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Continuing down the same general line of thought from last week’s comparison of the 223 vs 308, I realize some people want something that offers a step up in performance compared to the 223/5.56 without going all the way up to the 308. For that reason, a number of other cartridges have been developed over the years that improve on the 223 in many ways, but still function in a standard AR-15 platform. Well, the 6.5 Grendel is likely the most popular cartridge from that family at this instant. With all that in mind, today’s episode compares and contrasts the 6.5 Grendel and the 308 Winchester in order to provide some insight into which cartridge is better suited for various situations.
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6.5 Grendel vs 308 Winchester – Blog article referenced in podcast