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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 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: 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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    03-21-2017 01:08 AM Go to last post
  4. 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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    03-08-2017 01:42 PM Go to last post
  5. 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, 01-15-2017 11:10 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 04:42 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
    • Replies: 3
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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. Problems with my rifle!

    The problem I am having is twofold! The gun jams with my reloads or factory ammunition. The cartridge case is pinned approximately half way up by the...

    Started by rons, 04-23-2017 07:11 PM
    • Replies: 7
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  2. Subsonic Grendel?

    I picked up my Silencerco Hybrid a couple of week back. Although I expect to be using it on a lot of stuff, My 20" AA Grendel was one of the target...

    Started by AmishEskimoNinja, 04-23-2017 02:19 PM
    • Replies: 6
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  3. First Grendel Reloads "Sticking"

    Seeking your help with my first round of Grendel reloads- I reloaded a ladder of 123 SST using once-fired (untrimmed) Hornady brass using Hornady...

    Started by Chrazy-Chris, 04-20-2017 01:18 PM
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  4. 1st loads for the grendel howa mini finding the limets

    when i get a new rifle i like to find its pressure limits (when i start seeing pressure signs before doing load development this allows me to...

    Started by kiwi shooter, 04-18-2017 03:53 AM
    • Replies: 8
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  5. 90 gr Federal TNT disassembly, 6.5G

    I'm working up some 90 gr loads for my new 18" Grendel. I took one of the Federal-90's apart to look at it. The TNT bullet they are using has a...

    Started by grayfox, 04-19-2017 03:30 PM
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  6. New Grendel Owner and Reloader

    Long time lurker, first time to post... I became interested in the 6.5 Grendel round several years ago after reading an article ‘the round the...

    Started by JT45, 04-23-2017 12:05 AM
    123 eld, 130 berger, compressed
    • Replies: 5
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  7. Question Has Quick loads data calibration improved for the 6.5 Grendel yet?

    I have been pondering my experience last season with Leverevolution and 129 grain core locks & 125 grain partitions in a bolt action CSS chambered...

    Started by SDguy, Yesterday 03:05 AM
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  8. I'm looking for a hand primer, dig. scale, chrony any suggestions?

    Finally got a new job, eager to finish out my reloading equipment so I can start turning some out. Was looking at one of these:...

    Started by The Profit Joseph Sith, Yesterday 01:10 AM
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  9. LFP Comment Thread

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

    Started by rickOshay, 01-15-2017 11:14 PM
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  10. PPU Recall

    Not sure of the date of this announcement, but I just came across it and have never heard it mentioned before. Thought I would throw it out there. ...

    Started by WVShooter, 03-23-2017 07:20 PM
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  11. Hornady Black

    Are these 123 ELD-M black rounds crimped primers? I got a bunch to shoot during break in and reload the brass. No biggy if they are, I would just...

    Started by Kilco, 04-21-2017 04:53 PM
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  12. Budget Reloading Equipment

    Recommendations needed for economy reloading equipment that will still allow for accuracy improvement? I am poor at the moment but want to get into...

    Started by Troutguide, 04-14-2017 02:35 AM
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    04-20-2017 06:27 PM Go to last post
  13. Reloading Dies

    Just broke in my 264LBC and want to start working up loads for it. . Which dies should I purchase RCBS 6.5 Grendel. 264LBC or AR .264LBC. Thank you...

    Started by 68wicked, 04-09-2017 11:27 PM
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  14. Federal

    I know it has been announced but saw an add on another site for the Federal Gold Metal Berger line, link to their add is below. The 130 Berger ...

    Started by kmon, 04-19-2017 10:24 PM
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    04-20-2017 12:40 PM Go to last post
  15. New powder company on the block?

    Saw these on brownells. So I decided to investigate. The match rifle powder they make seem to be close or the same on a burn rate chart to cfe The...

    Started by HillclimberCR500, 04-18-2017 01:26 AM
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  16. Wolf WPA 100gr 6.5G - long distance performance?

    sorry for the newb question, new to the 6.5G. I am waiting for the 12" group buy and managed to determine I also "need" an 18" Odinworks barrel/BCG...

    Started by jdelong, 02-13-2017 07:56 PM
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  17. Loading for 16" AR platform with 1-8 twist.

    Hey guys, long time lurker and first time poster here. I was hoping maybe some of you guys might have some experience with a 16" barrel on an AR...

    Started by wrex85, 04-15-2017 03:58 PM
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    04-16-2017 10:56 AM Go to last post
  18. Pressure Signs?

    Hi Everyone, I'm trying to work up some loads for my 16" Grendel (264 LBC chamber, actually). I was using once fired Hornady brassed, full...

    Started by StoneDog, 04-10-2017 03:07 PM
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    04-16-2017 02:51 AM Go to last post
  19. Who here buys or subscribes to Handloader Magazine?

    Just picked up the latest issue. I've always enjoyed reading it. They have some interesting articles on 6.5 WSM and a .257 Creedmoor wildcat.

    Started by LRRPF52, 04-03-2017 05:17 PM
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  20. Cavity Back Bullets back in stock

    Our 105 grain and 118 grain 6.5 MKZ bullets are back in stock after a delay. We will be more than happy to answer any questions anyone has....

    Started by CavityBackBullets, 02-01-2017 04:00 AM
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    04-14-2017 06:51 PM Go to last post

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