AT 50 cents a round for crappy Wolf AMMO there is no great reason to to get excited abought a grendal build. 308 WIN length rounds can be made to fit in a AK reciver so I am starting to think about skiping the the grendal and likely would not have started a 6.8 SPC except I have the barrel. the 243,260 REM, 7mm-08, 308. 338-08 and all the other wild cats made from the 308 WIN and the 22-250 can be made to work and they will all out perform the 6.5 grendal in one way or another If you want a 6.5MM AK why not a 260 REM that goes 300fps faster than the grendal. It seems that myself and others get a little side tracked building AK guns for all the new rounds that are coming out that are designed to fit the AR15 limited mag well. The AK does not have these restrictions so why not just step it up??? I spent months planing a 308x1.5" barnes build when I could have more easly done a 308 WIN that way out performs the smaller rounds. Why was I was I trying to stuff grendal rounds into a mag that cost $45 when I could mod a G3 mag for $2.oo and have increased performance with a 260 REM?? I really wish I had bought more fixed stock Yugos Kits!!!!
Every round I have mentioned has puplished loads listed that are all under 50,000 CUP, most even lower. there is a 22-250 load that pushes a 40 grain bullet at 3709 FPS and only makes 39,400 CUP (way way under what a 7.62 round puts out!) Makes me rethinkmy 223 varmit build as not being so hot.
starting loads for the 260 REM are 3100 PSI (not CUP) this is way under an AK round. I am starting to think of a long range 260 remington shooting those streamlined 6.5mm bullets loaded to around 49,000 CUP as my next build. And a 22-250 is going to be a must