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Forum: 6.5 Grendel Ammunition & Reloading

Discuss 6.5 Grendel handloading data as well as official SAAMI 6.5 Grendel factory ammunition. Any new threads about specific bullets or powders should have that name in the title, otherwise add to existing threads dedicated to specific bullets or powders.

  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Updated Selection of Projectiles for the Grendel

    Here is an updated list of projectiles ranging from 85gr-130gr. Since a few hunters have seen great results with 140gr bullets, and the 160gr are...

    Started by LRRPF52, 02-29-2012 12:10 AM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: 6.5 Grendel Preferred Loads

    I think the 6.5 Grendel is a fantastic cartridge, mild but yet effective over a wide range of conditions, and of course the fact it fits into the AR...

    Started by stokesrj, 09-15-2012 10:33 PM
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: What presses and dies are you using and general equipment recommendations.

    Doing some reading here, researching and learning, as I put together my first Grendel. Just wondering what presses and dies everybody is using. I...

    Started by 1075 tech, 11-28-2015 12:14 PM
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  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: BFT's Lengthy List of Loads

    Whenever I run across a 6.5 Grendel load — here or on other forums — that seems reasonable and from a responsible reloader who carefully inspects...

    Started by BluntForceTrauma, 02-25-2016 04:42 AM
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  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: Factory Reloading Resources

    Alexander Arms http://www.alexanderarms.com/images/pdfs/grendel_reloading.pdf Hodgdon http://data.hodgdon.com/cartridge_load.asp Ramshot...

    Started by bwaites, 03-17-2011 04:12 AM
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  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: www.Grendeldata.com

    I keep getting PM's asking where the post about Grendel Data went. It is a commercial venture, so it is in slot in the Partners forum, but it also is...

    Started by bwaites, 03-31-2015 04:10 PM
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    12-29-2015 09:14 PM Go to last post
  7. Sticky Thread Sticky: Grendel bullet PDF

    By Name: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/34132774/Grendel%20Bullet%20List%20Alpha%20April2013.pdf By weight:...

    Started by bwaites, 05-16-2012 10:30 PM
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    04-05-2015 02:26 AM Go to last post
  8. Sticky Thread Sticky: Official SAAMI and CIP 6.5 Grendel Drawings

    Official SAAMI and CIP 6.5 Grendel cartridge and chamber specifications.

    Started by BluntForceTrauma, 02-19-2014 03:02 PM
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  9. Sticky Thread Sticky: Reloading data from the old site

    Here is the reloading data from the old 6.5 Grendel forum. USE WITH CAUTION AND ON YOUR DISCRETION. I CAN NOT VOUCH FOR THE ACCURACY OF THE POSTED...

    Started by infidel470, 03-09-2011 05:36 AM
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    01-02-2014 03:57 PM Go to last post
  1. Adequate neck tension

    How many "thou's" of neck tension are you guy's using in your 6.5 Grendel gas gun's??? I don't crimp....

    Started by lrgrendel, 05-27-2016 09:38 PM
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  2. hornady brass

    any place have hornady brass in stock?

    Started by toolsofthetrade, Today 12:04 AM
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  3. 24"+ barrel velocity question

    hey guys, new to forum. i am wanting to build a grendel bolt gun for practical/tactical matches. and am wanting to run eith er 130 jlk's or 123...

    Started by vendetta333, 02-24-2012 04:21 PM
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  4. Wolf 120 gr. MPT

    I see that there is still a fair amount of the older brass-cased Wolf 120 MPT on the market. It was my impression that this version of the ammo...

    Started by PeteDavis, 05-28-2016 12:48 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    05-29-2016 01:11 PM Go to last post
  5. Found my load!

    More load testing on a new barrel. 24" barrel. Hornady brass. CCI 450. AA2520. 123 SMK. 90 Deg C. Sea level. 300 yds 1.4" 100 yds 0.5" (4 are...

    Started by lrgrendel, 05-28-2016 10:33 PM
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    05-29-2016 02:04 AM Go to last post
  6. Hornady factory 123gr SST - I think I have some pierced primers here.

    I shot 40 rds of factory 123Greset SSTs over the last couple days, having just solved an extraction issue, I didn't notice until pulling them from...

    Started by Bravo Vector Tango, 05-26-2016 08:58 PM
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  7. Powder for 129 SST?

    I was wondering what powder is recommended? I saw BLC2 and AA2520 were good but didn't know if there was an off label powder that out preforms?

    Started by Williamss159, 05-26-2016 01:06 AM
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    05-26-2016 04:20 AM Go to last post
  8. Berger 130 AR Hybrid OTM Tac's & CFE 223

    I recently decided to check out this new(ish) Berger, since it was both a heavier pill than any other I've fed my rifles, and was specifically...

    Started by NugginFutz, 01-17-2016 01:26 AM
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  9. Range Report: 100gr Barnes TTSX / CFE223

    Lilja 318 barrel cut to 17.6" Barnes 100gr TTSX Hodgdon's CFE223 Case: Hornady 1x set back .006" Rem 7 1/2 COL: 2.260" 31.3gr 2598 31.6gr...

    Started by LRRPF52, 05-18-2016 03:51 AM
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    05-21-2016 05:35 AM Go to last post
  10. Lab Radar units in stock

    The folks at Long Range Hunting have the LabRar and accessories in stock. http://www.longrangehunting.com/store/labradar-chronograph.html

    Started by wheelguner, 05-17-2016 04:06 AM
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    05-20-2016 06:40 PM Go to last post
  11. Factory 123gr SST Velocity Check 18" barrel

    Just got back from a bunch of velocity testing at the range. Hornady 123gr SST, Lilja 318 barrel, 64* F 2451 2449 2473 2456 Avg: 2457

    Started by LRRPF52, 05-17-2016 11:34 PM
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  12. Range Report: 129gr Nosler ABLR / CFE223

    6.5 Grendel Lilja 318 barrel 129gr Nosler Accubond Long Range 30.7gr CFE223 Rem 7 1/2 COL: 2.257-2.263" 64* F 2397 2400 2410

    Started by LRRPF52, 05-18-2016 04:16 AM
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  13. Range Report: 123gr AMAX Lilja 318 Pressure/Velocity Ladder

    This is a ladder I had left over from when I did this with the 16" AA barrel several years ago, so I just decided to run it through the 18" Lilja. ...

    Started by LRRPF52, 05-18-2016 03:57 AM
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  14. Range Report: 107gr SMK/8208XBR

    Lapua 2x fired cases Rem 7 1/2 SRP 107gr SMK 8208XBR Lilja 318 barrel (~18") 28.5 2562 28.8 2579 29.1 2624 29.4 2626

    Started by LRRPF52, 05-18-2016 12:10 AM
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    05-18-2016 03:38 AM Go to last post
  15. Freedom Ammuntion company

    Has any member of the horde done buisness with this company? They are selling 123 amax for 18 a box and was looking for some feed back before I...

    Started by A5BLASTER, 05-03-2016 02:35 AM
    • Replies: 9
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    05-17-2016 10:46 PM Go to last post
  16. 123Gr Nosler CC Load Work-Ups

    I am looking to work up a load of 123gr Nosler Custom Competition rounds. It appears that the ogive for this projectile is set further forward...

    Started by TropicalVibe, 05-15-2016 07:08 PM
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    05-17-2016 11:53 AM Go to last post
  17. 123 A-Max and 8208 XBR Load Dev

    First post on this site. I figured this was the best place to get some advice on where to go next with my load development. I also have access to CFE...

    Started by Eg3, 05-16-2016 02:49 AM
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    05-17-2016 11:28 AM Go to last post
  18. Lee hand primer fix

    I had a handle breakage a while back on one of my Lee hand primer units and being the old round model the replacement handle are no longer made and I...

    Started by Von Gruff, 05-17-2016 03:27 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    05-17-2016 08:28 AM Go to last post
  19. Interesting occurrence during load work-up this weekend...

    Let me preface this by saying that I have a .264LBC barrel from Black Hole Weaponry with their matching bolt in my AR. I worked up some loads using...

    Started by Moonshine44, 05-08-2016 10:20 PM
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  20. Factory Loads and their speeds.

    Shooting through a 24" Brownells/satern rifle length barrel, I was well pleased with the results! For those of you who dont have a chrono and want...

    Started by pistolpeta, 05-10-2016 03:17 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    05-16-2016 10:43 PM Go to last post

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