Howa 6.5 Grendel update

mini with scopeI finally received my Leupold VX1 2-7×33 scope (LR Duplex reticle) the other day. With the Talley ring/mounts and scope the rifle is 6lbs 4oz. With four rounds of 123gr Hornayd SST it is 6lbs 8oz. I would like it to be under 6lbs, but it is what it is. When a company like Manners or McMillian start to produce lightweight stocks I’ll be in line. Good news was the scope came in under the advertised weight at 9.85oz (advertised at 9.9).

I did a break in session like Howa suggests and it looks like accuracy will be fine for big game hunting. I was surprised by the thump the 6.5 Grendel produces at 200yd on steel. I was also a little surprised by the recoil, of course I guess with a lightweight rifle it shouldn’t be a surprise.

No group pictures yet, I’ll make sure to take some next time out.