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6.5 Grendel build

Discussion in 'Homebuilds and Kit Guns' started by rharp, Aug 8, 2017.

  1. rharp

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    I had an itch for a new AR build. I have been planning this one out for a couple years and the goals of the build were simple:
    1.) suitable caliber for Kansas whitetail and an occasional hog.
    2.) keep it as light as possible for dragging through fields, but solid enough for keeping groups tight.

    I focused only on the upper right now, that way I can have it done for this year's season and just use a lower off my other one. I'll update this thread as soon as I get the lower complete.

    Anyway, here's the parts breakdown of the upper:

    • Aero Precision upper assembly
    • Odin Works 6.5 Grendel BCG
    • mil-spec charging handle (will upgrade to SI or BCM soon)
    • Joe Bob's gas block and stainless gas tube
    • Alexander Arms stainless fluted 16" midlength 'lite" barrel with 1:7.5" twist
    • CNC Warrior birdcage with jam nut
    • Seekins NOXS 12" MLOK handguard
    • Warne XSkel Gen 2 scope mount
    • Vortex Viper HST 6-24x50 with MOA reticle
    So far, I am very happy. I haven't done an exact weight on it, but the upper should be around 6 lbs or so with the scope. I did a rough sight-in over the weekend using a complete lower off my other rifle, but my position wasn't rock solid or ideal for getting a scope dialed in, so I need to do final adjustments and see what the rifle can really do . It looks like it'll be well under MOA @ 100 yards. I can live with that!
     
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    Looks good so far.
     
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    Nice shooter you got there!
     
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    Thanks guys!
     
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    1JB Supporter since day one, pro-goat herder
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    Well done sir. I'd like to do a variant one day but now I need to reboot my ammo supply.
     
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    To clean ..... go get it filthy


    I like it :)
     

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