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The Complete Guide To Everything You Need To Know About 6.5 PRC 2022
February 2, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Complete Guide To Everything You Need To Know About 6.5 PRC
The new 6.5 Precision Rifle Cartridge (6.5 PRC) made a major sensation when it first came out in 2018, even though it’s only been available for a few of years.In recent years, the 6.5 Creedmoor cartridge has swept the hunting and shooting communities, igniting a spike in the popularity of 6.5mm/.264 caliber cartridges in general. With so many 6.5mm cartridges on the market, including as the 6.5 Grendel, 6.5 Swede,.260 Remington, 6.5-284 Norma, and.264 Winchester Magnum, many people are questioning what the 6.5 PRC adds to the table that other older cartridges don’t already have.
That’s a very logical position to take. After all, many of the same things were expressed about the 6.5 Creedmoor. The 6.5 PRC is essentially a magnum version of the 6.5 Creedmoor cartridge, and it has certain distinct benefits over the Creedmoor. However, many hunters are still wary about the new 6.5 Precision Rifle Cartridge, which is understandable.Is the 6.5 PRC merely the newest craze, soon to be eclipsed by the next whiz-bang cartridge? Are the advantages offered by the 6.5 PRC to hunters and shooters sufficient to justify switching to the new cartridge?In this essay, I’ll go through the advantages and disadvantages of the 6.5 Precision Rifle Cartridge in depth. I’ll also compare the 6.5 PRC to the 6.5 Creedmoor so you can determine whether it’s right for you as a hunter.
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History of the 6.5 Precision Rifle Cartridge
The 6.5 PRC’s origins date back to 2013, when George Gardner, proprietor of GA Precision, decided to develop a new cartridge aimed at elite shooters and hunters. He was attempting to create an optimum cartridge for Precision Rifle Series competition (PRS) shooters in particular.
The 6.5mm Creedmoor cartridge had really taken hold in the shooting world at this stage. Despite its many advantages, the 6.5 Creedmoor lacked in a few areas that were particularly crucial to PRS shooters.Shooters must immediately engage targets in diverse conditions at a variety of ranges, all the way out past 1,000 yards, during PRS contests.Because the tournament is timed, first-round hits are preferable, but these events are about more than just tiny shot groups. It’s also critical to be able to make quick follow-up strokes and rapidly repair mistakes.Bullets bigger than.308′′ or with a velocity more than 3,200 feet per second are prohibited. Flat shooting, medium bore, high velocity (up to a point), and moderate recoiling cartridges with a long barrel life have a significant edge in these events for these reasons.