Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
dreeves, TRog34, Togurt, Bigford, garcalo
60431 Registered Users
Top Posters
dogcatcher 77377
stxranchman 52092
RWH24 44568
rifleman 43783
BOBO the Clown 41086
BMD 40539
Big Orn 37484
txshntr 33683
bill oxner 32624
sig226fan (Rguns.com) 30570
facebook
Forum Stats
60431 Members
45 Forums
475785 Topics
6241525 Posts

Max Online: 16728 @ 03/25/12 08:51 AM
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >
Topic Options
#6415242 - 08/18/16 11:04 PM 6.5 grendel help
daniel1381 Online   content
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 03/07/12
Posts: 3500
Loc: longview texas
Thinking of turning my 223 into a grendel..

Would that be the best choice of calibers to switch my ar15 ?

Who makes the high end barrels?
_________________________
"From my cold dead hands"

"Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain - and most fools do."

Benjamin Franklin


Top
#6415246 - 08/18/16 11:09 PM Re: 6.5 grendel help [Re: daniel1381]
Brother in-law Online   content
THF Celebrity

Registered: 07/08/07
Posts: 24467
I would switch it into a 6.8

Top
#6415250 - 08/18/16 11:13 PM Re: 6.5 grendel help [Re: daniel1381]
ImTheReasonDovesMourn Online   content
Tracker

Registered: 08/04/12
Posts: 971
Loc: Greenville, TX
Grendel is the best caliber for a long range AR, but I have no idea if that's what you intend to use it for. Look at Precision Firearms for the best selection of high-end barrels. Their bolts are some of the best too.


http://www.precisionfirearms.com/48m8/6-5-grendel/6-5-grendel-barrels.html



Edited by ImTheReasonDovesMourn (08/18/16 11:13 PM)
_________________________

Top
#6415251 - 08/18/16 11:15 PM Re: 6.5 grendel help [Re: daniel1381]
SapperTitan Online   content
THF Celebrity

Registered: 11/17/10
Posts: 17057
Loc: Killeen/Ft Hood, TX
I have 6.8SPC and love it I think the 6.5 Grendel performs about the same so id say go either way.
_________________________
Originally Posted By: bill oxner
I could never repay you for the pleasure I've gotten out of your meat package.


Top
#6415255 - 08/18/16 11:19 PM Re: 6.5 grendel help [Re: daniel1381]
daniel1381 Online   content
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 03/07/12
Posts: 3500
Loc: longview texas
My ar is setup for 77 gr noslers and shoots em great.. I want something I can take into the woods and if a deer steps out from 350 on in it will have no problems taking it... right right now is setup with a nightforce f1 3-15x50 so plenty of glass for long range
_________________________
"From my cold dead hands"

"Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain - and most fools do."

Benjamin Franklin


Top
#6415261 - 08/18/16 11:26 PM Re: 6.5 grendel help [Re: daniel1381]
SapperTitan Online   content
THF Celebrity

Registered: 11/17/10
Posts: 17057
Loc: Killeen/Ft Hood, TX
Originally Posted By: daniel1381
My ar is setup for 77 gr noslers and shoots em great.. I want something I can take into the woods and if a deer steps out from 350 on in it will have no problems taking it... right right now is setup with a nightforce f1 3-15x50 so plenty of glass for long range
Id just make the step up to AR10 in 308. I have hit steel at 500 easily with my 16 inch 6.8 but not sure what kind of damage it will do on an animal at 350 yds. If I see a hog at that distance ill let ya know if it is a good option.
_________________________
Originally Posted By: bill oxner
I could never repay you for the pleasure I've gotten out of your meat package.


Top
#6415263 - 08/18/16 11:29 PM Re: 6.5 grendel help [Re: daniel1381]
daniel1381 Online   content
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 03/07/12
Posts: 3500
Loc: longview texas
I mainly hunt with my 338 lm.. guess I could just grab a ar10 but was looking for the cheaper route once in my life lol
_________________________
"From my cold dead hands"

"Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain - and most fools do."

Benjamin Franklin


Top
#6415264 - 08/18/16 11:30 PM Re: 6.5 grendel help [Re: daniel1381]
daniel1381 Online   content
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 03/07/12
Posts: 3500
Loc: longview texas
Most of my shots are 50-200
But ya just never know if he will ever pop out at 350
_________________________
"From my cold dead hands"

"Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain - and most fools do."

Benjamin Franklin


Top
#6415265 - 08/18/16 11:30 PM Re: 6.5 grendel help [Re: daniel1381]
Gravytrain Online   content
THF Celebrity

Registered: 01/06/11
Posts: 16911
Loc: Rowlett, Tx
350 is a range where the 6.5 Grendel starts to make more sense than a 6.8, but the 6.8 has more ammo off the shelf ammo choices and is good out to 275 maybe 300 which is really dang pretty far, further than I've had to shoot a deer or hog anyway.

Top
#6415266 - 08/18/16 11:32 PM Re: 6.5 grendel help [Re: daniel1381]
daniel1381 Online   content
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 03/07/12
Posts: 3500
Loc: longview texas
Who are some of the top barrel makers for 6.8 ?
_________________________
"From my cold dead hands"

"Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain - and most fools do."

Benjamin Franklin


Top
#6415271 - 08/18/16 11:39 PM Re: 6.5 grendel help [Re: daniel1381]
SapperTitan Online   content
THF Celebrity

Registered: 11/17/10
Posts: 17057
Loc: Killeen/Ft Hood, TX
Originally Posted By: daniel1381
Who are some of the top barrel makers for 6.8 ?
ARP, Wilson Combat, Bison Armory


Edited by SapperTitan (08/18/16 11:39 PM)
_________________________
Originally Posted By: bill oxner
I could never repay you for the pleasure I've gotten out of your meat package.


Top
#6415272 - 08/18/16 11:40 PM Re: 6.5 grendel help [Re: daniel1381]
SapperTitan Online   content
THF Celebrity

Registered: 11/17/10
Posts: 17057
Loc: Killeen/Ft Hood, TX
Ive shot pigs at 200 yds with my 6.8 and dropped them in their tracks. Been trying to get a shot past that but haven't had a chance yet.
_________________________
Originally Posted By: bill oxner
I could never repay you for the pleasure I've gotten out of your meat package.


Top
#6415274 - 08/18/16 11:42 PM Re: 6.5 grendel help [Re: daniel1381]
daniel1381 Online   content
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 03/07/12
Posts: 3500
Loc: longview texas
Sapper are you running a can on your setup?


Edited by daniel1381 (08/18/16 11:44 PM)
_________________________
"From my cold dead hands"

"Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain - and most fools do."

Benjamin Franklin


Top
#6415276 - 08/18/16 11:43 PM Re: 6.5 grendel help [Re: daniel1381]
SapperTitan Online   content
THF Celebrity

Registered: 11/17/10
Posts: 17057
Loc: Killeen/Ft Hood, TX
Originally Posted By: daniel1381
Supper are you running a can on your setup?
Nope just a 16 in ARP barrel.
_________________________
Originally Posted By: bill oxner
I could never repay you for the pleasure I've gotten out of your meat package.


Top
#6415277 - 08/18/16 11:45 PM Re: 6.5 grendel help [Re: daniel1381]
daniel1381 Online   content
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 03/07/12
Posts: 3500
Loc: longview texas
What ammo are you running?
_________________________
"From my cold dead hands"

"Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain - and most fools do."

Benjamin Franklin


Top
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >



© 2004-2016 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide