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Posted: December 24 2018 at 1:42pm | IP Logged Quote Yeti

Last fall I purchased an 18" 6.5 Grendel AR. I have since fallen in love with the
cartridge. It is stupid simple to pound steel during our 600 yd shoot. I like it so
much I decided to register an SBR in 6.5 G. The online registration only took 3
weeks including a week to replace some data that did not get saved. The ATF
took care of that right away.

The SBR is built with an Aero Precision lower and a PSA 12.5" SS Grendel
upper. I mounted simple Magpul BUIS that I also got on sale from PSA. I got it
out to the range yesterday for a test run. After shooting and adjusting to zero
at 50 yds I moved to the 100yd steel plates. Now I have to say I was not
expecting to do well with these basic iron sights and my eyes. With my glasses
on the sights are fuzzy and my target is kinda in focus. With my glasses off the
sights are great and the target is impossible to see. I loaded 10 rounds of the
123gr American Gunner ammo and went 9/10 on the 100 yards plate.

I think I am going to have to move a good scope on to this thing to see what its
potential is. So far I am super happy and I now have a fantastic compact rifle
for the kids to hunt with.

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Posted: December 24 2018 at 9:54pm | IP Logged Quote M700

Cool!

I've never messed with that cartridge. Looking forward to seeing more reports from you, re performance on the range and in the field!

Guy
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Posted: December 25 2018 at 5:30am | IP Logged Quote Slick

I'm hoping to get around to working with one of the new calibers. For now (and just coming out of Kalifornia) I ordered up a dozen 33-round Glock magazines during Brownell's black Friday sale for my X-mas treat. I never really liked Glocks, but with the democrats coming in - I suspect those Glock mags are gonna be worth more than the $28.49 a pop that I paid for them.

If not, at least lots of gun makers seem to make guns that take Glock magazines. Even the new Ruger Politically Correct carbine has an adapter available to allow the use of Glock mags..

Anyway, it's great to hear that a form 1 is processing so fast. It wasn't that long ago that it took nearly 9 months. That all said, I'll probably keep building mine as "pistols" and using a Shockwave Blade. An SBR on a form 1 requires prior ATF approval to transport across state line - whereas a simple pistol does not. While my place is in Idaho, I'm only a few miles from the WA state line - and WA is quite likely where I will be doing the bulk of my future shooting.

I've never fired a 6.5 Grendel, so am not sure if the recoil would work using a Shockwave Blade or not.

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Posted: December 29 2018 at 12:50pm | IP Logged Quote Yeti

Slick, banking on prices for larger magazines going up in price is likely
a safe bet. I fear I may be sol in OR as the dems, who are owned by
big money donors from out of state, have a super majority.

The recoil of the G is not much more than a std 5.56. Never shot a
blade so donít know if it would be comfortable.

Guy,

I have been shooting the 18Ē G at 600 with Hornady American Gunner.
It is showing real promise. I am still working on fine tuning handloads.
Hopefully I will settle on a load soon.

The 12.5 only has buis on it currently but I like what I have seen so far.

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Posted: December 31 2018 at 4:50am | IP Logged Quote Slick

It sure is disappointing to see other states adopting Kaliforneeya-style gun laws.

It took me a while to settle - but I chose Idaho because I want this move to be my last. I want a place that I can reasonably expect to remain "2nd amendment friendly" until I die or are forced out of it fighting to keep those same rights.

Unfortunately, I see Oregon and Washington state falling in much the same way as Kaliforneeya did.

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Posted: January 02 2019 at 10:54am | IP Logged Quote RB in GA

Yeti wrote:


My Christmas present to myself (We understand)

So far I am super happy and I now have a fantastic compact rifle for the kids to hunt with. (Hmmm)



Yep, I've used that one before...
The wife would really enjoy this light weight rig.
This rifle will replace (3) in the safe, I can sell off (not).
Trust me, It's an investment.

or do the honorable thing... sneak it in under the cover of darkness, lock it up in the safe for a couple of weeks or so, when you bring it out and she asks?

"What's that?"
"Oh this thing... I've had it forever, just thought I would dust it off and take it out to the range."

Years ago, I had a rifle (Win 94 Trapper) on layaway down at the local gun shop. I would put $50 down on it every payday. After a couple months she was all mine. Went down to the shop to pick it up with my 2 youngsters in tow. My daughter was probably 6, son maybe 8. We get back to the house and the wife is home. Wife knows nothing of the purchase and I discretely leave the rifle in the truck. I think it went down about like this...

Hey, where y'all been?

Before I could cover up with a "out for lunch" my daughter daughter chimes in "We been at Chuck's... daddy's got a new gun out in the truck". I immediately went for the it's a youth size not for me but for the kids to shoot.

Yeah.

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Posted: January 02 2019 at 7:48pm | IP Logged Quote turbo1889

I got the opposite problem. Sometimes my
gal tries to hid the fact she spent a
bunch of money on a new gun or gun
accessory from me. We both have about the
same number of guns and gun accessories,
her taste, unfortunately, is more costly
then mine. The last one she tried to
sneek in on me (that I know of) a couple
years ago was a 4-bore double gun she got
off some online auction house for rare and
antique guns, sold as a "shooter" as in
not worth so much that you shouldn't
actually shoot it. I just about hit the
roof when I found out how much a
supposedly cheap "shooter" one of those
costs !!!

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