6.5 Grendel vs .243

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In an attempt to find the better of 6.5 Grendel vs .243, I tried out both rounds and conducted an analysis of its user’s feedback. I gathered the few variations between these two rounds, and I must admit that most of these variations all pointed back to one element, which is the design of their body and finishing. The Grendel seems to take on a pointy tip and a more compact build, whereas the 243 features a blunt rounded front end of the bullet.

Not a lot has been said in comparison to the 6.5 Grendel and the 243 Winchester. My guess is because there is not much to be compared between the two most popular AR 15 rounds. Their popularity lies in their premium quality, and consistent performances that have competed even before most of us were conceived. 

For a smooth understanding as to where their differences lie, you will first need to understand the build and characteristics of each. 

6.5 Grendel

The 6.5mm Grendel is an intermediate cartridge that has seen its prevalence in the hunting scene and holds a high reputation. It’s perfectly constructed design is all thanks to a group of engineers led by one Anne Brennan in the Alexander Arms makers. It is a low recoil round that does not compromise its efficiency as it is an extremely accurate and useful AR15 based projectile.

Its body form and shape allow for it to provide spectacular shooting accuracy on long and medium-range attempts. It also means that is extremely reliable and even more lethal on short-range shots. The 6.5 features all the beautiful features from its parent case, the 6.5mm PPC, with additional improvements that sum up to an excellent modern rifle magazine.

Its use in bolt action rifles in the hunting of medium-sized game is a trend that is gaining pace pretty quickly in the United States. On its introduction to the market back in 2003, its primary goal was to maximize the efficiency of AR ammunition between 200-800 yards. As expected, these projectiles delivered what was required of them. 

The size of this round is smaller in comparison to other rifle rounds; this is after the finding that a massive body somehow compromises the efficiency of the projectile. With this knowledge in mind, the designing team set forth to coming up with a shorter and streamlined cartridge. And then was the 6.5 Grendel introduced to the market.

What are the Attributes of the 6.5 Grendel?

Exterior Design

Since its parent case is the .220 Russian, the 6.5 tends to take its design and attributes on after it. Its makers understood that only a few modifications were needed on the already successful projectile to make it even more useful. The casing takes a bottleneck design with a rimless base for quicker expansion once in the target.

It is no lie