SSK is licensed by Alexander Arms to manufacture firearms, upper units and barrels for the 6.5 Grendel cartridge. The 6.5 Grendel is simply a 6 PPC cartridge with the shoulder moved forward slightly, opened to 6.5 MM and throated to utilize the full length of the M-16 magazine. The loaded cartridge is the same over all length as the 5.56. It is useful in the M-16, AR-15, Contender, Encore and a variety of bolt action firearms. SSK offers a wide variety of uppers and complete guns for this and numerous other cartridges. Call for up to date prices and information. (740-264-0176)
Initially developed as a military-law enforcement cartridge to provide different and better ballistics than the 5.56 it offers factory ammunition in four varieties, at least two being suitable for hunting purposes. Factory ammunition gave the following velocities with excellent uniformity in my guns.
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. In the AR rifles the 5.56 bolt and magazine cannot be used. For Alexander Arms claims for the cartridge see www.alexanderarms.com however in short it is claimed to have superior ballistics than the 7.62 NATO with outstanding accuracy, light recoil and about twice the projectile mass of the 5.56 and possessing excellent accuracy characteristics.
Ammunition, empty cases, dies and magazines as well as various uppers, barrels and complete guns are available from SSK.
Sleek looking devils! These are factory loaded ammunitions for the 6.5 Grendel. A much greater variety is available to the handloader.
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