So I mentioned that I had decided to do a custom build. I was debating what caliber go with. I have ruled out the .300 AAC because it just does not have the range to be an accurate round out to the distance that I want to shoot. So that basically left me with two rounds.
Why don’t I explore an AR in a .308 or a 7.62×39 hybrid? Basically, I really want to build my rifle off on a Sharps Brothers Hellbreaker lower receiver. This has basically limited me to the 5.56/223, the .300 AAC (which we already ruled out) and the 6.5 Grendel.
But my decision making process took another curve when I started looking for 6.5 Grendel ammunition. If everything went south, and I had to grab my bug out bag, my S&W M&P-15 would be my go-to weapon. Therefore, my ammo requirement will always be 5.56 due to its widespread availability. So the cost of buying vast amounts of this ammo is not the concern. The problem was that I could not find that ammo I was looking for. Eventually I found some at Alaska Ammo. Nice little store that has everything you would want ammunition wise to have a good weekend. They even sold a few rifles as well.
SO they had my 6.5 Grendel, I bought a box, and I have decided that this is the round I’m going with. Now I just need to track down everything. else. If you’re interested, all of my specialty items I want to get are linked below. At the rate I want to purchase the items, I think I should have my next rifle assembled in about 7 months.