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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: 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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  3. 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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    08-11-2016 03:10 PM Go to last post
  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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
  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. Benchmark or CFE 223 for 123gr sst?

    I am making up some loads for an antelope hunt in 6 weeks. I want to use hornady 123gr sst, hornady gave me a couple loads they prefer, which was CFE...

    Started by Winny94, 08-28-2016 08:26 PM
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  2. Sent brass in Prvi, will keep you posted.

    Folks, Sent 750 pieces of the Privi brass back to the importer. They got it. Will keep everyone posted. A2

    Started by usmcm16a2, Yesterday 06:51 PM
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  3. Chamber OAL

    How many here have checked their chamber overall length. I always do this with all my rifles with whichever bullet I choose to use. Anyway when...

    Started by Rickc, 09-13-2016 09:27 AM
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  4. lead free reasonably priced 6.5 grendel

    I'm thinking about getting a 6.5 Grendel but I would like to have some decently priced lead free ammo to blast around with. I'm not even seeing any...

    Started by 79inpa, Yesterday 03:01 AM
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  5. Berger 130AR - CFE223 and LEVERevolution

    I finally got some of the new Berger 130 AR OTM Hybrid bullets and decided to try them out with CFE 223 and LEVERevolution. Barrel: 24" Bartlein...

    Started by rwh, 07-10-2015 10:02 PM
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  6. Projectile: Berger 6.5mm 130 AR Hybrid

    Has anyone tried this bullet yet? Right now it is hard to find but is available from Berger who just recently been released it. 6.5 MM 130 GR...

    Started by kmon, 02-08-2015 02:49 AM
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    09-25-2016 10:24 PM Go to last post
  7. New Federal 6.5 Grendel Commercial

    Saw this on YouTube today, anything new coming from Federal? Their website still shows the 120 gr OTM loading as their only option....

    Started by Casper77, 09-21-2016 04:02 AM
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    09-25-2016 08:37 PM Go to last post
  8. 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 01:26 AM
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    09-24-2016 07:14 PM Go to last post
  9. 7.62x39 conversion info.

    I heard that all one must do to make 6.5 gren brass out of 7.62x39 brass is run it through a 6.5grendel sizer, run a soft load in it to fireform the...

    Started by pistolpeta, 08-30-2016 02:42 AM
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    09-22-2016 08:50 PM Go to last post
  10. Flattened, slightly extruded primers with hornady a-max 123 gr

    I chose the grendel as my first build. I shot a few boxes of wpa 100 gr through it but wasn't impressed with the accuracy. After switching to hornady...

    Started by Gurvey, 09-20-2016 01:33 AM
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    09-22-2016 04:02 PM Go to last post
  11. Best bang for the "buck" hand priming tool

    Myhand priming tool has finally given up after many years! Don't want the most expensive but am willing to spend some extra for a good operating...

    Started by lrgrendel, 09-17-2016 03:26 AM
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    09-20-2016 03:12 AM Go to last post
  12. Found a load my rifle likes!

    Load statistics: Hornady 120 grain A-Max 27.5 grains 8208XBR CCI 450 primer OAL 2.25" And here's the rifle:

    Started by Moonshine44, 09-15-2016 02:11 AM
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    09-19-2016 07:35 PM Go to last post
  13. The NEW Accurate 2520

    As already posted 2520 is finally available, but it is "New" 2520. No longer made in Belgium, made in USA. Anyone have a chance to try the "new"...

    Started by mseric, 08-08-2016 04:21 PM
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    09-19-2016 01:17 PM Go to last post
  14. Rumor- PRVI dropping their Grendel loads?

    Saw a comment from someone at SGAMMO that claimed PRVI was getting out of Grendel. Seems unlikely, but dies anyone have any concrete information...

    Started by Grendelsbane, 08-26-2016 03:09 PM
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    09-18-2016 01:55 AM Go to last post
  15. Hornady 129 gr Sp Interlock load data.

    I just bought 100 Hornady 129 Sp Interlock bullets to try to work up a load for a heavier bullet. I'm having trouble finding a recipe for the powder...

    Started by Retro, 09-12-2016 03:43 AM
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    09-17-2016 11:13 PM Go to last post
  16. Load Progression Data: 123gr SST, CFE223, 24" Overwatch, Suppressed

    FINALLY got to go to the range and do this progression again with the can affixed. Here's the data... 31.5gr: 5 shots Mean - 2627 stdev - 19...

    Started by apynckel, 09-17-2016 10:59 PM
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  17. Wolf 65G Steel-Case SGAmmo 28 Round

    OK, now I'm embarrassed for not doing my homework before posting about Wolf 6.5 Grendel steel-case ammo at The Sportsmans Guide. You can get it...

    Started by BluntForceTrauma, 09-11-2016 07:07 AM
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  18. Powder Guidance: 129gr Nosler Accubond LR-Make Due, Or Wait For When I Can Buy?

    I bought my Grendel, all giddy with the prospect of having a viable 300-400 yard deer gun out of an AR platform. Heck, that stretches my 25-06 by a...

    Started by Dogtired, 09-02-2016 05:13 AM
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    09-13-2016 09:11 AM Go to last post
  19. Berger 6.5mm 130gr Hybrid bullet

    Has any one loaded and shot these in a Grendel? Thanks

    Started by lrgrendel, 08-25-2016 07:55 AM
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    09-11-2016 10:51 PM Go to last post
  20. Wolf 65G Steel-Case Sportsmans Guide 31 Round

    If you need to top off your stash, try getting 6.5 Grendel steel-case from Sportsmans Guide.

    Started by BluntForceTrauma, 09-11-2016 06:57 AM
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    09-11-2016 06:57 AM Go to last post

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