Messing with the idea of getting one, either converting a 243 to one or buying a howa.
What weight range of bullets can you shoot with a Grendel? I assume for hunting the 100-120 grain range will be preferred to keep velocity, but could you load 140 or 160 grains if you could find them for subs in a factory twist and still be stable?
Matt there are people loading 85 to 154 gr bullets as far as I know with the Grendel with most using 100gr to 130gr bullet weights. Hornady actually made the 123gr Amax and SST for the 6.5 Grendel. At the velocities the Grendel is able to obtain cup and core bullets work well but for more penetration there are options like the 100 and 125gr partitions, 129 LR accubond or 130gr accubond from Nosler, 130gr Swift Sirocco, Hornady GMX and Barns TTSX and if you want to go real heavy 155gr Lapua Mega.
Subs I read more about using the 160gr Hornady bullet, donot think it is really popular caliber for shooting subs though some do.
For general hunting most just use the 123gr SST or A-Max. Guess in the future there is going to be an ELD from what I have read in the 123 gr weight as well from Hornady.
The 120gr ballistic tip also has a following for hunting with the Grendel.
A few on here tried to talk me out of building a bolt action Grendel. I am glad I didn't listen to them. That little rifle has become my favorite hunting rifle, balance and shootability is very good, a little over 7lbs scoped and accuracy is fantastic.