Quite Possibly the Best Hunting Upper
Assembly CBC Industries Has Ever Produced
THE TACTICAL CY6 6.5 GRENDEL
The CBC team recently received a request to build an AR rifle for a friend and firearms journalist Kevin Reese and his hunting companion, nationally ranked UFC fighter, for an upcoming hog hunt in Texas.
The challenge presented was for our rifle experts to design and build a rifle that could have incredible stopping power for a large animal out to 750 yards. Kevin was going to add an amazing night vision scope to our rifle for this amazing hunt.
We could have picked one of our existing awesome models off the shelf, but our creative and high-energy team decided to produce something very special for our friend and colleague.
The Challenge Was On!
The CBC team decided the 6.5 Grendel barrel on a CBC complete lower and CBC upper would be the best foundation for this beast slayer. We added our CBC Gen III rail to keep the weight down and have the ability to add accessories for hunting as needed.
We knew a great optic would be included on top of the picatinny rail, so we decided the buttstock should be our SOPMOD so Kevin and his UFC fighter could get a great cheek weld while sighting in the animals.
We went with a CBC Linear Compensator to assist Kevin on a follow up shot. This compensator does an outstanding job keeping the recoil moving towards the rear while minimizing the muzzle flip.
We finished the build with our ergonomic pistol grip.
We will be candid with you. When Kevin received the rifle, he was mostly concerned about the unique compensator, the powerful 6.5 Grendel round and how the combination would add recoil to the rifle. Kevin was mostly concerned about his UFC fighter friend who has a fight coming up and didnt want any bruising to his shoulder.
After sighting in Kevins optic, he called and was giddy about the rifle. After calming his excitement down, Kevin said he was able to see the small bag of ice he placed at 100 yards explode after firing the rifle. When asked, why the excitement, he said, you don ™t understand, hes never been able to actually see the impact of the target with any of his rifles before. He further explained, œI saw the impact through the scope! ? He was sold on our CBC Linear Compensator. He also said the recoil on this rifle was surprisingly soft.
So, the hunt was successful. The gun performed amazingly and we have this amazing rifle ready for your next hunt.
The all new Tactical CY6 6.5 Grendel Rifle the newest attribute to our Rifle Family. The 6.5 Grendel expands the capability for hunting, competition and even tactical applications. These ranges will help take you further down-range no matter your usage. The only limitation would be your imagination. Whether you are going for varmint or short range a 90 grain bullet is more than enough, should you want to extend your reach you can go mid-weight with a 108 “ 120 grain, or if you really want to reach out and touch a 130 or 140 grain bullet will get you that long range target you are setting your sights on.
The barrel is made from 4150 Chrome Moly Steel with a smooth nitride finish. A 1:8 twist rate is incorporated. The muzzle receiver is a 5/8×24 Thread. The barrel extension is fitted with M4 feed ramps. Gas port is drilled to midlength and takes a standard low-profile .750 steel gas block and aluminum gas rod. The T-marked receiver is made of 7075 T6 forged aluminum, hard anodized, M4 feed ramps with T-markings. The Rail is our CBC Gen 3 rail. This free float 15-inch M-Lok rail is a modernized designed AR-15 Handguard made from œhigh-quality ? aluminum alloy and hard coated anodized to endure a lifetime of abuse, featuring fully functional picatinny rails situated at the 3,6 and 9 o ™clock positions with a full flat top picatinny 12 o ™clock. The final feature of the rifle come from the CBC Linear Compensator has a sleek knurled look that measures in at .9 inches outer diameter at 21/4 ? in length with a .34 ? diameter center forward blast hole surrounded by six (6) .13 inch blast holes.
- Barrel: 18 6.5 Grendel Melonite Barrel Chrome Moly
- Twist Rate: 1 in 8
- Feed Ramps: M4
- BCG: Case Hardened 8620 Steel NiB, M4/AR-15 Compatible, Mil-Spec/MP Tested
- Gas Block: Steel .750 Low Profile
- Gas Tube: Stainless Steel Midlength
- Muzzle Device: CBC Afterbburner
- Rail: 15″ CBC M-Lok
- Upper Receiver: Forged Upper Receiver
- Upper Components: Mil-Spec Forward Assist, Mil-Spec Dust Cover, and Brass Deflector
- Charging Handle: Mil-Spec Aircraft Aluminum
Ordered on Jan 12. Received on Jan 20. Nicely packed. Looked perfect on inspection. BCG appeared to have been lubed so I just paired it with a PSA lower and shot it. Flawless. Shot 20 rounds of Wolf Military Classic from both an ASC 25 round 7.63×39 magazine and an ASC 15 round 6.8 SPC magazine. Functioned perfectly.
Please see my CBC CY6 REVIEWS ON YOUTUBE ONE FINE SHOOTER !
Really happy with the rifle and the price. Gas block was a cunt hair off center but loosened the set screws and tapped it over quick for an easy fix. This thing is phenomenal and I look forward to seeing what I can really do with it. Send 100 rounds out already at 100 yards and after zeroing my optics was shooting sub moa. Just need to find a longer range to see how it really performs. Happy customer and will absolutely be returning for later purchases. Thanks so much to the CBC team and keep up the great work.
Picked this up for my son’s birthday to finish a build he was doing. Very impressed with the upper. Great finish and fit. Snapped right on with no wobble to a PSA lower he built. This is my 2nd upper from CBC and will not be my last.
twgjesse (verified owner) –
Just received this last week, It took a while to get because of their move, Jeremy took care of me though. The upper looks awesome! I haven’t been able to shoot yet, so will update after I do. My 1st purchase from any company buying a complete upper. I was nervous not being able to handle before buying but, I will buy from CBC again.
tugrivercopper (verified owner) –
Really happy with this 6.5 Grendel upper. Bought it to use on a hog hunt in Georgia. Dropped two hogs in their tracks, and the third one ran maybe 15 yards and died. Cycled cleanly, and is extremely accurate. Very little recoil which makes follow up shots very possible, I am contemplating making this my go to coyote gun as well I like it so much. I would buy again from CBC Industries.
Lewis Mcsparen (verified owner) –
Just received my 6.5 grendel upper receiver, haven’t shot it yet, still building rifle. Looking to put Handguards on, but not sure how to find them, it’s a M-lok body so pretty long space with no trails to attach to? Very happy about the price, no shipping, and fast delivery.will be a return customer
dbarbietoiii (verified owner) –
This is 6.5 Grendel upper extremely accurate had a few jams but it was the magazine when sighting it in . My first hunt with it well goats didn’t stand a chance shooting it was smooth . I would recommend this upper to my friend and family I like that it well made an heavy duty I glad I got this upper great work guy??
thepreble1911 (verified owner) –
Aside from the screws on the rail being loose, which is fine since I inspect all new firearms I order everything was spot on. Took the rifle out and ate every type of ammo I fed it ( wolf, hornady ).