6.5 Grendel AR's Are Available


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TX65
January 25, 2004, 08:31 PM
6.5 Grendel AR-15 Uppers, Brass, Reloading Dies and Magazines are available for consumer ordering at http://www.competitionshooting.com

There are currently 5 upper configurations available with barrel lengths from 20-28 inches in length. Pictures of two of the uppers are viewable at http://www.competitionshooting.com

Everything will begin shipping to consumers on March 1.

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TX65
February 1, 2004, 10:58 PM
For more background,, here is a comparitive external ballistics analysis of the 5.56 NATO, 7.62 NATO, 6.8 SPC and 6.5 GRENDEL.

All 6.5 Grendel, 5.56 NATO and 6.8 SPC loads are magazine length for the AR15. The 7.62 NATO is provided for comparative purposes only since it wont function in the AR15 platform.

TX65
February 1, 2004, 11:37 PM
Forgot the attachment.... Super Bowl will do that

Gordon
February 2, 2004, 12:29 AM
Oh I guess I will have to save up for an "overwatch " couple extra mags dies and brass = $1500. This should give me a real 600meter 10 shot "rule the roost rifle". Can I modify my hi cap mags, as a 10 rd AR makes me kinda :barf:

TX65
February 2, 2004, 12:55 PM
Gordon,

The only advice I can give you is

1. Use the factory 10 round magazine as a guideline seeing how the cartridge lays as far as angle, etc.
2. In my original development, .223 magazines with the straight or less curved profile work better then 7.62x39 magazines since the 6.5 Grendel does not have case taper of the 7.62x39. The worst ones are the USA 7.62x39 high capacity magazine where they put the magazine curve in to try and feed the 7.62x39 round. However, GI Alloy 5.56 mags without the curve work quite well.

Of course, your results depend on your ability to mimic the feed angle of the factory magazine and what magazines you use as a starting point and therefore no guarantee can be made to how your own custom tuned magazines will work.

Andrew Wyatt
February 2, 2004, 01:38 PM
can a mini-14 or 30 be modified to handle 6.5mm grendel?

tc300mag1
February 2, 2004, 02:21 PM
It would be neat except for the price :barf: Must be getting cheep in my old age

TX65
February 2, 2004, 03:20 PM
Andrew,

One person already is heading down the road of chambering a Mini-30 in one. Should make for an ideal deer rifle which is what he wants it for.

TX65
February 5, 2004, 01:59 PM
For those that would like to see the G1 Drag Models for the

5.56 NATO 77
7.62 NATO 175
6.8 SPC 115
6.5 Grendel 100
6.5 Grendel 108
6.5 Grendel 123
6.5 Grendel 144

Document in following post

TX65
February 5, 2004, 02:22 PM
Here are the G1 drag models

TX65
March 25, 2004, 02:43 PM
6.5 Grendel in the news...

http://airbornecombatengineer.typepad.com/airborne_combat_engineer/2004/03/65mm_grendel_ak.html

Mannlicher
March 25, 2004, 09:31 PM
I hope the quality of their product has improved since they first foisted the P30 on the unsuspecting public.

TX65
March 25, 2004, 09:35 PM
The P30 pistol from Grendel manufactuering has no relationship whatsoever to the 6.5 Grendel cartridge or Alexander Arms. The Grendel name for the cartridge comes from English literature.

Steve Smith
March 26, 2004, 12:13 AM
Hi folks, I have copied this thread to the Buy, Sell, & Trade forum. Please continue the discussion there. Thanks!

http://thehighroad.org/showthread.php?s=&threadid=73267

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