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EZ2PLZ

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Hi everyone, I am new to this forum. I have been shooting & hunting with the Grendel since 08, but this is my first build. I think it turned out pretty nice. It is a Brownell's 18" barrel that I heard on other forums was complete trash. From my first couple of groups, it looks like it is going to do just fine. I was only able to shoot 15 rds through the rifle, the wind was screaming this past Saturday. I was mainly checking to see if the gun was functioning correctly. Hopefully this weekend I will be able to shoot groups at a distance. I am glad to find this forum, it looks like the people here are a little more down to earth.   Grendel.JPG  Target 75yds.JPG 
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EZ2PLZ

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I forgot to mention I was only shooting at 75 yds. That's the furthest I can shoot at my house. Hopefully, I can try some different rounds, and some distance this weekend.
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YYea the "grendel" forum is so biased its not even funny. They do a lot of bashing and have no idea in many cases what they are talking about.
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You could probably shrink those groups, by using a target with a smaller bull. When the bull is big it's hard to ensure the reticle is centered. What power is that Vortex? It looks geared more toward hunting than shooting tiny groups. Those are nice groups considering the uphill battle you have! 
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The Vortex Scope is a Strike Eagle, the power is  1x6. I have a another Gendel set up for long distance. I originally was just going to put an Eotech or red dot on it, but since this scope has an illuminated reticle, I figured it would do the same job & allow me to reach out a little farther when necessary. The day I shot those groups I was mainly checking the function of the rifle & setting my adj. gas block. After I finished, I decided to see what kind of groups I could get. It was not the best day for shooting, with wind gusts of 30 mph. I plan on taking it out for a real test soon. I want to try some different factory ammo to see what it likes. I am anxious to see what 123SST will do. 
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There was a time I wanted an Eotech, but unless you only hunt dense woods, it makes your AR a CQB rifle only. They are nice but, your setup makes more sense. Given the conditions it should be a great shooter!
I live out here in west central Nebraska, where we have whitetails along the North and South Platte rivers, Muleys away from the river bottoms, and Antelope just to the west. I opted for a high power scope with a 5x zoom range on my .264 LBC. Thanks to my wife working at Cabelas I was able to get a Vortex Intrepid 4.5x - 22x by 50 for $439! Low enough power for whitetails, high enough to tag a speed goat out at 400.
I have a 16" pencil barrel .223 AR with an ACOG reflex sight, for super close work, wife loves shooting that little thing. 

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