I don't think I'm over the line with this...came across this today and figured it was worth sharing (yes, I bought one).

http://www.larue.com/larue-ultimate-ar-15-upper-kit 

Don't let the URL fool you - the kits are for the entire rifle except the lower receiver, ~$900 delivered in a boutique color, ~$800 delivered in plane black, your choice of 5.56, 6.5 Grendel, .300 BO...for an additional $200, they'll set it up for you.

It's an astoundingly good deal for mid quality AR components...except these are LaRue AR components.  Virtually an entire 2k+ rifle for less than half that.  

 

 

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Ohh Boy, check in on LF before turning in, end up spending almost a grand.  FDE 6.5 Grendel plus a shirt.

Seriously, thanks, I've been contemplating a 6.5 Grendel build.  I'd like another 2 inches on the rail, but I'll live.

I'm looking at the 6.5 Grendel myself.

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I have a Colt 6920 and a Beretta ARX-100 sitting at my dealer of choice.  I better not....I am looking....I shouldn't, what is wrong with me its a good deal.  Oh I have a meeting so I will think about it....what is my credit card number.

See it happens to me too. I really want the 12 inch upper but I am resisting for now. 

Resistance is futile, you will be assimilated.

 

Seriously, the hardest part for me is buying only one...I'm putting together a 6.8 upper as a load test mule for my dad...despite grabbing a DD barrel on sale from Brownell, if LT did a 6.8 I'd be two down for sure.  I might be anyway if I can find a use for the LT barrel separate from the rest...

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lpd5408 posted:

Thanks. Now I have to find something to sell so I can get one

How may kidney's do you have?

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Yup. Ordered mine yesterday.

One 14.5" in UDE inbound.

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Does anyone have hands on experience with these?  Mark sent a 6.5mm rifle to a well know Grendel fan, who is saying nice things about it. But, I'm interested in LFer's opinions.

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"Shoot the MOTHERF$%^ER until he changes shape or catches fire"  the PAT ROGERS

Well I ordered one in 6.5 Grendel black an unassembled. Hopefully that doesn't end up being a problem. I have plenty on good armorers near me and at the PD.

Now to get a couple mags and some ammunition. Thinking about getting some Hornady ELR and then use that brass to reload. So I guess I'll be getting some new dies, bullets, more primers and powder. 

LPD "People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. . . The leader works in the open, and the boss in covert. The leader leads, and the boss drives." - Theodore Roosevelt

I caved in...it was just too good a deal AND I did just come back from an all expense paid vacation.  I ordered one 18 inch 5.56 in UDE and one 18 inch 6.5 in plain old black (with UDE furniture) that will likely see a rattle can at some point.  1700 dollars in...and only another 200 dollars from having two complete rifles...the way I see it, that's 1900 dollars for two really solid rifles - that's a smoking deal.  

What blew my mind is that you can get 6.5 delivered for $.24 a round if you're willing to shoot Wolf...just something to consider.  

Now I need to buy more optics...

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Ordered on August 7th @ 22:30; arrived this afternoon, August 16th.  Packaged nicely, upon inspection everything seems flawlessly finished.  I am busy moving my daughter to college out of state, I hope to get this put together and some rounds downrage next week.

Thanks guys, that Grendel keeps looking better and better.  I'm hold off though until some one posts range sessions results. 

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I got 200 rounds of Hornady 123 gr AMAX (6.5 Grendel) that came in yesterday. Plan on reloading some after that. Question I have and may be more appropriate to ask somewhere else, but can I use my .223/5.56 mags? I have read yes, but have to download and read no I cant.

LPD "People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. . . The leader works in the open, and the boss in covert. The leader leads, and the boss drives." - Theodore Roosevelt

lpd5408 posted:

I got 200 rounds of Hornady 123 gr AMAX (6.5 Grendel) that came in yesterday. Plan on reloading some after that. Question I have and may be more appropriate to ask somewhere else, but can I use my .223/5.56 mags? I have read yes, but have to download and read no I cant.

Everything thing I've read says to use 6.5 specific magazines.  Larue is selling Elanders, Alexander Arms has a couple different models as well.  Check the 6.5 Grendel Forum for real world user comments.  The Magazines were a major issue for the 6.5mm Grendel to start with, I believe that they have gotten past it, but I highly recommend you do your research to confirm or deny my comments.  

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Where are you finding loaded 123 gn A-Max?  I'd love to get my hands on some.  Although, to be fair, the Hornady Black 123 gn ELD-M is a smoking deal (assuming it shoots) at around $15 a box.  

I ordered a case of the cheapo WPA stuff to do a bargain brand shoot out between the 5.56 and 6.5 - because the 6.5 is actually cheaper to shoot (and about even for the match ammo).  

I am waiting on "good" ammo at the moment as well as mags...you can jam an empty 6.8 SPC mag (not sure on 5.56) in the rifle and enjoy it as a single shot - I did that to test function.  Everything is TIGHT, but it runs just fine.  I just mounted a Viper PST 5-25x50...which looks absolutely comical...but...if it's worth doing, it's worth over doing?  Honestly, the AR-15 is light and handy enough that it actually handles pretty decently offhand when dialed down to 5x...it just looks absolutely silly.  

I'm still waiting on the 5.56 kit...I am thinking about selling my 7mm Rem Mag just to poach the optic (a Viper PST Gen I in 4-16x50...so, still comical, just a little less so), heh.  I intend for this to be me GOTO 5.56 and will convert my existing DDM4V1 to 6.8 SPC (probably with a LaRue handguard...also on sale for $209 at the moment...).

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