GUN AR questions

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    Formula-95 2:32 PM 5-13-09 Never Forget, Hamburglar OT Supporter

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    Formula-95 2:32 PM 5-13-09 Never Forget, Hamburglar OT Supporter

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    by the second question...i mean like if i bought a 6.5 or 6.8 or some other caliber upper...what calibers will work with the standard AR15 lower
     
  3. 6.5 and 6.8 will both work with the standard lower. So will a bunch of other wildcats. You should go with 6.5 though because it's way better than 6.8. :big grin:
     
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    But 6.8 is bigger than 6.5 so it has to be better!
     
  5. Sure, if you like less powerful, less accurate rounds. :mamoru:
     
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    ok...lol...so both the 6.5 and the 6.8 will work with the standard ar lower....which is actually 'better' and why? gimme your opinions
     
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    No 6.5 Grendel no care.
     
  8. The 6.5 is more accurate at every distance, more powerful, and has a better selection of projectiles available. You can use the same 6.5 gun with 90 grain loads to hunt varmints, and with 144 grain loads to shoot out past 1000 yards. The 6.5 is basically an adaption of the 6mm PPC round to the AR platform. The 6.5 caliber projectiles have fantastic BCs. There are also tons of hunting oriented 6.5 projectiles out there. The 6.5 is by far the more versatile cartridge.
     
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    nice...guess i know what ill be getting now then. thanks a lot guys!



    oh yea...anyone know a website that sells 6.5 uppers?
     
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    Fuck, all this talk of 6.5 uppers makes me want one.
     
  11. Here's a list of manufacturers/suppliers from earlier this year.

    http://www.65grendel.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3721

    Grendel ammo can be had from about $11/20 for Wolf Gold up to almost $30/20 for really nice match stuff. If you reload, you can put together Sierra Match King rounds for about $7/20. It's about double the cost of bulk .223, and similar in cost to .308. The Match King rounds I mentioned would be extremely accurate.
     
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    I've got three lowers, one upper and two on the way. Would be a hell of an excuse to buy another lower... But then that would be another caliber to stock and that's the reason why I haven't purchased an AK.
     
  13. Midway sells Alexander Arms and Sabre Defence uppers. They have some and are backordered on others. You can also buy stuff direct from some of the vendors listed in my link in the post above.

    My 6.5 barrel just shipped from Alexander Arms on friday, now I'm just waiting for my billet upper from them. :x:
     
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    being overseas. i've been trying to find an upper that i wanted so i could have it shipped to my house and would be able to use it when i get home on my current ar's lower instead of going through the hassle of sending a new lower/whole rifle to an ffl.
     
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    Anyone know how .458SOCOM stacks up against 6.5 Grendel at various ranges? From what I've read .458 isn't much of a round for longer ranges.
     
  16. If it's anything like the .50 Beowulf, it's horrid at anything much more than 100 yards. They both fire terribly un-aerodynamic projectiles at relatively slow speeds. It's like using artillery. And the bullets make the Grendel look cheap.
     
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    For damn near the cost a Remington 700 5R, I would certainly hope so
     
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  20. For the price difference, I'd probably take the AA piece.
     
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    link to the AA?
     
  23. That's nice too. I think this one would be better than the other Sabre you posted. I really don't see the need for iron sights on something designed for what this is supposed to do, and the added cost isn't worth it. Also, the fewer things you can keep in contact with the barrel, the better. This one you posted here is cheaper than the other Sabre and has nothing extra stuck on the barrel.
     

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