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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

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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    01-28-2014 06:02 PM Go to last post
  5. 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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  6. 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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    07-17-2013 06:52 PM Go to last post
  1. Good load for 22" CSS barrel...any suggestions

    New to Grendel and pretty new to rifle reloading(only .223 so far). Any suggestions on a sub moa load? The Hornaday 123gr factory and home grown...

    Started by drbs, 03-24-2015 01:46 PM
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  2. Looking for CFE223

    I have been unable to find any CFE223 online. Anyone know where some is available? Does placing some on back order make sense or just wait till it...

    Started by Captk, 03-27-2015 09:56 PM
    • Replies: 8
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  3. Attempt to recreate Hornady 123 AMAX factory ammo!

    Had some fun today. 2 rifles used. A 24" AA Overwatch and a Bartlein 20". All Lapua brass and AA 2520 powder. (Except Hornady ammo!) 123 AMAX. 5...

    Started by lrgrendel, 03-24-2015 11:49 PM
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  4. Northwest Guys

    Just a heads up BiMart now carries Hornady 123 grn Amax match ammo. Kind of spendy at 23 a box but it is a quick trip if you need some without the...

    Started by spectra, 03-25-2015 01:56 AM
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    03-28-2015 03:43 PM Go to last post
  5. Any interest in a subsonic Copper projo?

    I have a guy who got his 07ffl and is currently making custom projectiles in 308 458 and various pistol calibers. If there is enough interest in a...

    Started by motoxxx_ryder, 03-25-2015 08:06 PM
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  6. .264LBC out of a Grendel??

    I recently had a person offer up some LBC Black Hills ammo that he had at a very reasonable price, but I have looked through this forum and can't...

    Started by bigbrianaustin, 03-26-2015 03:30 PM
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    03-27-2015 02:33 PM Go to last post
  7. Why am I bulging the cases??

    to the more experienced reloaders....pretty much everyone other that myself. What am I doing wrong? SOMETIMES...but not all the time I'm ending up...

    Started by drbs, 03-25-2015 01:58 PM
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  8. Will the Lee Pro 1000 press work for Grendel?

    I have searched Lee's site, but can't find a definitive answer for this. I have the chance to pick up a Lee Pro 1000 for cheap and would like to be...

    Started by bigbrianaustin, 03-18-2015 11:28 PM
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    03-26-2015 03:36 PM Go to last post
  9. 120SMK and IMR 8208

    I've looked all over looking for a max load for these. I've tried 27.3 to 28g. With no issues. Is 28g max? I see the 123g SMK max charge is 28.5. ...

    Started by Fredman, 03-23-2015 12:59 AM
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  10. Nobel Sport Vectan Powder

    Anyone try any of this stuff? Graf is having a sale on it. The Nobel web page has 2 loads for 6.5x39 Grendel with 108 Scenars.

    Started by tplace, 03-20-2015 07:08 PM
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  11. Reloading differences for Grendel and Grendel II chambers.

    Not sure if this is the right forum or not. Please bear with me on my question. I built 2 Grendels, 1 with a Brownells 24" (cut down to 21") barrel...

    Started by Captk, 03-21-2015 04:12 PM
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    03-25-2015 11:35 PM Go to last post
  12. Western Powders Updated data

    Western Powder recently (4/14/14) updated their load data for the 6.5 Grendel: http://blog.westernpowders.com/newest-reloading-data/

    Started by rickOshay, 04-19-2014 11:49 PM
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    03-25-2015 11:30 PM Go to last post
  13. Safety Notice

    Some friends of mine who use stainless steel media for brass preparation have had instances where some of the media have remained inside the cases...

    Started by LRRPF52, 03-22-2015 12:17 AM
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  14. Alexander Arms Reloading Chart

    So, I'm looking at loads and I've been searching here and there and I figured I'd go to the developers. I have the 123 NCCs ( in my experience...

    Started by MountainCur, 03-16-2015 11:52 AM
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  15. Exclamation Shot some Wolf Gold tonight

    I bought a case of Wolf Gold (PPU) from SG Ammo a week ago and decided to give them a try tonight in the Grendel. First I headed to the range to see...

    Started by Howling Coyote, 03-02-2015 07:50 AM
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  16. Hornady 6.5 Grendel 123 AMAX loaded ammo (copy)

    From a saved thread I found a while back. Going to try and copy the above with 29.1 g of AA2520. Have all the components except don't know which...

    Started by lrgrendel, 03-19-2015 08:24 PM
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    03-20-2015 03:52 PM Go to last post
  17. Help the NEWB!

    I recently started reloading for my AR-15 in 6.5 Grendel and am at a stand still. Using the Redding Type S Bushing FL die and following all the...

    Started by biggins, 03-17-2015 02:01 AM
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  18. I love this Wolf Gold

    Just to update you guys on my results with this Grendel Wolf Gold 120gr ammo I purchased a couple weeks ago. I was a fond believer in the factory...

    Started by Howling Coyote, 03-17-2015 04:11 AM
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    03-17-2015 10:46 PM Go to last post
  19. Just Hello

    Just wanted to say hello to all y'all. I've been cruising around this site for a long time but never posted. I feel like I'm just trying to catch...

    Started by Confederate, 03-17-2015 02:47 AM
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    03-17-2015 05:07 PM Go to last post
  20. More Powder Play!

    Started by Bwild97, 03-14-2015 02:12 AM
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    03-16-2015 07:36 PM Go to last post

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