I am patiently awaiting a 15.8 inch 6.5 grendel barrel for my G2 Contender pistol. I too usually go the big bore route for hunting cartridges. My performance center 500 S&W revolver and 450 bushmaster Ruger American are two of my favorites. However I wanted to do something different this time. I wanted a pistol for both long range target shooting and deer hunting. The grendel is a super efficient cartridge capable of taking medium game out to 350+ yards. I can’t wait to try it out. Here are some ballistics for a 123gr sst out of a 16in barrel.