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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: 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 11:33 PM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Lead-Free Projectiles for the 6.5 Grendel

    For the Grendel Horde’s convenience, I have compiled my results for a sampling of .264 caliber lead-free projectiles (LPFs). Also included are...

    Started by rickOshay, 01-16-2017 12:10 AM
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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 01:14 PM
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  4. 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 01:10 AM
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  5. 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 11:30 PM
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  6. 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 05:42 AM
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  7. 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 05:12 AM
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  8. 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 05:10 PM
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  9. 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 04:02 PM
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  10. 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 06:36 AM
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  1. Leverevolution

    If you were to make some loads with this powder where would you start? I am new to reloading. I have seen where some people are using around 31...

    Started by Josh Haker, 11-01-2016 02:02 AM
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  2. Best accuracy to be expected? Semi-auto DMR

    5-shot groups are consistently 1/2 MOA. I believe there's still more in it. Played around with the seating depth a little, but I can make more...

    Started by sirriccus, Yesterday 03:21 AM
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  3. 6.5 Grendel Ammo on Sale

    https://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/ammo_search.php/caliber/10000781/v/1/page/1/sort/5a

    Started by davidj, 11-02-2016 05:45 PM
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  4. Throat Wear and Barrel Life

    Horde, What are your thoughts on throat wear and barrel life? It seems that barrel life is more related to velocity than how much powder is in a...

    Started by dega37, 01-21-2017 10:00 PM
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  5. Load Dev. Velocity Results

    These are 5-round samples, fired from an 18" ARP barrel with an 1:8.5 twist. The temp was 63.

    Started by ImTheReasonDovesMourn, 01-17-2017 03:34 AM
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  6. LFP Comment Thread

    This thread is intended to be for comments and suggestions for the reference thread on Lead Free Projectiles...

    Started by rickOshay, 01-16-2017 12:14 AM
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  7. Hornady press deal

    Can someone advise me as to whether or not this is a good 1st press to get? ...

    Started by kiloechoxray, 01-21-2017 06:30 AM
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  8. Factory Hornady 123gr AMAX #8150 Velocity

    Someone may find this interesting..... I shot a 10-shot string earlier through a custom 700 with a 26" Shilen 1-9". The average velocity was 2515...

    Started by limafoxtrot2, 12-08-2016 02:01 AM
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  9. Federal 130gr AR hybrid for 6.5 Grendel coming soon

    https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1307505659311314&id=157031984358693 Very cool.

    Started by Kilco, 01-20-2017 02:31 AM
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  10. 140 A-max in the Grendel... looking for a place to start

    I have a bunch of 140 A-max 2nd's that I would like to use up. Powders on hand: AR-Comp imr8208 Varget H4895 Tac CFE223 H335

    Started by Niles Coyote, 01-17-2017 03:01 PM
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  11. Sale on WPA 6.5 Grendel

    Aim Surplus has a sale of WPA 6.5 Grendel for $4.79 per box. ...

    Started by montana, 01-19-2017 11:56 PM
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  12. Issue : Help : 123 SST Ogvie to Lands measurement 18" Alexander Arms Lite Barrel

    Hey Horde, let me quickly introduce myself. I have been trolling around this forum for quite some time (Since mid2012 or so)… I have built 2...

    Started by Nachunter, 10-24-2016 09:42 PM
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  13. Recall of PPU (prvi) 6.5 mm Grendel ammo and brass

    It's official. I got the e-mail on September 2 from Midway. It isn't just brass. It's all PPU 6.5 Grendel Ammo and brass. I had a feeling that...

    Started by harriss, 09-14-2016 02:26 AM
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  14. 100gr Varminters

    Does any one have a pet load for Serria Varminters in 100gr? I will be shooting it out of 20in Odin. Thanks in advance!

    Started by Rolling Brass, 01-08-2017 04:18 AM
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  15. When will Federal Gold Medal Match 6.5 Grendel ammo hit the stores?

    Anyone know when Federal will start selling the Gold Medal Match ammo? Suppose to be soon from what I read.

    Started by ahillock, 01-11-2017 04:27 PM
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  16. 123 grain AMAX, CFE 223 and BLC(2) learning curve

    Well I worked up to 30.8 grains of BLC2, CCI 400 primer and the 123 gr. AMAX, with a COAL of 2.3. This is a bolt action Mini HOWA HB. Got some really...

    Started by rickt300, 01-15-2017 07:17 PM
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  17. 123 eld

    Just wanted to share ammoseek has the 123 ELD ammo listed at 17.99 a box of twenty.

    Started by A5BLASTER, 01-06-2017 12:23 AM
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  18. Midway has the new Hornady "black" ELD ammo in stock

    I got the notification last night and bought 100 rounds to try out. Here is the link:...

    Started by 1911man, 12-08-2016 04:36 PM
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  19. Can you tell by looking the difference between the 123 AMAX and ELD-M?

    The blem bullets I ordered from Midway look pretty much like the SST except no cannelure. I don't have an SST to compare as they are all in brass and...

    Started by rickt300, 01-12-2017 11:48 PM
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  20. berger 130 ar hybrid otm

    Does anyone have any data or links to reloading the Berger 130gr at hybrid OTM tactical bullet?

    Started by Red, 01-12-2017 12:26 AM
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    01-12-2017 10:49 AM Go to last post

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