My deer rifle getting heavy!

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My deer rifle getting heavy!

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Post by Longhair1957 » July 26th, 2018, 1:11 pm

I’ve used my 1885 Browning .30’06 for deer hunting around 25 years. But that b**** is getting heavy on my 61 year old body. (Tons of health issues)
Thinking of getting a 6.5 Grendel CZ 527 American. They are nice, well built rifles, sometimes excellent wood. Single set trigger. And they are accurate. And weigh about 6.4 pounds before optics.

I know that the Grendel isn’t as powerful as the creedmore. Lower velocity.

But. I like good figured wood, and blues steel in my hunting guns.
Need light. And accurate, I’m a snob, if it don’t group well I don’t like it.

I know that the Ruger American is light and 6.5 creedmore available.

But, can’t stand that plastic stock.
I like to collect something to pass down to my grandkids.

Question: Any of you have a Grendel bolt action that you use? And how does it perform for you?


‘Merica F’ yeah!!!!

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Post by Longhair1957 » July 26th, 2018, 1:19 pm

‘Merica F’ yeah!!!!

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Post by A_C Guy » July 27th, 2018, 6:04 pm

There is a 6.5 Grendel forum and the Howa is the preferred rifle for accuracy over there. .5 MOA with commercial match ammo.
I'm like you, I prefer real wood or laminated wood stocks for their looks. AJI has a laminated stock Mossberg rifle in 6.5. The reviews for the Mossberg are also excellent for hunting use. 1 MOA will commercial ammo.

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Post by Longhair1957 » July 27th, 2018, 8:59 pm

I’ll have to take a look at the howa Grendel.
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Post by 792mauser » July 31st, 2018, 11:34 pm

Shot a Mossberg laminated 6.5 Grendel today at the range. It's a hoot to shoot. Hit the small steel as fast as I could work the bolt.
And it's lighter than the full size #9+ trapdoor that I started hunting with years ago.

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Post by Longhair1957 » August 4th, 2018, 11:37 pm

About three pounds lighter!!!

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Post by Zanehenson » September 6th, 2018, 7:56 am

I’ve taken two Arizona deer with 6.5 Grendel chambered AR. I honestly wouldn’t hesitate to use it on something larger with the proper bullet. As far as a light handy rifle in an effective light recoiling caliber I think this is a great choice.

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Post by was21 » September 18th, 2018, 12:35 pm

My 6.5 Grendels perform way above their weight class....very under rated cartridge IMO.

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