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    Question About to order a Krieger, any objections please speak now...

    As the title says, I'm close to pushing the button a custom Krieger 6.5G barrel.

    Specs I'm choosing unless I shouldn't.

    Summary of Order:

    Service Rifle Type:
    AR15 Caliber: 6.5MM
    Steel: Stainless Steel
    Contour Type: VARMATCH
    Overall Length: 24 IN
    Muzz. Diam.: 0.920 IN
    Twist Rate: 1-7.5 Inches
    Bore Dia: 0.256 Inches
    Groove Dia: 0.264 Inches
    Fit / Chamber: Finish Chamber & Crown
    Chamber Type: 6.5MM Grendel
    Parts: Barrel Extension

    And I'll probably get a JP superbolt from them at the same time.

    Planning to order by Friday unless there is a better option.(the other thing tempting me is the BSF carbon barrel, but it comes in 20" max length)

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    I don't think you can go wrong with a Krueger. Expensive, but first class!

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    That's going to be a long and heavy gun. Not my cup of tea but Kreiger has a great rep and I'm sure you will enjoy it.

    (you could build an AR10 in 6.5Creedmore and have a gun that is both shorter and lighter, while capable of achieving what a 24"Gr can do).

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    Klem,
    I like your thinking about an AR-10.
    When I saw the muzzle diameter of .920" and a 24" length I thought the same thing.
    That will be a barbell.
    I have a BHW 18" bull barrel and it is as heavy as I would want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klem View Post
    That's going to be a long and heavy gun. Not my cup of tea but Kreiger has a great rep and I'm sure you will enjoy it.

    (you could build an AR10 in 6.5Creedmore and have a gun that is both shorter and lighter, while capable of achieving what a 24"Gr can do).
    My AA 20" is heavy enough that I will probably only use it for drive in hunting trips. This one sounds even heavier unless it's fluted.

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    I already have a 12"ish pistol and a fluted 18"er. So this will be for maximum accuracy and longe range performance from a bench or maybe a tripod. But i will admit I hadnt really thought how heavy it would be......

    Klem as to the creedmore, Ill look into it but Ive always tried to keep the minimum # of diff calibers. The barrel is $480.00.

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    For what you want it for, it should be a great choice.

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    Iíve dealt with two kreiger Grendel barrels and both had minimum spec chambers. Thatís just the reamer kreiger specs out. You couldnít load a factory round by hand and have it drop out. Shot good, just tight, a little too tight for my liking. Reamed both out with my Manson reamer and they feed and extract much smoother. And as an added bonus both will shoot cloverleaf ten shot groups now. Just be prepared to check that out.

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    For bench, go for it, I had a 24” 556 fluted bull barrel that weighed in at about 4.25 lbs. managed to wear it out in a little over 2 years with about 7-8k down the pipe. Heavy long barrel = light recoil = more trigger time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keef View Post
    As the title says, I'm close to pushing the button a custom Krieger 6.5G barrel.

    Specs I'm choosing unless I shouldn't.

    Summary of Order:

    Service Rifle Type:
    AR15 Caliber: 6.5MM
    Steel: Stainless Steel
    Contour Type: VARMATCH
    Overall Length: 24 IN
    Muzz. Diam.: 0.920 IN
    Twist Rate: 1-7.5 Inches
    Bore Dia: 0.256 Inches
    Groove Dia: 0.264 Inches
    Fit / Chamber: Finish Chamber & Crown
    Chamber Type: 6.5MM Grendel
    Parts: Barrel Extension

    And I'll probably get a JP superbolt from them at the same time.

    Planning to order by Friday unless there is a better option.(the other thing tempting me is the BSF carbon barrel, but it comes in 20" max length)
    Keef:

    Guess you won't be shooting it in any sort of formal competition.

    Barrel will be way too heavy and awkward for anything other than a rest.

    7 1/2 twist? Not normal for a 6.5. 8 twist is normally considered the ideal twist for the 130 and 140's. Wonder why Krieger is making one in 7 1/2? Probably because they are looking at barrels for super long range blasters firing 150 grain 6.5 bullets or some of the very long match grade bullets made these days. You may want to consider a 8 twist. I would.

    LR55

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    I have a Krieger 6mm grendel build that shoots 1/2 MOA when I do my part.
    I wold imagine a 65grendel will do the same.
    They are expensive.
    My cheaper grendel barrel shoots just as good after lapping the bore with tubbs final finish.
    Shoots 1/2 inch with 123 Amax over ARcomp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricsmall View Post
    I’ve dealt with two kreiger Grendel barrels and both had minimum spec chambers. That’s just the reamer kreiger specs out. You couldn’t load a factory round by hand and have it drop out. Shot good, just tight, a little too tight for my liking. Reamed both out with my Manson reamer and they feed and extract much smoother. And as an added bonus both will shoot cloverleaf ten shot groups now. Just be prepared to check that out.

    Richard
    Good to know, thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LR1955 View Post
    Keef:

    Guess you won't be shooting it in any sort of formal competition.

    Barrel will be way too heavy and awkward for anything other than a rest.

    7 1/2 twist? Not normal for a 6.5. 8 twist is normally considered the ideal twist for the 130 and 140's. Wonder why Krieger is making one in 7 1/2? Probably because they are looking at barrels for super long range blasters firing 150 grain 6.5 bullets or some of the very long match grade bullets made these days. You may want to consider a 8 twist. I would.

    LR55
    I was going with the 7.5 twist because I've read that will help keep the bullet stable longer once it reaches transonic(I think thats the word) speeds.

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    I'm kinda worried about the weight, I haven't bought anything yet, except a pole barn kit last week and a root canal today lol

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    I have a 24" Krieger, bull,1/8, from Precision. Shoots 1/2" or less. Zero problems and I have won a couple of 600Y, F-class matches with it. It is heavy.

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