Welcome Guest! To enable all features please Login or Register.

Notification

Icon
Error

6.5 Grendel- new caliber for me
GrumpyBiker Offline
#1 Posted : Friday, December 22, 2017 11:29:30 AM(UTC)
GrumpyBiker

Rank: Grumpy Member

Joined: 1/2/2010(UTC)
Posts: 2,882

Thanks: 12 times
Was thanked: 200 time(s) in 131 post(s)
I've been wanting to finish off the AR in my safe in 6.5 Grendel for over a year but have been focused on upgrading my other ARs.
FINALLY, I bit the bullet & ordered a barrel & BCG in 6.5 to go on my Colt Competition Upper & lower.
Still need a gas block & tube as well as deciding on a rail and scope but then it'll be done.
Anyone else getting into this chambering??
I'm really enjoying the research, parts shopping and ammo for this caliber build.




" He's a Mean Motor Scooter & A Bad Go Getter..."



U.S.M.C.
VFW-8054



GrumpyBiker Offline
#2 Posted : Tuesday, December 26, 2017 9:18:14 AM(UTC)
GrumpyBiker

Rank: Grumpy Member

Joined: 1/2/2010(UTC)
Posts: 2,882

Thanks: 12 times
Was thanked: 200 time(s) in 131 post(s)
Appears to be deader than Nixon around here ...


At any rate, I'm awaiting delivery of the remaining parts (minus optics ) to get this wrapped up.
At least the initial build.
Anyone have experience with Matrix Arms rails ?
JoeBobs had a great sale on their stuff.
" He's a Mean Motor Scooter & A Bad Go Getter..."



U.S.M.C.
VFW-8054



XavierNu Offline
#3 Posted : Tuesday, December 26, 2017 3:24:43 PM(UTC)
XavierNu

Rank: Epic Member

Joined: 3/13/2013(UTC)
Posts: 1,137
Location: North Texas

Thanks: 208 times
Was thanked: 107 time(s) in 103 post(s)
I hadn't heard of the Grendel Grump, but will be putting it in the google machine soon. I have been looking at precision rifles in 6.5 creedmoor because that round sparked my interest. I have 2 stripped lowers that would be interesting to do in an "odd" chambering.
P250C .40 S&W
P250SC 9MM
P250C/SC .380 ACP
P228 III S/N :p
P239 SAS .40 S&W
P320SC 9mm

GrumpyBiker Offline
#4 Posted : Tuesday, December 26, 2017 7:20:19 PM(UTC)
GrumpyBiker

Rank: Grumpy Member

Joined: 1/2/2010(UTC)
Posts: 2,882

Thanks: 12 times
Was thanked: 200 time(s) in 131 post(s)
Well the 6.5 Grendel can be thought of as the 6.5 Creedmore "Short".
The 6.5 Creedmore is a chambering for the AR10 (308) receiver.
While the 6.5 Grendel is an AR15 chambering.
I'm really impressed that the Grendel stay supersonic at 1,000yrds (20"-24" barrels).
I also love the innovation in ammunition we've seen as companies vie for the most potent & accurate round that will fit in the magwell of the standard AR.
The fact that you can get range ammo in 6.5 Grendel for .40¢-.43¢ per round is also nice.
It's what pushed me over the edge and convinced me to build one.
I have ARs chambered .22lr , 223WYLDE, 5.56, .300blackout & now 6.5 Grendel.
Next will be an AR pistol 9mm (Colt mag - not the Glock mags)




Here's an article on both the Grendel & Creedmore
https://www.shootingillu...5-creedmoor-cartridges/






" He's a Mean Motor Scooter & A Bad Go Getter..."



U.S.M.C.
VFW-8054



XavierNu Offline
#5 Posted : Wednesday, December 27, 2017 4:59:34 PM(UTC)
XavierNu

Rank: Epic Member

Joined: 3/13/2013(UTC)
Posts: 1,137
Location: North Texas

Thanks: 208 times
Was thanked: 107 time(s) in 103 post(s)
Sad part is I learned more in that post Grump than all of my google fu has yielded! Blushing Laugh

I think you just changed my mind. Will definitely read the article you posted. Also seems like with the current market it wouldn't be a bad idea to "buy" standard 5.56 AR's and build everything else since the 5.56 rifles are falling off the shelves these days.
P250C .40 S&W
P250SC 9MM
P250C/SC .380 ACP
P228 III S/N :p
P239 SAS .40 S&W
P320SC 9mm

timbermart Offline
#6 Posted : Wednesday, January 03, 2018 11:53:29 AM(UTC)
Rank: Uber Member

Joined: 6/17/2012(UTC)
Posts: 449

Thanks: 124 times
Was thanked: 60 time(s) in 52 post(s)
Keep the news coming. You are getting me interested in this caliber.
cstone Offline
#7 Posted : Thursday, January 04, 2018 5:07:25 PM(UTC)
cstone

Rank: Uber Member

Joined: 2/6/2011(UTC)
Posts: 820
Location: Thornton, CO

Thanks: 26 times
Was thanked: 138 time(s) in 119 post(s)
Have you tried 5.45x39? If you have an AK74, you can get an S&W upper and modify some Magpul followers to run 27 rounds in any STANAG 5.56 magazine.

That is the only odd AR caliber for me. I do have Quarter Circle 10 lowers with .357 SIG and .40 S&W uppers using Glock magazines. Also a .300 Blk AR pistol that I go back and forth with 12 gauge shotguns as to which would be a better home defense weapon. I doubt I will build another AR in 5.56 and if distance is what I am looking for, I can always pick up another barrel for my Savage long action.

I don't know what I would do with it but this looks interesting: https://fightlite.com/co...e-raider-pistol-300-blk

The .300 Blk has kept me from investing in 7.62x39. Just another set of magazines I don't need to stockpile.
adepto super vestri ego
GrumpyBiker Offline
#8 Posted : Friday, January 05, 2018 3:58:58 PM(UTC)
GrumpyBiker

Rank: Grumpy Member

Joined: 1/2/2010(UTC)
Posts: 2,882

Thanks: 12 times
Was thanked: 200 time(s) in 131 post(s)
Parts are still arriving but I figured I'd piece something together.
Not the mount , scope, muzzle devise or stock I plan to use but it gives me something to look at while shopping for parts.
I realize I have way too many extra parts laying around...


* most of my extras are slated for Ceramic Coating practice.


Here's the barrel & BCG with type II bolt (important)








" He's a Mean Motor Scooter & A Bad Go Getter..."



U.S.M.C.
VFW-8054



2 users thanked GrumpyBiker for this useful post.
XavierNu on 1/5/2018(UTC), Cheap Shot on 1/6/2018(UTC)
Users browsing this topic
Guest (3)
Forum Jump  
You cannot post new topics in this forum.
You cannot reply to topics in this forum.
You cannot delete your posts in this forum.
You cannot edit your posts in this forum.
You cannot create polls in this forum.
You cannot vote in polls in this forum.