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Old April 28, 2011, 09:39 PM   #1
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6.5 Grendel powder?

Finished building my 6.5 Grendel with 18" AR stoner barrel. I have been shooting the hornady a-max 123 grain through it. Buying these and saving brass is cheaper than buying brass for the Grendel. Also, these rounds shoot extremely well (around .5 MOA at 100 yards) I pulled a bullet and weighed the powder which was 28.5 grains of a ball type powder I'm thinking it may have been h blc-2 but I'm not sure. Does anyone have a good handload recipe that they would like to share or know what my be close to replicating the hornady stuff?
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Old April 28, 2011, 11:17 PM   #2
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Ha funny. I just got my grendel build done yesterday, 24 inch AR-stoner bbl. And also like you I bought a bunch of the honady amax 123. Good ammo, groups tonight were all 5 shots. 100 yards .737. 200 yards .906 and 300 was 1.747.

I am impressed with this grendel stuff. I have been doing alot of load searching, seems like AA2520 and win 748 are 2 of the top performers with the 120 -123 grain pills. I bought a can of 748 and a brick of mag primers. Havent loaded any yet to try though as i got 320 rounds of the hornaday ammo. I do have 200 new brass tho. cabelas has it on sale for $31.99 i think it was.

If you call Hornaday they will give you the equvilant load for thir ammo. They use differnt powder then what we can buy, but they will tell you what powder to sub to get the same velocity.
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