6.5 Grendel – Bolt Action Only

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Warning: Bullet selections are specific, and loads are not valid with substitutions of different bullets of the same weight. Variations in bullet length will alter net case capacity,  pressure and velocity. Primer selection is specific and primer types are not interchangeable. These are maximum loads in my firearms and may be excessive in others. All loads should be reduced by 5% as a starting point for development where cartridges have greater than 40 grains in capacity and 10% for cartridges with less than 40 grain capacity following safe handloading practices as represented in established mainstream reloading manuals. Presentation of these loads does not constitute a solicitation for their use, nor a recommendation.

6.5 Grendel – For Bolt Action Rifles Only
Firearm Ruger American Ranch
Barrel Length 16.10″
Max Case Length 1.520″ +0.000″/-0.020″
Min – Max COL 2.135″ – 2.260″
Primer CCI BR4 – Small Rifle Bench Rest
Bullet Diameter 0.2643″ +0.000″/-0.0030″
Reloading Dies Hornady
Caution: Loads exceed SAAMI MAP=52kpsi,
< 60kpsi Not suitable for AR applications.

 

Bullet Type Bullet
Weight

Grains
Net H2O
Grains
Capacity
COL” Powder Type Powder
Charge

Grains
Muzzle
Velocity

fps
Muzzle
Energy

ft/lbs
Sierra Varminter 100 34.0 2.185 AR-Comp 31.0C
2836 1786
Sierra Varminter 100 34.0 2.185 H335 32.5 2844 1796
Sierra Varminter 100 34.0 2.185 Norma 201 32.5C 2864 1822
Sierra Varminter 100 34.0 2.185 Win 748 34.0C 2837 1788
Sierra Pro-Hunter 120 32.9 2.260 AR-Comp 29.5C 2632 1846
Sierra Pro-Hunter 120 32.9 2.260 H335 30.0 2600 1802
Sierra Pro-Hunter 120 32.9 2.260 CFE223 34.5 2781 2061
Sierra Pro-Hunter 120 32.9 2.260 Norma 201 30.5 2591 1789
Nosler Partition 125 31.3 2.240 AR-Comp 28.5 2559 1818
Nosler Partition 125 31.3 2.240 H335 29.5 2522 1766
Nosler Partition 125 31.3 2.240 Norma 201 29.4 2538 1788
Nosler Partition 125 31.3 2.240 Win 748 30.5 2450 1666
Lapua Scenar L 136 29.1 2.240 BL-C2 29.5 2326 1634
Lapua Scenar L 136 29.1 2.240 RS TAC 29.0 2486 1867
Lapua Scenar L 136 29.1 2.240 Norma 203B 28.5 2296 1592
Lapua Scenar L 136 29.1 2.240 Win 748 28.5 2285 1577
Berger LRBT Target 140 29.1 2.260 AR-Comp 26.0 2301 1646
Berger LRBT Target 140 29.1 2.260 BL-C2 29.0 2253 1578
Berger LRBT Target 140 29.1 2.260 CFE 223 30.5 2336 1697
Berger LRBT Target 140 29.1 2.260 Win 748 28.0 2211 2211

 

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