300win mag vs 6.5 Grendel

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i own both a grendel and 300wm. i like’m both!
I’m looking into getting into long range game and I have two friends one has a Grendel and swears by it, and then I have another friend who has a 300win mag and he swears by it also. But I’m glad there’s a forum like this so I can ask these type of questions as a newbie.
 

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I’m looking into getting into long range game and I have two friends one has a Grendel and swears by it, and then I have another friend who has a 300win mag and he swears by it also. But I’m glad there’s a forum like this so I can ask these type of questions as a newbie.
it depends. theres ways to manage 300wm recoil while 6.5 grendel barely recoils. for me 6.5 is cheaper to reload. i use my 300wm for elk if i am not using a bow and arrow.
 
I’m looking into getting into long range game and I have two friends one has a Grendel and swears by it, and then I have another friend who has a 300win mag and he swears by it also. But I’m glad there’s a forum like this so I can ask these type of questions as a newbie.
Welcome! And yeah, two completely different calibers that aren't close enough to compare. :)
 
I’m looking into getting into long range game and I have two friends one has a Grendel and swears by it, and then I have another friend who has a 300win mag and he swears by it also. But I’m glad there’s a forum like this so I can ask these type of questions as a newbie.
The biggest issue you’ll find as a newer shooter in the LR game is recoil and the cost of ammo/components. Unless using a heavy rifle and/or a muzzle brake, the 300 Win Mag develops a level of recoil that many shooters find objectionable. The 300 Win Mag uses more powder, has shorter case life, and uses more costly bullets if you’re a reloader. Factory ammo aint cheap, but its more available than 6.5 Grundle.

Maybe something in the middle that gives you some more velocity than the Grundle while not costing a bunch or kicking you into next week.

The 6.5 Creedtard makes a lot of sense. The external ballistics are superior to the Grundle, its a gentile kicker, and its not too expensive to shoot. Its a good option for the non-reloader. The 308 isn’t fast, but its also capable and a great cartridge to learn with.

If you reload, the 6mm Creedtard, 6mm-284, 6x47, 243 Win, 6.5 Creedtard, 6.5-284, 260 Remington and 7mm-08 Remington all give much better performance than you’d think.

I go extra cheap. Tikka T3 with 8 twist with 68 to 75gr 223 loads. It gets out there just fine and is cheap as can be.

Or, go bigger. I’m a big 7mm Remington Magnum fan. It looks cool.

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The biggest issue you’ll find as a newer shooter in the LR game is recoil and the cost of ammo/components. Unless using a heavy rifle and/or a muzzle brake, the 300 Win Mag develops a level of recoil that many shooters find objectionable. The 300 Win Mag uses more powder, has shorter case life, and uses more costly bullets if you’re a reloader. Factory ammo aint cheap, but its more available than 6.5 Grundle.

Maybe something in the middle that gives you some more velocity than the Grundle while not costing a bunch or kicking you into next week.

The 6.5 Creedtard makes a lot of sense. The external ballistics are superior to the Grundle, its a gentile kicker, and its not too expensive to shoot. Its a good option for the non-reloader. The 308 isn’t fast, but its also capable and a great cartridge to learn with.

If you reload, the 6mm Creedtard, 6mm-284, 6x47, 243 Win, 6.5 Creedtard, 6.5-284, 260 Remington and 7mm-08 Remington all give much better performance than you’d think.

I go extra cheap. Tikka T3 with 8 twist with 68 to 75gr 223 loads. It gets out there just fine and is cheap as can be.
You do have a way with words. :D
 

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