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Posted: 12/8/2010 7:07:28 PM
[Last Edit: 12/10/2010 11:28:21 PM by Gunwritr]
Spent the last couple days on the range with a new rifle from Krebs Custom
actually a prototype chambered for 6.5mm Grendel.

It's basically an AK-74 pattern rifle but with his rail over the top cover.
Barrel weight is the same as factory.

Pretty cool rig. You can hammer stuff up close, like a standard AK. Recoil is
a bit milder than 7.62x39mm, but very close.

I ran it on steel out to 300 yards and then stepped out to 550 yards.
Impressed I shot groups at 550 yards. Thing is holding 2 MOA at 550 yards
with Wolf's 120 grain MPT load.

I had one box left so stepped it out to 800 yards. Target was an 11.5x20 inch
LaRue sniper target. I calculated the elevation and let fly. The wind was gusting
quite a bit but I flattened the LaRue on my 3rd shot. Then did it two more times in a
row before I missed a wind change. I scored 7 hits at 800 yards.....with an AK.

Pretty nice day today......



OK here's the pic people have asked for.
For the rest you will have to wait for the next Book of the AK47 coming out in a couple
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Posted: 12/8/2010 7:39:18 PM
I've always thought that an AK in that caliber would be the bee's knees. My main question is, what kind of mags did it use?
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Posted: 12/8/2010 8:20:43 PM

Originally Posted By Gunwritr:
Spent the last couple days on the range with a new rifle from Krebs Custom
actually a prototype chambered for 6.5mm Grendel.

It's basically an AK-74 pattern rifle but with his rail over the top cover.
Barrel weight is the same as factory.

Pretty cool rig. You can hammer stuff up close, like a standard AK. Recoil is
a bit milder than 7.62x39mm, but very close.

I ran it on steel out to 300 yards and then stepped out to 550 yards.
Impressed I shot groups at 550 yards. Thing is holding 2 MOA at 550 yards
with Wolf's 120 grain MPT load.

I had one box left so stepped it out to 800 yards. Target was an 11.5x20 inch
LaRue sniper target. I calculated the elevation and let fly. The wind was gusting
quite a bit but I flattened the LaRue on my 3rd shot. Then did it two more times in a
row before I missed a wind change. I scored 7 hits at 800 yards.....with an AK.

Pretty nice day today......



What type of mag did the rifle use?
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Posted: 12/8/2010 8:28:36 PM
Article soon? I'll be waiting.

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Posted: 12/8/2010 8:43:43 PM
Very impressive, thanks for taking the time to share.



So...how do we get one?




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Posted: 12/8/2010 8:54:39 PM
pictures?
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Posted: 12/8/2010 10:04:31 PM
what magazine is the article going to be in?

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Posted: 12/9/2010 8:35:13 AM
Originally Posted By GRMGR1:
I've always thought that an AK in that caliber would be the bee's knees. My main question is, what kind of mags did it use?


An AR15 mag adapter with AR mags would work.
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Posted: 12/9/2010 8:40:18 AM
Originally Posted By SKS_Lover:
Originally Posted By GRMGR1:
I've always thought that an AK in that caliber would be the bee's knees. My main question is, what kind of mags did it use?


An AR15 mag adapter with AR mags would work.

If you can find them. I'm surprised there aren't more out there.

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Posted: 12/9/2010 1:15:25 PM
This rifle is set up to accept the 6.5mm Grendel AR mags,
Bolt locks back and everything.

article will appear in our next G&A Book of the AK47 annual

An AK is a logical choice for the 6.5mm Grendel. Pretty slick
combination.
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Posted: 12/9/2010 1:55:45 PM
Originally Posted By Gunwritr:
This rifle is set up to accept the 6.5mm Grendel AR mags,
Bolt locks back and everything.

article will appear in our next G&A Book of the AK47 annual

An AK is a logical choice for the 6.5mm Grendel. Pretty slick
combination.


Is it an actual last shot BHO or does the bolt drop when the mag is removed?

Also, others have had problems with the trunnions cracking where they were relieved for the AR mags. Just something to watch for with the AR mag conversions.
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Posted: 12/9/2010 4:18:39 PM
Originally Posted By SpacemanSpiff:
Originally Posted By Gunwritr:
This rifle is set up to accept the 6.5mm Grendel AR mags,
Bolt locks back and everything.

article will appear in our next G&A Book of the AK47 annual

An AK is a logical choice for the 6.5mm Grendel. Pretty slick
combination.


Is it an actual last shot BHO or does the bolt drop when the mag is removed?

Also, others have had problems with the trunnions cracking where they were relieved for the AR mags. Just something to watch for with the AR mag conversions.


Yep, actual last shot BHO and will have a bolt release.
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Posted: 12/9/2010 5:03:56 PM
Can we get pictures of the rifle?
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Posted: 12/9/2010 10:05:49 PM
I love the 6.5 grendel, but lack of availibility and high prices kills it.
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Posted: 12/9/2010 10:31:50 PM
Originally Posted By Ermac:
I love the 6.5 grendel, but lack of availibility and high prices kills it.


But if it was readily available and priced the same as steel case 7.62x39mm
on the low end you might feel different huh....
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Posted: 12/10/2010 3:44:53 AM
Whens the next book of the Ak out? I really wish it would become as a regular magazine.
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Posted: 12/10/2010 9:52:22 AM
Very cool!
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Posted: 12/10/2010 11:30:42 AM
Originally Posted By Gunwritr:
Originally Posted By Ermac:
I love the 6.5 grendel, but lack of availibility and high prices kills it.


But if it was readily available and priced the same as steel case 7.62x39mm
on the low end you might feel different huh....


Yes, and Yes.
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Posted: 12/10/2010 11:29:05 PM
bump for pic
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Posted: 12/10/2010 11:30:34 PM
Originally Posted By Church:
Whens the next book of the Ak out? I really wish it would become as a regular magazine.


Very good chance it will be moving from an annual to twice a year or even a quarterly.......
readers just need to let the folks know that they want more.
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Posted: 12/10/2010 11:57:56 PM
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Come on, an AK that is accurate. It is not April 1st. The AR community would be crapping bricks at such an animal. We would never hear the end of how bad the AK is, how bad pistons are, and how great .223 really is we just don't know it.

Really cool rifle, cant wait for the article.

By the way, the Book of the AR and AK should be bi annual. Quarterly would be nice but maybe pushing the writers too much. (be glad to send a query for article submissions!) However, the Book of the 1911 should be weekly.

Also, I like the lengthy articles in Shotgun News, but how about more articles per issue. There is a ton of ads in that publication.
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Posted: 12/11/2010 12:15:28 AM
Originally Posted By jeepinnc:
Come on, an AK that is accurate. It is not April 1st. The AR community would be crapping bricks at such an animal. We would never hear the end of how bad the AK is, how bad pistons are, and how great .223 really is we just don't know it.

Really cool rifle, cant wait for the article.

By the way, the Book of the AR and AK should be bi annual. Quarterly would be nice but maybe pushing the writers too much. (be glad to send a query for article submissions!) However, the Book of the 1911 should be weekly.

Also, I like the lengthy articles in Shotgun News, but how about more articles per issue. There is a ton of ads in that publication.


Book of the AR will be going bi annual as I believe the Book of the AK will.
I agree that quarterly may be pushing it....but we shall see.
Shotgun News, due to page size, has the longest articles in the industry, but will always remain a trade publication at heart.

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Posted: 12/11/2010 12:18:12 AM
Interesting looking magwell, looks like an AR magwell on an AK. I'm surprised nobody thought of this idea sooner now that I think about it. 6.5 and 7.62x39 share the same bolt head, so a conversion should be as simple as a magazine and barrel.
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Posted: 12/11/2010 12:24:13 AM
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Originally Posted By slomofo:
Interesting looking magwell, looks like an AR magwell on an AK. I'm surprised nobody thought of this idea sooner now that I think about it. 6.5 and 7.62x39 share the same bolt head, so a conversion should be as simple as a magazine and barrel.


Marc is working on the design so that the mag release will be similar to an AR so you can kick the empty
mag out with your trigger finger. Plus it will have a bolt release. He is licensed by Alexander Arms to
build Grendels, sure there will be more to follow. Perhaps even traditional AK pattern mags.......

You have to crunch some numbers to see just how badly the 6.5mm Grendel with its super efficient
projectiles smokes the 5.45 and 7.62x39mm and of course the 5.56.
The Grendel has more energy at 500 yards than the 7.62x39mm has at 200 yards. Yet the cartridge is
no bigger or heavier than the 7.62x39mm. In this case there is a free lunch....
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Posted: 12/11/2010 12:31:42 AM
Good stuff, ship it to me and I will kill a dozen does with it for you.
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Posted: 12/11/2010 12:48:24 AM
Nice rig

so I take it the brass is too damaged to reload?
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