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#6875699 - 09/01/17 11:14 AM 6.5 Grendel Barrel Length
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Registered: 06/24/09
Posts: 2405
Loc: Houston
I know this topic has been done a bit before, but.......

There is a great sale on an 18" Grendel barrel. Any reason why I shouldn't go for it? FYI, this is theoretically going to be my daughters' hunting rifle as they get a bit older AND I'm a bit of a speed snot, meaning I even have a 26" 308 because i like the added speed and don't care about the weight because it's only a range and fun gun.

edit: speed snob, not snot

here is deal i am eyeballing.
http://www.primaryarms.com/odin-works-18...5-18-int-tg-bcg


Edited by Korean Redneck (09/01/17 11:51 AM)

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#6875700 - 09/01/17 11:16 AM Re: 6.5 Grendel Barrel Length [Re: Korean Redneck]
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Registered: 11/01/12
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Grendels like long barrels but for its intended usage you should be good.
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#6875706 - 09/01/17 11:26 AM Re: 6.5 Grendel Barrel Length [Re: Korean Redneck]
ChadTRG42 Offline
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18" is fine. (And I have a 28" barreled 308, and 29" 300 Win Mag!)
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#6875717 - 09/01/17 11:34 AM Re: 6.5 Grendel Barrel Length [Re: Korean Redneck]
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18 inch barrel is good to go for hunting with the Grendel.

Longer barrels will as you know give more speed but a 16 or 18 inch barrel is good for deer to 300 yards and beyond, nd makes for light handy gun (good for the kiddos)
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#6875728 - 09/01/17 11:51 AM Re: 6.5 Grendel Barrel Length [Re: Korean Redneck]
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Registered: 03/03/14
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Yup I hear 18" is fine! If you want to stretch it out some say 20" is a better minimum length.

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#6875748 - 09/01/17 12:11 PM Re: 6.5 Grendel Barrel Length [Re: Korean Redneck]
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Registered: 09/20/13
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IF me, for what I would be using the Grendel - to around 400 yds, an 18-20 would be MY Preferred length. Handling matters more than a few clicks on a scope, again, for me.
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#6875754 - 09/01/17 12:19 PM Re: 6.5 Grendel Barrel Length [Re: 6.5BR]
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Originally Posted By: 6.5BR
IF me, for what I would be using the Grendel - to around 400 yds, an 18-20 would be MY Preferred length. Handling matters more than a few clicks on a scope, again, for me.


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#6875824 - 09/01/17 02:18 PM Re: 6.5 Grendel Barrel Length [Re: Korean Redneck]
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Registered: 06/24/09
Posts: 2405
Loc: Houston
I doubt we will be hunting past a couple yards with this thing. In my mind when the girls grow up, this will be their primary rifle however I will always accompany them with my rifle should the need arise for a bigger caliber.

At this point, it's all hypothetical and just an excuse to buy things since my girls are 18 and 3 months old right now. For years it will be my paper and steel puncher.

Thanks for the input. I pulled the proverbial trigger on the purchase and now feel good about doing it.

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#6877155 - 09/03/17 10:05 AM Re: 6.5 Grendel Barrel Length [Re: Korean Redneck]
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Registered: 01/06/11
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I was in the same position and I went with a 20" medium profile barrel, it handles well and I don't regret it. I think the the extra 2" does make a difference in the case of Grendel.

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#6877626 - 09/03/17 09:13 PM Re: 6.5 Grendel Barrel Length [Re: Korean Redneck]
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Love my 18" Grendel barrel

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#6883524 - 09/10/17 07:25 PM Re: 6.5 Grendel Barrel Length [Re: Korean Redneck]
mike lewis Offline
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Registered: 12/09/14
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I went 22" on the grendel. The extra few inches should give about 100-125 pts difference

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#6884113 - 09/11/17 11:35 AM Re: 6.5 Grendel Barrel Length [Re: Korean Redneck]
Korean Redneck Offline


Registered: 06/24/09
Posts: 2405
Loc: Houston
Already bought and received the 18" barrel because it was one HECK of a deal. I may one day get a longer barrel but seems like it fits well so far.

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#6884142 - 09/11/17 12:01 PM Re: 6.5 Grendel Barrel Length [Re: mike lewis]
Chris42 Offline
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Registered: 11/22/11
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Loc: Temple, TX
Originally Posted By: mike lewis
I went 22" on the grendel. The extra few inches should give about 100-125 pts difference


Which is meaningless in hunting. When I make my Grendel it will be 16". I keep thinking about a 12" SBR...maybe next year.

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#6886791 - 09/13/17 09:33 PM Re: 6.5 Grendel Barrel Length [Re: mike lewis]
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Registered: 09/12/17
Posts: 3
Originally Posted By: mike lewis
I went 22" on the grendel. The extra few inches should give about 100-125 pts difference


I also went with a 22" JP Supermatch barrel to get me to 1000 easier

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