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    6.5 grendel

    Has anyone got a 6.5 Grendel and if so what do you think? I like the idea of the calibre and feel like it could be a mint little rifle that can still reach out to 500. On a bit of a budget so looking at either the howa and tuning it up or going down the CZ route and converting the 7.62x39. Feel free to school me if you're in the know. Im kinda set on the 6.5 becasue i have a compact little bushpig in 7mm08 that I've cut down so it wont reach out to distance with enough velocity to do the job.

    Cheers in advance
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    your 7 will get to 500 even at 14" barrel
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    Ohh and just an FYI my budget would be somewhere around 2500+

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    your 7 will get to 500 even at 14" barrel
    Really???? I would have thought that it wouldn't go the distance
    That would be perfect cause I could invest in better optics and more time shooting the bastard haha

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    So what's some of the 7mm specs you're running? barrel length, projectile etc. Are you reloading?

    Even my 16" 308 has over 1k at 500
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    +1 on what Gibo is saying. If you don't already reload save the money and buy some reloading gear, you will easy be able to stretch the legs of your 7mm08. Off the top of my head I don't think the grendel would be reliable at 500m
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    @Timmay yeah i've got the gear but at the moment only currently reload for my 300wm. I'm liking this already cause I can tweak the 7mm08 for a lot less haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    So what's some of the 7mm specs you're running? barrel length, projectile etc. Are you reloading?

    Even my 16" 308 has over 1k at 500
    Whats your 308 specs Gibo? My 308 is 17" running 125gr accubonds at 3k. Have run out of those projectiles so interested to see what others are using.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timmay View Post
    +1 on what Gibo is saying. If you don't already reload save the money and buy some reloading gear, you will easy be able to stretch the legs of your 7mm08. Off the top of my head I don't think the grendel would be reliable at 500m
    Yep 6.5G a waste of time if you want to kill deer at 500 yards.

    I have a 15" 708 running 140gr nosler ballistic tips at 2720 fps. It holds over 1000 ft lbs and over 1800 fps to 575 yards.

    Whilst I have other rifles that I'd take if I knew I'd be shooting 500 yards, I'd quite confidently take a 500 yard shot at a deer with the 15" 708 if I had too.
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    My 7mm08 is your basic rem 700 adl chopped to 16" and fitted with a suppressor. currently shooting the whitetail hornady factory loads but she loves them. 1/4 moa at 100

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    cheers @GWH, that might be where I start then

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    Quote Originally Posted by keenbloke View Post
    My 7mm08 is your basic rem 700 adl chopped to 16" and fitted with a suppressor. currently shooting the whitetail hornady factory loads but she loves them. 1/4 moa at 100
    Mines just a shitty old 2nd hand rem model 7, chopped and canned.

    Hand loading let's you run different powders that gain velocity back in the short barrel. I'm using cfe223.

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    If you want two rifles you would be better off to make a 7.62x39 bush pig, and get a 7mm08 with a longer barrel.

    Or just take the advice above and make your current rifle work for you.

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    Definitely prefer to make the current rifle work for me. First rifle so shes got a sentimental attachment hahaha
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    6.5G will ring a ding at 500 but I wouldn't try to shoot an animal with it at that distance. 120gr doing 2400fps is really just a bush / close range load.
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