6.5 Grendel ammo serves a very particular niche. While there are other mid- to long-range hunting rounds, the 6.5 Grendel 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, 6.5 Grendel ammunition 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 and carries about 1,800 foot-pounds of energy.

Its effective range is 200 to 800 yards.

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