Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Rafter J, Tndeerhunter, JoshuaPaul, barkleybowhunter, TO HUNT
62214 Registered Users
Top Posters
dogcatcher 82301
stxranchman 52092
RWH24 44568
rifleman 44216
BOBO the Clown 42368
BMD 40617
bill oxner 39296
Big Orn 37484
txshntr 34452
sig226fan (Rguns.com) 31324
facebook
Forum Stats
62214 Members
46 Forums
432830 Topics
5962814 Posts

Max Online: 16728 @ 03/25/12 08:51 AM
Topic Options
#6886680 - 09/13/17 07:40 PM Grendel 129sst hornady
Cleric Offline
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 03/11/12
Posts: 2847
Anyone know where some ammo is? Don't want to reload for my Grendel just yet and the sst looks the best for deer hunting

Top
#6886889 - 09/13/17 11:56 PM Re: Grendel 129sst hornady [Re: Cleric]
kmon1 Online   content
junior

Registered: 09/27/06
Posts: 21729
Loc: Texas
Alexander Arms offers it, they now use Hornady instead of Lapus brass that they used for years.

http://www.shopalexanderarms.com/6_5_Grendel-Ammunition.html

Precision Firearms Has a few 129 to 130ws but not the Hornady SST in that weight. Their ammo is more expensive than many others but they use Lapua brass which isn't cheap brass and the 129gr Accubonds have dome really well in the little cartridge. Remember prices here are for boxes of 50

https://www.precisionfirearms.com/29.html

Chad could also load you up some ammo I bet
_________________________
Guidelines / Rules of Conduct
http://www.texashuntingforum.com/rules.htm

RULES for using the TRADING POST
http://www.texashuntingforum.com/forum/u..._PO#Post1959111

Top
#6886890 - 09/13/17 11:57 PM Re: Grendel 129sst hornady [Re: Cleric]
kmon1 Online   content
junior

Registered: 09/27/06
Posts: 21729
Loc: Texas
In reality Hornady 123gr SST is a very good hunting round for it or the ELD-X load works.
_________________________
Guidelines / Rules of Conduct
http://www.texashuntingforum.com/rules.htm

RULES for using the TRADING POST
http://www.texashuntingforum.com/forum/u..._PO#Post1959111

Top
#6886891 - 09/14/17 12:02 AM Re: Grendel 129sst hornady [Re: Cleric]
kmon1 Online   content
junior

Registered: 09/27/06
Posts: 21729
Loc: Texas
There is also a 100gr Barnes load from PF, 120gr Fusion from Federal as well
_________________________
Guidelines / Rules of Conduct
http://www.texashuntingforum.com/rules.htm

RULES for using the TRADING POST
http://www.texashuntingforum.com/forum/u..._PO#Post1959111

Top
#6887448 - 09/14/17 03:05 PM Re: Grendel 129sst hornady [Re: Cleric]
Sneaky Online   content
The "Grouch"

Registered: 10/22/12
Posts: 16979
Loc: Winters
The SST is fine, but don't overlook the ELD-X. It's deadly in a Grendel.
_________________________

Top
#6887662 - 09/14/17 05:57 PM Re: Grendel 129sst hornady [Re: Cleric]
Cleric Offline
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 03/11/12
Posts: 2847
My main concern was velocity on the 143grain bullet and expansion out of an 18in barrel. I wish they made a lighter eld x

Top
#6887691 - 09/14/17 06:40 PM Re: Grendel 129sst hornady [Re: Cleric]
kmon1 Online   content
junior

Registered: 09/27/06
Posts: 21729
Loc: Texas
If worried about expansion go for the Long Range Accubond, be sure if reloading for it to use a VLD type seater stem that bullet is soft up front. Expansion is advertised to be as low as 1300fps and ballistic gelatin tests show very good expansion at 1500fps.

PFs ammo did well on hogs if I remember correctly for Double naught Spy.

I have them loaded up for the Grendel at 2500fps from my 22 inch barrel just haven't tested them on critters yet.

Same load I worked up for the Berger 130s seating depth and all worked well for the Accubonds LR.


Edited by kmon1 (09/14/17 06:44 PM)
_________________________
Guidelines / Rules of Conduct
http://www.texashuntingforum.com/rules.htm

RULES for using the TRADING POST
http://www.texashuntingforum.com/forum/u..._PO#Post1959111

Top
#6887772 - 09/14/17 08:01 PM Re: Grendel 129sst hornady [Re: Cleric]
Sneaky Online   content
The "Grouch"

Registered: 10/22/12
Posts: 16979
Loc: Winters
Originally Posted By: Cleric
My main concern was velocity on the 143grain bullet and expansion out of an 18in barrel. I wish they made a lighter eld x


They make and load a 123 grain specifically for the Grendel. It's the match bullet, which is a retipped A-Max, and is deadly on game at Grendel velocities. Don't let the name fool ya. It'll kill.
_________________________

Top
#6887826 - 09/14/17 08:46 PM Re: Grendel 129sst hornady [Re: Cleric]
kmon1 Online   content
junior

Registered: 09/27/06
Posts: 21729
Loc: Texas
Hornady 123gr 6.5 bullets were designed specifically for the Grendel.

the boar in this pic was taken at about 80 yards with the A-Max factory load with a high shoulder shot. No exit that I saw but the s back was broken after going through the shoulder blade.

_________________________
Guidelines / Rules of Conduct
http://www.texashuntingforum.com/rules.htm

RULES for using the TRADING POST
http://www.texashuntingforum.com/forum/u..._PO#Post1959111

Top
#6894825 - 09/21/17 05:11 PM Re: Grendel 129sst hornady [Re: Cleric]
7o8 Offline
Tracker

Registered: 10/18/06
Posts: 526
Loc: Plan0, TX
Hornady Black at a pretty good price

Brownells

Top
#6894831 - 09/21/17 05:15 PM Re: Grendel 129sst hornady [Re: Cleric]
Cleric Offline
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 03/11/12
Posts: 2847
That’s a bit high. Other retailers are in the 80c a round range

Top



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