Welcome guest, is this your first visit? Create Account now to join.
  • Login:

Welcome to the NZ Hunting and Shooting Forums.

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed.

Alpine Black Watch


User Tag List

+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 30
Like Tree9Likes

Thread: 6.5 Grendel lr ar15 build

  1. #1
    338
    338 is offline
    Member 338's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Hawkesbay
    Posts
    349

    6.5 Grendel lr ar15 build

    I am wanting to put together a long range 6.5 upper.
    I have a bushmaster lower I'm happy to use.

    What will I need and any tips before I start spending?

    Can I use the 223 bolt?

    I want to keep my 223 upper as it is so will be buying a new receiver, barrel, handguard and gas parts?

    Cheers


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  2. #2
    Member 300CALMAN's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Location
    NZISTAN
    Posts
    4,073
    new bolt and mags

  3. #3
    Member 300_BLK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Central North Island
    Posts
    2,585
    You need a 7.62x39 bolt, @Digit might be able to help.

    I have a spare and a 16" howa barrel, gas tube and gas block. Just need the barrel rechambered and profiled to fit the upper I have.

    Robbie Tiffen doesn't have a reamer so need to source that.

    One option might be 6.5x39?
    Tommy likes this.

  4. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Wellington
    Posts
    1,786
    Gunsmith over in Greytown? did a Grendal for a mate.

    I am impressed with the Grendal as a round, if I wanted a hunter I'd do this as well I think
    Last edited by steven; 20-06-2016 at 06:38 PM.
    "I do not wish to be a pawn or canon fodder on the whims of MY Government"

  5. #5
    Member dogmatix's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Northern Gaul (Pukekohe)
    Posts
    4,523
    Brownells have the Grendel barrels which come with a bolt. Might be worth a bulk order (with mags) to share the export fee costs.
    338 likes this.
    Welcome to Sako club.

  6. #6
    338
    338 is offline
    Member 338's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Hawkesbay
    Posts
    349
    I like the sound of that! Who else would be keen?


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  7. #7
    res
    res is offline
    Member res's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    Quebec
    Posts
    3,363
    Quote Originally Posted by dogmatix View Post
    Brownells have the Grendel barrels which come with a bolt. Might be worth a bulk order (with mags) to share the export fee costs.
    I could be very interested in taking part in such a order


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    Using Tapatalk

  8. #8
    Member Tommy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Location
    W-BOP
    Posts
    5,970
    Quote Originally Posted by 338 View Post
    I like the sound of that! Who else would be keen?


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    As always, depends on price. What ballpark $ are we talking here?

  9. #9
    338
    338 is offline
    Member 338's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Hawkesbay
    Posts
    349
    That makes 3 of us already


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    Tommy likes this.

  10. #10
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Dunedin
    Posts
    557
    4

  11. #11
    Member stretch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Location
    Clarks Beach, (South of) Auckland
    Posts
    1,736
    Prices will be spiking a bit at the moment, but possibly not as much as after the November election.

  12. #12
    Member Tommy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Location
    W-BOP
    Posts
    5,970
    What's the permit rigmarole like for multiple barrels etc? Same paperwork as one, or more hoops to jump through? If it's easy enough and someone experienced in dealing with the process does it, I'd be keen on multiple calibres for instance.

  13. #13
    Member dogmatix's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Northern Gaul (Pukekohe)
    Posts
    4,523
    Would be easier if the mags are 5 rounds. Which is what Brownells have in stock conveniently.
    Not sure if we would need a NZ import agent?
    Welcome to Sako club.

  14. #14
    Member dogmatix's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Northern Gaul (Pukekohe)
    Posts
    4,523
    PS, better start collecting brass 7.62x39 cases for fire forming.
    Welcome to Sako club.

  15. #15
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Location
    Dunedin
    Posts
    310
    I've been waiting to get a 6.5 barrel and bolt for my AR too, so I'm also interested in a bulk order.

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Grendel
    By steven in forum Reloading and Ballistics
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: 11-11-2015, 11:18 PM
  2. Quick AR15 Garage build
    By rs200nz in forum Projects and Home Builds
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 02-09-2015, 07:00 PM
  3. WTB Good Scope for new AR15 Build
    By gunnie in forum Buy, Sell or Swap
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 14-03-2015, 07:27 PM
  4. The 2015 Winter project, own build AR15
    By steven in forum Projects and Home Builds
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 06-12-2014, 06:46 PM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Welcome to NZ Hunting and Shooting Forums! We see you're new here, or arn't logged in. Create an account, and Login for full access including our FREE BUY and SELL section Register NOW!!