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#3233080 - 02/10/20 08:46 PM Grendel guys, I need some bullet input
kooman Offline
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Registered: 02/10/13
Posts: 424
Loc: nebraska
I am currently building a 12.5” Grendel to play around with shooting mainly coyotes under 250yds. It’s a 1:8 barrel from Ritch and need thoughts on some bullets to try. I shoot a lot of 123 out of my 20” but I thought I might want to try some lighter loads with the short one. I don’t usually save fur but I don’t want to pick up the pieces either. Any thoughts on some bullet/powder combinations to start working up would be appreciated.

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#3233116 - 02/10/20 10:35 PM Re: Grendel guys, I need some bullet input [Re: kooman]
Stu Farish Offline

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Registered: 04/22/01
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Sierra 85gr Varminter and Hornady 95gr VMax are 2 I've worked with, but not in a short barrel
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#3233137 - 02/10/20 11:54 PM Re: Grendel guys, I need some bullet input [Re: kooman]
LittleAndy Offline
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Registered: 01/14/15
Posts: 141
Loc: Northwest North Dakota
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.
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#3233142 - 02/11/20 12:35 AM Re: Grendel guys, I need some bullet input [Re: kooman]
nr123 Offline
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Registered: 12/11/08
Posts: 703
Loc: Georgia
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.

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#3233155 - 02/11/20 07:48 AM Re: Grendel guys, I need some bullet input [Re: kooman]
kooman Offline
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Registered: 02/10/13
Posts: 424
Loc: nebraska
The short barrel is definitely going to be an experiment, most of the internet talk is guys running 123’s from their short barrels with great results. I will just have to see how it goes. I know my 20” bhw prefers the 123

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#3233165 - 02/11/20 08:51 AM Re: Grendel guys, I need some bullet input [Re: kooman]
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Registered: 02/01/03
Posts: 6168
Loc: NM
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.
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#3233309 - 02/12/20 07:02 AM Re: Grendel guys, I need some bullet input [Re: kooman]
Ghostman Offline
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Registered: 12/18/07
Posts: 546
Loc: Maryland
Why on earth would you put that short of a barrel on a Grendel?

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#3233313 - 02/12/20 07:49 AM Re: Grendel guys, I need some bullet input [Re: Ghostman]
kooman Offline
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Registered: 02/10/13
Posts: 424
Loc: nebraska
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

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#3233380 - 02/12/20 03:38 PM Re: Grendel guys, I need some bullet input [Re: kooman]
Roscoehd Offline
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Registered: 09/05/15
Posts: 109
Loc: MN
120 Nosler, 28.1 Gr of XBR, works great in my 12" Grendel

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