Originally Posted By SharpsMilSpec:
Last I checked the 6.5 Grendel still hasn't been standardized as of yet, but our picture is to use what control we have to influence and enhance supply. Examples, make sure that they actually put 25-45 Sharps on the barrel if they are making it not just 25-45 S. Make sure only quality makers are churning out components, etc. We are already talking, and have been talking, major players that I'm restricted by NDA to discuss, but who make thousands of rifles a month. So we going to do everything we can to get this round out there, and to the market, with as low of a cost as possible. Our belief is we'll do the best by making this as widely available at as practical of a price as possible. Case in point, Jamison and the WSM. I don't know what the fee was/is, but it was something like $5 a box. That's 0.25 cents a round. As a manufacturer I can say that is a huge price add and a price add like that at the initial manufacturing stage gets applied as it gets multiplied by the wholesaler's mark up, dealer's mark-up etc. We won't handicap this round like that.
That's a good way to go about it. High royalty fees stifle the chances of a cartridge gaining widespread popularity.