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    6.5 Grendel Upper?

    I want to get a AR15 upper for longer range shooting. Was thinking 6.5 Grendel. Is that the consensus here? Also, who makes a good 6.5 upper?

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    If you want to stick with ar15 platform that is what I would go with.

    Decent ammo options and Wolf is available for cheap plinking if wanted.

    Other options would be 224valk or 6.8spc but I think the 6.5 g has the best staying power. 224v was hyped up but the support hasn't been there imo

    A larue tactical ultimate upper kit would be a good choice. You can get it assembled with everything else you need to build a new rifle ( lower parts, stock, buffer tube etc) except the stripped lower receiver for under $800

    SOLGW does 6.5g uppers as well

    On the cheaper end Aero and PSA have options but not the quality of above
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    Quote Originally Posted by everready73 View Post
    If you want to stick with ar15 platform that is what I would go with.

    Decent ammo options and Wolf is available for cheap plinking if wanted.

    Other options would be 224valk or 6.8spc but I think the 6.5 g has the best staying power. 224v was hyped up but the support hasn't been there imo

    A larue tactical ultimate upper kit would be a good choice. You can get it assembled with everything else you need to build a new rifle ( lower parts, stock, buffer tube etc) except the stripped lower receiver for under $800

    SOLGW does 6.5g uppers as well

    On the cheaper end Aero and PSA have options but not the quality of above
    Thank you, sir. I ordered the Larue Ultimate Kit today.

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    I have both the LaRue and Aero Precision uppers in 6.5 Grendel, and both are tack drivers. The LaRue has a nitrided barrel and the Aero is stainless. I bought the Aero Precision upper after ordering the LaRue and finding out it would be six months before it would ship because of a backlog of orders.
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    6.5 Grendel is the most fun I've had shooting, loading, and building in a long time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DGB View Post
    Thank you, sir. I ordered the Larue Ultimate Kit today.
    Very good choice. Best value out their IMO

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    With 6.5G if going for precision, I'd recommend finding a shop that has some specialization and experience with 6.5G, versus places that crank out lots of uppers in any caliber. Some top choices by reputation in no special order....

    * Alexander Arms
    * Larue Tactical
    * Precision Firearms

    Of the three, I preferred PF and recently had them build a 6.5 18" upper. They are definitely on the pricey side and using top notch barrels (mine has a Krieger) and components, but Mark knows how to put a precision rifle together.

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    love shooting 6.5g

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