The 6.5 Grendel Ammo in stock (6.5×39mm) is an intermediate cartridge jointly designed by British-American armourer 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 ammo in stock was first unveiled in May 2003 at the Blackwater Training Facility in North Carolina. Where it remained supersonic at 1,200 yd (1,100 m) range and out-shot the 7.62mm NATO with only half the recoil. Since its introduction, it has proven to be a versatile cartridge and is now expanding out into other firearm design platforms including bolt-action rifles.
6.5 Grendel ammo serves a very particular niche. While there are other mid- to long-range hunting rounds, the 6.5mm Grendel in stock 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, 6.5mm Grendel ammo 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. It carries about 1,800 foot-pounds of energy. Its effective range is 200 to 800 yards.
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