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#5487896 - 12/19/14 02:03 PM Bolt action 6.5 Grendel?
FishKiller Offline
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Registered: 01/29/07
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Loc: Weatherford, TX
Anyone heard anything about this caliber being expanded out and put on more platforms?

I had one in a black gun and wouldn't mind having one in a bolt gun.

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#5487971 - 12/19/14 02:46 PM Re: Bolt action 6.5 Grendel? [Re: FishKiller]
kmon1 Offline
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I also want one, but at the current time there are none available without going custom route. At least a couple members have them that I know of one a custom from Dakota and the other one built on a Savage.

Would be easy to convert any bolt action in 7.62X39 to a Grendel since they use the same size bolt head and cartridge length is almost the same. The build I want to do is a CZ 527 conversion to a Grendel which has been done a lot. It was rumored a few years ago that CZ was going to offer it but never happened.

Planning on selling a few guns in the next year to make that 527 build happen, just have to figure out which guns will leave the nest to be replaced by one gun.

CZ, Ruger, Remington.Charles Daily and Savage have all offered or still offer bolt action rifles that the conversion would be simple to convert to the Grendel. Wish one of them would get the bug and offer one up for us.
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#5487979 - 12/19/14 02:48 PM Re: Bolt action 6.5 Grendel? [Re: FishKiller]
FishKiller Offline
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Seems with the velocity and lack of recoil it would defiantly be a sweet shooter!

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#5487993 - 12/19/14 02:55 PM Re: Bolt action 6.5 Grendel? [Re: FishKiller]
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Registered: 06/10/09
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Loc: Caldwell, TX
I wish they would start production on one! I'd love to have one to match this guy with!!


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#5488005 - 12/19/14 02:59 PM Re: Bolt action 6.5 Grendel? [Re: FishKiller]
kmon1 Offline
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That is what I was thinking and be a good light weight, light recoiling 300+ yard deer gun. I think companies are missing the boat on that one. Can you think of a better round for a youth gun or one for those of us that are older and figured out put a good bullet with enough velocity where it belongs and the result is a dead critter, the Grendel works great as a hunting round.
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#5488018 - 12/19/14 03:11 PM Re: Bolt action 6.5 Grendel? [Re: FishKiller]
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The 6.5 Grendel would be fine as a hunting round. But they already tried the 260 Rem and it didn't sell well. And now they have the 6.5 Creedmoor which seems to get more brands offering it.
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#5488022 - 12/19/14 03:12 PM Re: Bolt action 6.5 Grendel? [Re: kmon1]
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Just do a creedmoor and you get more speed and good factory rounds
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#5546191 - 01/16/15 12:42 AM Re: Bolt action 6.5 Grendel? [Re: HorizonFirearms]
kmon1 Offline
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Originally Posted By: HorizonFirearms
Just do a creedmoor and you get more speed and good factory rounds


Not really worried about speed, when I want that from a 6.5 will pull out the 6.5-284 or 264 Win Mag that already have a home.

Picked up a CZ 527, now to gather the parts for the conversion/build
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#5546203 - 01/16/15 01:05 AM Re: Bolt action 6.5 Grendel? [Re: kmon1]
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Originally Posted By: kmon1
Originally Posted By: HorizonFirearms
Just do a creedmoor and you get more speed and good factory rounds


Not really worried about speed, when I want that from a 6.5 will pull out the 6.5-284 or 264 Win Mag that already have a home.

Picked up a CZ 527, now to gather the parts for the conversion/build


Love those CZs
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#5547333 - 01/16/15 04:39 PM Re: Bolt action 6.5 Grendel? [Re: FishKiller]
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My 6.5 Grendel Bolt gun built by Dakota Rifles. Nesika J action, Jewell trigger, Hart Barrel. It was very accurate and great velocity.

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#5547371 - 01/16/15 05:12 PM Re: Bolt action 6.5 Grendel? [Re: FishKiller]
Sneaky Offline
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Beautiful rifle.

I think the Grendel is an outstanding all around Texas caliber. That's why I had an AR built in one. I like the quick follow up shots. Can't wait to get it set up with some optics and run it through the paces.
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#5547424 - 01/16/15 05:46 PM Re: Bolt action 6.5 Grendel? [Re: FishKiller]
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I'm curious, as I'm trying to decide what I want to rebarrel my savage to, what are the differences between the Grendel and the creedmore?
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#5548343 - 01/17/15 11:45 AM Re: Bolt action 6.5 Grendel? [Re: FishKiller]
kmon1 Offline
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As far as rebarrel a Savage to a Grendel Cliffy on here would be a good person to talk to. I know he has done that a time or two.

The Creedmoor will always be a faster round than the Grendel larger case burning more powder. On pressure difference, SAAMI spec for max average pressure 52000psi for the Grendel and 62000psi for the Creedmoor Source

Max loads for the Gendel burn about 30 gr of powder wile the Creedmoor burns over 40 grains so about 25% less powder. There is data out there for loads with the Grendel running in the 55000 to 60000psi and getting 2700 or a bit more from the 123gr bullet while burning about 32 grains of some powders.

The Grendel has trajectory that pretty much matches the 308 with 168 or 175 bullets and is supersonic past 1K so it can get out there if wanted.

I have an AR in the Grendel that shoots good and works well on hogs and yotes but just want a boltaction in it for a light weight hunting rifle that will reach out as far or further than I want to for deer, but can be fun on targets on out there. The light recoil also makes for fun shooting.

Mostly about ARs which are the only commercial guns chambered in the Grendel, but an interesting read.

http://www.rifleshootermag.com/uncategorized/6-5-grendel-evolution/
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#5549205 - 01/17/15 10:20 PM Re: Bolt action 6.5 Grendel? [Re: FishKiller]
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Whose upper is on your 6.5, kmon?
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#5549253 - 01/17/15 11:20 PM Re: Bolt action 6.5 Grendel? [Re: FishKiller]
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Alexander Arms
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