6.5mm Grendel ammo is an intermediate cartridge jointly designed by British-American armorer Bill Alexander, competitive shooter Arne Brennan (of Houston, Texas) and Lapua ballistician Janne Pohjoispää, as a low-recoil, high-precision rifle cartridge specifically for the AR-15 platform at medium/long range (200–800 yard). It is an improved variation of the 6.5mm PPC.
The 6.5 Grendel is quickly showing its capabilities as a tack driving, flat shooting, long range round without the cost and bulk of heavier rounds. This Steel cased, Berdan primed load by Wolf, makes the cost drop even further while the performance remains. This 100 grain FMJ round pushes 2620 feet per second out of the muzzle and delivers 1524 ft. lbs. of energy at exit.
Being Berdan primed offers excellent ignition consistency but makes it much more difficult to reload; paired with the steel casing it’s not practical to try to reload this round, but it is offered at a significantly discounted price point which makes it a great all around box to stock on your ammo shelf. The ball ammo is still a very effective varmint and small game round out to excellent distances, and the load offers very good price for range days
6.5mm Grendel Ammo
The 6.5mm Grendel was introduced in May 2003 at the Blackwater Training Facility in North Carolina. Its performance at a distance of 1,200 yards is nearly supersonic, and it outshot 7.62mm NATO with half the recoil. This versatile cartridge is now becoming an option for bolt-action rifles. However, it is important to note that its low muzzle velocity can hinder its effectiveness against medium game.
the 6.5mm Grendel is available in limited quantities for Hunter Class Silhouette, and it has become the most popular moderate-caliber cartridge in the world. Because of the high accuracy and range, 6.5mm Grendel ammunition is ideal for a hunting rifle. The resulting loads can be belt-fed and work in full-auto and three-shot burst mode. You can find a variety of 6.5mm Grendel ammo at your local gun store.
6.5mm Grendel ammo is designed for a semiautomatic or automatic firearm. This ammunition has a muzzle velocity of 2,500 feet per second and 880 meters per second. A 90 grain bullet weighs 14.7 grams, which is similar to the 5.56 MM round. The 6.5mm Grendel ammo is not prone to fouling, and is therefore a safe and reliable option for long-range shooting.
A modern classic already, the 6.5 Grendel delivers devastating ballistics in a small package Wolf Ammunition (the producer of this Wolf Military Classics load) is based in Russia. It’s manufacturing process involves coating the steel cases in a special coating which has proven to be reliable in loading and extraction in military firearms and commercial civilian weapons alike. Packaged as 20 rounds per box; 25 boxes.Wolf Ammunition (the producer of this Wolf Military Classics load) is based in Russia. It’s manufacturing process involves coating the steel cases in a special coating which has proven to be reliable in loading and extraction in military firearms and commercial civilian weapons alike. Packaged as 20 rounds per box; 25 boxes.
6.5 Grendel ammo serves a very particular niche. While there are other mid- to long-range hunting rounds, the 6.5 Grendel cartridge delivers the ideal performance for deer hunters wanting to carry an AR platform rather than a traditional bolt-action rifle. The big benefit to 6.5 Grendel is that AR owners can load the round after making a few minor modifications to their upper receiver.
Compared to common hunting rounds, 6.5 Grendel ammunition offers similar knockdown power to .308-caliber ammunition, but with less recoil. On paper, muzzle velocity for 120 grain 6.5 Grendel ammo< is approximately 2,500 feet-per-second and carries about 1,800 foot-pounds of energy. Its effective range is 200 to 800 yards.
The Heat Shield tip defies the effects of aerodynamic heating and retains its shape to provide a perfect me plat (tip) that is always the same shape. A streamlined secant ogive with optimum boat tail design, plus the highly concentric AMP bullet jackets, combined with the patent pending Heat Shield tip creates a supremely accurate, high BC match bullet. ELD-Match bullet BCs are measured with Doppler radar and corrected to standard atmospheric conditions. This steel cased 6.5mm Grendel ammo by Wolf gives you an affordable choice for ammunition to fire through your 6.5mm Grendel rifle. Each steel case is loaded with a 100 grain bimetal jacket FMJ bullet that leaves the muzzle at a velocity of 2690 feet per second. Each round features a non-reloadable Berdan primed steel case and a lead core bullet. This ammo is a fraction of the cost of the brass options in the caliber, and is a great option to shoot in bulk the next time you head out to the range!