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#5689292 - 04/07/15 09:03 PM Article on My Experience with the 6.5 Grendel
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THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 05/18/11
Posts: 5218
Loc: Forestburg, Montague Cnty, TX
http://ar15hunter.com/the-6-5-grendel-ar15-my-go-to-gun-for-hogs-and-predators/

The editor of AR15Hunter.com, an online magazine, asked me to put together a summary article of what I like about the 6.5 Grendel and it turned into a bit of a historical narrative on how I became a fan. There are a lot of fine hunting calibers. I just happen to be a huge fan of the Grendel.

I hope y'all will find it of interest.
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#5689358 - 04/07/15 09:29 PM Re: Article on My Experience with the 6.5 Grendel [Re: Double Naught Spy]
10ring Offline
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Registered: 11/19/12
Posts: 840
Loc: Pilot Point, TX
Enjoyed the information. I've been in the final stages of a Grendel and had actually decided on the exact same upper and barrel combo that you chose and for many of the same reasons you described. I'm looking forward to getting it all together and putting it through it's paces. I'm glad to hear that you are having good success with the Hornady ammo. I can certainly reload for the round but in the beginning I'm looking to go with factory offerings.

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#5689398 - 04/07/15 09:49 PM Re: Article on My Experience with the 6.5 Grendel [Re: Double Naught Spy]
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Registered: 05/18/11
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Loc: Forestburg, Montague Cnty, TX
Well, I just got informed that Precision Firearms makes ammo and apparently they have a pretty good selection. To be honest, of the 4 Grendel people I know personally, I don't think any of us knew about it.

Here is the link...http://www.precisionfirearms.com/17.html

So 10ring, you might like to check out this ammo as well, but yes, the Hornady SST does very well.
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#5689405 - 04/07/15 09:51 PM Re: Article on My Experience with the 6.5 Grendel [Re: Double Naught Spy]
bigjoe8565 Offline
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Registered: 06/30/08
Posts: 4976
Loc: Mesquite, Tx
Great article and very well written. Now what I need you to do is shot another pig and make sure the video doesn't cutoff prior to the kill shot. grin

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#5689426 - 04/07/15 09:56 PM Re: Article on My Experience with the 6.5 Grendel [Re: Double Naught Spy]
dfwroadkill Offline
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Registered: 09/15/09
Posts: 3356
Loc: D/FW, TX
Excellent job! Really enjoyed the article. Thank you for sharing your experience. up

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#5689612 - 04/08/15 02:26 AM Re: Article on My Experience with the 6.5 Grendel [Re: Double Naught Spy]
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Registered: 05/04/10
Posts: 2972
Loc: North Ft Worth
Very happy for ya, nicely written article!

Who was it that put you on to Grendel to begin with...?

HTXH

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#5689668 - 04/08/15 06:36 AM Re: Article on My Experience with the 6.5 Grendel [Re: Double Naught Spy]
wtjim Offline
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Registered: 07/18/12
Posts: 607
Yep, I love my "FrankenGrendel". Killed 2 hogs with it. Very accurate and terminal performance is outstanding.

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#5689805 - 04/08/15 08:36 AM Re: Article on My Experience with the 6.5 Grendel [Re: Double Naught Spy]
ChipChipperson45 Offline
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Registered: 12/12/12
Posts: 753
Loc: Austin
There is a company in Dripping Springs called Underground Tactical. They make some great components for the 6.5 grendel.

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#5691131 - 04/08/15 09:38 PM Re: Article on My Experience with the 6.5 Grendel [Re: Double Naught Spy]
kmon1 Offline
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Registered: 09/27/06
Posts: 22468
Loc: Texas
Really like the Grendel, good write up on it. Agree with you that cannot really tell the difference if a critter was shot with a 308 or a Grendel. At least critters in the average pig, yote and deer sized game. If hunting something bigger then I will grab a bigger gun.
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#5695639 - 04/11/15 09:57 PM Re: Article on My Experience with the 6.5 Grendel [Re: Double Naught Spy]
wtjim Offline
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Registered: 07/18/12
Posts: 607
Yep, got my barrel/bolt from Undergound Tactical. They guarantee sub MOA on there barrels and it is sub MOA

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#5695764 - 04/12/15 12:58 AM Re: Article on My Experience with the 6.5 Grendel [Re: Double Naught Spy]
Beaubien Offline
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Registered: 02/18/15
Posts: 473
Loc: In the mountains east of ABQ
Great article. Thanks for sharing.
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#5695822 - 04/12/15 07:20 AM Re: Article on My Experience with the 6.5 Grendel [Re: Double Naught Spy]
Big Fitz Offline
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Registered: 12/06/09
Posts: 2308
Loc: Prosper, TX
Great article and really enjoy your videos. Well done, sir.
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#5695937 - 04/12/15 08:50 AM Re: Article on My Experience with the 6.5 Grendel [Re: Double Naught Spy]
rogerh Offline
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Registered: 04/26/13
Posts: 272
Loc: Lampasas
Great article. I ordered a 20 inch barrel with bolt carrier from Shillen and hopefully will get it by the end of this month and build mine.

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#5696027 - 04/12/15 09:53 AM Re: Article on My Experience with the 6.5 Grendel [Re: Double Naught Spy]
fishsing Offline
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Registered: 09/13/08
Posts: 445
Loc: DFW
Which brass catcher are you using? I've tried the hard plastic versions(too noisy) and the basic bag style(leaves a lot to be desired).

One big reason I went to 7.62x39 was due to loss of expensive, effort consuming G brass in the woods.
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#5696030 - 04/12/15 09:56 AM Re: Article on My Experience with the 6.5 Grendel [Re: Double Naught Spy]
tenyearsgone Offline
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Registered: 04/21/13
Posts: 1480
Is there any reason I'd want one if I already have a 6.8?

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