I am looking into getting a 6.5 Grendel semi auto as multi-purpose hog, deer, and battle/long range defense rifle. I do NOT like 5.56/.223 AR's and have no use for them in hunting, and find they jam alot. I do have AR 10's in 308 and want to like them, but except for my PSA they tend to jam a lot or be picky w/ ammo or they FTE or FTF. I recently got an M1A Socom on the advice of several members here, and love it, but boy is it a chunk of gun, still, I'd take it hog hunting, or happy to have for reliable battle/defense rifle. I was looking at getting an upgraded AR10 that was lighter, like a DPMS G2 Hunter w/ 16" barrel, but then heard about 6.5 Grendel and love the ballistics. So why not get a 6.5 G upper on a AR 15 lower and have an even lighter gun and equally if not more capable rifle?. I was planning on an 18" barrel. I don't tend to trust AR's of any caliber for reliably cycling ammo, and consider their reliability in a critical situation suspect, and I am NOT an expert in mixing and matching AR's. I am better versed in AK's and also have a Saiga AK style in 308 that is 1000% reliable cycling ammo and reasonably accurate, but a bit bulky and major muzzle blast, but I will always keep that handy, just may be too much to carry out hunting. So I'd like info and advice on: 1. 6.5 Grendel in general 2. Ideas on platforms for a 6.5 G build. Is AR 15 lower best way to go? What about AK version (VEPR?) 3. Experience with DPMS G2 Hunter or Recon 4. Experience with Anderson AM10 308 with R85 coating 5. Realistic comparisons (not overly technical) btwn 308 and 6.5 Grendel Bottom line: I want a RELIABLE, PORTABLE, Potent rifle for Hunting large game, battlefield/defense that can shoot out to 800 yards.