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#7094104 - 02/26/18 07:21 PM New 6.5 Grendel
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Bird Dog

Registered: 07/21/16
Posts: 456
Loc: East of Dallas
I've been shooting hogs for some time now using a 6.5 Creedmore, and recently decided to start trying a 6.5 Grendel as well. I purchased 260 rds. of factory Hornady 123 SST ammo, along with 200 rds. of new brass...but have no experience with the caliber. I would like to continue to use the 123 Hornady bullets to load in it as I have had good luck with them in the Creedmore, but I'm curious as to what powder to use to work up a good load for it.
Anybody have any advice as to what would be the best powder (hopefully something easily obtained) for it?

#7094106 - 02/26/18 07:26 PM Re: New 6.5 Grendel [Re: Old Stony]
earl39 Offline

Registered: 01/01/17
Posts: 88
Loc: South Arkansas
30.0 grains of Blc-2 works fine in all my Grendels. AR and bolt guns. 123 and 129 SST
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#7094134 - 02/26/18 07:49 PM Re: New 6.5 Grendel [Re: Old Stony]
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Registered: 09/27/06
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Loc: Texas
Lots of powders will work for it. One of the very popular ones with 123gr Hornady bullets is 8208. I mostly shoot 129 and 130 gr bullets and mostly use CFE223. TAC and AR Comp are a couple more that have shown good results.
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#7094202 - 02/26/18 08:27 PM Re: New 6.5 Grendel [Re: Old Stony]
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#7094723 - 02/27/18 10:45 AM Re: New 6.5 Grendel [Re: Old Stony]
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Bird Dog

Registered: 07/21/16
Posts: 456
Loc: East of Dallas
Looks like CFE223 is one of the most favored among users, as far as I can find. I guess I will need to find a few lbs. and see what it does. A friend has built a rifle for me, and I haven't gotten it from him yet, but I should be all set by the time I do. Just have to pick up a night scope for this one as well, and I'll have two rifles ready for the porkers.

#7105082 - 03/08/18 01:32 PM Re: New 6.5 Grendel [Re: Old Stony]
SenderoTaxi Offline

Registered: 10/06/10
Posts: 210
Loc: Round Rock
H4895 is very accurate in mine and 8208 XBR is accurate and faster

#7105224 - 03/08/18 03:44 PM Re: New 6.5 Grendel [Re: Old Stony]
Korean Redneck Offline

Registered: 06/24/09
Posts: 2622
Loc: Houston
I'm similarly just got into the 6.5 Grendel. I was about to put a long post of my experience so far.

The same 6.5 Grendel hornady black worked well for me too at 100 yards, roughly 1 moa or slightly better. I tried Ramshot tac with same 123gr eld and so far the factory is better. It even feels like harder recoil. Based on my limited, one attamept I'm going to say Ramshot tac is NOT the powder for me.


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