LaRue Tactical 6.5 Grendel FDE Rifle

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SKU: LT-65G-18-FDE
LaRue Tactical 6.5 Grendel FDE Rifle

Hi, this is Mark LaRue. You may recall back in 2008 I killed a nice Colorado bull elk at 405 yards, in a howling wind, with one shot from a 6.5 Grendel. I may hold the world distance record for the 6.5G bagging an elk.

LaRue IPO - Initial Precision Offering - - - Offered Immediately.

We are wrapping up a small-run of our new gorgeous 6.5 Grendel rifles adorned in Flat Dark Earth and you can place your order right now.

Don't hesitate if you want one and be advised the 125 FDE 7.62 rifles we offered on Jan. 1st, 2016 sold out in four minutes flat.

Our recent run of 375 FDE 7.62 rifles crashed the website. It took nearly an hour to recover, so the run offering was delayed a bit and took just under 2 hours (but it was 3 times as many). Anyhow, get after it if you want one.

Now, to these 6.5 Grendel rifles ... these are a modified version of our Stealth 2.0 chassis, in Flat Dark Earth. Each comes with a matching FDE LT-104 30mm scope mount. The ultra-precision barrel is a stylish medium weight, 1-in-8" twist 18" long, SAAMI-chambered 6.5 Grendel. Our in-house barrel shop went with a 5/8-24 thread on the end to accommodate more of the open market adapters. We are shipping the rifle with what we consider to be the best brake on the market - ours - our TranQuilo brake that fits our TranQuilo suppressors.
The base rifle is well-balanced and fairly light, coming in at a weight of 7 lbs. 13.2 oz.

I've told our guys and gals to toss in a free barrel wrench and a couple boxes of free shells (ha, "shells", that's my grandpa talking). One box is a Hornady factory load, the other is a custom precision load. You can try both out and buy more from us later if you so desire. Moreover, since this is "THE YEAR OF THE GRENDEL", gun stores all over have all sorts of great 6.5 Grendel ammo to choose from ... it's everywhere.

There's one more thing - like the last run of rifles, we lined up a scope that's perfect for it, a Burris MTAC 1.5-6, with an illuminated BDC style reticle. Same style scope/reticle I whacked that bull elk with back in '08. If you take the scope option, we will mount it in the rings and sight it in ... and don't hold me to it, but I will likely shoot you a group to confirm zero.

I probably left some highlights out, but as folks that buy our rifles know, no quality stone has been left unturned.

We're hellbent on helping you hit what you're aiming at.
Enjoy, and thanks for your continued business.



Mark LaRue


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Specifications:
Caliber: 6.5 Grendel
Barrel Length: 18”
Rifling Twist Rate: 1/8
Handguard Length: 13"
Muzzle Device: LaRue TranQuilo Muzzle Brake
Trigger Group: LaRue MBT-2S Trigger

Includes:
1 ea Magazine 5 Round
1 ea Magazine 17 Round
1 ea Picatinny Rail Segment
1 ea Barrel Wrench
20 ea Custom Precision Ammo
20 ea Hornady Factory Ammo
1 ea FDE LT104 30mm QD Mount
1 ea Owner's Edition Ball Cap

OPTIONAL UPGRADES

Burris MTAC Riflescope 1.5-6x42mm
If you add this upgrade with your rifle the optic will come mounted and sighted in by LaRue staff.
• Ballistic AR reticle
• RFP focal plane
• Magnification 1.5-6x
• Illumination Control, Rotary dial with intermediate battery saving stops
• Illumination Settings, 10 brightness settings

LaRue TranQuilo Sound Suppressor M308
The LaRue TranQuilo was designed and engineered for the LaRue 7.62x51 and will work with your LaRue 6.5 Grendel, but it’s right at-home on any precision .308 with a 5/8-24 threaded muzzle (1/2-28 threaded adapters also available). The TranQuilo is 100% CNC machined from stainless steels, reduces sound to hearing-safe levels and flash signature to almost zero. CNC machining of all components results in near zero point-of-impact shift when comparing on/off repeatability. This is critical for the majority of users who remove and attach their suppressor between shooting sessions.
Weight: 23 oz
Length: 8”
Diameter: 1.50-1.75”
Finish: 17-4 PH Stainless Steel
Attachment Method: Fast-Attach thread-on, with captive locking nut.

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Reviewed by LRRPF52 6 weeks ago
Wow. What a superb piece of craftsmanship and mechanical engineering. As I pulled this rifle from the plastic inside the hard case it was shipped in, I notice the exceptional fit, feel, and finish of the components. Right off the bat, you visually appreciate how the FDE furniture and Cerakote all match perfectly. As you hold the rifle, there is no play in the receivers, stock-to-extension tube fit, and handguard-to-upper. It has a solid overall feel testament to the billet construction and extreme pursuit of precision fitting of all the parts, not just some of the pars like with many other rifles. Retracting the charge handle and BCG to the rear feels like glass riding on oil, as if the rifle was tuned and polished for optimal coefficient of friction in the cycling parts from the factory. The FDE RAT stock slides smoothly on the extension tube, without the typical rattle I commonly see on other AR15s. It has the nice touch of including laser-etched numerical position indicators on the comb of the tube. The elastomer buttplate has very positive purchase to your shoulder without any indication of slipping. In the sea of various after-market stocks for the AR15, I immediately regret overlooking this one. The rifle includes the MBT-2S superb 2-stage trigger with amazingly crisp and short 2nd stage. No need to mess with fire control on this rifle, as it has a world-class trigger in it designed, tested, and built in-house by LaRue. Looking over the lower receiver, I notice that there is a recess cut into the pivot pin detent spring channel boss for the ejection port door plunger assembly plate. Normally, this plate will impact your finish and begin to mar it over time. Not so on the LaRue rifle. So many little details like this have been accounted for and intelligently solved with CNC precision. Upon actuation of the ejection port door, the inside is etched with "LaRue", a nice touch. The entire port door assembly is also Cerakoted in Flat Dark Earth, unlike most other rifles that include Cerakote. Port doors are one of the first steel components on the AR15 to experience corrosion in a high humidity environment in my experience, so it's a testament to a shop that likes to go above and beyond when applying their finishes to small parts that would normally be overlooked. As you push out the takedown pin and shotgun the receivers, it's like cracking open a vault door at NORAD. Instead of giving a little and then slamming open, it doesn't move, then slowly begins to just barely break the seal, then smoothly pivots like it's on oiled ball bearings. There is no left-to-right play, let alone seam-play like on most other AR15 receiver sets. Someone went through extra trouble getting these receivers to fit this tightly. Looking at the barrel extension, the ramps appear to be polished to me, which is something I normally do on my custom builds, but never really see on factory guns. Inspecting the bolt, I see that the extractor face ramp is absolutely polished for smooth cycling during snap-over on the fatter Grendel cartridge rims-another custom feature I've never seen on factory AR15s covering the past 4 decades of studying the AR15 market inside and out. The bolt is marked "MP" indicating Magnetic Particle inspection, has a very deep black sheen to it, and has other features to it I'll let LaRue keep close to the vest that are important for reliability with the 6.5 Grendel cartridge. I can tell right away that somebody has been paying attention and did more than their due diligence in ensuring this rifle would be ideally set up to feed and function on 6.5 Grendel as if the AR15 was meant to run on 6.5 Grendel all along. Inside the receiver set, I notice that the aircraft grade aluminum parts were first anodized in FDE, then Cerakoted FDE over this. This allows the internal critical dimensions for the FCG and bolt carrier raceway to be controlled tightly, unlike Cerakote applied inside, which will gall against the carrier rails and cause sluggish operation of the BCG. Again, we see attention to detail in not only aesthetics, but critical processes, alloys, dimensions, and overall execution of a combined symphony of master craftsmanship in the CNC and injection-molding era. Moving forward, the Stealth 2.0 upper/handguard fit is perfect when looking at the upper receiver rail and handguard rail. You have to look for the seam to confirm that they are 2 separate pieces if you look at the rail from the rear and try to find the interruption. The handguard is very lightweight and slim profile, with a feel in the hands that promotes pointing and carrying. Looking under the handguard, you see that there is something different going on with the gas system at the gas tube/gas block junction. There is a little ferrule that seals the gas tube into the low profile gas block, preventing gas leakage common to many other factory rifles. Firing the Stealth 2.0 Grendel with several different types of ammunition, (to include a slower-burning propellant hand load that generates higher port pressure) showed no signs at all of any leakage from this area. The functional result is that you have a very consistent gas system circuit, leading to consistent carrier inertia and reliable cycling right out of the gate. On personal custom builds, I have attempted to mitigate this issue with adhesives, but have still seen leakage. Not so with the LaRue Stealth 2.0 Grendel. Finally, at the muzzle, the Tranquillo muzzle brake is perfectly timed to Top Dead Center. It has some unique features that appear to aid in mounting and keeping a square muzzle device arrangement, and also has 4 flats on its base circumference. The included barrel nut wrench has flats for this muzzle device as well, with specs etched onto the wrench-another indication of a level of attention to detail not seen in this market. I got the package with the FDE Cerakoted LT-104 scope mount and Burris 1.5-6x MTAC optic. The LT-104 matches the finish of the rest of the rifle perfectly, and I would love to see this option for ordering LT mounts in the future. The rifle was shipped with 2 magazines, 1 an Elander 17rd smooth black enamel-coated with smooth white follower, and 1 5rd CProducts mag. On my initial range trip, I was shocked at how smoothly and effortlessly this rifle handles and cycles. Having built and test-fired countless 6.5 Grendel AR15s, I have to say that this rifle cycles so smoothly, it reminds me of a tuned .223 Wylde race gun shooting 55gr loads, and I was shooting 120gr and 123gr factory and hand loads. With the 6x Burris MTAC, I was able to hammer 5rd group after 5rd group into tight clusters at 100yds, everything within 1.5 MOA of the original POI of the test group Mark shot with the rifle. What was scary was how the first group printed dead-on where Mark's test fire group was, and I got the rifle and optics in separate shipments! I will follow-up with a more in-depth accuracy analysis once I've mounted a higher magnification optic, but so far, the rifle is very consistent and easy to hit POA with, even when rapid-fired, without losing sight picture. As shipped, I could have taken the rifle out immediately and filled tags, or cleared small steel plate racks. The reticle does not move more than 1.5" off the target under recoil (there's hardly any recoil at all), and I was shooting off a shaggy carpet range block since I forgot my bipod at home. Having built so many different AR15s and 6.5 Grendel AR15s, I honestly have to say that I've never had one of them turn out like this one when looking at how perfectly it cycles in that happy window of AR15 cyclic rate. I'm guessing it has to be somewhere around 700rpm, which is a sweet spot really. Ejection was right around 3:00 to 4:30 as best as I could tell with the range net, and all my brass came out without any damaged rims. Firing pin indentations were almost perfectly concentric with the primer, indicating excellent bolt alignment with the bore. All in all, this rifle has made me realize that if I ever want a 6.5 Grendel, LaRue is at the top of the list. It's like a custom-built rifle with tools and techniques available to the custom shop that small shops simply don't have. When you realize that LaRue designed and built every major component from butt plate to the muzzle, there is no competition I'm aware of with that capability. This rifle is a custom shop production rifle really, for a price at least half of what you would normally pay for half the features. This is truly my new favorite 6.5 Grendel.
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Reviewed by Anonymous 7 weeks ago
My first LaRue rifle but hopefully not my last. Ordered with the Burris MTAC that was sighted in by Mark before shipping. Got the signed paper with his initial 3-shot group and one more to zero at 100 yds. I took the rifle out this past weekend and put three rounds of Hornady Black 123 gr.through it at 100 yds. while sitting on a Cabelas shooting bench. Decent rest but no Lead Sled. First round was dead center; next two side by side @ 6 o'clock low and just over 1/2 inch from center. LaRue delivered more than promised. Excellent trigger, excellent weight/handling, great grips, great scope! Looking forward to introducing Mr. Grendel to the sounder of hogs that frequents my land this weekend. Ordered the suppressor as well but will have to wait on the Feds to act before I can try it out. Thank you for a great rifle!
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Reviewed by Anonymous 9 weeks ago
This rifle is fantastic. I mounted a Kahles 1-6 on this bad boy and was able to easily shoot sub moa groups. I really liked the fit and finish of this rifle, and I look forward to shooting steel and hunting with it. I thought the Larue brake was really nice, and I plan on purchasing one of their suppressors. Overall, I am very pleased with this rifle, and the keymod handguard makes it a very light package. My only complaint is the 17 round magazine (not made by Larue). I had some failure to feeds with that mag. I wished Larue made some mags for the rifle because I know they would seat perfectly.
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Reviewed by Anonymous 5 days ago
It's my first review ever even though I own 4 Larue rifles plus Wilson Combat and Noveske rifles. Just received the rifle last week and brought to the range last weekend. Shooting sub-MOA all day long with Larue match ammo and Hornady hunting ammo. The 6.5 hunting ammo is so cheap compares with 308 and 300Blackout hunting ammo. It's lighter than Laure 7.62 setup and same weigh as Larue 5.56 setup with much more powerful terminal ballistic than 5.56 and the 300Blackout. The recoil is very manageable. The rifle and furniture finishes are nice. The action is smooth. The fit is tight and precision as best. The medium barrel is accurate and shooting perfectly with the Larue TranQuilo without the gas adjuster switch. Both match ammo and hunting ammo were cycled through perfectly without any mis-fed. I will put my 7.62 and 300Blackout in the safe this year and it will be my preference hunting rifle for this year. I will use this rifle for hunting this entire year on whitetail and hog. I can't wait until November for the whitetail. Hope I can get some trophy whitetail this year. Job well done Larue team.
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Reviewed by Anonymous 3 weeks ago
Smooth. Solid. Precise. That's how I'd sum up the LaRue FDE Grendel 6.5. Fit and finish are amazing, ran smooth out of the box. The MBT trigger is everything I've heard it to be. It shot sub-MOA out of the box as advertised, I got the optional Burris MTAC scope and mount, popped it on the rail and was right on target at 100. The scope is crisp and clear, nice reticle, would make a great 3 gun scope. I shot it out to 300 yds with Hornady ELD Match ammo, the elevation adjustments from the Burris ballistics calculator were dead on at both 200 and 300 yards. The RAT stock and grip feel good, the stock is rock solid and easy to adjust. Only thing I would wish for are some QD swivel mounts machined into the handguard. Great job guys!
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Reviewed by Anonymous 4 weeks ago
Shot 0.25. Yes 0.25 at 100. Can't wait to try it out to distance at the 24 Hour Sniper Challenge in WY next month. Craftsmanship and customer service go without saying.
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Reviewed by Anonymous 4 weeks ago
Go with your gut. Here is my short story into the AR world. My first 5.56 was a Larue with nothing but high praise for her. Jams = none, shoots one inch all day long. Even better if I do my part. Wanted to step up to a 7.62 and took the cheap route and went with two off the shelf brands. Mega issues, sold both of them and took a heavy loss. Along comes a offer from Larue for the FDE 7.62 and I lost focus and before I knew it they were gone. And out of left field one day I see the IPO in 6.5 Grendel. Jumped on it and had it in less than two weeks. Accurate, yep one inch all day and night long. This rifle is my primary night time thermal rig. The hogs and coyotes no longer control the night. Love this rifle. Ran a box of Cooper Creek 130 grain VLD hunting through her. She runs like a sewing machine. One day I will own the 7.62 OBR. Why didn't I give this product a five dillow rating, because nobody deserves a 5 star rating. Always room for improvement. Not a fan boy, just appreciate quality gear at a reasonable price.
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Reviewed by Anonymous 4 weeks ago
Well built, hard hitting, and very accurate. Can't wait to get the barrel seasoned and dial in a load for this new girl.
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Reviewed by Anonymous 4 weeks ago
This rifle is flat awesome. I received the rifle zeroed and ready to shoot...with ammo! I took the rifle out and shot a 1/2 MOA group out of the box. The level of detail and craftsman ship that Larue puts into their products is unmatched. I love the swag that they send out with each order too. Keep up the good work. I can't wait to get the suppressor in 9-12 months. Haha. Damn NFA Act.
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Reviewed by GatorK 6 weeks ago
At first I wasn't sure about buying this rifle with it being the Grendel and not the Creedmoor. I went ahead and bought it and took it out to the range a few days later and...wow. I love this rifle! After I zeroed it in I was hitting an 8" plate at 1000 yards consistently...and everything in between. I already own the LaRue PredatOBR and I honestly think I like the Grendel more!
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Reviewed by Anonymous 7 weeks ago
Got a he rifle and mount about 2 weeks ago, the fit and finish on the rifle out of the box was flawless almost didn't want to shoot it. Got that thought out of my head quickly and topped it off with a Leupold 3-9 Patrol and headed to the range. We have paper at 100 and gongs out to 4. Took just 3 rounds to get 0 and then stretched her legs all the way out to 400! I think it would ring the 12" steel at that range all day if you could afford the ammo to do so! What a sweet rifle. I'm thinking all my rifles will soon be replaced by Larue's. I'm ready for the bolt gun guys!
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Reviewed by Anonymous 7 weeks ago
Excellent customer service. Shoots like a dream. Amazing craftsmanship and fabrication. The scope is a great pairing as well. In all, this one of the finest, if not the finest rifle I own. Thanks to everyone at Larue.
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Reviewed by sunofasailor24 8 weeks ago
As usual with all of my previous products, it has exceeded all of my expectations. Fit and finish is perfect as well as the well known LARUE accuracy. I couldn't be more pleased. Customer service is also impeccable. I give this rifle and all accessories five dillos. The wife also loves the dilo dust, keep it coming. Thank you again for a top.of the line product.
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