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Old 01-12-2018, 07:03 AM   #11
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Ok ok 18"
Haha well played sir!

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Old 01-12-2018, 07:10 AM   #12
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Guys, I have nothing against the Grendel. I have read a lot of literature comparing the 6.5G and the 6.8 SPC. My only concern, and correct me if I am wrong, is that 6.5G seem to be a bit more expensive and harder to find when compared to 6.8 SPC. My goal was to buy/build something that was relatively cheap to run and had a little more bang than a standard .223.

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Old 01-12-2018, 07:40 AM   #13
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I have been shooting 6.5 Grendel for 6 years now. I have never had an issue finding ammo. Usually it is right next to the 6.8 and the prices identical.

Ammoseek.com and gunbot.com also drop ammo off at my door step.

Fun to shoot pigs and coyotes and targets past 300 yards.....which is when the 6.8 falls on its face....

Fun to shoot pigs and coyotes and targets at 700, 800, 900,....etc. the 6.8 will never be a player in this discussion.

The 6.8's only redeeming quality is more muzzle velocity.....the 6.5 catches and passes in less than 100 yards. ....thats it.....the only better performance number. The 6.5 does everything better.

Deer and hogs and coyotes and targets under 300 yards wont know the difference.

....a 300 yard limit gets boring quickly.....

6.5 Grendel with 18" barrel is my wifes primary rifle. She has shot lots of medium sized game with it. And a few monsters....

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Old 01-12-2018, 07:42 AM   #14
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You can get an AR in .308 within your budget and ammo is readily available. I use mine as my hunting rifle.
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Old 01-13-2018, 04:38 PM   #15
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I built my 6.8 if for no other reason than there just didn’t seem to be much on the market without getting stupid expensive that was what I was really after.
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Old 01-17-2018, 10:00 AM   #16
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I was in the same boat a couple of years ago. I went 6.5 grendel, but if 6.8 is a requirement you cannot go wrong with it. I would go 16" stainless barrel if possible just because you really won't need any more velocity for typical hunting distances. The barrel is the most important component in a rifle IMO and I would not go budget here, buy quality. for 6.8 i'm not really sure what to recommend.

Second most important to me being a 6.5G guy is the Bolt. once again not sure about 6.8 so do your research and get quality over budget.

I have recently started using BCM uppers (59.99) for blems on their website with UPK. I like the fact that the extension bore is undersized and requires a thermal fit. I fixed a cold bore wandering zero issue i had by only changing the upper receiver.

I am personally value oriented and do not think lower receivers add much to accuracy. Primary arms has Andersons on sale for 30-40 bucks some times.

As long as irons are not going to be the primary sighting system then the handguard does not make much of a difference as long as it has a good steel barrel nut. I have been using Midwest industries gen 2 rails lately because they are being discontinued and can be had for cheap on their website.

Get whatever LPK and trigger you want. Triggers are important but I personally do not like super light triggers. BCM PNT and ALG ACT triggers are my favorite and can be had for 50-70 bucks.

grips and stocks are personal preference. I like magpul just because its decent quality at a good price and its readily available.

Buffer tubes and buffer kits are all good to go in my opinion as long as its milspec dimension and 7075 T6 aluminum. Anderson's are typically what I use for 30 bucks.

I typically run A2 flash hiders, but you can definitely spend more money for others if desired. Anything in a AR platform just doesn't have the recoil to me to warrant a brake with a lot more noise.

For optics, I have now upgraded to a Trijicon 1-8 Accupower in a Giessele mount, but for the money I think the Vortex strikefires are awesome for the price and the Aero lightweight mounts have been good for the price as well.

I can put a sub moa $1500 AR together easy given the build list above in 6.5 with a few mags and optics so a 6.8 should be easy too.
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Thanks for all the responses guys, I appreciate the information.

I was going to start another thread but I just add to this one...

Where do you guys buy parts from? There seems to be 100s of on-line stores offering AR parts. Any particular one which you had good experiences with? Any particular one which you had bad experiences with? I am happy to hunt down good prices on my own but I was hoping to get a head start on my search.

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I typically buy from Primary Arms. They have sales that come out every Tuesday and they carry a good selection of parts. Customer service is good and their storefront is in Pearland which is within driving distance for me. Best thing is, I can pick up my parts instead of having them shipped and my wife doesn't see packages coming in the mail.
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Build the lower yourself and make sure you install a Geiselle trigger.
I did this a few years ago and am very satisfied with the upper.
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