6.5 PRC brass ammunition is ideal for those seeking to maximize the ballistic potential of their rifles, providing consistent charges and higher accuracy while decreasing barrel pressure.
George Gardner of G.A. Precision created the 6.5 PRC for Precision Rifle Series matches; using its compact magnum case, this cartridge quickly gained popularity among big game hunters as it offered performance that rivaled that of its 6.5 Creedmoor cousins but with shorter action sizes and quick actions.
6.5 PRC Brass
A 6.5 PRC brass cartridge is an ideal way to elevate their shooting. Developed for long-range competitive shooting and big game hunting, the cartridge utilizes its larger case capacity to achieve high velocities with today’s popular heavy, high-ballistic coefficient projectiles – an invaluable feature that makes this cartridge suitable for both rimfire and centerfire rifles.
Lapua 6.5 PRC brass has been specially developed to maintain exact tolerances after multiple reloading cycles, making it the top choice among bench rest shooters worldwide. This high-grade reloading brass features tight wall concentricity and outstanding internal case volume, as well as an accommodating neck that accommodates heavy bullets with ease, guaranteeing proper seating of heavier bullets.
Midsouth Shooters offers unprimed 6.5 PRC brass so that you can select your own powder and projectile combination. Available in 100-count boxes and packaged securely, Midsouth Shooters makes ordering yours today more accessible than ever – you won’t regret it!
6.5 PRC Cases
The 6.5 PRC is an ideal long-range hunting and target shooting cartridge designed for bolt rifles that provides superior performance to that of the 6.5 Creedmoor. Created by George Gardner of G.A. Accuracy based on the Ruger Compact Magnum case, this round offers a 250fps velocity boost over its counterpart and can propel 143-grain ELD-X bullets at 2,950 fps!
The increased case capacity of the 6.5 PRC allows it to achieve faster velocities while providing less felt recoil than its counterparts, such as the 6.5 Creedmoor or 6.5×55 SE. Furthermore, its more extended throat makes this chamber perfect for handling high ballistic coefficient projectiles.
Lapua cases are carefully engineered to maintain exact tolerances over multiple reloading cycles, making them the top choice among top Benchrest shooters. Their strength and uniformity are what draw many shooters back to them again and again; that is why top Benchrest shooters favor Lapua cases over others. Made in the United States from factory-new points made available in 50-count boxes made available from the factory. Factory new topics feature tight wall concentricity as well as consistent weight, internal capacity, chamber size, and pressure calibration tests conducted under pressure calibration tests to ensure uniform expansion to allow proper seating of bullet seating, resulting in accurate charges for optimal performance results and orders that add accuracy into performance allowing real accounts that contribute towards actual costs that provide accurate payments, as well as an optimal performance from correct leaders that provide accurate directions that lead to exact charges that produce optimal controls and optimal performance results from valid orders, made possible from factory new cases made available in 50 count boxes from factory.
6.5 PRC Bullets
The 6.5 PRC cartridge was specifically designed for hunting, long-range shooting, and precision target shooters. As a modern cartridge with proven credentials, this bullet boasts an ideal balance between velocity and recoil for accurate shots at longer ranges; plus, its flat trajectory makes it suitable for taking down larger targets like deer and antelope.
The throat dimensions for the 6.5 PRC cartridge were carefully planned to promote bullet concentricity and alignment as it enters and exits the rifling leade, leading to improved accuracy and barrel life. Furthermore, its moderate power level allows it to accept long, sleek, high-BC projectiles without stretching its capabilities so far that accuracy or life is compromised.
Factory ammo comes in various weights to meet the needs of hunters and match shooters alike, from 120- to 156-grain options such as Hornady’s 147-grain ELD-M, Berger’s 156-grain EOL, Nosler 140-grain RDF and Lapua’s 139-grain Scenar cartridges – which is often chosen. Reloaders can load their ammo easily using this cartridge due to its uniform thickness, weight, and internal capacity, allowing consistent charges and pressures, while handloaders can employ control-expansion bullets which provide superior accuracy.
6.5 PRC Powder
Since its release in 2018, the 6.5 PRC has created quite a stir since it first came onto the scene. This short-action magnum rifle is designed to shoot long, sleek projectiles at high muzzle velocities for superior accuracy when hunting – something similar to what one might find with its counterpart Creedmoor, yet more appropriately balances power with precision for hunting purposes.
George Gardner of G.A. Precision designed this cartridge, using an identical case to that used for the.300 Ruger Compact Magnum parent case. Hornady unveiled its latest round at the 2018 SHOT Show, and it has since received SAAMI approval.
One key advantage of the 6.5 PRC rifle is its throat diameter, which measures only 0005″. This tight throat design helps enhance accuracy by decreasing the chances that the bullet will yaw upon firing and engage rifling prematurely before becoming adequately aligned with it.
The 6.5 PRC rifle cartridge was explicitly designed to accommodate long, sleek, high BC projectiles with its 1:8 twist rate barrels, providing outstanding wind bucking ability at 500 yards and placing it 7th out of 88 most popular centerfire rifle cartridges for this category. This makes the 6.5 PRC particularly suitable for hunters who must shoot beyond their maximum range limits with their rifles.
6.5 PRC Bullet Weights
The 6.5 PRC cartridge is an ideal choice for hunters and shooters seeking an all-purpose hunting and shooting cartridge that will be effective against deer, antelope, and other game animals at reasonable distances. Compatible with various rifle models, its handloading process makes factory-like performance achievable within sensible budget constraints.
GAP and Hornady collaborated in developing this cartridge in order to deliver superior accuracy with reduced recoil while offering more incredible energy than its famous 6.5 Creedmoor counterparts. Furthermore, the 6.5 PRC can propel long, sleek bullets at magnum velocities while still offering excellent stability.
This cartridge boasts a throat diameter that’s only slightly larger than the bullet diameter and a 30-degree shoulder angle to optimize seating long, sleek bullets with high ballistic coefficient (BC) numbers. With a case overall length (COL) of 2.960”, it is suitable for standard-length short-action rifles. A 140-grain Federal Fusion bullet in place gives enough power to take down most North American big game species at reasonable ranges with less recoil than similar shell designs. 300 Winchester Magnum cartridges do.
6.5 PRC Bullet Shapes
Hornady unveiled their Precision Rifle Series in 2017; the 6.5 PRC is an adjusted version of the 300 Ruger Compact Magnum cartridge explicitly designed to push long, sleek high BC bullets at magnum velocity with exceptional accuracy – often described as being similar to “6.5 Creedmoor on steroids.”
Both the 6.5 PRC and.300 RC cartridges feature throat diameters that are 0005″ more significant than their bullet’s diameter to help stabilize flight and improve accuracy. In addition, both cartridges have 30-degree shoulder angles to reduce wind drift while providing excellent stability for long-range shooting.
The 6.5 PRC has quickly gained favor with hunters as well, thanks to its versatility and ability to deliver high-performance bullets like Berger 135 Classic Hunter or 140 Elite Hunter at reasonable velocities. Furthermore, this cartridge offers a better balance between speed and manageable recoil than more extensive and more powerful cartridges such as 7mm Remington Magnum or 300 Winchester Magnum.
Factory-loaded 6.5 PRC rifles using the 147gr ELD Match bullet can produce a muzzle velocity of 2910 fps – nearly matching what the iconic 6.5-284 can deliver with its standard bolt face.
6.5 PRC Bullet Weight Chart
The 6.5 Precision Rifle Cartridge is a relatively new addition to the short action cartridge family, created by GAP and Hornady with lessons learned from its predecessor, 6.5 Creedmoor. It is ideal for hunters looking for longer projectiles with reasonable velocity and recoil.
The cartridge was developed to take advantage of 6.5mm bullets’ high ballistic coefficient while providing more retained energy and reduced wind drift than other 6.5mm cartridges. Furthermore, its versatility surpasses that of its counterparts such as Grendel, Swede, and Tactical; short bolt actions are compatible with its use, and various bullet types can be accommodated within it.
Though relatively new, the 6.5 PRC already boasts many high-quality rifles that meet it. A Savage 110 Apex Hunter costs less than $600, while Browning X-Bolt rifles can cost as much as $2,000. Furthermore, this caliber is more cost-effective than 6.8 Western and has a flatter trajectory compared to its Creedmoor cousin, which makes it better suited to long-range shooting – it can reach 1000 yards without failing to hit game animals both head-on.