6.5 Grendel

This is one of my top recommendations for those looking for more energy and tight groups at longer ranges in a ready-to-go package (bolts, magazines, barrels, brass and loaded rounds).

Bill Alexander of Alexander Arms created this round based from experiments NRA High Power Rifle competitors (me included) were running on PPC “tall-boys.” It’s a PPC case with the shoulder elevated, thereby increasing its internal capacity after fire forming.

Bill improved on this wildcat and, as suggested, created a fully SAAMI-certified round. The Grendel has the well-proven PPC silhouette — 30-degree shoulder, “short/fat” overall design — which gave the PPC a reputation as “the world’s most accurate cartridge.”