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Old 10-07-2019, 5:36 AM
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Default Wyoming trip, up-gunning, update.

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I had decided after much load testing to take my AR15 to Wyoming. Using a 62gr TSX .224 caliber traveling at 3110 a second. Well after more thought, and lots of advice from Calguns members I have decided to switch to 6.5 Grendel.
Years ago I had build an upper for my nephew using a 20 inch stainless Liberty barrel, 1:8 twist. It will be topped with a Leupold CDS 3x9x40 Freedom rifle scope. 120 gr TTSX Bullets traveling at 2660fps will provide plenty of wallop, and the wind bucking capabilities of the 6.5 bullet. A2
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Old 10-07-2019, 5:57 AM
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Whichever you shoot best.

Remember to always hold on hair, people tend to overcompensate for distance and wind. I'll bet that 10 times more people shoot over animals than under.
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Old 10-07-2019, 8:45 AM
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Like Fjold says: whichever you shoot better is the most important aspect. But all else equal I think it's wise to step up to the 6.5. It still has minimal recoil but improves upon where the .223 is weakest: downrange energy and wind-bucking.
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Just practice with the new rig until your one with the gun.......then you'll be fine, just don't over think it when your on the game..... that's when buck fever hits
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Old 10-07-2019, 9:16 PM
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Practice, practice and practice. What part of Wyoming? I'm in Saratoga and the winds have been crazy lately. Get ready for that this weekend we had 60+ mph gusts going on I80. Also hope you're ready for the cold hahaha, our high Thursday is showing 19 degrees.
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Buy a 257 weatherby. Dead on at 300 is only 3" high at 100. Perfect for goats.

Sorry, couldn't resist.
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Old 10-08-2019, 7:53 AM
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What part of Wyoming? I'm in Saratoga and the winds have been crazy lately. Get ready for that this weekend we had 60+ mph gusts going on I80. Also hope you're ready for the cold hahaha, our high Thursday is showing 19 degrees.
Heh, doesn't really matter where in Wyoming he'll be hunting, there's a 95% chance it'll be windy, cold, hot, rainy, snowy, warm, and icy in the same day.

I just came back from Newcastle we ran the gamut from a teensy bit of snow and a low of 25 degrees to a 70 degree day with every rattler known to mankind out, to a 55 degree day with 30+ mph winds and some rain creating mud so bad it's difficult to even get a quad on off the ranch; and I was only there for a week.
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Yep that sounds like Wyoming haha. Just want to make sure OP packs accordingly is all. Dont want him to be too miserable
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Heh, doesn't really matter where in Wyoming he'll be hunting, there's a 95% chance it'll be windy, cold, hot, rainy, snowy, warm, and icy in the same day.



I just came back from Newcastle we ran the gamut from a teensy bit of snow and a low of 25 degrees to a 70 degree day with every rattler known to mankind out, to a 55 degree day with 30+ mph winds and some rain creating mud so bad it's difficult to even get a quad on off the ranch; and I was only there for a week.
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Scrap the 120gr in the Grendel & go with an 85-100gr bullet. For hunting distances the 120gr is less than ideal in that caliber. The speed offered in the aforementioned weights are way more beneficial, especially since it looks like you plan on using lead free. Speed is your friend with lead free.

You might take a look at Maker Bullets, tough as nails & shoot excellent with very little work. If you look in the reloading section you will see a thread I put there about the 6.5 85gr Maker out of my .264LBC.
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123gr SST, 2650fps, 18 inch Liberty Heavy stainless 1:8 twist. A2
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