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    A NEW 6.5

    https://www.shootingillustrated.com/...y-65-prc-ammo/

    Fasten your seatbelts creedmor owners your now obsolete

    Kidding!

    So along with Federal trying to maximise on the go fast theory with their .224 Valkyrie. Hornady now just into the 6.5 game with this lovely little Devi

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    It's basically a 6.5 Saum but has slightly less case capacity. Cool that you can get factory ammo for those that don't reload. But if you do reload and want to get best velocity with the heavier pills the 6.5 Saum is the way to go.

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    Point made :-)

    If it does pick up popularity I'd be keen to see how it goes. In terms of a barrel burning 6.5 for maximum velocity the 6.5-300 WBY seems to be king of the factory chambering 6.5's.

    Going off the success of the Creedmor I think this may attract people like myself who are still on the fence about it. Anyway the information for those who are interested
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    It might suit a tikka mag very well and a R.E.M. 7 as well

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    Is it shorter than a saum case? Couldnt find the case specs

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    I'll stick with my trusty 6.5x.284, lovely shooter...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    Is it shorter than a saum case? Couldnt find the case specs
    i think its shorter and fatter but looks cool. dont know if its a go too over the 6.5saum tho
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    It's probably the ruger compact magnum just necked down to 6.5 as hornady have always made rcm brass

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    Is it shorter than a saum case? Couldnt find the case specs
    New Hornady 6.5 PRC — Precision Rifle Cartridge « Daily Bulletin

    GA Precision involvement by the looks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 199p View Post
    i think its shorter and fatter but looks cool. dont know if its a go too over the 6.5saum tho
    Was thinking of sauming my 260 so wondered if this could work too
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    Was thinking of sauming my 260 so wondered if this could work too
    Why not ackley it you'll end up with the same velocity or bloody close
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    Good idea, forgot about that guy know anyone close by us with a reamer Cam? Dean?

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    Yeah I think Dean has one if he doesn't he will know of one, I've got dies still too
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    Is it shorter than a saum case? Couldnt find the case specs
    @Gibo, it is the 6.8SPC, hunting caliber for "AR's" Bumb!!! Not you Gibo, the people who designs it why haven't start with the 6.5 caliber from the "beginning"???

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    6.8spc is based on a 30 Remington case, 6.5 prc is based on a ruger rcm case ( like a short magnum). 2 totally different class of parent cases.

 

 

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