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. Hornady Custom 6.5 Grendel 123 Grain SST - 200 Rounds

    $232.95

    In stock

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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
    UPC Barcode 10090255381525
    Cost Per Round $1.16 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.

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

    $25.00

    In stock

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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
    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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