Product overview of 6.5 grendel
The 6.5 Grendel ammo features versatile loads optimized for excellent performance from America’s favorite guns.
Loaded with legendary Hornady bullets Hornady Black ammunition is designed to fit feed and function in a variety of platforms.
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Brief history of the 6.5 grendel ammo
The goal of the 6.5 Grendel design was to create an effective STANAG magazine-length cartridge for the AR-15 platform that could reach 200–800 yd (180–730 m) and surpass the performance of the native 5.56mm NATO/.223 Remington cartridge. Constrained by the dimension of the STANAG magazines, the Grendel’s designers decided to use a shorter, larger-diameter case for higher powder volume while allowing space for the long, streamlined, high ballistic coefficient 6.5mm (.264 cal.) bullets.
Firing factory-loaded ammunition with bullets ranging from 90 to 129 grains (5.8 to 8.4 g), its muzzle velocity varies from 2,500 ft/s (760 m/s) with 129- and 130-grain (8.4 g) bullets to 2,900 ft/s (880 m/s) with 90 gr (5.8 g) bullets (similar in velocity to a 77-grain (5.0 g) 5.56 mm round). Depending on their case material and bullet weight, 6.5mm Grendel cartridges weigh 14.7 to 17.8 grams (227 to 275 gr).
The case head diameter of the Grendel is the same as that of the .220 Russian, 7.62×39mm and 6.5mm PPC cases. This diameter is larger than the 5.56×45mm NATO, thereby necessitating the use of a non-standard AR-15 bolt. The increased case diameter results in a small reduction in the magazine ammo capacities. A 6.5mm Grendel magazine with the same dimensions as a 30-round STANAG magazine will hold 26 rounds of Grendel ammunition.
Hornady Black ammunition features versatile loads optimized for excellent performance from America’s favorite guns.
Loaded with legendary Hornady bullets, Hornady Black 6.5 grendel review ammunition is designed to fit, feed and function in a variety of platforms.
Every Hornady Black 6.5mm Grendel 123 gr ELD Match cartridge is crafted under rigorous quality control routines to ensure proper bullet seating,
as well as consistent charges and pressures to deliver optimal velocity and repeatable accuracy.
Hornady Black 6.5 grendel ammunition 123 gr ELD Match is loaded with Hornady’s latest Extremely Low Drag Match bullet
with a Heat Shield® polymer tip and additional design features for an unusually high ballistic coefficient and superb accuracy.
What is 6.5 Grendel good for?
- Designed for reliable cycling in any AR-15 platform, including pistols and gas piston systems
- Boxer-primed brass case
- Superb round-to-round consistency
- Available in (20 rounds per box)
What is a 6.5 Grendel compared to?
Improve your performance at the range or in the field by keeping your weapon loaded with Hornady Black 6.5mm Grendel 123 grain ELD Match Centerfire Rifle Ammunition.
This Hornady 6.5 Grendel Ammo features high-quality cases, primers and propellants to ensure every shot counts.
Hornady Black 6.5 grendel ballistics123gr ELD Match Centerfire Rifle Ammo is perfect for a variety of application, and each order comes with 20 rounds.
Pump up your precision at the range or on the hunting grounds with the help of Hornady 6.5 Grendel 123gr ELD Match BLACK Rifle Ammunition.
Buy Hornady ammo to get bullets that are accurate, consistent, and always dependable.
Ammunition purchaser requirements:
- Rifle/Shotgun ammo: You must be at least 18 years of age
- Handgun ammo: You must be at least 21 years of age
- You must be a U.S. citizen or a resident alien that meets all legal requirements
- Federal law prohibits sales to minors, drug addicts, felons, illegal aliens, the mentally ill, and those convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence crimes.
- You must comply with all other local, state, and/or federal requirements.
Specifications on Hornady 6.5 Grendel Ammo
HORN 81528 BLACK 6.5 GRN 123 ELDM
Mfg Item Num: 81528
Model Number: Black
Series: ELD Match
Unit of measure: BX
Caliber: 6.5 Grendel
Bullet Type: Extremely Low Drag-Match
Bullet Weight: 123 GR
Muzzle Energy: 1818 ft lbs
Muzzle Velocity: 2580 fps
Casing Material: Brass