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6.5 grendel?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by WhyteCheddar, Oct 19, 2009.

  1. WhyteCheddar

    WhyteCheddar East of Moscow by the Willamette Well-Known Member

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    Anyone know if a 6.5 upper is compatible with my AR lower? (5.56).
    Anyone with 6.5 experience you want to share?

    Thanks.
     
  2. the4thshake

    the4thshake Portland Active Member

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    If you have a standard AR lower then yes. I believe it requires a different magazine though.
     
  3. infidel470

    infidel470 pdx New Member

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    Standart AR 15 lower is 100 % compatible for 6.5G. I build one myself,in process of building 2nd. If you got any questions or run into problems - contact me I`ll share what i know.
     
  4. terrylf72

    terrylf72 Portland, Oregon, United States Member

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    again yes, I just finshed building mine. All together except sights and optics. I went with the 18" barrel& bolt combo with upper for $425. Had the barrel bead blasted.

    Alexander Arms...
    18" barrel& bolt combo with upper for $425
    Carrier Assembly $90
    Vltor Gas Block $60

    YH
    Light Weight Free Float 4 Rail Forearms $104.00 On Sale

    a friend
    PWS Flash Suppressor $100
    Charging Handle w/ Tactical Latch $40

    Cproducts
    25 round, 6.5 Grendel stainless steel magazine $14
    5 round 6.5 Grendel stainless steel $14

    they also have 10 and 20 rnd mags
     
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  5. WhyteCheddar

    WhyteCheddar East of Moscow by the Willamette Well-Known Member

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    Excellent info guys.
    Thanks!
     
  6. WhyteCheddar

    WhyteCheddar East of Moscow by the Willamette Well-Known Member

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    Here's the obvious question I guess...Do you think it was worth it?
     
  7. terrylf72

    terrylf72 Portland, Oregon, United States Member

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    Well in the begining I did set off to do it as cheap as I could and then started to look at diferent option.. " was it worth it?" I beleave it will be. I bought the dies, shells and convertion kit for my dillon so I can reload. I will be able to tell you more once I take it out and shoot a few hundred rounds through it. I like the fact that the 6.5 has better BC then a 308/7.62 and greater range then 223/5.56.

    I built the Grendel for less then I paid for my RRA Entry Tac. That includes the the lower with a NM triger and LPK.
     
  8. Silver Fox

    Silver Fox Puyallup, WA Well-Known Member

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    I am having 102 rounds of 7.62x39 resized and then loaded so I fire form them. That will give me 202 rounds of brass to play with. The Grendel has relative low pressure and I have know guys who can reload there brass 10+ times for each piece.

    I got into the Grendel as my 'hot rod' round where the .308 and other mil rounds are more utilitarian if that makes sense. The cost of brass prevents any economical way of storing mass quantities so go into this with an open mind and learn patience. Do not expect to order anything Grendel and have it ship in less than 4 weeks, if it does then you have received a blessing.

    A non-NWF friend of mine shoots the Grendel and have .75" 5 round groups while fire forming brass. This is an excellent round with unlimited potential for an all purpose hunting and target shooting.

    SF-
     
  9. terrylf72

    terrylf72 Portland, Oregon, United States Member

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    Agreed...

    It only took about 16 days for me to get my Grendel items. But it took me about 3 months to get everything I wanted to build it.. most of that time was spent desiding on how I wanted it to go. Did I want a rail system, was I going to use sights or optics or both, most of your time will be spent trying to deside on how your going to put it together.. Im sure once I start loading and running rounds though my weapon i will love it more then my M4
     
  10. Silver Fox

    Silver Fox Puyallup, WA Well-Known Member

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    Also don't make the mistake I made, the Alexander Arms heavy duty upper receiver will not work with the Daniel Defense rail fore ends.

    SF-
     
  11. eldbillbo

    eldbillbo clackamas New world samurai and a redneck none the less Bronze Supporter

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    i had one factory built upper it had a out of spec carrier key i was not happy with the customer service or shall i say lack of but i diagnosed it and fixed it my self.

    i used wolf ammo soft nose not impressed had feed issues with 4 round factory mag but it worked good with c product high cap mag

    i think the problem may have been related to the key and ammo possibly break in since it was brand new every one else seems happy with them

    i ended up selling it

    the guy i sold it to never complained but he used premium ammo through
     
  12. cameronhu

    cameronhu Ridgefield, Wa Member

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    So if I understand correctly, just about all AR upper/lower parts are compatible w/ the Grendel except the barrel, bolt, carrier and magazine- And you likely want a bigger buffer and spring. Is that correct? I'm building an AR now, and am contemplating a Grendel. I have all the parts for the lower, but haven't started in on the upper yet (so now would be a good time to figure my bubblegum out :) )

    Thanks!