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#6415242 - 08/18/16 11:04 PM 6.5 grendel help
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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?
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#6415246 - 08/18/16 11:09 PM Re: 6.5 grendel help [Re: daniel1381]
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I would switch it into a 6.8

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#6415250 - 08/18/16 11:13 PM Re: 6.5 grendel help [Re: daniel1381]
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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



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#6415251 - 08/18/16 11:15 PM Re: 6.5 grendel help [Re: daniel1381]
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I have 6.8SPC and love it I think the 6.5 Grendel performs about the same so id say go either way.
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#6415255 - 08/18/16 11:19 PM Re: 6.5 grendel help [Re: daniel1381]
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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
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#6415261 - 08/18/16 11:26 PM Re: 6.5 grendel help [Re: daniel1381]
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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.
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#6415263 - 08/18/16 11:29 PM Re: 6.5 grendel help [Re: daniel1381]
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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
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#6415264 - 08/18/16 11:30 PM Re: 6.5 grendel help [Re: daniel1381]
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Most of my shots are 50-200
But ya just never know if he will ever pop out at 350
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#6415265 - 08/18/16 11:30 PM Re: 6.5 grendel help [Re: daniel1381]
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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.

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#6415266 - 08/18/16 11:32 PM Re: 6.5 grendel help [Re: daniel1381]
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Who are some of the top barrel makers for 6.8 ?
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#6415271 - 08/18/16 11:39 PM Re: 6.5 grendel help [Re: daniel1381]
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Originally Posted By: daniel1381
Who are some of the top barrel makers for 6.8 ?
ARP, Wilson Combat, Bison Armory


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#6415272 - 08/18/16 11:40 PM Re: 6.5 grendel help [Re: daniel1381]
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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.
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#6415274 - 08/18/16 11:42 PM Re: 6.5 grendel help [Re: daniel1381]
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Sapper are you running a can on your setup?


Edited by daniel1381 (08/18/16 11:44 PM)
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#6415276 - 08/18/16 11:43 PM Re: 6.5 grendel help [Re: daniel1381]
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Supper are you running a can on your setup?
Nope just a 16 in ARP barrel.
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#6415277 - 08/18/16 11:45 PM Re: 6.5 grendel help [Re: daniel1381]
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What ammo are you running?
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