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Old January 12, 2020, 08:46 AM   #1
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Thinking about a PSA 6.5 Grendel upper

PSA has several uppers in 6.5 Grendel that are less than $400 and I have been considering trying one. If I get one, it's primary use will be to plink steel targets less than 400 yards away and to hunt deer up to 200 yards away.


Anyone have any experience with these uppers? Do they work well and have reasonable accuracy?
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Old January 12, 2020, 08:54 AM   #2
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I'm pleased with mine. 18". Accuracy is good, cycling is flawless. I did play with the adjustable gas setting a little when I was setting it up but haven't had it jam since. I'm shooting coyotes at 200yds with it so I can't complain. Weight is awesome, not heavy at all. We scoped the chamber and barrel and it was a clean well done drilling. For the money I don't think you can go wrong.

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Old January 12, 2020, 08:57 AM   #3
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No experience with the upper itself, but so far I'm quite pleased with the 6.5 Grendel. I just finished a 6.5 20" build for hog hunting, and I'm tempted to put together another upper in 6.5. It's just really a great cartridge.
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Old January 12, 2020, 07:36 PM   #4
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I'm liking mine. It's been very reliable thusfar. I'll admit I"ve put more rounds down range with my Grendel Hunter, but I threw a scope on it for antelope season and it was very steady with Hornady SST ammo. The hunting trip fell through, but I had confidence it would be fine to 250 yards.
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Old January 12, 2020, 09:20 PM   #5
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I love my 12 inch PSA 6.5
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Old January 12, 2020, 09:34 PM   #6
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Thanks for the responses. I went ahead and ordered a 20" 6.5 upper.
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Old January 13, 2020, 04:50 AM   #7
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Good choice--it's nice to have even a little extra velocity if you want to send larger bullets out a bit further.
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Old January 13, 2020, 05:57 AM   #8
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Mine has been a solid sub MOA shooter and isn't very temp sensitive barrel wise. When I got it the brass was showing some lines in it due to the chamber having distinct machining marks in it. I sent it back and they sort of polished the chamber, it still vaguely showed the marks but no longer affected the brass and still shot nice so I'm fine with that. I was a little disappointed they didn't replace the barrel but I ended up with a fine rifle and am happy with it in the end.
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Old January 13, 2020, 06:06 PM   #9
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My apology for the brain fart, I misread the title. Mine is a 6.5 Creedmoor, not Grendel.
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Old January 13, 2020, 09:22 PM   #10
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I don’t have experience with the 6.5 but i did purchase a 5.56 PSA upper and lower recently. I’ve got nothing but positive things to say about PSA. Machining and finish were top notch and my upper and lower are both the low end Freedom line. Several hundred rounds through it with many different types of ammo. No malfunctions and it shoots very nice groups at 50 yards with a micro red dot. For the op’s description of purpose for the rifle, it should be more than adequate.
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