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6.5 Grendel Build is Under Way

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by MacBookProAR, Jan 1, 2010.

  1. MacBookProAR

    MacBookProAR Stayton Member

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    So I have finally started collecting parts to put my 6.5 together. I have dies and brass on the way and am very close to ordering the barrel after I decide exactly what I want. I can't decide between 20", 22" or 24" at this point.

    I seriously need to steal my camera back from my sister because the iPhone doesn't take great low-light pictures.

    So far I have a
    - TNW billet upper and lower
    - YHM diamand rifle length rail and end cap
    - Noveske Switchblock
    - YHM QD flash hider for my Phantom 7.62

    I will continue to post up pics as I get more parts and hopefully finish this thread off with final pics and range report. Be patient though it isn't going to be a super quick project as it gets expensive fast and I'm saving cash for each phase.




  2. ogre

    ogre Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Very nice. If you don't mind my asking, what do you think the project will end up costing?
  3. MacBookProAR

    MacBookProAR Stayton Member

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    To be honest I'm afraid to think about that just yet :)

    I'm doing most everything match grade and high end so a lot. But, I also get some good deals here and there.

    I'm guessing before optics and not including the suppressor somewhere in the $1800 range to include dies and brass to start me reloading for it.

    I'm almost for sure I want a nightforce 5.5-22 on top of it.

    My plans at this time that are subject to change:
    Harris bipod with Larue QD
    Magpul Miad grip
    Magpul PRS stock

    not sure on trigger group yet
    I'm almost ready to order the LW barrel with 5/8x24 threads.

    I'm building the upper first because I can always throw this upper on my AR as I save to finish the lower for this.
  4. terrylf72

    terrylf72 Portland, Oregon, United States Member

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    LOL.... what started out to be a low cost grendel build for me has jumped up to over $1600++ build.. here is a list so far. Most I have, but some still waiting for. Cost doesnt include what I spent on mags..

    (H) have...
    (O) Ordered..
    (AA) Alexander Arms

    MEGA Billet Set w/SBU upper & mega charging handle (O) $400.00
    18" Grendel® barrel & bolt combination and bead blasted (H) $335.00
    Magpul PRS (O) $225.00
    PADS Flip-Up Rear Sight (H) $100.00
    L.P.K. (H) $ 70.00
    PWS Compensator no longer sold at AA (H) $ 69.00
    6.5 Grendel® Reloading Dies Lee (H) $ 49.99
    6.5 Grendel® Brass (H) $ 69.00
    6.5 Grendel® Ammunition Gauge (H) $ 29.00
    YHM Light Weight Free Float 4 Rail Forearms (mid) trade item $ (H) 75.00
    YHM Flip Front Sight Tower w/ bottom rail (H) $ 75.00
    Forearms End Cap (H) $ 20.00
    Magpul Maid grip (full) and rail covers (H) $ 70.00
    Dillon 6.5 grendel convertion kit (H) $ 75.00
    BCM Carrier Assemly with Gas Key auto raited (H) $ 69.00
    National Match Bolt Carrier w/Side Charging Handle (O) $125.00

    I suggest going here for your mags.. they are only $13.00 each
    5, 10, 17 and 25 rounders

  5. pease

    pease Stayton Member

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    I like the dust cover