Grendel guys, I need some bullet input

Posted by: kooman

Grendel guys, I need some bullet input - 02/10/20 08:46 PM

I am currently building a 12.5Ē Grendel to play around with shooting mainly coyotes under 250yds. Itís a 1:8 barrel from Ritch and need thoughts on some bullets to try. I shoot a lot of 123 out of my 20Ē but I thought I might want to try some lighter loads with the short one. I donít usually save fur but I donít want to pick up the pieces either. Any thoughts on some bullet/powder combinations to start working up would be appreciated.
Posted by: Stu Farish

Re: Grendel guys, I need some bullet input - 02/10/20 10:35 PM

Sierra 85gr Varminter and Hornady 95gr VMax are 2 I've worked with, but not in a short barrel
Posted by: LittleAndy

Re: Grendel guys, I need some bullet input - 02/10/20 11:54 PM

I've had decent enough luck with 107tmks out of mine, but its not a short barrel rig. Mines actually a 24" Bear Creek Arsenal upper and I was able to get it to shoot just under 3/4" groups for now.
Posted by: nr123

Re: Grendel guys, I need some bullet input - 02/11/20 12:35 AM

I'm shooting 90 gr Varmageddon's with Benchmark in my 18" Grendel AR. Very accurate and works well on coyotes. Not sure about a short bbl.
Posted by: kooman

Re: Grendel guys, I need some bullet input - 02/11/20 07:48 AM

The short barrel is definitely going to be an experiment, most of the internet talk is guys running 123ís from their short barrels with great results. I will just have to see how it goes. I know my 20Ē bhw prefers the 123
Posted by: AWS

Re: Grendel guys, I need some bullet input - 02/11/20 08:51 AM

I loaded some Nosler 100gr Custom Comp's in my Mini Howa, they shot very well and killed a 30 yard coyote just fine, not fine enough to skin but I was able to drag him out behind some cactus in one trip.
Posted by: Ghostman

Re: Grendel guys, I need some bullet input - 02/12/20 07:02 AM

Why on earth would you put that short of a barrel on a Grendel?
Posted by: kooman

Re: Grendel guys, I need some bullet input - 02/12/20 07:49 AM

Originally Posted By: Ghostman
Why on earth would you put that short of a barrel on a Grendel?

Because it will be a real handy rifle with a suppressor, because the ballistics are still very good for a short barrel, way better energy than a short 223, and because I can. Lol. I just think it will be fun to play around with without the extra length
Posted by: Roscoehd

Re: Grendel guys, I need some bullet input - 02/12/20 03:38 PM

120 Nosler, 28.1 Gr of XBR, works great in my 12" Grendel