The 6.5mm Grendel Concept Rifle
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Im gearing up for my first Ak builds. I currently plan to build 2 in 7.62 and 2 in 223. Then i found this forum and the idea of other calibers got me thinking. I would like an ak in 6.5 grendel as well as possibly 308 or 243. But i figure the grendel will fit the mag and action I should only need a different barrel. Is this correct or is their more to it.
Does anyone have a tutorial on a conversion to different caliber that actually worked so i can get a better grip on this process.
the 6.5 grendal is basicaly a necked down slightly modifed 7.62x39 case. very similure to the 6mm PPC in fact derived from it with a slight movement of the neck to allow more owder. I see it as a re barrel with some feed ramp and possable mag work. I am looking real close at this round as well. It will take a turning a blank or rechambering of a commercial take off barrel to do this. Ammo is not cheap around a buck each for commercial so better plan on reloading. the cup pressures are higher than the 7.62x39 so I would go with a yugo trunion and bolt this may not be nessacary but with the cheap kits why not. the grendal uses the same bolt head size so it will not need to be changed however I think a spring loaded firing bip would be a good idea as it will be using softer commercial primers. If I were going to do it It would need to be very accurate to make it worth the hassel and expense of the ammo. this requires a tight chamber and neck as well as a longer barrel and most likely a lot lo heavier making THE RSB,GB & FS not working I am dealing with about 5 different conversion ideas right now). MY 223 used a heavy varmit barrel shoots 1/2" groups well worth the expense and hassel of building it with cheap ammo. doing the same with the 22 ppc now and looking hard at the 6mm PPC and the grendal. resizing AK brass may be possable yet it will not be as accurate as the stuff from Lupa. If this can be done I am going to build bolth a 6mm PPC and the Gendal