Hornady Precision Hunter Ammo6.5Prc

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Hornady Precision Hunter Ammo6.5Prc
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Accuracy and terminal performance are the cornerstones of Hornady Precision Hunter 6.5 PRC 143 grain factory loaded ammunition. Great care has been given by Hornady engineers to develop superior, matchA -accurate hunting loads that allow the ELDA -X bullet to achieve its maximum ballistic potential. Propellants used in the Precision Hunter ammunition line are clean burning and loaded to uniform capacity for consistent shot to shot results regardless of temperature.Hornady Precision Hunter Ammo6.5Prc
This attention to detail provides the highest levels of accuracy and performance uniformity for the most demanding and diverse hunting situations. Mfg: Hornady

Now that it has made a name for itself, however, it seems to be overtaking rifle sales. When I look on the shelves of most gun stores, I see 6.5 Creedmoor everywhere, 6.5 PRC right behind it, and then many of the more time-tested rounds (.308 Win, 7 Mag, .270 Win, .30-06, etc).

Pros of the 6.5 PRC

  • Flat shooting
  • Excellent resistance to wind deflection because of the cartridge’s speed and its design which allows for long, high BC bullets.
  • Generally lighter weight rifles due to the short action and short barrel length required.
  • Decent barrel life when compared to similar magnum cartridges.

Cons of the 6.5 PRC

  • Many hunters consider it to be on the lighter side for hunting elk-sized game.
  • Ammunition is becoming common, but tends to still be slightly more expensive than more traditional cartridges.
  • No one knows if the cartridge will continue to be popular long-term, and thus what availability will be like in the future.

The 6.5 PRC is designed for accepting long, sleek, high BC bullets, and most factory loads pair those two together. These bullets, in addition to the 6.5 PRC’s speed which gives the wind less time to act on the bullet, produce an excellent round for bucking the wind.

To illustrate just how good this cartridge is at bucking the wind, I looked up several common loads for each of the 88 most popular centerfire rifle cartridges and looked at how much wind deflection they exhibit at different distances. At 500 yards, the 6.5 PRC ranks #7 out of 88 cartridges for the lowest amount of wind drift. That’s impressive.

One of the benefits of a 6.5 PRC that many people overlook is that it works well in a relatively short barrel. Because it is a short action cartridge, the column of powder in the rifle is fatter and shorter than many other cartridges. This makes the powder ignition faster, and also the quantity of powder used (about 45 grains of H4350) is not too overbore, and thus requires less burn time.

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