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 ELD Match - 20 Rounds


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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 $1.99 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.

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