Haven't been on this forum since the old days of reading learning and purchasing. My first purchase was the Grendel. One year later...the Wulf! Ive taken deer out to 500 yards and groundhogs out to 540 yards with the Grendel. I am shooting NBT 120's on BLC2 powder...took awhile to find it, but it shoots great! My Wulf has taken deer out at 235 yards and groundhogs out to 140 yards. Extremely happy with those results shooting AA factory Ranier 334 HP. Thanks to everyone here I have learned enough to have purchased and put together these two fine rifles...and best of all, reloading for them. (Beowulf dies will be here Monday!)
---AA 6.5 Grendel---
-AA AWS upper with 19.5" Shilen BBL
-AA GDMR lower
-Larue QD LT158
-Leupold Mark 4 6.5-20x50 Ill. TMR
-Larue QD bi-pod mount w/ Harris "S" bi-pod
---AA .50 Beowulf---
-AA AWS upper w/ 16" barrel
-AA pepper-pot brake
-AA Tac trigger
-Larue QD LT104
-Leupold Mark 4 2.5-8x36 Ill.TMR
-Larue side mount w/ 7 moa Docter sight
-Magpul UBR stock
Really really nice rifles man, you did a great job.
What a pair to draw to, I don't want to play poker with you. Very nice. What load are you using with the Nosler 120 BT?
Nice! How did the Grendel perform at 500 with the Nosler Ballistic Tip?
I used CCI 450, virgin AA brass with TAC, 2520, and BL-C(2) set at an OAL of 2.245". After shooting several loads for each powder I determined that 31.5 of BL-C(2) was most accurate. Then I worked up loads from 31.0-31.9 grains...5 rounds each. After shooting a .334" group with the 31.3 grain load...my mind was obviously made up on what to mass produce. Chronied, it shoots H: 2435 L: 2428 SD: 2.6 ES: 7 AV: 2431. Almost forgot, neck tension is .287. As far as performance goes, the 500 yard deer kill was a double lung complete pass through with obvious evidence of good expansion and mass trauma indicating a good amount of shrapnel. I have all the faith in the world with this rifle and particular load...a great feeling!!!
now thats a nice set of twins for sure....
putting together some 500 gr flat nosed ammo for a hog trip the 24th. read a great article when I was looking for the most accurate loads and thought you might enjoy, if you haven't already seen it, give it a go....
groundhogs withe a Beowulf?
I shot a rat once with a 450gr Flat nose cast bullet out of a 45-70 at 1500fps..... it proved to be a bit excessive.
This post needs pics :-D
Originally Posted by wheelguner
(for documentary reasons of course)