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Posted: 11/15/2011 1:15:10 PM EST
Has anyone tried 6.5 Grendel on Coyotes? I'm thinking about building a hunting AR in this caliber and am wondering about building it in 6.5 Grendel.

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Link Posted: 11/15/2011 2:45:44 PM EST
Bad to the bone on coyotes! I use my 6.5 for long range coyote and varmint hunting. Longest shot I have
taken a coyote here in Carolina is 680 yards and in New Mexico just under 700. You can use it as a good deer
upper as well. I shoot a 123 gr. Hornady . I built a 6.5 on a custom Satern 20'' Barrel with a JP adjustable gas block
on a Vltor upper and a Troy for arm on a D&D lower. I have taken many more within reasonable ranges we just
like to see how far we can go when the opportunity permits. Flat shooting with a good BC I like it just as much
if not a little more than my .223 White Oak ! Waiting to surpass my .223 with my Grendal then it will be King !

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Link Posted: 11/15/2011 3:25:47 PM EST
My coyote rig now is a 20" hbar (5.56). I'm looking to build a 18" 6.5 after Xmas. I think it'll provide an excellent triple threat, yotes-deer-pigs. The recent news about the caliber has made it an easy decision.

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Link Posted: 11/19/2011 12:18:18 AM EST
I have been thinking the same thing, and dumping the 7.62x39 upper.

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Link Posted: 11/19/2011 3:14:36 PM EST
I've had my 6.5 G 16" carbine out once but no luck calling any yotes. I have some 95 grain V-Max, 90 grain TNT and some 100 grain Sierra HP and Nosler BT just waiting to get tested.

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Link Posted: 11/29/2011 2:09:35 PM EST
my recent build for yotes (and virtually anything else). the 6.5 G is about the perfect AR-platform round IMHO.


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Link Posted: 11/29/2011 2:21:47 PM EST
Nice gun. What are the specifics?

I got my lower in I'll be ordering the barrel and bolt this weekend if nothing turns up at the gun show.

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Link Posted: 12/3/2011 8:30:35 AM EST
basic 6.5G Model 1 Sales bolt/barrel. had it cut back to 12.5 inches and threaded to accept gemtec 308 suppressor. registered F/A lower (Sendra). Leupold Hog plex. shoots MOA or better with the cheap wolf stuff. anxiously awaiting the steel case wolf for cheap(er) full auto fun.

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Link Posted: 12/3/2011 8:33:29 AM EST
Fortier had a great thread about this including very graphic pictures of the wounds and aftermath.

The Grendel works great on coyotes. I am so ready for the steel cast and bullets for my own loads.

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