Originally Posted By Captk:
There seems to be limited availability of Kits and Uppers for the 6.5 Grendel. Not looking to break the bank, will use this occasionally for informal bench shooting, possibly for hunting. Both Model 1 Sales and J&T have 6.5 uppers and complete kits. I assume the Model 1 sales 6.5 sporter is 6.5 Grendel, I have an email out to them for confirmation. Any experience with either of these upper? I am in NY and prefer a target crown, don't need to deal with having a MB pinned and welded or threads cut off and barrel recrowned. Maybe it's time to build an upper? Any other options out there? I would like a 20" barrel.
Got this back from Model1 Sales:
Thank you for your interest in our products.
The dies, load data and cartridge for the 6.5 sporter and the 6.5
Grendel are interchangeable.
Model 1 Sales
Although the dies, load data, and cartridge are interchangeable, the chamber and bolt are not.
Model 1 uses the so called 7,62x39 bolt for their builds, so you can't swap parts between it and the SAAMI Grendel chamber.
J&T uses the actual Grendel chamber and appropriate bolt. Alexander Arms has entry level uppers as well.
Precision Firearms and Les Baer also use the appropriate bolts.