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Thread: 6.5 PRC what’s the point?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dreamer View Post
    I did see that but thought a SM would have been the go??


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    Haven't read the whole thread, but basically the 6.5 PRC is a repeat of the Creedmoor, just a bigger cartridge.

    Whilst it does nothing other cartridges didn't already do (like the Creed), from day dot the designers/manufacturers/marketers knew where in the market they sat and the type of person that was going to buy the rifles.

    The 260, 6.5x55, 6.5-284 (less so) and 284win are all examples of great cartridges but all suffered from poor marketing/market placement, lack of factory rifles, lack of suitable ammunition or limiting design features (284 being squished into a short action, 260 initially chamber for light bullets, x55 being held back by light factory loads).
    All these short comings have been corrected over the last 30 odd years, but by far the easiest way to get a good, capable long range rifle is to get a Creedmoor or PRC.
    The factory rifles have the correct barrel twists for the heavy bullets and all the factory ammo is loaded with projectiles folk actually want to use.
    Whilst it is basically just good marketing for both cartridges, there was clearly a void or need for these otherwise they never would've taken off like they have.
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    I know nothing about the cartridge apart from what I have researched.

    If it can do what I think it can, it will be ideal for what I intend to do with it.
    I might even go to the chambering for myself if it works out.

    Be good to hear more real world experience with it from NZ, but it is still pretty new, especially here.

    I know I could get other cartridges to to the same or better but they do not fit the current plans I have, that in all fairness make no sense to anyone but me





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    Quote Originally Posted by R93 View Post
    but they do not fit the current plans I have, that in all fairness make no sense to anyone but me

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    Thats it.

    There is no real point to the prc,. Companies could have chose to simply support an existing cartridge like the 6.5x284 with rifles in appropriate twists and ammunition but they know very well that they will sell far more if its new and shiny and that's fine. I like shiny, playing with new stuff is fun so just do it. Looking for some form of practical justification is at best splitting hairs and about as pointless as the cartridge itself.
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    Other than Christensen, which companies are actually chambering rifles in 6.5prc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tribrit View Post
    Other than Christensen, which companies are actually chambering rifles in 6.5prc?
    Sauer at the moment, Howa in the states, and they may be here early next year I'm told. So those two off the top of my head. There may be others, but I'm only concerned with hunting rifles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kudu View Post
    Sauer at the moment, Howa in the states, and they may be here early next year I'm told. So those two off the top of my head. There may be others, but I'm only concerned with hunting rifles.
    + Browning, bergara, Ruger, Savage, Mauser plus all the semi custom makes in the states like fierce and GAP etc.

    How many of those make it here who knows

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tribrit View Post
    Other than Christensen, which companies are actually chambering rifles in 6.5prc?
    Montana. They also do left hand, look like good shooters

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    The 6.5 PRC is going to be as big or bigger than the 6.5 Creedmoor in bolt action rifles.

    There will be more & more factory rifles chambered in it

    The Hornady ammo shoots fantastic in the rifles I've built.

    Hand loading gets more velocity.

    Factory ammo fits in a double stack AI mag, modified AICS mag & std extended SA Rem 700 mag box.

    Cheap brass & dies, a simple way to get more grunt out of a 6.5

    Looking forward to sticking a 1-7 in front of one in a decent action & pushing 150, 153 & 156's out of it

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    I have to admit I have a bit of a crush on 6.5prc atm.....but I dont intend to enter any competitions just shoot a few gongs and a few deer.

    With sierra claiming .713 g1 for the 150gr and berger claiming .679 for the 157gr it would be a big step up in wind performance over anything I have owned previously.
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    Ok ok I'll admit I am slightly biased but I'd just go straight 6.5x284 or for a traditional European approach id be going for a full wood 6.5x55 Mauser action.


    I do agree though there's alot of re inventing the wheel of late. Not against new developments or anything but there does come a point when the tried and true just works too ;-)

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    I wonder why tikka did not jump on the wagon earlier? Is the 6.5 Prc CIP approved ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Friwi View Post
    I wonder why tikka did not jump on the wagon earlier? Is the 6.5 Prc CIP approved ?
    They were pretty late adopters of the Creedmoor, so not totally surprising.

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    I see the sauer 100 comes in a 8 twist. Will this be ok for those 150s?

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    I'm convinced!

    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwi Greg View Post
    The 6.5 PRC is going to be as big or bigger than the 6.5 Creedmoor in bolt action rifles.

    There will be more & more factory rifles chambered in it

    The Hornady ammo shoots fantastic in the rifles I've built.

    Hand loading gets more velocity.

    Factory ammo fits in a double stack AI mag, modified AICS mag & std extended SA Rem 700 mag box.

    Cheap brass & dies, a simple way to get more grunt out of a 6.5

    Looking forward to sticking a 1-7 in front of one in a decent action & pushing 150, 153 & 156's out of it

    OK I'm convinced, build one for me! Oh, that's right you are already, can I pick it up tomorrow?

 

 

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