6.5 Grendel build - Heavy barrel, mono upper Nov 21, 2013 2:12:42 GMT -8
Post by reconrover on Nov 21, 2013 2:12:42 GMT -8
Howdy all, I tried to go with the middle ground on this one. My friend and I decided to both go with 6.5 Grendel builds for an upcoming Texas hog hunt. My friend went with a lighter contour Satern barrel, and I went with the .936 BHW heavy barrel. To join it all together, I chose a Mega Arms monolithic upper/rail. One of the last ones to roll out of the factory before they went with the new pattern. While I was away playing in Afghanistan, my friend Rob helped put some things together. First off was the reallllly tight fit of the barrel to the upper. The barrel was frozen overnight in the freezer, and the upper lightly heated. Perfect fit the tap of a rubber mallet. The most PRECISE fit I've ever had. Decided to fit it with a JP type Comp, which is really much bigger than it looks on the website. Bolt carrier was from AR15.com, and the bolt was a heavy duty type II from Alexander Arms. I mated this to a standard lower I yanked off of my .458 SOCOM. Oh yes, and the charging handle is the new dual unit from Rainier Arms. Couple of things....the charging handle for some reason would intermittently come out and smack my nose. I changed it out for a gas buster model, and no problems now. The M93 old school Magpul stock (now owned by Ergo), would not stay locked as it was supposed to. It wouldn't fully collapse, but it wouldn't hold like it was supposed to. Trigger is a two stage RRA, that has now been swapped out for a Timney drop in unit. Lower has been swapped out for a billet Specialized Dynamics unit, and stock is now Magpul PRS. Well, it's is an INCREDIBLE shooter holding .50 - .75 MOA groups with Wolf @ 100 meters, and .33 - .50 groups with Alexander OTM match ammo. Super duper easy to clean, as opposed to a standard barrel. The comp is just plain overkill. I don't need it...people think it looks cool. The CQT scope is on their because we thought we'd be busting brush to chase out Mr. Hog. The ranch we went to said no AR's...dohhh! Last minute before we left New Mexico, we brought regular long guns, and heavy duty pistols to take home the meat. Here is a pic of my friend firing his first 6.5 Grendel.