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#7037925 - 01/14/18 11:04 AM 6.8 SPCII vs 6.5 Grendel
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For what reason would you pick one over the other. The Grendel may have a bit of a range advantage but under 200 yards it looks like a toss up. And you can get cheap steel cased ammo for the Grendel.

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#7037932 - 01/14/18 11:06 AM Re: 6.8 SPCII vs 6.5 Grendel [Re: rickt300]
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You've already got it figured out.

Which do you need more, longer range, or cheap ammo? That should lead you to one or the other.
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#7037944 - 01/14/18 11:18 AM Re: 6.8 SPCII vs 6.5 Grendel [Re: rickt300]
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Depends on what you want to use it for. Under 300 yards, I really doesn't matter.

This is an interesting article on the subject. I think it's fair. If you want a 16" barrel or shorter, I'd recommend the 6.8.

http://abesguncave.com/6-5-grendel-vs-6-8-spc-a-different-perspective/


Edited by scottfromdallas (01/14/18 11:20 AM)
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#7037947 - 01/14/18 11:20 AM Re: 6.8 SPCII vs 6.5 Grendel [Re: rickt300]
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I have both! Think I will put a night vision scope on the 6.8 and a thick crosshaired scope on the Grendel. I do like having the 6.8 bullets around as I can use them for light loads in my 270 also. Another plus for the 6.8 is that with certain bullets it will give less penetration than the Grendel which is nice when shooting in an HOA with hog problems.

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#7037957 - 01/14/18 11:30 AM Re: 6.8 SPCII vs 6.5 Grendel [Re: rickt300]
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Pretty good link!

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#7038443 - 01/14/18 07:20 PM Re: 6.8 SPCII vs 6.5 Grendel [Re: rickt300]
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If you are shooting under 500, look at barrel length, gun price, ammo price, reloading price.
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#7038561 - 01/14/18 09:12 PM Re: 6.8 SPCII vs 6.5 Grendel [Re: rickt300]
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I don't shoot far and like my barrel short for hunting so 6.8 won. I don't plink with my hunting guns either.

Bad part about it is 6.8 mags are expensive but only need one so not bad.

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#7038586 - 01/14/18 09:58 PM Re: 6.8 SPCII vs 6.5 Grendel [Re: rickt300]
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ASC mags have worked fine for me and others.

http://www.ammosc.com/6-8-spc/
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#7038614 - 01/14/18 10:52 PM Re: 6.8 SPCII vs 6.5 Grendel [Re: Dien]
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Originally Posted By: Dien
I don't shoot far and like my barrel short for hunting so 6.8 won. I don't plink with my hunting guns either.

Bad part about it is 6.8 mags are expensive but only need one so not bad.


That is a valid point about not target shooting with hunting rifles.

That's not the case for me. If I own it, I shoot it.

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#7038758 - 01/15/18 07:53 AM Re: 6.8 SPCII vs 6.5 Grendel [Re: scottfromdallas]
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Originally Posted By: scottfromdallas
ASC mags have worked fine for me and others.

http://www.ammosc.com/6-8-spc/


I have first round feeding issues with ASC mags. The neck of the case gets caught on the front lip of the magazine. It can be fixed by just grinding away a few .01" with a dremel.

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#7038764 - 01/15/18 07:56 AM Re: 6.8 SPCII vs 6.5 Grendel [Re: HicksHunter]
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I did this with a 6.5 Grendel magazine and it works perfectly.

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#7038772 - 01/15/18 08:00 AM Re: 6.8 SPCII vs 6.5 Grendel [Re: rickt300]
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Both my uppers are fitted with 16 inch barrels and they both shoot better than expected. I just don't see how a couple more inches would make that much difference. The 6.8 has proven to be less picky as it doesn't seem to have an accuracy node, it just shoots everything well so far.

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#7038884 - 01/15/18 09:44 AM Re: 6.8 SPCII vs 6.5 Grendel [Re: rickt300]
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Registered: 06/24/09
Posts: 2474
Loc: Houston
I had the same choice and went Grendel. Not gonna lie, objectively they seemed like a wash as to which is "better." The Grendel just seemed cooler to me. No better reason than that for me

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#7038888 - 01/15/18 09:48 AM Re: 6.8 SPCII vs 6.5 Grendel [Re: rickt300]
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My 6.8 is my go to. Really enjoy shooting it and almost never have a shot over 200 yards.

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#7038901 - 01/15/18 10:01 AM Re: 6.8 SPCII vs 6.5 Grendel [Re: rickt300]
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I like em both, the 6.8 is a bit heavier so it will get the NV when the time comes.

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