146: 5.56/223 vs 6.5 Grendel Comparison
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Are you up for another cartridge comparison show? In this episode, we’re going to talk about the .223 Remington and 5.56x45mm NATO and how they compare to the 6.5 Grendel. While they are all extremely popular with hunters and shooters who like the AR-platform, they have vastly different strengths and weaknesses. With that in mind, I’m going to discuss the pros and cons of the 5.56/223 vs 6.5 Grendel in this episode so you can make an informed decision on which one is best for you.

Article Referenced In Show: 6.5 Grendel vs 5.56/223 Review & Comparison – Blog article referenced in podcast

Show Notes: https://thebiggamehuntingblog.com/podcast/556223vs65grendel

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What We Covered

1) History of the .223 Remington, 5.56x45mm NATO, and 6.5 Grendel cartridges.

2) How the cartridges compare to each other in terms of external dimensions, trajectory, recoil, and accuracy.

3) Compare ammo and rifle choices in each cartridge.

4) Pros and cons of hunting with each cartridge.

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