Hand-built 6.5mm Grendel AR-15 Rifle

Hand-built 6.5mm Grendel AR-15 Rifle

Posted by Adam Devine on Oct 14th 2016

A hand-built AR-15 in 6.5 Grendel that puts the emphasis on precision, balance and superb handling

Ranger Point Precision has a national reputation for building innovative and accurate custom Marlin lever action rifles. But among our local Houston area clientele we also have a sterling reputation for building precision rifles of other types, including ARs.

While our lever-action background might make us a red herring in the crowded AR market, our experience has taught us some valuable lessons. Among the most cherished qualities of Marlins are their handling, balance, and natural point-ability. With so many AR builders focused on building mission specific tactical rifles, the balanced, simple, multi-role rifle concept seems largely overlooked in the modern sporting class.

So we set out to emulate, as nearly as possible, the characteristics of a levergun that have made them one of the longest produced and most beloved of rifleman's rifles.

Our AR-15 puts the emphasis on precision, balance and handling. It's a rifle born to instill confidence and comfort in its owner, whether he or she is putting meat in the freezer, defending the homestead, or shooting for fun.

Like any multi-role rifle, ours is chambered in a versatile cartridge: the capable and increasingly popular 6.5mm Grendel, which was originally designed to create an effective 200-800 yard AR-15 magazine-length cartridge (read about the 6.5mm Grendel background, specs and ballistics). Because accuracy is also a virtue, we guarantee 5-shot, MOA precision with every RPP 6.5 Grendel AR-15.

At Ranger Point Precision, every rifle is built, not just bolted together. Hand fitted craftsmanship is everywhere, even the places you don't notice. Every AR-15 we build is range tested for reliability and accuracy. If it malfunctions, or fails to place at least 5 factory rounds in one MOA with consistency, it doesn't ship. Your aim is our point.

Quick Stats

Caliber: 6.5mm Grendel

Accuracy: 5-shot, MOA precision

Weight: 7 lbs.

Trigger Weight: 3.5 lbs.

Overall Length: 38 ½

Barrel Length: 18.5" threaded and fitted with a brake

Length of Pull: 13 1/2"

To learn more, visit the 6.5mm Grendel AR-15 page on the website.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the 6.5 Grendel cartridge best used for?

The 6.5 Grendel is a sweet shooting, precise and efficient cartridge used to hunt deer, feral hogs, and other big games with excellent results. The 6.5 Grendel is best suited to semi-automatic rifles and works best as a medium-range round for bolt-action rifles.

Do you need a special lower for 6.5 Grendel?

Yes, you will need a special lower chambered for 6.5 Grendel as it uses a regular AR-15 upper receiver; the lower assembly must match. You can use a mil-spec forged or billet lower receiver, regular single-stage trigger, and a regular AR-15 lower parts kit with a usual disconnector, safety lever, and hammer.

How far will a 6.5 Grendel shoot?

6.5 Grendel can shoot accurately up to 800 meters, but it can be pushed to 1000 yards.