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Thread: Grendel appears very similar to 6.5 Arisaka, 6.5x55 Swede

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    Grendel appears very similar to 6.5 Arisaka, 6.5x55 Swede

    as far as loading data and range performance in 20" Grendel barrel vs longer military barrels for the Arisaka and Swede.
    Both military calibers have been used extensively on bear, deer, elk and moose over the years.
    Interesting that in the year 2017, we are enamored with this wonderful 6.5 round.
    Just my afternoon coffee break thought of the day

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    Bloodstained Wafavre2's Avatar
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    Don’t forget the 300+ elephants WDM Bell Shot with the 6.5 x54 MS. Check out this page!

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    Super Moderator LRRPF52's Avatar
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    6.5 Grendel and 6.5x54 M-S are about the closest ballistic equivalents when looking at barrel length and muzzle velocity.
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    The Grendel has always been very accurate. The intended goal for handloading new powder and bullet combinations is to develop a Grendel loading that will kill as well as the Swede.

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    Chieftain stanc's Avatar
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    It is too bad that 6.5x55 Swedish tracer bullets don't seem to be available.
    They would be nearly ideal for loading up some 6.5 Grendel tracer ammo.
    If at first you don't succeed, give up.
    Anything that can't be done easily, probably isn't worth doing.

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