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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: 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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  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: 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
    • Replies: 3
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  5. 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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  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 11:30 PM
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  7. 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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  8. 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. 123 Amax, SST testing

    18" BHW 264 lbc. Ran a ladder with 123 Amax and 8208. 26.4 to 28.5 gr. in.3 gr increments. 2.252 coal hornady brass, CCI 41 Velocity topped out at...

    Started by Cornbread, Yesterday 03:20 AM
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  2. Grendel Bullet Seating Press Force Measured - Video Link

    I made a bullet seating press force video, using a very accurate strain gauge with +/- 2lb accuracy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mA10IVnG1Y ...

    Started by SG4247, 02-04-2016 06:13 PM
    • Replies: 3
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  3. Rough day at the 300 yard line with my AR Comp Load

    So I took off work today to go out and get my AR comp load on paper at 300 and 600 yards today.This range has a rule that in order to shoot at the...

    Started by 1911man, 02-04-2016 01:24 AM
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  4. Did someone say 3000fps?

    I think this is about the tenth try, but i finally found a way to turn these bullets!:cool: Sneaky said something in another thread about trying...

    Started by customcutter, 02-04-2016 01:41 AM
    • Replies: 6
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  5. Grendel reloading components

    Hey guys! Just starting to order my reloading components for the Grendel, and before I purchased I thought I would ask for others opinions and...

    Started by Kilco, Yesterday 09:48 PM
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  6. Looking for pressure signs and effect on gun

    So some of you may have seen my last thread on my CFE 223 chrono numbers. I also had a thread earlier about factory hornady Amax showing pressure...

    Started by 1911man, 11-07-2015 07:18 PM
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  7. NEW 6.5mm Prototype: A Tale of Two Bullets

    Some of you guys might remember our discussions last summer about designing the ideal 6.5 Grendel bullet. See here and here. I should qualify this by...

    Started by BluntForceTrauma, 12-07-2015 05:51 AM
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  8. Alliant 2000MR ?

    Has anyone tried Alliant 2000MR powder in the 6.5 Grendel yet? Have it from a good source that 2000MR is a ball powder that is more temperature...

    Started by kmon, Yesterday 05:49 PM
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  9. Any data on Hornady 129 gr SST???

    Has anyone loaded Hornady 129 SST and would you please post your results? barrel length, velocity, over performance, load data. Any information...

    Started by WpSniper71, 02-03-2016 04:22 PM
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  10. Accuracy 108 Lapua / 123 Hornady

    I tried some 108 Lapua with 28gr 8208. Wasn't real impressed. I tried H335 also. 1 MOA at 100 apx.. Hornady 123's about the same. 100 gr....

    Started by ironhorse18, Yesterday 01:45 AM
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  11. New Bullet Maker Pure Precision

    Just today saw a reference to Pure Precision bullets in a thread on ARF.com. Googled them up and am liking what I see. Got a couple intriguing 6.5s....

    Started by BluntForceTrauma, 08-20-2015 02:35 AM
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  12. Wolf Steel Case

    The day has come, Wolf Steel case will soon be available in stores everywhere! Well, soon may be a relative term, but there are actually steel...

    Started by bwaites, 10-06-2011 05:52 AM
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  13. Copper solids for .14/ea

    I ordered 2 packs, 24 feet. I figure I can turn 260 100gr copper solids for $36.00. I might try some 90gr or even 85gr thanks to Sneaky. Get em...

    Started by customcutter, 01-06-2016 03:13 AM
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  14. New Sierra bullet?

    I just noticed this 92.6 gr mk bullet on Midway, anyone use this one yet? ...

    Started by 204 AR, 02-01-2016 05:01 AM
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  15. Leverevolution for shorter than 16" barrels.

    Hey guys, I'm hoping y'all can help me out. I've been considering building an 11.5" or 12.5" grendel. My main powder is Leverevolution. I'm hoping...

    Started by SknyBlt, 09-08-2015 02:34 PM
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  16. Anybody ever try Ramshot xtermintaor with a 123gr amax?

    Looking at ramshots load data it looks like it can load the 123gr with ramshot xterm with less powder and lower pressure compared to ramshot tac but...

    Started by Squatchy, 01-30-2016 10:17 PM
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  17. 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 02:26 AM
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  18. Bhw 264 lbc 123 amax distance to lands

    Using the hornady tool I'm getting 2.399. Using a cleaning rod from the muzzle to push back on bullet to get a feel for it. Bullet is firm in the...

    Started by Cornbread, 01-28-2016 03:23 AM
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  19. Hodgdon Varget loads better???????

    I have searched and read so many threads looking for updated data. The last post I found was around 2011. Here is my issue, I asked the Hornady...

    Started by WpSniper71, 01-28-2016 02:40 AM
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  20. speer 90 gain TNT

    so i cannot find my second edition to see data and am just wondering what kind of luck anyone has had loading these. i would think that they would...

    Started by dammitman, 01-10-2016 10:30 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    01-28-2016 11:36 PM Go to last post

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