Alexander Arms’ barrel and bolt combo
a 5.56 upper is the same just different barrel and bolt
this forum has all the grendel info http://www.65grendel.com/
I think I may be building a 6.5 grendel soon. I first have a few questions. 1-Can I use a 5.56 upper rec. or is there a different one for 6.5? 2-What are the other names for the 6.5 grendel? I heard there are a few different names used by other companys so as not to infringe on the patent, i.e. "6.5 sporter". 3- What would be a good bbl that doesnt break the bank? Thanks.
Thanks chopper. Right now its just in the planning/dreaming stage. I'll probly buy parts as I can afford them and use parts I already have.
I was thinking of using model 1 sales but alexander arms has good prices and after all they came up w/ the grendel so I think I'll go w/ them. Bbl/bolt combo 18 & 24" $320. Thanks again, chopper!
Be aware Alexander Arms makes the face of their bolts 0.010" deeper than standard. A 6.5 Grendel AR bolt would be the same as a 7.62X39 AR bolt. But if you use a standard bolt with an AA barrel or an AA bolt with a standard barrel headspacing will be a problem.
You can use a standard upper receiver for a 6.5 upper project. I've got a 14.5" 6.5 with a pinned extended FH that was originally made by AA. I'm into the Colt gray so I switched uppers and sold the 6.5 marked upper. That upper shoots great. Good luck with your project.
Thanks scott. I prob will go w/ the AA bbl/bolt combo.
JT/Doublestar was making some 6.5 barrels and upper kits with the standard head-space. you might want to give them a call.
Model 1 Sales sells a "6.5 Sporter" barrel that is the 6.5 Grendel chambering. The price seems to be okay, but I have heard that they may not be as accurate as some of the other manufacturers.
Ordered Alexander arms 24'' bbl,bolt,& upper combo. Here we go again! (Shhhh! Dont tell the wife, She thinks shes getting a mini cooper soon!)
well your going to need to feed it ,here is the way i keep mine happy