Hornady’s 6.5 Precision Rifle Cartridge – A “Magnumized” 6.5 Creedmoor

Hornady’s 6.5 Precision Rifle Cartridge (PRC) is a “magnumized” 6.5 Creedmoor.

Hornady’s 6.5 Precision Rifle Cartridge (PRC) is a “magnumized” 6.5 Creedmoor. It offers about 250 feet per second (fps) more velocity than the 6.5 Creedmoor for any bullet weight chosen. For comparison, consider the move from a .308 Win. to a .300 Win. Mag. will net about a 300 fps increase, so the “magnum” title is a good fit for the 6.5 PRC.

The 6.5 PRC is the king of all the “magnum” 6.5 cartridges because it offers fantastic performance without excessively shortening barrel life or giving punishing recoil. A 6.5 PRC has enough barrel life for you to shoot a competitive season without having to replace your barrel. Given that it fits in available detachable box magazines, is also a huge benefit.

While I favor the 6.5 PRC for Precision Rifle Series (PRS) matches out west or in high-wind environments, it was originally developed as a long-range hunting round. Hornady opted to design a short magnum hunting cartridge around the 6.5mm caliber because the rifle-shooting population was finally embracing this caliber and its superior ballistic coefficients it offers.

Math plays a significant role in long-range shooting and


Originally posted on Guns and Ammo