Being a huge fan of the Grendel in the AR platform I really wanted one in a bolt action. After much research and being a stubborn DIY'er I decided to build one myself on a savage action. I used a Savage model 10 .308 wally world gun as the donor to get the action and a PPC bolt head from Pacific Tool and Gauge. The barrel is a Rock Creek 6.5 Grendel, 26 in Bull Barrel, 1 in 8 twist. I used a Richards Microfit Tac Driver stock which I finished and glass and pillar bedded. The scope is a leupold 6-18.
After shooting 50 rounds to break the barrel in I was able to stretch it out a bit. At 200 yards my group was .61 of a inch and at 300 yds it was 2.2 inches (I really need to practice at this distance and longer). I was using Lapua Brass, CCI 450's, Nosler CC 123's on top of 28 Grns of IMR 8208.
I have to say I am very happy thus far and I am looking forward to getting more range time in at longer distances. I am sure the weak link in this system is the shooter. The gun is a joy to shoot, no kick and the accutrigger is nice, so long as you don't try to pull it from the edge of the trigger as it will only go click. I got to believe that this caliber, with a sporter barrel, would make a fantastic deer rifle.