Update: Builds and Plans

Posted: 04/01/2018 in Gable Sporting Goods, Georgia DNR, Hunting, Real Avid
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*Whew!* I hadn’t realized it had been over two months since I wrote an update.  I’ve been very unlucky with my shift rotations at work, I’ve only been able to hit one 3D shoot this year.  I had a great time at Riverbottom Outdoors though, and our schedule is supposed to change late April to a fixed shift, so I may be able to shoot a lot more this year.

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As another update, I’ve finally decided to start building AR 15’s for myself and my wife.  Current projects include a 6.5 Grendel build for myself, and a 5.56mm for the wife, which will either be upgraded to a .224 Valkyrie later in the year, or depend on prices for uppers, simply have a second upper purchased in that caliber.

I chose 6.5 Grendel for several practical reasons, and one impractical one.  The practical reasons include, in no particular order, the caliber’s place between the .22/6mm offerings (I own a fantastic  Winchester Model 70 in .243) and .30 caliber offerings (I have a .300 RUM, .308 Winchester and 30-30), which means I have a mid-range caliber firearm that is practical for everything from varmint hunting to mule deer.  I read multiple reviews of the caliber, watched quite a few videos, and repeatedly ran into professionals who stated that the 6.5 Grendel was pretty much the perfect round for an AR platform.  The impractical reason stems from Beowulf; I’ve always loved that story, so when I see the name ‘Grendel,’ I tend to pay more attention.

On to turkey season!

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