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whose built a 6.5grendal sks ?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Gunnerboy, Dec 30, 2011.

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  1. Gunnerboy

    Gunnerboy Member

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    Im starting on one of these and was wondering if anyone has built one and if so could i get some info on what barrel was used and how did it work out for accuracy.
     
  2. greenlion

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    Enlighten me here... Why would anyone want to take a cartridge built for long range accuracy and put it into an SKS? Don't get me wrong, I love SKS rifles for what they are, but the 6.5 Grendel only really makes sense in an accurate AR or a bolt action rifle.
     
  3. R.W.Dale

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    Details please!



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  4. Sam1911

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    Wow. What an interesting concept. I kind of thought 90% of the benefit of the Grendel was what it could do at ranges where you can't see the target without a scope. And it's hard to put a scope on an SKS.

    I always regarded the SKS as very well suited to the cartridge it fired, in that its effective accuracy and the capacity of its iron sights both topped out just about where the 7.62x39 cartridge ran out of steam. Well-balanced, if you will.

    Why did this idea come to mind?
     
  5. NG VI

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    Does anyone even make replacement barrels for the SKS platform?
     
  6. Gunnerboy

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    I had a box of 6.5 grendel sitting in my favorite gunshop and i looked at the owner who is a smith and said what about one of them in a sks he said if i get the specs he would put out the $ to build it and for accuracy the sks is a perfect platform you get a yugo sks with the gas shutoff , and as for scope mounts theres a trick up my sleeve for that one that can format the nicest of scopes, but im just really needing info on barrels or if anyone else has done this before i attempt it with someone elses money.
     
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    It's not.
     
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    ^ i do belive that is what was said about the ARs long ago, and the m1 garands because they were semi auto. im not talking about your chinaman special sks im talking about the big hefty yugos when i had one with handloads and the gas tube shut off i could print sub 1in groups at 100yds all day long
     
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    ^ I'm hear ya! I have seen the sks shoot well before. If you can get past the crappy trigger they're ok. More power to ya gunnerboy! It's even better when someone else is paying for the trial and error part! Some things to remember though, the 6.5 grendel case is not tapered like the x39 so magazine alterations will be needed. And don't forget to float the barrel.
     
  10. Justin

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    An accurate SKS can be built; a search of the archives will turn up posts from a member who's built a 1 MOA SKS.

    I suppose it can be done, but you could say the same thing about lighting $100 bills on fire.
     
  11. jpwilly

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    Any good barrel maker will have a barrel blank with 6.5mm bore. Then your gunsmith will time and index the barrel etc to fit it to an SKS. Definately wouldn't do this to an SKS if it were me an AR would be far more practical.
     
  12. Gunnerboy

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    ^ but practicallity has never been #1 seller its the odd cool stuff that people buy
     
  13. Sam1911

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    So what is the point of the exercise? What are you setting out to establish or prove? Do you have a goal in mind?

    You could say the goal is to prove it can be done -- but it obviously CAN be done and one doesn't need to do it to prove that.

    Anything CAN be done, with enough money and skill thrown at it. Usually there is a hope that one can show that the effort produces a product which is of greater value (ability, capacity, utility) than the costs and effort that went into the attempt.

    So is there something you're hoping to discover or prove by the effort and cost?
     
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    i was hoping to prove that im not just some loon with a good idea :rolleyes:
    im mainly looking for any advice or knowledge on barrel blanks or such like the taper of the case idea that was posted was nice to know something i didnt consider yet
     
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    I'm in sales and practical is what most people buy. Odd cool stuff has a much smaller market.

    From what I've read so far no one has called you a loon, no one thinks it's a good idea either...we all get a wild hair now and then.

    Even with the gas shut off engaged a Yugo will not turn into MOA rifle, drill and tap scope mounts for the SKS exist already, with enough time and effort you could make a MOA 6.5mm SKS...then what?

    Not that I don't think it's cool / neat but I still wouldn't purchase one considering the AR-15 would be a far better platform. I'm just to practical to invest $1000 into an SKS in 6.5 when I could get a far better upper for my AR for less.

    Good luck with the build.
     
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