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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: 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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  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 05:36 AM
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  1. software to log data

    What software / program are you guys using to log your reloading data? I'm looking for something user friendly as i'm not very tech savvy. Thanks

    Started by Hattrick, Today 02:59 AM
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  2. Wolf 100gr FMJ

    Can you guys post some of your groups of the 6.5 Wolf or describe your experience with it out of what barrels and ranges, maybe hunting experience? ...

    Started by Lightstrider, 05-26-2017 10:28 PM
    • Replies: 5
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  3. 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, 04-24-2017 01:10 AM
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  4. My first tests for 125 gr Partition (long post)

    I've attached the first results of my tryout of the 125 gr Nosler partition bullet. The range is indoor, 100 yds, about 75 deg F. I used CFE223...

    Started by grayfox, 05-19-2017 01:07 AM
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  5. Comparing factory 6.5 and other calibers

    I'm very interested in getting into 6.5 from what I've initially read but I'm wondering if anyone can share some more reading, their opinions and...

    Started by Lightstrider, 05-15-2017 09:24 PM
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  6. 100 grain TTSX availabilty?

    Checked my bullet horde and found I was down to 6 100G TTSX. None of the local gun stores carry them. I went on line and that seems to be the same....

    Started by Mopardoctor, 05-26-2017 05:21 PM
    • Replies: 3
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  7. 123gr Nosler Custom Competition

    Just got a box today and (then) attempted to find loading data. :( (Dumb.... Grasspoppa). I'm less concerned with powder types/weights than I...

    Started by MEHavey, 02-03-2012 12:16 AM
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  8. Calling on the Horde!!! LF 100gr Amax!

    Hello gents!! The 100gr amax has been my go-to groundhog bullet for awile now. They shoot stupidly good, and expand like grenades. However since...

    Started by Kilco, 05-25-2017 11:15 PM
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  9. Fired Case Stretch Issue

    New barrel and bolt is SATERN 24" SST 5R. The Brownell purchase came with fitted bolt. A Starret depth gage read .136" from bolt face to end of lugs...

    Started by CCW, 05-25-2017 06:40 PM
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    05-26-2017 12:02 AM Go to last post
  10. 100g ttsx test

    Out to the range on Sunday to zero a new scope. Had a "ah crap" event, I forgot to aim high on my second shot through the chrony, it died. Load was...

    Started by Mopardoctor, 05-23-2017 07:08 PM
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  11. For anyone with experience going from 123 Scenars to 108s

    I've gotten some good success with XBR and the 123s and have a box of 108s I'm going to begin working with. The little buggers aren't cheap by the...

    Started by StoneHendge, 05-23-2017 02:48 PM
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  12. Replaced my RCBS ChargeMaster with a Lyman 6th Generation.

    Folks, My RCBS died on me, so I had to replace it. I looked at the ChargeMaster, but the price has skyrocketed. I paid $300 about 4.5 years...

    Started by usmcm16a2, 05-21-2017 05:08 AM
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    05-23-2017 08:46 PM Go to last post
  13. 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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  14. Converted to Redding Type-S bushing die

    A couple of weeks back, I decided to bite the bullet and change out my Hornady sizing die for a Redding Type-S bushing die. While I have not yet shot...

    Started by NugginFutz, 05-21-2017 11:10 PM
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  15. Heavy Cast Bullets

    I've been searching the forum and see some folks are casting bullets for their Grendel. Has a sweet spot been found for a heavy cast bullet,...

    Started by chaps, 05-18-2017 12:32 AM
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    05-21-2017 12:15 AM Go to last post
  16. Wolf Steel Gel Test

    I found this gel test today. I searched this forum last week and again today and didn't find this posted so I'll share it. Credit to Bill...

    Started by Cole Dedhand, 05-19-2017 12:45 AM
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    05-19-2017 11:30 PM Go to last post
  17. Flatline

    Anybody messed with the 122s ?

    Started by Hattrick, 05-15-2017 12:42 AM
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  18. Magnificent Piece of Engineering Cutting Edge Bullets, 120gr 6.5.

    Folks, I received from a fellow who does a Radio talk show here in SoCal, a box of the Cutting Edge Raptors. 120gr, what a bullet!. Fit...

    Started by usmcm16a2, 05-17-2017 10:07 PM
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  19. Free 6.5 Grendel Reload Data

    A bunch of guys on the facebook site have been compiling data for a couple years. I probably would not trust it as full on reload data (like in a...

    Started by barrelcactus, 05-10-2017 07:00 PM
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  20. 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, 04-24-2017 03:05 AM
    • Replies: 8
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    05-15-2017 01:32 AM Go to last post

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