6.5 Grendel Ammo

A common alternative chambering for AR-15 rifles, 6.5mm Grendel sits between the 5.56 and 7.62 NATO calibers in power. It was introduced by Alexander Arms in 2004 and is descended from the .220 Russian, in turn a derivative of the Soviet 7.62x39mm used in the AK-47.

Unlike its Russian cousins, however, 6.5mm Grendel ammunition and the caliber as a whole was designed from the ground up to compete with the 7.62 NATO at longer ranges; it fires a medium weight 120-130 grain bullet at a relatively high muzzle velocity in the 2,700 feet per second range. The cartridge's distinctive shape combines a high capacity case with a streamlined bullet significantly lower in caliber than the 7.62 NATO. Overall, the bullet retains energy extremely well even at 800 or 1,000 meters.

While it was originally designed for military and law-enforcement use, the 6.5mm Grendel also adapts well to hunting deer and other game. Its performance is comparable to the .243 or .30-30 Winchester. 6.5mm Grendel ammunition is produced for hunting, defense, and target shooting by several manufacturers including Hornady, Wolf, Prvi Partizan, and Federal - all of which we regularly carry in-stock here at Widener's and offer for sale at competitive prices.

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  1. Wolf Military Classic 6.5 Grendel 100 Grain FMJ – 500 Rounds

    $149.85

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    Manufacturer Wolf
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 100 Grain
    Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ)
    Use Type plinking at the range
    Casing Type Steel
    Quantity 500
    Ammo Caliber 6.5 Grendel
    Manufacturer SKU MC6.5GrenFMJ
    Primer Type Berdan
    Magnetic Yes
    UPC Barcode 645611451485
    Cost Per Round 30.0¢ per round

    This 6.5 Grendel cartridge from Wolf’s Military Classic line of ammunition features a Berdan primed steel casing. As is always the case, this type of cartridge isn’t appropriate for handloading, but the big trade-off for that is just how much money you’ll save by investing in this ammunition. What’s more, these non-corrosive rounds will be as content as can be to sit in wait on your shelf for a very long time, and their casings’ polymer coatings will facilitate feeding and ejection in semi-automatic firearms beautifully.

    If you favor the 6.5 Grendel for its smaller size without sacrificing long-range accuracy, then you’re going to find a lot to favor in these Russian-made and cost-effective rounds. They’re great for training, and the sheer amount of energy they deliver doesn’t preclude them from being handy for self-defense if you’re ever in a real pinch.

  2. Wolf Military Classic 6.5 Grendel 100 Grain FMJBT – 20 Rounds

    $8.50

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    Manufacturer Wolf
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 100 Grain
    Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket Boat Tail (FMJ-BT)
    Use Type plinking at the range
    Casing Type Steel
    Quantity 20
    Ammo Caliber 6.5 Grendel
    Primer Type Berdan
    Magnetic Yes
    UPC Barcode 645611451478
    Cost Per Round 42.5¢ per round

    As it was made in Russia’s Barnaul Cartridge Plant, it’s only fitting that this 6.5 Grendel round from Wolf’s Military Classic line of ammunition should feature a steel casing. That alone significantly lowers its price, although not to the detriment of the round’s quality -- its Boxer primer is non-corrosive, and the casing sports Wolf’s exclusive Combat Coating in order to let it feed and eject as smooth as can be. If you don’t handload, there’s little to be desired about this cartridge.

    This round’s 100 grain projectile boasts superior accuracy thanks to its boat tail design. Its tapered base also greatly immunizes this bullet against wind drift, flattens its trajectory, and permits it to preserve its velocity in flight so that it can deliver greater energy upon impact downrange. This bullet’s hard bimetal jacket will keep your rifle’s bore from quickly polluting with lead residue in order to preserve its accuracy, and promotes reliable feeding as well.

  3. Hornady BLACK 6.5 Grendel 123 Grain ELD Match – 200 Rounds

    $190.00

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    Manufacturer Hornady
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 123 Grain
    Bullet Type ELD
    Use Type match or precision shooting
    Casing Type Brass
    Quantity 200
    Ammo Caliber 6.5 Grendel
    Manufacturer SKU 81528
    Primer Type Boxer
    UPC Barcode 10090255815280
    Cost Per Round 95.0¢ per round

    Hornady’s BLACK line of ammunition offers true versatility, however you would implement it. Bolt action or gas piston, suppressed or loud, these quality rounds will deliver big regardless of the platform they’re fed into. This American-made 6.5 Grendel cartridge features a select brass casing, sensitive Boxer primer, and clean burning propellant assured to let you make the most out of your next shooting session.

    This round sports a 123 grain ELD Match projectile. The bullet’s absolutely stellar accuracy largely comes from its Heat Shield tip, which will not warp as the result of air friction as it flies out of your muzzle at a velocity of 2,580 fps. Further accentuating this bullet’s precise flight path are its streamlined secant ogive profile, tapered base, and highly concentric AMP jacket. The ELD Match works fantastically well at a great range of velocities over a variety of distances. Invest in these 200 rounds and see your skills reflected perfectly!

  4. Hornady Custom 6.5 Grendel 123 Grain SST - 200 Rounds

    $199.85

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    Manufacturer Hornady
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 123 Grain
    Bullet Type SST
    Use Type hunting boar, hunting whitetail deer, varmint hunting
    Casing Type Brass
    Quantity 200
    Ammo Caliber 6.5 Grendel
    Manufacturer SKU 8152
    Primer Type Boxer
    Magnetic No
    UPC Barcode 10090255381525
    Cost Per Round 99.9¢ per round

    If you've got a 6.5 Grendel upper on your AR, grab this 200-round case of Hornady ammunition and you'll be set to hunt everything from coyotes to deer. Each cartridge in this case fires a 123 grain SST polymer-tipped hollow point bullet at 2,580 feet per second.

    The SST is an effective hunting projectile with a polymer tip and an Interlock ring designed to prevent core-jacket separation. The tip serves two functions: it makes the bullet more aerodynamic, and it controls the rate and direction of the expansion process.

    Hornady ammo is loaded in Grand Island, Nebraska and uses non-corrosive primers and brass cases.

  5. Hornady Custom 6.5 Grendel 123 Grain ELD Match - 20 Rounds

    $21.85

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    Manufacturer Hornady
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 123 Grain
    Bullet Type ELD Match
    Use Type match or precision shooting
    Casing Type Brass
    Quantity 20
    Ammo Caliber 6.5 Grendel
    Manufacturer SKU 81528
    Primer Type Boxer
    Magnetic No
    UPC Barcode 090255815283
    Cost Per Round $1.09 per round

    This 6.5 Grendel ammo made under Hornady's Black line offers superb quality at a reasonable price for match grade ammunition. This cartridge is loaded with 123 grain extreme low drag (ELD) projectiles that have flat trajectories yielding tight groupings at long ranges. Try a few boxes today to see what makes Hornady ammo so well regarded by serious shooters. These rounds have a muzzle velocity of 2,580 feet per second.

    Hornady is a company based out of Nebraska that has been creating top-quality hunting ammunition since 1949. They have a huge selection of rounds for many different calibers of handguns and rifles. Hornady is known for innovative designs and reliable performance in the field and at the range.

  6. Hornady Custom 6.5 Grendel 123 Grain SST - 20 Rounds

    $25.00

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    Manufacturer Hornady
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 123 Grain
    Bullet Type SST
    Use Type hunting boar, hunting whitetail deer, varmint hunting
    Casing Type Brass
    Quantity 20
    Ammo Caliber 6.5 Grendel
    Manufacturer SKU 8152
    Primer Type Boxer
    Magnetic No
    UPC Barcode 090255381528
    Cost Per Round $1.25 per round

    You can get outstanding 6.5 Grendel hunting ammunition by ordering this 20-count box from Hornady. You’ll get 123-grain cartridges that uses Hornady’s SST design, which is specifically built for hunters. They uses a ballistic tip, reliable primers, and superior cases to give you a round that delivers superior performance in the field.

    These rounds have a muzzle velocity of 2,580 feet per second and a muzzle energy of 1,818 foot pounds, allowing you to make clean, accurate, and humane shots on medium-sized game. The have the famous Hornady InterLock design and the highest quality brass that Hornady has to offer. With a colored ballistic tip, they are easily identifiable from your training and target-shooting rounds.

    Hornady is a company based out of Nebraska that has been creating top-quality hunting ammunition since 1949. They have a huge selection of rounds for many different calibers of handguns and rifles. Hornady is known for innovative designs and reliable performance in the field and at the range.

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