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    benthompson
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    6.5 Grendel or 6.5 Creedmoor? HELP!!!!!

    I am about to have my first AR built and these two calibers are my final two choices. I don't know which one to get. I am gonna be deer and hog hunting with it at a range of a maximum of 600the yrds. The only problem I am having in deciding is the Creedmoor is considerably more to build but offers more bullet choices from hornady(which is my preferred brand) and the Grendel is way way cheaper to build but has only one ammo choice. Help please I am wanting to start building next week!

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    elkbow
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    i believe the creedmoor has to be built on the AR10 frame. I have a POF P308, believe me it weighs much more than the standard platform. So if you plan to carry it around it won't be any fun.

    The Grendel can take down about anything you want within reason, i.e. don't think I would shoot a moose with one. Many more choices for barrels for the AR platform on the Grendel, very few on the Creedmoor. There are a bunch of choices of bullets also for the Grendel.

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    The Creedmoor will require an AR-10 type platform, which is larger and heavier.

    The Grendel fits in the smaller AR-15 platform.

    Alexander Arms offers numerous ammo options, including some using Hornady bullets.

    http://www.alexanderarms.com/index.php/products.html

    Ammo is also available from other sources, such as MidwayUSA:

    http://www.midwayusa.com/find?&newca...mensionid=9880
    Drifter

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    Ya, all that elkbow said. I have never seen Creedmoore offered in an AR barrel, I bet you would need one custom built. As it is much longer than Grendel it may or may not fit the AR10 platform. I would not want to try this untill I was closer to a master builder (I aint close). Why not join the great bloodstained Hoard? We can be pretty fun when we aint argueing over .0010". LOL

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    Welcome!

    You really are talking about two different animals here.

    The Grendel fits in the AR15 frame, which is, at least 2-3 pounds lighter than the AR10 chassis which the Creedmoor requires.

    The only way I would even consider the Creedmoor for hunting is if I was going to be sitting in a stand all the time. That extra weight gets heavy in a hurry humping it around the sticks.

    BUT...The Creedmoor wouldn't be my first choice of caliber for that chassis, the .260 would. Shoots the same bullets, but LOTS more options for brass, including Lapua.

    There are quite a few options for Grendel Ammo available from Alexander Arms. Have you looked at their offerings? They include 100 and 115 grain Bergers, 120 grain Barnes TSX's, 120 grain Nosler Ballistic tips, 120 grain Wolf MPT, 123 Grain Amax, 123 Grain Lapua Scenar, 129 Grain SST's, and 130 Grain Sciroccos.


    The Grendel Horde is nothing if not helpful. All those replies while I was working on mine!! Thanks for all the help guys!
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    Thanks for the advice. The weight probaly wont be much of an issue considering the .338 win mag I use weighs a good bit. Does that ammo listed above require me to do the reloading? I dont want to have to start reloading.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benthompson View Post
    Thanks for the advice. The weight probaly wont be much of an issue considering the .338 win mag I use weighs a good bit. Does that ammo listed above require me to do the reloading? I dont want to have to start reloading.
    All that ammunition is available as factory loads from Alexander Arms, and often also available from Midway, Cabelas, etc.
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    benthompson
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    Thanks I just saw the link lol. I am thinking of putting a flat top reciever and a 4x12x50 nikon prostaff with a BDC reticle, also have a 4-way rail with a eo-tech red dot offset to the side for those close range shots and a pistol grip. What you think of that combo?

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    I have both and love the Grendel the best. Grendel is lighter, easy to reload and very accurate. 600 yds is an easy hit with Grendel but do know about knockdown power.

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    leopard6.5
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    Ben: Welcome and good luck with the build. What you descibed for your build is very similar to what I have on one of my Grendels.

    I used the monolithic upper offered by Alexander Arms with a Leupold Mark 4 4.5-15x50 scope. I have a Burris Fastfire mounted at 45 degrees off the upper rail for those close-in shots.
    This type of setup works very well for me.

    Once again welcome and keep those questions coming.

    Lee

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