Discussion in 'On Topic' started by Market Garden, Oct 31, 2008.
I just ordered some parts to start my build of my next AR. It will be shooting these!!!
Good reason to start reloading
Thats going to be next upper
For sure. I'm going to pick up a Forster Co-Ax press for this one. My Dillon 550 is great for most things I'd ever want to use it for, but the Forster gives you total control over every aspect of the load.
Why 6.5 and not 6.8? I don't know anything about either.
Flatter shooting at pretty much any distance and less wind deflection and it retains more energy. There are a bunch of charts towards the bottom of this page:
I was eyeballing the various 6mm rounds for awhile but eventually decided to go AR-10 and .308.
Regular AR lower works? Need different mags?
Regular lower works. They do sell Grendel-specific mags, but I'm not yet sure if they're required.
And here's a PDF I came across a while back that gives a quick comparison of external ballistics between a 5.56, .308, 6.8 and a few Grendel loads.
Re: 6.8 question, remember that the 6.8 was designed for the 300 yard world, while the 6.5 was designed to be in a way the 'ultimate' all around round that would fit into the AR-15 magwell. Load up 144s for nice long range shots, some 90s for varminting, and some 123SMKs for CQB.
I mean, 6.8 is nice and all, and has some big names and fancy advertising, but its designed for REALLY close in work, and only has one grain choice for weight. 6.5 might not be *quite* as good if you're really close in, but its far more adaptable.
going with an upper from AA or a custom build?
I'm going to take a shot at doing it myself. We'll see how well it shoots.
i ordered the 24" barrel and bolt from AA this morning. I'm thinking about a JP handguard and maybe a billet upper. So far that's all I've thought up. If anyone has any suggestions I'd love to hear them.
sounds pretty sweet
i`de deffenetly toss a sweet trigger in
I will. I'm thinking of just going with a plain old A2 buttstock too.
I'm really undecided. The PRS is cool, but a shitload of money that could be put towards an optic.
While you're spending $$, I wouldn't mind about 50 feet of 3/8" copper tubing
Cant you have just one lower and say 2 uppers? And just switch them out?
zombies won't wait for you to switch uppers
Keep the 6.5 on until they're 100yds out, take 15 seconds and swap.
With the 6.5 they won't be getting within 600 yards of me.
What if there's 2 people and one needs to shoot the close zombies and one needs to shoot the far zombies?
Perfect excuse to buy another AR, isn't it?
He has a completed .223 one, the lower that he's turning in to the grendel, and I have my lower that I don't know what I'm going to do with yet.