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    CZ are joining the Grendel game.


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    Interesting list - I wish we had half of it. What's the score on 6.5 grendel compared with 6.5 swede? Interested to know why you would have one over the other.

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    CZ o/u shottie looks nice!
    I never make the same mistake twice.

    I make it five or six times.

    Just to be sure.


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    You are looking at a 120gn Bullet doing 2,700 fps giving 1900 ft lbs of energy, so it meets all the deer legal requirements. And it fits into the mini CZ and other micro length actions. Now the 6.5 bullets have a good reputation for working well on most deer and the little CZ American - or a nice custom built rifle of similar proportions fitted with a sleek Z3 3-9x36 scope would I think be a really nice little smaller deer rifle for walking around with - on a par with a 243 in terms of energy, but a bit bigger and bit slower bullet, so less mess methinks.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/6.5mm_Grendel

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    Thanks, interesting, at the risk of igniting the perennial fps vs bullet weight/sd for meat damage, row...

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    It's basically a 6.5mm PPC
    Sweet, for the right applications

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heym SR20 View Post
    You are looking at a 120gn Bullet doing 2,700 fps giving 1900 ft lbs of energy, so it meets all the deer legal requirements. And it fits into the mini CZ and other micro length actions. Now the 6.5 bullets have a good reputation for working well on most deer and the little CZ American - or a nice custom built rifle of similar proportions fitted with a sleek Z3 3-9x36 scope would I think be a really nice little smaller deer rifle for walking around with - on a par with a 243 in terms of energy, but a bit bigger and bit slower bullet, so less mess methinks.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/6.5mm_Grendel
    I have a .223 Rem with a 3-9x36 and it is a very sweet munty / light foxing rifle. In 6.5 Grendel it could be a very interesting. Even with a 22" barrel it isn't a long set up....

    The over under looks good with the 3.5" chambers. Be nice if we could get the CZ side by sides...
    "He who drags the deer has the last laugh (mainly because he has to get his breath back)"

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    This is as far as I have got so far with my CZ in Grendel.

    Load testing for my CZ527

    Bolt action loads please do not use in your semi/fully automatic wpn.

    Hello the hoard some results from last Sat on the range.

    All loads are in Hornady brass, CCI450 primers, CFE powder and 123g SST.
    All readings taken 15 foot from my muzzle. All strings are ten rnds
    Weather 20deg C, 79 Ft above sea level. 979mb

    The rife CZ527, 22 inch tube, with my moderator and vortex scope.

    The following all had a COL of 2.255

    30.9 Average fps 2586.9
    31.2 Average fps 2612.3
    31.5 Average fps 2628.3
    31.8 Average fps 2664.5
    32.1 average fps 2700.4

    The following all had a COL of 2.285

    30.9 Average fps 2578.5
    31.2 Average fps 2634.7
    31.5 Average fps 2641.5
    31.8 Average fps 2675.7
    32.1 Average fps 2684.2

    I also shot a control of ten rnds factory load before the above which gave an average fps 2532.4.

    I still have not processed the empties, there is not much in the way of any indication of any problems. So if you would like a photo please ask.

    I have images of the groups but I was more concerned with not shooting the Chronograph.

    Bolt action loads please do not use in your semi/fully automatic wpn.

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    Give 8208 a try...seems to be the go to powder these days. Using H-335 I got similar velocities out of an AR, but was on the hairy edge of blowing primers when the temps went above 95*F.

    OAN, some cases are LR primered (PPU) and don't allow as much pressure/velocity...stick with the Hornady.

    The Grendel is a dandy little cartridge (even took mine out to 955yds during a match; obviously a calm wind morning)...

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    Well I'm about to start building a 527 6.5 Grendel. The numbers look great especially in an ultra light stalking rifle

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