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Two words: Grendel

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by cameronhu, Nov 7, 2009.

  1. cameronhu

    cameronhu Ridgefield, Wa Member

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    Ok, I've finally made a decision on my first AR build. I've been toying around with various calibers (don't really need another .223 - but wanted to build an AR from the ground up..) .22LR, .458 SOCOM, 9mm... All have pros and cons: ammo cost, interchangeability of parts, fun to shoot, practicality...

    I've collected all the parts for a complete lower, and was just holding out on upper parts until I made a decision. Today, I committed. I found a Grendel 16" Lothar Walther w/ bolt. Let the building begin... :D

    As always, any advise from you Grendel folks would be much appreciated!
     
  2. terrylf72

    terrylf72 Portland, Oregon, United States Member

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    I just finished building my 6.5 Grendel just waiting on my new gas block front flip sight and rear sight. Now trying to deside on optics.. but the 6.5 I think would be a better choice!

    But after talking to Alexander Arms yesterday, there is a waiting list and depending on what you ordered determind the wait time.

    OK guess its not quite "built" . more of mocked up. waiting for upper receiver vise block so I can properly tighten everything. didnt mean to miss lead. Trust me I want nothing more then to take it out and work it in. LOL
     
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  3. Gendaito

    Gendaito PDX Member

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    isn't that one word? :D

    post pics of the new rifle!
     
  4. cameronhu

    cameronhu Ridgefield, Wa Member

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    Yep. One word. Just like "Therapy.";)

    Don't have a new rifle yet- Just a couple of boxes full of parts. When I start putting them together, I'll post some pics on this thread. :thumbup:
     
  5. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    I must sample this rifle when you are done.

    Range trip!!!!
     
  6. cameronhu

    cameronhu Ridgefield, Wa Member

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    Absolutely! You'll have to try my AUG too. I'm going to head up to the range on Wednesday to sight in the Micro T1 I have on it. It's on a Larue mount, and it is _so_ nice :)

    You should have my lower on Tuesday- So hopefully I'll be catching up with you then :)
     
  7. jcs3

    jcs3 Vancouver, WA Member

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    Awesome choice! The ballistics on the Grendel are impressive, especially beyond 800 yards (with a bit longer barrel:)). You are going to have a fantastic rifle when you are all done. I would love to hear your range report when you get it finished.

    I've got a chamber reamer for 6mmAR from Dave Kiff that I plan to use to build a match upper. The 6mmAR is the 6.5 Grendel necked down to 6mm for use in High Power competition. Let me know if you find a good source of brass.
     
  8. cameronhu

    cameronhu Ridgefield, Wa Member

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    I actually bought the barrel and bolt from a guy online who had it on hand. It should hopefully be here in a week or two. I think I would have preferred an 18", but I heard the wait times were pretty rough, and I think the price was pretty good.
     
  9. cameronhu

    cameronhu Ridgefield, Wa Member

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    Thanks! I'll definitely keep everyone informed. I was thinking of using this thread as a "build" thread. Would it make more sense to start a new thread dedicated to documenting the build? Or post photos, problems, rough language, and successes in this one?
     
  10. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    Well you can always order a longer barrel, then change out when it ever shows up, then sell the used one (or build another rifle ;))
     
  11. cameronhu

    cameronhu Ridgefield, Wa Member

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    That's what I was thinking. I mean, c'mon - What difference could 2 inches make?:laugh:
     
  12. MacBookProAR

    MacBookProAR Stayton Member

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    Your mom says a lot :laugh:
     
  13. cameronhu

    cameronhu Ridgefield, Wa Member

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    Build list so far:

    Spikes Tactical Pirate lower
    RRA NM trigger
    RRA LPK
    Magbus FDE CTR
    Magbus FDE MIAD grip

    Vltor MUR upper receiver
    Alexander Arms Bolt
    Alexander Arms 16" Stainless barrel
    Colt Bolt Carrier

    Next item on the list: Daniel Defense Lite Rail