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Old 11-23-2016, 08:01 PM   #1
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Creedmoor build (noob)

Hello gunners!

I have been bitten by the AR-building-bug. My first 5.56 was a success and was a blast!! Now I'm looking to step it up and build a 6.5 creedmoore. I know this is a noob-ish question, but can someone break down the difference between DPMS style builds and AR or billet builds? Barney-style please...which would you recommend? Which is easier? Cheaper? Thanks guys (gals)!
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Old 11-24-2016, 12:55 AM   #2
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I am researching this also. My choices are coming down to a Ruger American bolt-action in 6.5 Creedmoor; or building a 6.5 Grendel AR upper. Leannig towards the bolt-action at this point.

The Creedmor is similar in length to the .308 so you need an AR-10 platform (and magazine) to build on. The 6.5 Grendel is similar in length to the .223/5.56 round so you build on an AR-15 platform.

I think the Creedmoor is at least a couple hundred feet per second faster for a similar bullet weight (say 123 grn). Larger case, so that makes sense.

Ammo looks to be at least $1/round for both although Wolf now sells steel-cased 6.5 Grendel for cheap (~$5.25 box of 20).
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I have decided on the creed. I just can't decide on which style of AR10 the billet or DPMS...
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I went w/ DPMS for my last AR-10 build; was thinking there would be a wider availability of parts ... Can't say for sure if that's true 'cause I only built the one.
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MKsarge, the problem is standardization, and even DPMS has waffled in this area. Depending on what you are wanting to build, and I'm guessing a "Precision" rifle, you will need to plan every component you want to use, and insure it is compatible, with the others. If it is "out-of-stock", you will need to "wait" for it's availability, because if you start to substitute, your planning, and compatibility could go "south" real quick.

For longevity, I would ensure the receivers are Forged 7075-T6 Aluminum alloy, and if possible a "matched set". from someone such as Aero Precision.
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MKsarge, the problem is standardization, and even DPMS has waffled in this area. Depending on what you are wanting to build, and I'm guessing a "Precision" rifle, you will need to plan every component you want to use, and insure it is compatible, with the others. If it is "out-of-stock", you will need to "wait" for it's availability, because if you start to substitute, your planning, and compatibility could go "south" real quick.

For longevity, I would ensure the receivers are Forged 7075-T6 Aluminum alloy, and if possible a "matched set". from someone such as Aero Precision.
Thank you! That's the kind of advice I was looking for.
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