As many of you know, I like the 6.5 Grendel. I have not been real happy with the magazines for the caliber. I am using the Elander magazines at the moment. They work okay but they rattle when loaded. That is not good if you are hunting.
Amend2 has been working a polymer magazine. It is unique in that it feeds the ammunition up to one side of the magazine instead of pushing in each round from the left or right side. If you look at an AR magazine, it is staggered. So each time the bolt closes it picks up a round from one side then from the other side. The Amend2 is supposed to solve that. I know they are making a 10 round magazine first. After all there are many jurisdictions that only allow 10 rounds so why wouldn't you make that one first? Hopefully they will come out with a higher capacity magazine. Very Unique and I hope to have some soon. They were shown at Shot Show 2019. It is August now and while I have been given costs, we are still waiting for magazines. I think they will have them 100% when they are released.
Here are some more photos of the prototype.
I am a big fan of the 6.5 Grendel. A round doesn't have to go super fast if the ballistic coefficient is high. Harbour Arms is the first to offer precision snap caps in 6.5 Grendel.
Another first, Harbour Arms is now offering 6.5 Grendel Bore guides for AR15's. This bore guide is another item made by Boretech. Look for them in February 2019 on this website.
The 6.5 Grendel started life as a proprietary cartridge. The Grendel was designed by Bill Alexander to replace the .223 cartridge in military rifles.
This cartridge is a spin off of the 6PPC but was designed to handle heavier bullets. Most of the 6.5mm bullets have a better ballistic coefficient than any of the .223 bullets. This made the 6.5 Grendel much more efficient at 600 yards. The Grendel is tailored to fit in an AR-15 platform Modern Sporting Rifle at standard magazine lengths.
The 6.5 LBC was developed by Les Baer to replicate the 6.5 Grendel before it became a SAAMI spec'ed cartridge.
Our 6.5 AR fits both! Once again, Harbour Arms was the first to bring you the 6.5 Grendel snap cap.
6.5 AR (6.5 Grendel)
The 6.5 AR is Harbour Arms answer to your requests for a 6.5 LBC or the 6.5 Grendel. Our 6.5 AR fits both!
This cartridge is a spin off of the 6PPC but was designed to handle heavier bullets. Most of the 6.5mm bullets have a better ballistic coefficient than any of the .223 bullets. The 6.5 LBC or Grendel are tailored to fit in an AR-15 Platform Rifle at standard magazine lengths. This cartridge is certainly one that could replace the .223 in the AR platform battle rifle.
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