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Thread: AR15 with a Proof Research 6.5 Grendel barrel

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    AR15 with a Proof Research 6.5 Grendel barrel

    I got this Proof Research 6.5 Grendel barrel in from the States last week & had all the bits waiting to put the upper together.



    I have a few uppers that go one the one lower & share the suppressor with a couple of rifles I have.



    The proper carbon fibre barrel looks great, nice & light too



    I took it up the range yesterday for the first time & tried it with some factory Hornady ammo.



    I had also chucked some loads together with the 123 Amax & 8208 just under max load at magazine length to try



    Looks pretty good to be fair, I hope the 300 Blackout barrel shoots as well

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    Interesting handguard. XLR Carbon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by quentin View Post
    Interesting handguard. XLR Carbon?
    No, but it does look a little like one to be fair, I can't recall the brand at the moment sorry.

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    Faar out it looks like a fantastic setup. 6.5 Grendel really seems to shoot like 6.5 6.5 Creedmoors little brother.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 300CALMAN View Post
    Faar out it looks like a fantastic setup. 6.5 Grendel really seems to shoot like 6.5 6.5 Creedmoors little brother.
    Nope its better/more accurate, but not as grunty

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    Is it just a matter of a barrel change over or is more involved to swap from a 223 cal to 6.5 grendel on a JP side charging AR?

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    What barrel length are you running there Greg?

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    I shot the Grendel I just built today using a case full of CFE. Damn consistent over the chrony, couple of loads had an ES of like 12fps
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paddy79 View Post
    Is it just a matter of a barrel change over or is more involved to swap from a 223 cal to 6.5 grendel on a JP side charging AR?
    Change of barrel, bolt head & magazine only

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beavis View Post
    What barrel length are you running there Greg?
    Its 20"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paddy79 View Post
    Is it just a matter of a barrel change over or is more involved to swap from a 223 cal to 6.5 grendel on a JP side charging AR?
    New bolt head as well and mags. 6.5 G is based on the 7.62x39 which has a larger case head.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwi Greg View Post
    Its 20"
    Mine has a 24", haven't run it over the chronograph yet. Only just go my 20 MOA mount and need some weather to shoot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwi Greg View Post
    Its 20"
    Standard SAAMI chamber or one of the few variations Greg?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mathias View Post
    Standard SAAMI chamber or one of the few variations Greg?
    Standard off the shelf 6.5 Grendel 1-8 20" .875 Proof Research carbon barrel, a proper carbon fibre wrapped cut rifled barrel

    These aren't a cheap barrel but come with barrel extension threaded muzzle etc ready to fit & shoot.

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    Had a play with some factory ammo I wanted the brass from in the weekend.



    Pretty happy considering the time spent shooting the group

 

 

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