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Link Posted: 6/23/2018 7:18:26 PM EDT
Well this thread just convinced me to do a 12" SBR Grendel build
Link Posted: 6/24/2018 5:38:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/24/2018 9:40:17 PM EDT by Pavelow16478]
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Originally Posted By LRRPF52:

If I was doing the pistol build over again, I would use the LaRue Stealth Upper/Handguard combo with 10.5" handguard.

https://static.larue.com/media/cache/8c/3d/8c3d9ef360ec5b73dfbb9d754af9ab17.jpg

That wasn't available when I started this pistol build early last year, or at least I didn't know about it.
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@LRRPF52

Just order that exact upper for my build just in MLOK Also on the way:
Geissele Super Charging Handle in sand
JP Bolt
PA 1-8X ACSS-GRIFFIN-MIL in Wolf Grey
Vortex cantilever mount
Waiting to for the Faxon 12" gunner to come back in stock

The upper will probably get an Energetic Armament Vox once their released

This thread cost me some money
Link Posted: 6/24/2018 8:45:37 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Pavelow16478:

@LRRPF52

Just order that exact upper for my build Also on the way:
Geissele Super Charging Handle in sand
JP Bolt
PA 1-8X ACSS-GRIFFIN-MIL in Wolf Grey
Vortex cantilever mount
Waiting to for the Faxon 12" gunner to come back in stock

The upper will probably get an Energetic Armament Vox once their released

This thread cost me some money
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I sent you a PM Pavelow
Link Posted: 6/24/2018 8:54:15 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By VASCAR2:

I sent you a PM Pavelow
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Just replied, thank you again!
Link Posted: 7/14/2018 3:31:13 PM EDT


Finally got my can out of jail yesterday. 10 months wait for a little gun muffler.

NFA needs to go away.
Link Posted: 7/14/2018 5:44:00 PM EDT
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Ok so if a man wanted to build a SBR 6.5 G upper.... what is the barrel of choice ?

The Flaxon 12inch ?
Link Posted: 7/14/2018 11:44:34 PM EDT
What is typical bolt life? That's what kept me away from 6.5, 6.8, and 7.62x39 AR's. I do want a .300blackout, or 5.
Link Posted: 7/15/2018 5:53:58 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By beatsAstick:
What is typical bolt life? That's what kept me away from 6.5, 6.8, and 7.62x39 AR's. I do want a .300blackout, or 5.
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I couldn’t tell you the life of a Grendel bolt as my 16” only has maybe a few hundred rounds of that but you can buy a whole new Toolcraft BCG for under $100.
Link Posted: 7/15/2018 10:26:20 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Blaster7R:
Ok so if a man wanted to build a SBR 6.5 G upper.... what is the barrel of choice ?

The Flaxon 12inch ?
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I have that in mine, purchased through the group buy for $165 I think.

AA has 11" barrels ready to go.

LaRue has SUURG complete uppers meant to be sleeved over with a specific suppressor for that upper.

Precision Firearms will make any length you want, from 7" on out, with Criterion, Bartlein, Krieger.

Ballistic Advantage has Hanson 12.5".

Odin Works has 12" with tunable gas block included.

I'm already looking at another short barrel for my next pistol build. I'm thinking shorter even.

A pistol Grendel is really an omni-role blaster, capable of HD, hunting medium game, long range (at least to 800 with solid impacts on steel that can be seen/heard), car gun.
Link Posted: 7/15/2018 10:27:24 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By beatsAstick:
What is typical bolt life? That's what kept me away from 6.5, 6.8, and 7.62x39 AR's. I do want a .300blackout, or 5.
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Been shooting them by the thousands of rounds since 2009 across most configurations.

I'll let you know when I break something. So far, nothing.

I've only broken 5.56 bolts once I went over 10k rounds in high volume, compressed schedules.
Link Posted: 7/16/2018 10:56:03 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By TexasTerror:

I couldn’t tell you the life of a Grendel bolt as my 16” only has maybe a few hundred rounds of that but you can buy a whole new Toolcraft BCG for under $100.
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Right. I'm thinking in shtf terms. Want a strong system is all. I've heard 6.5 eats through barrels as well. I know nothing on the matter myself. All I own is 5.56 and .308. Been considering a round to bridge the gap. .308's are just too damn heavy and I'm a strong guy. Probably doing a 12.5" .308.
Link Posted: 7/17/2018 12:21:28 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 7/17/2018 9:02:24 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By beatsAstick:

I've heard 6.5 eats through barrels as well.
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When people talk about that they're referring to Creedmoor, not Grendel. The Grendel barrels should last a long time.
Link Posted: 7/17/2018 8:06:55 PM EDT




Wish I would have had this option when I was in the Army.

Imagine hit probability like an M24 or better, with 50% of the recoil, more compact than an M4, and suppressed, with far superior ballistics to the AK at close range.

28rd magazines too.
Link Posted: 7/18/2018 12:23:57 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By LRRPF52:
http://i1085.photobucket.com/albums/j422/LRRPF52/20180717_171341_zpskpjrveit.jpg

http://i1085.photobucket.com/albums/j422/LRRPF52/20180717_171119_zpso3rzxhqd.jpg

Wish I would have had this option when I was in the Army.

Imagine hit probability like an M24 or better, with 50% of the recoil, more compact than an M4, and suppressed, with far superior ballistics to the AK at close range.

28rd magazines too.
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What are you thinking, Big Army won't do what makes sense (cents too).
Link Posted: 7/18/2018 12:38:14 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By LRRPF52:
http://i1085.photobucket.com/albums/j422/LRRPF52/20180717_171341_zpskpjrveit.jpg

http://i1085.photobucket.com/albums/j422/LRRPF52/20180717_171119_zpso3rzxhqd.jpg

Wish I would have had this option when I was in the Army.

Imagine hit probability like an M24 or better, with 50% of the recoil, more compact than an M4, and suppressed, with far superior ballistics to the AK at close range.

28rd magazines too.
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I was tempted buy the LaRue SURG but thought it would be pretty heavy.. I like the looks of your light weight there ! I wanted to run a Titanium can.. like the Q Trash Panda but wanted a barrel still very accurate... maybe my LaRue 6.5 G has spoiled me.. that thing will shoot 1/3 MOA lol
Link Posted: 7/18/2018 3:27:23 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By SSgt82-02:
What are you thinking, Big Army won't do what makes sense (cents too).
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Originally Posted By LRRPF52:
http://i1085.photobucket.com/albums/j422/LRRPF52/20180717_171341_zpskpjrveit.jpg

http://i1085.photobucket.com/albums/j422/LRRPF52/20180717_171119_zpso3rzxhqd.jpg

Wish I would have had this option when I was in the Army.

Imagine hit probability like an M24 or better, with 50% of the recoil, more compact than an M4, and suppressed, with far superior ballistics to the AK at close range.

28rd magazines too.
What are you thinking, Big Army won't do what makes sense (cents too).
Nothing like this existed back then, but having an M4-like profile that also works as a DM/Light Sniper system sells itself all day long.

It would be great to have in the Sniping community with our own special request ammo stream already as a norm.
Link Posted: 7/18/2018 3:28:33 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Blaster7R:
I was tempted buy the LaRue SURG but thought it would be pretty heavy.. I like the looks of your light weight there ! I wanted to run a Titanium can.. like the Q Trash Panda but wanted a barrel still very accurate... maybe my LaRue 6.5 G has spoiled me.. that thing will shoot 1/3 MOA lol
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Originally Posted By Blaster7R:
Originally Posted By LRRPF52:
http://i1085.photobucket.com/albums/j422/LRRPF52/20180717_171341_zpskpjrveit.jpg

http://i1085.photobucket.com/albums/j422/LRRPF52/20180717_171119_zpso3rzxhqd.jpg

Wish I would have had this option when I was in the Army.

Imagine hit probability like an M24 or better, with 50% of the recoil, more compact than an M4, and suppressed, with far superior ballistics to the AK at close range.

28rd magazines too.
I was tempted buy the LaRue SURG but thought it would be pretty heavy.. I like the looks of your light weight there ! I wanted to run a Titanium can.. like the Q Trash Panda but wanted a barrel still very accurate... maybe my LaRue 6.5 G has spoiled me.. that thing will shoot 1/3 MOA lol
The LaRue SUURG I held at SHOT was very handy and lightweight.

My barrel on this is pretty heavy. The shank is full diameter for about 4 times the length it really needs to be.
Link Posted: 7/22/2018 10:54:08 AM EDT
Anyone play with the ~100gr bullets? I feel like they make a lot of since under 600 yards. Just wondering between the 108 scenars, 107 TMK or 100gr ELD which I should try first
Link Posted: 7/23/2018 2:12:26 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Brosome:
Anyone play with the ~100gr bullets? I feel like they make a lot of since under 600 yards. Just wondering between the 108 scenars, 107 TMK or 100gr ELD which I should try first
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Yes, of course.

I've done load development with 107gr SMK, which is a great 100gr-class TGT bullet, low recoil, good BC, good muzzle velocity.

I've also done 100gr Nosler Ballistic Tip for a lighter hunting bullet.

108gr Scenar is the same cup, but different core weight as the 123gr Scenar, so they look the same from the outside.

Another really good TGT bullet line is the Scenar-L.

I have a bunch of 107gr SMKs, which I will probably mass-produce with 8208 XBR in the near future for the pistol and my 17.6" Lilja, and my 18" LaRue Stealth.

I also like the 95gr Lehigh Controlled Chaos. Feels like shooting a 10/22.
Link Posted: 7/24/2018 3:51:37 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By LRRPF52:

Yes, of course.

I've done load development with 107gr SMK, which is a great 100gr-class TGT bullet, low recoil, good BC, good muzzle velocity.

I've also done 100gr Nosler Ballistic Tip for a lighter hunting bullet.

108gr Scenar is the same cup, but different core weight as the 123gr Scenar, so they look the same from the outside.

Another really good TGT bullet line is the Scenar-L.

I have a bunch of 107gr SMKs, which I will probably mass-produce with 8208 XBR in the near future for the pistol and my 17.6" Lilja, and my 18" LaRue Stealth.

I also like the 95gr Lehigh Controlled Chaos. Feels like shooting a 10/22.
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Don't forget the 95gr Vmax it's hell on coyotes and doesn't make a much bigger hole than a 75gr out of a .243win.
Link Posted: 7/24/2018 5:30:06 PM EDT
There's another new lead-free option as well from G9, the 103gr Match Grade Competition Series, with .554 G1, .274 G7 BCs.

Buddy of mine just loaded some up with an initial pressure ladder of 8208XBR through his 20" Proof barrel, and he's getting ragged holes at 100yds right out of the gate.

Thin about this bullet at 2700fps or better, and you will have very fast trajectory, low recoil, and minimal wind drift.

Link Posted: 7/24/2018 7:01:24 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By LRRPF52:
There's another new lead-free option as well from G9, the 103gr Match Grade Competition Series, with .554 G1, .274 G7 BCs.

Buddy of mine just loaded some up with an initial pressure ladder of 8208XBR through his 20" Proof barrel, and he's getting ragged holes at 100yds right out of the gate.

Thin about this bullet at 2700fps or better, and you will have very fast trajectory, low recoil, and minimal wind drift.

http://www.g9bullets.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Competition-g9_264_103gr_600.jpg
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Let us know when you try these in your 12 inch barrel.
Link Posted: 7/26/2018 10:58:46 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By maxxmojo:
When people talk about that they're referring to Creedmoor, not Grendel. The Grendel barrels should last a long time.
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Originally Posted By maxxmojo:
Originally Posted By beatsAstick:

I've heard 6.5 eats through barrels as well.
When people talk about that they're referring to Creedmoor, not Grendel. The Grendel barrels should last a long time.
Honestly the 6.5 grendel should have a barrel life close if not better that the 5.56
Link Posted: 7/27/2018 5:05:39 PM EDT
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Just got back from the range with some chrono data unsuppressed and suppressed.



Unsuppressed with the Bootleg gas system fully open, it wouldn't fully cycle 90gr TNT Federal American Eagle factory load.

Suppressed, it has plenty of gas for the 90gr TNT, enough so that I turned the gas down 3 positions. Ejection was at 4 o'clock unsuppressed and suppressed with the final gas setting, very well-behaved, a joy to shoot. I didn't notice any difference practically between shooting this suppressed and longer-barreled rifles, as shooter's ear suppressed was very pleasant. I don't ever want to shoot it without the can, not that it was crazy unsuppressed. It's not bad at all unsuppressed, don't notice the difference between it and 16".

My younger kids' first shots from center-fire will be suppressed.

12" Unsuppressed 90gr TNT Federal AE, 91°F:

2702
2681 FTFeed
2670
2642 FTFeed
2654 FTLock on last round

Avg: 2670fps

Suppressed 90gr TNT
2675
2658
2660
2671
2685

2723
2700
2690
2682

Avg: 2683fps

120gr American Eagle Suppressed, 12" Grendel

2360 2411 2384
2375 2398
2374 2397
2387 2349
2384 2406

Avg: 2384 fps
Link Posted: 7/28/2018 9:44:58 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By LRRPF52:
Just got back from the range with some chrono data unsuppressed and suppressed.

http://i1085.photobucket.com/albums/j422/LRRPF52/65%20Grendel%20Reloading/20180727_113305_zpsyjkthkn0.jpg

Unsuppressed with the Bootleg gas system fully open, it wouldn't fully cycle 90gr TNT Federal American Eagle factory load.

Suppressed, it has plenty of gas for the 90gr TNT, enough so that I turned the gas down 3 positions. Ejection was at 4 o'clock unsuppressed and suppressed with the final gas setting, very well-behaved, a joy to shoot. I didn't notice any difference practically between shooting this suppressed and longer-barreled rifles, as shooter's ear suppressed was very pleasant. I don't ever want to shoot it without the can, not that it was crazy unsuppressed. It's not bad at all unsuppressed, don't notice the difference between it and 16".

My younger kids' first shots from center-fire will be suppressed.

12" Unsuppressed 90gr TNT Federal AE, 91°F:

2702
2681 FTFeed
2670
2642 FTFeed
2654 FTLock on last round

Avg: 2670fps

Suppressed 90gr TNT
2675
2658
2660
2671
2685

2723
2700
2690
2682

Avg: 2683fps

120gr American Eagle Suppressed, 12" Grendel

2360 2411 2384
2375 2398
2374 2397
2387 2349
2384 2406

Avg: 2384 fps
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You might try replacing one of your buffer weights with a ten pound pressure switch spring. It cuts down on rattle and will give you just a little more cycle length. On low pressure loads just be sure to readjust the gas system for heavier loads.
Link Posted: 7/30/2018 4:22:28 PM EDT
Yeah, I am using the more powerful Maxim Defense short RET action spring, which is very stout.

It provides a lot of return-to-battery stroke for positive feeding of the action. Out of the gate, it was 100% with Hornady American Gunner 123gr unsuppressed.

My main interest in the Federal 90gr TNT American Eagle load is HD and fun closer range TGT practice for new shooters.

In both of those scenarios, it will be suppressed.

For my hand loads, I'll most likely being using CFE223 under 95gr VMAX or 95gr Controlled Chaos for HD, and that powder will hit the gas port with more pressure and volume based on everything I've experienced with it over the years.
Link Posted: 7/30/2018 6:03:40 PM EDT
@LRRPF52 I may have missed it, but what brand barrel is your 12.5"?
Link Posted: 7/31/2018 12:27:30 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By 35Remington:
@LRRPF52 I may have missed it, but what brand barrel is your 12.5"?
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It's a 12" Faxon group buy barrel that BluntForceTrauma organized with Faxon, down to the rifling.

It has 5REE (Easy Engraving) rifling, 1/8 twist.

Some poor soul backed out of one of the barrels and I just called it when it was announced this weekend.

I'll do another pistol build on my SB Tactical pistol brace.

My kids are going to want to shoot too.

Here's the accuracy I got with the 12" first time putting it on paper. Everything was steel previously.

The LaRue MBT-2S trigger really makes it easy to shoot consistently with. Love it:







The ThunderBeast Ultra 5 Titanium suppressor is very pleasant at shooter's ear. I've been around them a lot at matches and events over the years, and really like how they sound, as well as how light they are. Mine was advertised as a 7.6 ounce can, but it's really 7.4 ounces on my scale.
Link Posted: 8/1/2018 8:46:08 PM EDT
Ouch!

$0.79/pill
Link Posted: 8/3/2018 7:41:16 PM EDT
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Ouch!

$0.79/pill
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Which ammo?

Hornady ELD-M Black 6.5 Grendel can be found for $13.96/box of 20.

I got the Hornady 200rd cans from Sportsman's for less than the normal $139.99 on Black Friday. Ended up being way less.

6.5 Grendel Ammoseek
Link Posted: 8/3/2018 9:55:49 PM EDT
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Ouch!

$0.79/pill
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??? For a large body animal capable round? What do you normally shoot and what does it cost?
Link Posted: 8/4/2018 10:08:44 PM EDT
if there even a "economy" brass cased load to blast with ? never been much of a fan of steel cased ammo.... and Wolf quit making Wolf gold
Link Posted: 8/4/2018 11:35:30 PM EDT
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if there even a "economy" brass cased load to blast with ? never been much of a fan of steel cased ammo.... and Wolf quit making Wolf gold
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I think the American Gunner loading available at Sportsmans Warehouse is probably the closest you'll find. It's priced comparable to what the old PPU/Wolf Gold was, plus you get Hornady brass out of it. It's been surprisingly accurate out of my 18" Lilja barreled upper.
Link Posted: 8/5/2018 12:06:23 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By maxxmojo:
I think the American Gunner loading available at Sportsmans Warehouse is probably the closest you'll find. It's priced comparable to what the old PPU/Wolf Gold was, plus you get Hornady brass out of it. It's been surprisingly accurate out of my 18" Lilja barreled upper.
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Originally Posted By Blaster7R:
if there even a "economy" brass cased load to blast with ? never been much of a fan of steel cased ammo.... and Wolf quit making Wolf gold
I think the American Gunner loading available at Sportsmans Warehouse is probably the closest you'll find. It's priced comparable to what the old PPU/Wolf Gold was, plus you get Hornady brass out of it. It's been surprisingly accurate out of my 18" Lilja barreled upper.

Well if you can't afford to feed the Grendel maybe you need to look at something else. Hornady black box 123 gr ELDM seems to work fine and is not terrible priced but accurate enough to still brag about from time to time.
Link Posted: 8/6/2018 9:29:07 AM EDT
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https://i.imgur.com/PdbHuzQ.jpg
Well if you can't afford to feed the Grendel maybe you need to look at something else. Hornady black box 123 gr ELDM seems to work fine and is not terrible priced but accurate enough to still brag about from time to time.
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We need to have a talk about that duct tape on your muzzle brake.
Link Posted: 8/6/2018 10:26:03 AM EDT
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We need to have a talk about that duct tape on your muzzle brake.
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Originally Posted By sparkyD:

https://i.imgur.com/PdbHuzQ.jpg
Well if you can't afford to feed the Grendel maybe you need to look at something else. Hornady black box 123 gr ELDM seems to work fine and is not terrible priced but accurate enough to still brag about from time to time.
We need to have a talk about that duct tape on your muzzle brake.
Why do y'all need to talk? Doesn't look like the design would be that hard to copy.
Link Posted: 8/7/2018 1:28:30 AM EDT
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We need to have a talk about that duct tape on your muzzle brake.
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Originally Posted By sparkyD:

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Well if you can't afford to feed the Grendel maybe you need to look at something else. Hornady black box 123 gr ELDM seems to work fine and is not terrible priced but accurate enough to still brag about from time to time.
We need to have a talk about that duct tape on your muzzle brake.
Can you say “dirt dobbers”.
Link Posted: 8/11/2018 9:49:31 AM EDT
PSA barrels OK?
Link Posted: 8/11/2018 2:35:02 PM EDT
The PSA 6.5 Grendel has only been on the market a few weeks but first reports are very positive. If I wanted a 6.5 Grendel I would consider a barrel or upper from PSA.
Link Posted: 8/14/2018 10:25:43 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By LRRPF52:

Which ammo?

Hornady ELD-M Black 6.5 Grendel can be found for $13.96/box of 20.

I got the Hornady 200rd cans from Sportsman's for less than the normal $139.99 on Black Friday. Ended up being way less.

6.5 Grendel Ammoseek
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I was referring to the G9 bullets (I forgot to quote your post when I replied)

I've got 3 boxes of the American Gunner, and six or so boxes of the 123gr A-Max, and a box or two of the 'Black' (and a couple of 500 rd. cases of Wolf)

I've got a good start on brass, now I need to get the dies
Link Posted: 8/18/2018 5:09:12 PM EDT
My build so far

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Aero upper
BA barrel and gas block
Toolcraft bolt
BCM charging handle
SS gas tube
Mk 8
Aero FA
Anderson dust cover
Link Posted: 8/18/2018 7:32:51 PM EDT
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My build so far

https://www.AR15.Com/media/mediaFiles/136311/IMG_4706-644156.JPG

Aero upper
BA barrel and gas block
Toolcraft bolt
BCM charging handle
SS gas tube
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I like you style
Link Posted: 8/19/2018 7:08:11 PM EDT
I’m thinking about hitting up PSA for their 12” pistol upper. Not sure it’ll be a real tight long range shooter, but It should be a fun blaster and decent hunting pistol.
Link Posted: 8/19/2018 7:08:46 PM EDT
I’m thinking about hitting up PSA for their 12” pistol upper. Not sure it’ll be a real tight long range shooter, but It should be a fun blaster and decent hunting pistol.
Link Posted: 8/20/2018 10:46:04 PM EDT
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I’m thinking about hitting up PSA for their 12” pistol upper. Not sure it’ll be a real tight long range shooter, but It should be a fun blaster and decent hunting pistol.
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Disclaimer: I have no firsthand experience with the PSA 6.5G. But I read a lot of very good things about their .308 and 6.5C uppers, as in many find they shoot way better than they have any business shooting. I’m very anxious for reports of their 6.5G to start trickling in. I’m happy with the 12.5 I’ve thrown together, but if the PSA shoots as good as I think it may, I may have gone that route if I were doing it over again.
Link Posted: 8/30/2018 6:34:17 PM EDT
Been awhile since I shot my LaRue so I took it out today. I had almost forgot how much fun it is to shoot this thing.

Also a couple of chrono results.

123 gr Nosler CC, 27.6 gr 8208 XBR, Tula SRM primer in Hornady case = 2468 fps

Hornady Black 123 gr ELD factory ammo = 2470 fps

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Link Posted: 9/1/2018 9:03:03 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By doty_soty:

Disclaimer: I have no firsthand experience with the PSA 6.5G. But I read a lot of very good things about their .308 and 6.5C uppers, as in many find they shoot way better than they have any business shooting. I’m very anxious for reports of their 6.5G to start trickling in. I’m happy with the 12.5 I’ve thrown together, but if the PSA shoots as good as I think it may, I may have gone that route if I were doing it over again.
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We ordered a pair of PSA uppers at work for testing. 20" Gov profile barrel, 123gr Hornady Black. Scope was a Bushnell HDMR, fixed stock lower with a LaRue MBT. Shot though a Surefire suppressor.
I've stripped the other down for some accuracy enhancing work (squaring receiver face, bedding extension, crowning if necessary) and bore scoping before firing, but that's a pretty solid group for a bipod on an inexpensive upper.

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