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6.5 Grendel

PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2015 6:20 pm
by jbullard1
Why would any normal thinking man dump this kind of money into a rifle.
Shilen barrel/bolt $495.00
Ergo stock , $195.00
Bolt carrier group 221.00
Vltor stripped upper, 205.00
Ambi Charging handle 85.00
Vortex PST 4 x 16 x 50 scope 699.99
Vortex mount 99.99
Yankee Hill free float extended handguard 205.00
Timeny Trigger group 195.00

Not counting the Spikes stripped lower , reloading dies, brass
Yes I am building a 800 yard hunting rifle based on the AR-15 platform

Am I stupid?

Re: 6.5 Grendel

PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2015 6:49 pm
by Dawg
Naw.....but got more $$$$ then me

Re: 6.5 Grendel

PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2016 2:06 am
by terry08
Don't think you are stupid at all.
But I do believe you are a few bricks shy of a full load

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Re: 6.5 Grendel

PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2016 6:35 pm
by jbullard1
Stage 3
Rifle not complete yet

Re: 6.5 Grendel

PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2016 8:59 am
by gtk
nice :)

Re: 6.5 Grendel

PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2016 11:41 am
by quigleysharps4570
Looking forward to a shooting report JB. :thumbsup:

Re: 6.5 Grendel

PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2016 12:42 pm
by jbullard1
quigleysharps4570 wrote:Looking forward to a shooting report JB. :thumbsup:

Waiting on 3 parts to complete the build
The scope, the mount and a tiny little roll pin

Re: 6.5 Grendel

PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2016 1:24 pm
by terry08
jbullard1 wrote:
quigleysharps4570 wrote:Looking forward to a shooting report JB.

Waiting on 3 parts to complete the build
The scope, the mount and a tiny little roll pin

What are you going to be shooting at 800 yds.?

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Re: 6.5 Grendel

PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2016 3:23 pm
by jbullard1
terry08 wrote:
jbullard1 wrote:
quigleysharps4570 wrote:Looking forward to a shooting report JB.

Waiting on 3 parts to complete the build
The scope, the mount and a tiny little roll pin

What are you going to be shooting at 800 yds.?

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Not to be a smart azz Terry but any dang thing I want to.
Last time I killed a deer at less than 250 yards was 2009

Re: 6.5 Grendel

PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2016 3:25 pm
by jbullard1
I love precision long range shooting but it is costly. :bash: :bash:

Re: 6.5 Grendel

PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2016 4:56 pm
by Nogocyclist
jbullard1 wrote:Why would any normal thinking man dump this kind of money into a rifle.
......
Am I stupid?


The question you should be asking is what will be the return on investment in the long run for this purchase?

If you use this rifle for 5 or 10 years, what would be the resale value be? If you can get back 90%, then the cost would be 10% of what you have paid. Right now, you can't even get $5.00 a year for a secure cash investment of that amount, so you may as well invest it in a gun. Who knows, the value of the gun may actually go up.

If the value goes up or stays even, then your real cost of the rifle is just the cost of your ammunition. That would not matter because you would probably spend the same amount no matter if you used it in this rifle or the one you are using now. :2TU:

Re: 6.5 Grendel

PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2016 5:19 pm
by jbullard1
Nogocyclist wrote:
jbullard1 wrote:Why would any normal thinking man dump this kind of money into a rifle.
......
Am I stupid?


The question you should be asking is what will be the return on investment in the long run for this purchase?

If you use this rifle for 5 or 10 years, what would be the resale value be? If you can get back 90%, then the cost would be 10% of what you have paid. Right now, you can't even get $5.00 a year for a secure cash investment of that amount, so you may as well invest it in a gun. Who knows, the value of the gun may actually go up.

If the value goes up or stays even, then your real cost of the rifle is just the cost of your ammunition. That would not matter because you would probably spend the same amount no matter if you used it in this rifle or the one you are using now. :2TU:


HHuummm
Return on investment? no
I am at a point in my life that "If I want it and can afford it I will get it"
And I can afford this

Re: 6.5 Grendel

PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 7:45 pm
by jbullard1
I did a few changes and still waiting in the mounts for the scope.
Scope is here but I don'thave the 30mm mount yet so I put a Nikon 2 x 7 on it just for effect
May have to take it back apart to get everything Ceracoated in Flat Dark Earth
:D :D :D

Re: 6.5 Grendel

PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2016 4:41 am
by terry08
Looks great Jerry, Just don't shoot that thing towards Yazoo County. I ain't ready to go just yet.

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Re: 6.5 Grendel

PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2016 7:10 am
by jv
:shock:
terry08 wrote:Looks great Jv.
:nono:
:pop:

Re: 6.5 Grendel

PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2016 7:19 am
by terry08
jv wrote::shock:
terry08 wrote:Looks great Jv.
:nono:
op:

Correction made lol.

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Re: 6.5 Grendel

PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2016 7:42 am
by jv
terry08 wrote:
jv wrote::shock:
terry08 wrote:Looks great Jv.
:nono:
op:

Correction made lol.

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That quite alright Terry I was picking at you. ;)

Re: 6.5 Grendel

PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2016 2:31 pm
by jbullard1
Rifle has been disassembled for Ceracoating, Hoping to have it complete in time to shoot in 2 weeks.

Re: 6.5 Grendel

PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 6:51 pm
by jbullard1
Ceracoating complete, parts assembled and ready to shoot.

Re: 6.5 Grendel

PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 4:38 am
by quigleysharps4570
Good looking rifle, JB. ;)

Re: 6.5 Grendel

PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 9:21 am
by glenn
That's a fine gun! Out of curiosity, if you don't mind me asking, roughly what kind of money do you have in it?


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Re: 6.5 Grendel

PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 12:02 pm
by terry08
Glenn, he has the prices listed at the beginning of the first post. Click on the back arrow to see Jerry's first post.

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Re: 6.5 Grendel

PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 1:07 pm
by jbullard1
jbullard1 wrote:Why would any normal thinking man dump this kind of money into a rifle.
Shilen barrel/bolt $495.00
Ergo stock , $195.00
Bolt carrier group 221.00
Vltor stripped upper, 205.00
Ambi Charging handle 85.00
Vortex PST 4 x 16 x 50 scope 699.99
Vortex mount 99.99
Yankee Hill free float extended handguard 205.00
Timeny Trigger group 195.00

Not counting the Spikes stripped lower , reloading dies, brass
Yes I am building a 800 yard hunting rifle based on the AR-15 platform

Am I stupid?


Add to that $200.00 for Ceracoating the parts, $15.00 each for 4 mags, then the reloading dies, brass and bullets another $300

Re: 6.5 Grendel

PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 4:41 pm
by jbullard1
This is one sweet shooting rifle. Just spent 20 minutes shooting it 4 times.
Shoot one time, pull bolt clean barrel, adjust scope settings. let barrel cool
Repeat 3 more times.
Will work on 100 yards tomorrow some time.
:drool :drool :drool :drool :drool :drool :drool
Chadbragg you need to try this rifle

Re: 6.5 Grendel

PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 10:43 pm
by glenn
Thanks Terry. You have to realize that was 3 weeks ago. I have a hard time remembering what happened 3 hours ago. It's still a sweet looking gun!


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