6.5 grendel build?

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by AznZOhAn, Jul 14, 2011.

  1. AznZOhAn

    AznZOhAn New Member

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    Hello all, I am new here and new too rifles, I'm good on handguns. I have a Rockriver entry heavy barrel with Daniel Defense rail on it, shoots great, and I have a S&W M&P 15 good rifle. I want build a 6.5 Grendel. I did some research and know a little stuff. I want something on an AR platform for distance. I wanna get a mega machines upper and lower, 20" or 24" Alexander Arms barrel and bolt, magpul stock, rockriver trigger, weighted buffer, troy industries rail handguard. How does this sound and where can I get good prices on parts.
     
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  3. chaser2020

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    You'll like the Grendel. I have two. Light recoil, but can easily shoot a large enough bullet to take down deer. Good luck with the build!
     
  4. AznZOhAn

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    I'm excited about this. From what I have read about the 6.5 Grendel, it has awesome ballistics.
     
  5. AznZOhAn

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    I'm thinking about using it in the police games next year in precision shooting, and I'm also think about turning my rock river into a 5.56 SBR for CQB competition.
     
  6. chaser2020

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    One of my G's is my dedicated Field Precision Rifle. 20" AA Hunter. The other is a 16" AA Tactical upper on a Plum Crazy lower. Whole rifle weighs in at 5.5 lbs. This is my hunting rifle.
     
  7. AznZOhAn

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    I'm planning 20" heavy barrel, mega machine upper and lower billet set, magpul acs or ubr stock, Troy industries free float 13" mfs battle rail, rockriver trigger, and Harris bi-pod so far and cerakote it. I'm trying find good prices
     
  8. chaser2020

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    Looks like an awesome build. Are you using the RRA 2 stage or single stack. I'm a 2 stage guy myself, 'cause I like to know when I'm gonna break the shot.
     
  9. AznZOhAn

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    I like the 2 stage, it gets lighter after you put some rounds through it, the single stage is more consistent.
     
  10. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    AznZOhAn,

    The 6.5 Grendel is a fine round with excellent ballistics and flight.
    I have been advised that Hornady is loading or going to load them. But you can also reload them. They are easy to reload. I am shooting the 95gr. V-max in Norma Brass and recently got some new Hornady Brass to reload. I also have loaded some 123 grain A-Max rounds but have not shot them as of yet. As far as the 95 grain V-Max, they will turn a prairie dog inside out at 400 yards.
    I have a Sabre Defence Varmint/Competition in the 18" Fluted Barrel.
    Sounds great on your build plan! You will want to police your brass up after shooting. The Norma's are around $1.00 ea. But you usually can load each of them 4-5 times and be safe. And I do love the RRA 2 Stage Trigger you mentioned!

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  11. AznZOhAn

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    I don't reload yet, but it is also in my plans. I have 2 ARs, a RRA and S&W M&P. I'm going to SBR the smith next year, the RRA is fine as is. I am currently in law enforcement and want the 6.5 because of it's ballistics, the only down side to it is that it's not a common round and pricey. But it shoots flatter and has more distance than a 7.62 NATO with less kick, more energy, longer distance, and consistency than a 5.56 NATO, and it just puts the 6.8 down past 200. Besides ammo I can't see the down side to this.
     
  12. AznZOhAn

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    Does anybody know how the 6.5 is suppressed. I plan on doing that too, I figure 20" barrel with a can give it a little more reach.
     
  13. chaser2020

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    Roger that, but since the majority of my shooting is 600 yards, I like the feel of the 2 stage, so I have them in all my AR platforms. Also, I have heard stories of the 2 stage getter lighter after using for a while, but my match AR has over a thousand rounds through it and I haven't noticed a difference. YMMV.

    I reload all my G ammo. AA brass was about $100/100 when I started, but the Hornady brass is about $73/100 now. If you don't try to run a lot of hot loads, you can get quite a few reloads on the the brass. I currently am on my 6th loading on this brass and it still looks good. Right now I'm shooting 120 SMK's but when I run out of those I'll be loading the AMAX 123's. BC is really good and from what I have read matching it up with 8208 XBR is a great combo. I use 2520, but it is temperature sensitive.
     
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    You posted this while I was answering your othe post. I am having a suppressor built by Templar Consulting, but depending on the thread of your barrel, any good can will work. As far as adding reach, IDK.
     
  15. AznZOhAn

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    Cans add 50 feet per second to 5.56 NATO, so I'm thinking it will do better on 6.5. It should be like shooting out of 24".
     
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    I am getting this can to shoot hogs. They just passed a law making it legal to use them with no caliber restriction.

    Knowing it can add some fps to the round is an added benefit.
     
  17. AznZOhAn

    AznZOhAn New Member

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    Is that a Texas law
     
  18. chaser2020

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    Next door- Louisiana
     
  19. AznZOhAn

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    I need to hunt in your state when I get a suppressor.
     
  20. AznZOhAn

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    Can somebody advise me if I should go gas blow back or gas piston and why.