Kicking around the idea of getting into the 6.5 Grendel for range and hunting.
The only "big" game hunting I do right now is mule/whitetail deer in Eastern Washington, where it's open and shots out to 500 yards are possible.
So far I've hunted with everything from .243win(current gun) up to .300win mag, but hunting with an AR15 has me intrigued.
Last years deer was a 3x4 mule deer shot at a whopping 25yards with my Tikka 595 .243win with 85gr Barnes TSX bullet. It was a DRT shot and the bullet performed flawlessly.
So my question is would a 6.5 Grendel in 16-18" barrel be comparable or superior to a .243win for deer hunting?
Looking hearing what you guys have to say.