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Posted: 1/27/2011 2:48:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/27/2011 9:15:09 PM EDT by Rotty]
1. what are some of the brakes/comps that are available for the 6.5 Grendel?
2nd what are some recommended hunting bullets for deer sized game?
Link Posted: 1/27/2011 7:03:08 PM EDT
I run a vortex and shot 129 gr Hornady SP for my deer this year, I think the general concensus is the 120-130 gr range on bullets for hunting.
Link Posted: 1/27/2011 7:26:24 PM EDT
which 6.5?
i have a .260rem and i'v deer hunted the last two seasons with the Berger 140gr hunting VLD's and the Hornaday 140gr SST's.
highly recommend the Berger's that is all i'm useing now. the hornadays were good but the Bergers seem to have better terminal performance at long range.

as far as comps, you could just use one made for the .308 rifles, or get one for a .223 with the right threads and drill it out. but you really dont need a comp on a .308 platform AR in .260(or 6.5 creedmore or 6.5 Lapua)
they are very soft shooting.
quick VID i shot with my new gun camera on my .260 REPR. the camera image does wiggle from the recoil. but if you watch the bbl barely moves at the shot.
Link Posted: 1/27/2011 9:15:26 PM EDT
OP clarified!
Link Posted: 1/28/2011 5:28:59 AM EDT
oh, well nevermind then
Link Posted: 1/28/2011 5:29:40 AM EDT
The 100gr Barnes TTSX is a very good deer slayer(any Barnes bullet is). It expands great and doesn't come apart when impacting bone. Its doing 2775 FPS at the muzzle of my 18" using 30.8grs of Ramshot X-terminator.
Link Posted: 1/28/2011 9:25:27 AM EDT
I'm running a smith/vortex on mine and second that Barnes TTSX in either weight or a Nosler Accubond 130 gr. for hunting.
Link Posted: 1/28/2011 11:48:57 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Glane5910:
The 100gr Barnes TTSX is a very good deer slayer(any Barnes bullet is). It expands great and doesn't come apart when impacting bone. Its doing 2775 FPS at the muzzle of my 18" using 30.8grs of Ramshot X-terminator.


Glane I’m curious about what you feel the minimum velocity threshold is for reliable expansion with the 6.5mm 100 TTSX. I talked to a tech at Barnes and he told me that particular bullet needs to be moving along at 2,100 fps to insure adequate expansion on deer sized game.

I’ve fired a couple of boxes of them in my 6.5 Grendel and had good results from an accuracy standpoint. With my loads that gets me to a bit over 300 yards and while that’s a very long poke I prefer using a hunting bullet that performs within the velocity threshold of the cartridge I’m using. I often hunt open country where the possibility of a longish shot is always present.

I know there are plenty of haters but I’ve personally had excellent accuracy and performance on a limited number of deer & antelope with the 120 Nosler ballistic Tips.

Thanks, John


Link Posted: 1/28/2011 12:31:29 PM EDT
I am just getting my Grendel going but I plan on shooting 129 SST bullets and have a WCI brake on order. Once I have the brake, the rifle will be finished!!!!!!!!!!!
Link Posted: 1/28/2011 12:38:54 PM EDT
Rotty I'm running the WCI and used to have a Sabre gill brake on my Grendel. From a hunting standpoint they both add a significant ammount of weight & length to the gun. Preformance wise I perfer the WCI. I've shot one deer, one antelope & a mess of coyotes with 120 Nosler Ballistic Tips with good results.
Link Posted: 1/28/2011 1:13:51 PM EDT
My Grendel has a Surefire M68BK suppressor/brake. It works extremely well. I used AA Factory 129SST to anchor this buck in 2009 at 172 yds.





By the way it's all for sale
Link Posted: 1/28/2011 3:43:36 PM EDT
Originally Posted By JohnOD:
Originally Posted By Glane5910:
The 100gr Barnes TTSX is a very good deer slayer(any Barnes bullet is). It expands great and doesn't come apart when impacting bone. Its doing 2775 FPS at the muzzle of my 18" using 30.8grs of Ramshot X-terminator.


Glane I’m curious about what you feel the minimum velocity threshold is for reliable expansion with the 6.5mm 100 TTSX. I talked to a tech at Barnes and he told me that particular bullet needs to be moving along at 2,100 fps to insure adequate expansion on deer sized game.

I’ve fired a couple of boxes of them in my 6.5 Grendel and had good results from an accuracy standpoint. With my loads that gets me to a bit over 300 yards and while that’s a very long poke I prefer using a hunting bullet that performs within the velocity threshold of the cartridge I’m using. I often hunt open country where the possibility of a longish shot is always present.

I know there are plenty of haters but I’ve personally had excellent accuracy and performance on a limited number of deer & antelope with the 120 Nosler ballistic Tips.

Thanks, John




John, I 1st spoke to a Barnes tech when the 100gr 1st came out and he told me they would expand down to around 1700-1800 FPS. That should extend your range if the 1st guy was right. What I do with them is pull the tip. It allows me more room to work up max O.A.L. for the AR-15 mag. With the tips on, I was well over .110" jump to the lands. With tips pulled, that allowed me to get as close as 0.030" from the lands. This also leaves a really big hollow point that should expand pretty well. I've shot the Barnes X type bullets even prior to the TSX/TTSX came out and the non-tipped versions work very well and are accurate enough for hunting deer size game. Barnes as always advertised their bullets expand as well and as quickly as any other hunting bullet. The only way to know for sure is take some ballistic gel out and shoot it at 400-500 yds(or whatever max range you feel comfortable with) and see what the bullet does at those ranges.
Link Posted: 1/28/2011 3:48:30 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ARx3:
My Grendel has a Surefire M68BK suppressor/brake. It works extremely well. I used AA Factory 129SST to anchor this buck in 2009 at 172 yds.

http://i1092.photobucket.com/albums/i420/G21H30/65GrendelForSale.jpg

http://i1092.photobucket.com/albums/i420/G21H30/9PT-2-1.jpg

By the way it's all for sale


Nice Buck! BTW is that once fired brass in those bags? How many pieces and what price? PM me.
Link Posted: 1/28/2011 7:17:06 PM EDT
I would be interested in those 5 rounds mags (if that's what they are)
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 10:46:18 PM EDT
I use Sierra Match King 123gr bullets and they work great on deer. I have used the MKs in my M1A 308 and they have always performed perfectly. They perform much like Nosler ballistic tips and the accuracy is always amazing.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 5:21:14 AM EDT
ok, forgive my ignorance here, but does the 6.5g take a special (unique) sized FH/Comp? do you use any .308 some of the .223 or what, according to Alexander arms website their barrels are 9/16-24RH twist, but I looked on midway for some FH with that thread and didn't find any
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 5:49:26 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Rotty:
ok, forgive my ignorance here, but does the 6.5g take a special (unique) sized FH/Comp? do you use any .308 some of the .223 or what, according to Alexander arms website their barrels are 9/16-24RH twist, but I looked on midway for some FH with that thread and didn't find any


Correct, in the scheme of things, there aren't many brakes out there for just the 9/16-24. I use a PRS(Primary Weapons Systems) on mine but there are a few more. I don't know if they still make the PWS in that thread. One of the members from the 6.5G forum makes one that got good reviews for the most part. His screen name was/is warped http://wciproducts.com/web_files/Page488.htm
Good luck.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 11:12:37 AM EDT
I have the WCI break and like it a lot. Definite improvement in felt recoil over the standard A2 style break, however, it's a no go without ear pro.

I've shot guns with breaks before, but never anything that violently loud to the shooter. lol
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 8:05:13 PM EDT
are there any online comparisons/reviews of different grendel brakes? Geez I love that I start a build on a very niche caliber, and the information base for it (65grendel.com) goes kaput.
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