stage kit or a timney drop in. https://www.timneytriggers.com/

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I'm with you on the timney. Is 1:9 a good twist rate for a 1000 yard 6.5. I was thinking 1:12 would be better but this is my first build so idk. I would also like it to be chrome lined and threaded.
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. Has anyone looked at Faxon Firearms ARAK21 for an upper. I'm thinking of a build in 300BO with them, but don't know much about the upper. I'm a fan of piston instead of gas, so that part is attractive. Not sure of the final weight either. Will probably cut it down and make it a SBR with a suppressor. Thoughts t
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