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6.5 Grendel anyone?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by zeezee, Apr 4, 2010.

  1. zeezee

    zeezee nowheresville Member

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    With the addition of the 6.5 Grendel® to the product lineup at Alexander Arms, the history of no compromise design, engineering and innovation continues. The 6.5 Grendel® provides an extreme range capability for hunting, competition and tactical applications at ranges way beyond those previously achievable with this class of weapon. The 6.5 Grendel® has the flexibility to move from lightweight varmint bullets in the 90 grain class, which offer superb accuracy for competition and small game shooting, to mid weight 108/120 grain competition bullets and then on to 130 and 140 grain bullets, ideal for longer range, tactical shooting.

    The 6.5 Grendel® is challenging the status quo in Military and Law Enforcement units around the world. First unveiled in May 2003 at the Blackwater Training facility in NC, the 6.5 Grendel® out-shot the 7.62 NATO at range with half the recoil. Still supersonic at 1200 yards, the 6.5 Grendel® delivered superior external ballistics to the 7.62 NATO. Utter reliability, superior external and terminal ballistics than the current state of the art, outstanding accuracy in a lightweight M16/AR-15 platform it is what appears to be the pinnacle for what may be achieved in the M16/AR-15 chassis. The 6.5 Grendel® is not a series of compromises, but rather the perfect marriage of mechanical function, internal, external and terminal ballistics all working in harmony.

    Shooting a 123-grain Lapua Scenar with a ballistic coefficient of .547 and a muzzle velocity of 2600 fps delivers outstanding accuracy out to 1200 yards. At 600 yards, tennis ball size targets are no match for this flat shooting round. For extreme accuracy, formidable terminal ballistics and long range applications, the 6.5 Grendel® from Alexander Arms is unbeatable.

    Compared to the 5.56 the 6.5 Grendel® with roughly twice the lead mass gives you the potential for twice the mass of fragments, and if maximum fragmentation is coincident with maximum temporary cavity, the terminal ballistics are quite convincing indeed all in a package that shoots flatter, with 50% less felt recoil than 7.62 NATO M80 ball.

    Again, Alexander Arms is ahead of the curve. Currently in testing with the US Military for widespread adoption, the 6.5 Grendel® seems assured a place in history.
     
  2. Wenis

    Wenis Tri-Cities, WA Member

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    is this an ad? You copied and pasted this directly from their website with no other input.
     
  3. jordanvraptor

    jordanvraptor Oregon City, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I like the 6.5 Grendel, when a box of 20 cost around ten bucks I will get an upper for it.
     
  4. zeezee

    zeezee nowheresville Member

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    No, just looking for input, thinking of getting an upper for my AR.
     
  5. Buddhalux

    Buddhalux Hillsboro, Oregon Active Member

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    Same here. I've been looking at those for 3 yrs now.
     
  6. jquirit

    jquirit Forest Grove, OR Member

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    I've been looking at 6.5 Grendel for a long time, but what really kills it is availability (rifle components, reloading components). It's been such an issue for me that I've been considering the 6.8 SPC again (with the SAAMI II chambering and improved loading information) that is suppose to get closer performance to the 6.5 Grendel platform.

    However both are still expensive to shoot (at least $1/rnd for commercial loads) and off-the-shelf availability of ammo is still scarce, such that it would be (probably) better off suited to those that can reload.

    Guess that all depends on what you want to do with it? Does the cost justify what you want?
     
  7. stitchclimber

    stitchclimber St. Louis Active Member

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    Wolf cost's $12 a box