BOTW: Fourth Set Results

Tom R
by Tom R

Drumroll…..And the winner for the second set was the 6.5 Grendel Pistol Build by DJ with 32% of the votes (I’ve noticed that the votes are getting much closer; I’m assuming because the individual builds appeal to some segments of all of you. It could also just be coincidence…). The randomly picked winning voter was Ryan M.

DJ will receive a gift card to Brownells (and be entered in the BOTY) and Ryan M will get a small amount of swag. It pays to play… 😉

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Tom R
Tom R

Tom is a former Navy Corpsman that spent some time bumbling around the deserts of Iraq with a Marine Recon unit, kicking in tent flaps and harassing sheep. Prior to that he was a paramedic somewhere in DFW, also doing some Executive Protection work between shifts. Now that those exciting days are behind him, he teaches wilderness medicine and runs an on-demand medical staffing business. He hopes that his posts will help you find solid gear that will survive whatever you can throw at it--he is known (in certain circles) for his curse...ahem, find the breaking point of anything.You can reach him at tom.r AT or at

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  • Emfourty Gasmask Emfourty Gasmask on Nov 17, 2018

    Isn't the whole point of the 6.5 Grendel to reach? Not exactly sure what you'd gain in a shorter barrel here with that caliber, considering how damn expensive it is

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    • JSandMath JSandMath on Nov 23, 2018

      @Sunshine_Shooter I'm inclined to agree, which is exactly why I brought the point up. After all, the whole point of 6.8SPC wasn't to be a deer-and-pig rifle caliber, but a nice stop gap between 556 and 762x51, while performing better in shorter barrels. It sounds crazy to some people at first, but short barreled 6.5G really isn't a bad idea.

  • ChuckCVG ChuckCVG on Nov 19, 2018

    Anyone identify the handguard? I like it...

    • Dcommoncents Dcommoncents on Nov 28, 2018

      @ChuckCVG Thanks, it's a 12" UTG pro. Relatively cheap, but well built and designed. That said, I've had good luck with even cheaper handguards like those from AIM sports.