Alexander Arms Tactical .6.5 Grendel Semi-Automatic Complete AR-15 Rifle, FDE - RTA65DEVE
- Series/Collection: Tactical
- Action: Semi-Automatic
- Stock Type: SopMod Bravo Collapsible
- Trigger Type: Velocity Classic AR
- Muzzle Type: Thread Protector
- Magazine Capacity: 10+1
- Caliber/Gauge: 6.5 Grendel
- Twist Rate: 1:7.5"
- Barrel Material: Chrome Moly
- Receiver Finish: Flat Dark Earth
- Stock Finish: Flat Dark Earth
- Barrel Length: 16"
- Overall Length: 37"
With the addition of the 6.5 Grendel to the product line-up at Alexander Arms in 2004, the history of no compromise design, engineering, and innovation continues. The 6.5 Grendel provides an extreme range capability for hunting, competition and tactical applications. These ranges are far beyond those previously achievable with the AR-15 style weapon. The 6.5 Grendel has the flexibility to move from lightweight varmint bullets in the 90-grain class, which offer superb accuracy for competition and small game shooting, to mid-weight, 108 to 120-grain competition bullets, and then on to 130 and 140 grain bullets, ideal for longer range, tactical shooting. The origin of the 6.5 Grendel may be traced back to the Soviet 7.62x39. This was modified for European competition, being necked down to form the 220 Russian. From here, Dr. Lou Palmisano and Ferris Pindel took the case and blew out the shoulder to create the 22 PPC and the 6mm PPC, which currently dominate bench rest competitions. In designing the 6.5 Grendel, the starting position was the PPC design, but it quickly became apparent that the caliber of the PPC was not as flexible as was needed. Early research with a wildcat 6.5 PPC also showed that the case lacked powder capacity, which, in turn, created pressure problems. The final 6.5 Grendel design draws on the PPC, but it is very much its own cartridge. The internal capacity was expanded by shifting the shoulder forward and the wall thicknesses in the neck and shoulder were increased to provide a more robust case capable of being fed within a semi-automatic rifle. Finally, the external taper of the case was adjusted for reliable feed in the magazine. The 6.5 Grendel is challenging the status quo in military and law enforcement units around the world. First unveiled in May 2003 at the Blackwater Training facility in North Carolina, the 6.5 Grendel out-shot the 7.62 NATO at range with half the recoil. Still supersonic at 1200 yd, the 6.5 Grendel delivered superior external ballistics to the 7.62 NATO. Utter reliability, superior external and terminal ballistics than the current state of the art, outstanding accuracy in a lightweight M16/AR-15 platform it is what appears to be the pinnacle for what may be achieved in the M16/AR-15 chassis.
- Flat-top receiver
- 16 inches chrome moly, lightweight barrel
- Threaded 5/8-24
- Manticore Arms transformer rail handguard and your choice of two sets of panels
- B5 systems SOPMOD BRAVO collapsible stock
- Standard AR-15 trigger
- (1) 10 round 6.5 Grendel magazine