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Old 08-08-2019, 01:30 PM
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there are very few tangible benefits to 6.5 grendel over almost any more readily available option that people can actually take advantage of

if youre considering making it your standard go-to caliber, do yourself a favor and don't
I beg to differ...
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Old 08-08-2019, 07:22 PM
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No tests on ballistic plates found. Also, Bing records and tracks your searches.
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The 6.5 isn't anything special, ballistically speaking.
It will perform just like any other similar projectile.
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Old 08-09-2019, 04:23 AM
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DO IT!!! I built a 6x45 way back in the day and love the crap out of it. Its not a power house but it will solve almost any issue the 5.56 has. Its a great deer and hog rifle when you need something light and handy but reliable game getter. Its my favorite AR of the 4 I own. I get the best performance with 80-95 gr bullets.
I have shot benchrest for over twenty years, mostly 6PPC. As a result, I have so many 6MM bullets. Plus, I started making my own bullets a few years ago, so I have quite the supply! I have up to 80 grain bullets, so a 12 twist will do all I need. I'm looking forward to it. Thanks for the feedback!
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The 6.5 isn't anything special, ballistically speaking.

It will perform just like any other similar projectile.
Until you want to shoot to 1000 yards and perhaps beyond. Then it beats the .223 and .308 hands down in terms of drift, retained velocity, etc.
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Until you want to shoot to 1000 yards and perhaps beyond. Then it beats the .223 and .308 hands down in terms of drift, retained velocity, etc.
Not by enough to really matter, and that has nothing to do with body armor.

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Since the 6.5 Creedmoor and Grendel use many of the same projectiles and it seems that a the Creedmoor projectiles are plenty potent at higher speeds. Slightly lower speeds with the same projectile it seems that it should be just fine for hunting within 500 yards. The bolt issue seems to have been resolved but I do have a spare bolt. 25 round Grendel mags are cheaper than 30 round 5.56 mags.

What do I want to use it for? Yes. Personal defense, hunting, target shooting and anything else I can think of. I do think that the 5.56/223 is much more prevalent round but why would I limit my selection to whatever everyone else has. I’m not selling any of my uppers so a 20 second swap and I’m ready to run.
In that case......

Weights below are loaded rounds at 100 rds each....

6.5G 123gr OTM. = 3.92 lbs

5.56mm 75gr TAP = 2.85 lbs



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In that case......

Weights below are loaded rounds at 100 rds each....

6.5G 123gr OTM. = 3.92 lbs

5.56mm 75gr TAP = 2.85 lbs



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Is that loaded magazines or loose rounds?
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The 6.5 Grendel has the advantage of being able to seat the bullet out farther thus allowing better BC bullets in .264. The squat case allow for enough powder to get the velocity, out of 120-130 gr bullets, that are can keep the bullet supersonic past 1000 yards.

With the right bullet the 6.5 G will penetrate Level 3 plate. I can't speak to Level 4 plate, but I'd bet money that it would penetrate at 0-50 yards, with the same bullet that would penetrate Level 3.
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