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mark77418
09-08-2008, 11:19 AM
I've been reading about the 6.5 Grendel. Does anyone have any opinions of this round. I have an OLL that I want to build. Do you think that the 6.5 Grendel is a good round or is a lot of the stuff written about it a lot of hype. I can see how it is harder hitting than the 5.56 round but how much better is it than the 7.62X39 round? The ballistics seem the same, a 120 grain bullet traveling at about 2400fps.

sonicbuff
09-08-2008, 11:29 AM
I've been reading about the 6.5 Grendel. Does anyone have any opinions of this round. I have an OLL that I want to build. Do you think that the 6.5 Grendel is a good round or is a lot of the stuff written about it a lot of hype. I can see how it is harder hitting than the 5.56 round but how much better is it than the 7.62X39 round? The ballistics seem the same, a 120 grain bullet traveling at about 2400fps.

Are you looking into short range ? Or long range ?

Fjold
09-08-2008, 11:33 AM
As long as you reload it's feasible. Grendel ammo and brass will cost a lot more than 7.62x39.

nothing4u
09-08-2008, 11:37 AM
If you plan on hunting in a AR-15 platform it's a good caliber so is 6.8 SPC and .50 beowulf. See how much it costs to shoot too if you plan on doing a lot of target shooting. Compare and see what fits your needs.

C.G.
09-08-2008, 12:29 PM
I've been reading about the 6.5 Grendel. Does anyone have any opinions of this round. I have an OLL that I want to build. Do you think that the 6.5 Grendel is a good round or is a lot of the stuff written about it a lot of hype. I can see how it is harder hitting than the 5.56 round but how much better is it than the 7.62X39 round? The ballistics seem the same, a 120 grain bullet traveling at about 2400fps.

If you are looking for a long range semi auto on an AR-15 platform the 6.5 Grendel is the way to go.

Rather than comparing it to a 7.62 x 39 you should be comparing it to a .308. The 6.5 Grendel will have a flatter trajectory than .308 but more drift and less knock down power but on a lighter platform. (BTW, 120 grain bullet will travel 2520 fps out of a 19.5" Grendel barrel).

If you want to do some more reading:
http://www.65grendel.com

BlueOvalBruin
09-08-2008, 1:26 PM
What is your intended purpose of the rifle? An AR15 in 6.5 Grendel makes a great long-range shooter and hunting rifle (depending on configuration of course). It really helps to reload, but there are more factory ammo options for the Grendel than ever before. The new wolf 120 MPT is brass cased cheap; people have been getting pretty respectable accuracy with it(the bullet is sort of a ripoff of the sierra 120gr hpbt). There's a wolf steel-cased cartridge coming out soon which will drop the price even more. The Grendel will destroy the 7.62x39 in every way with external and terminal ballistics. The 7.62x39 isn't very reliable in an AR15 because it's hard to get mags that work.

mark77418
09-08-2008, 4:03 PM
I first saw the 6.5 grendel on future weapons and they were comparing it with the 5.56 and 7.62X39. The guy on the show really liked the round. I have an OLL that I'm going to build in 5.56 and I also have been wanting an M1A. I was at the gun shop the other day holding the M1A and it was very heavy compared to the AR15 they had at the store. I was thinking that the 6.5 grendal would be a good compromise because in the AR15 platform it would be a lot lighter than the M1A and the ballistics are superior to the 7.62X51 round according to some of the stuff I have read.

emc002
09-08-2008, 4:09 PM
I first saw the 6.5 grendel on future weapons and they were comparing it with the 5.56 and 7.62X39. The guy on the show really liked the round. I have an OLL that I'm going to build in 5.56 and I also have been wanting an M1A. I was at the gun shop the other day holding the M1A and it was very heavy compared to the AR15 they had at the store. I was thinking that the 6.5 grendal would be a good compromise because in the AR15 platform it would be a lot lighter than the M1A and the ballistics are superior to the 7.62X51 round according to some of the stuff I have read.

Ballistics are not superior to .308/7.62x51 in an apples to apples comparison (match ammo in both).
I have both an AR15 in 6.5 Grendel, an AR10 in .260 and an AR10 in .308
.260 Rem is the winner of those three.

scotthmt
09-08-2008, 4:09 PM
The 7.62x39 isn't very reliable in an AR15 because it's hard to get mags that work.


People need to stop spreading FUD, Mags that work are easily accessable.

sonicbuff
09-08-2008, 4:14 PM
I first saw the 6.5 grendel on future weapons and they were comparing it with the 5.56 and 7.62X39. The guy on the show really liked the round. I have an OLL that I'm going to build in 5.56 and I also have been wanting an M1A. I was at the gun shop the other day holding the M1A and it was very heavy compared to the AR15 they had at the store. I was thinking that the 6.5 grendal would be a good compromise because in the AR15 platform it would be a lot lighter than the M1A and the ballistics are superior to the 7.62X51 round according to some of the stuff I have read.

I chose the Tactical Grendel upper based on the same above comparision. They have the Grendel in 14.5" (with fixed flash hider), and the 16" upper versions.

BTW, at short range, the x51 is superior to Grendel 6.5, but you have to deal with the higher recoil and lower load of ammo, which counts when you're on a hike.

I still have both x51 and Grendel... :p

scfast
09-08-2008, 6:46 PM
This is where my next build is going also...6.5 supersonic past 1200 yards...Yes .308 No They both have their place