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    PRC here to stay, you got one?

    I am getting the feeling that the somewhat new PRC is here to stay. I watched a Bergara video and they are making 6.5PRC and 300PRC as stock rifles.

    Do you own one ? Are you considering one in the future?

    Edit, Jake does and he is pushing 225 ELD's in the 3K fps, that is a solid bump in performance from WM.

    What is barrel life on these bad boys??

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    300 PRC has been around for probably 10 years now. Dave Tooley / Accuracy International and a select few others have been developing and shooting it for some time. Just until recently has it gained traction with Hornady on board. With select powders and heavier bullets we see this round being 85+ percent of what the Norma can deliver without an XL action is huge . Couple that with being able to swap a barrel off a 300wm and keep the same bolt/mags is a big plus. Pending the COAL limitations of what factory rifles can support and certain chassis' that allow for CIP mags is a factor.

    Right now the thing that holds folks back is the quality of brass. Hornady being the only option and a select few other slated for 2020, seems why some have not jumped ship to the 300prc. At least shooters I talk with.

    For the 6.5 there are already others such as ADG with Brass and this round has been gaining steam. The fast 6.5s seem to do well with fast, high BC, long pills. Seems the market and trend is going this way. Longer COAL and more freebore in barrels to take these pills.. Powders such as RL26 has really stepped up the performance with both the 300 and 6.5 PRC. Gaining 100 fps over what H1000 can do in some cases, it really makes these a force to be reckoned with. But there is a reason we see the PRCs and SAUMs and all these custom actions coming with Mag Bolt faces. Couple that with most manufacturers picking these calibers up in factory offerings, I don't see them going away soon. Super long heavier pills, and high BCs aren't meant for rifles that can't move them. I have a few buddies that jumped the 6.5cm ship to the 6.5 PRC and 6.5 gap 4s (saum) and they wondered why they didn't sooner.

    If your punching paper at 600, you can save the time and effort and not updrade. If your pushing the limits and want all the performance you can get with the new latest and greatest pills, then these are for you. I don't see a reason to not make the switch. On the 6.5 PRC for now and once better brass comes out for the 300 PRC many more are going to follow. I'm disappointed in my Hornady brass for the 300 PRC, but maybe it works better for others. I've had conversations with ADG on the 300 PRC brass going back almost a year now. They have the demand but can not supply for it yet in 2019.


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    I did not even consider in years down the road when I cook off a 300WM barrel, I can move to PRC. The components will be up to snuff etc when I make my move, if I do. Seems very promising.

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    Yep, that's a huge benifit in my eyes. You would need to run 3.775 or 3.850 mags to run factory Hornady ammo though. The 3.715 mags will not take the factory 212s or 225s. I run my 215 Berger's at 3.705 COAL at 20 thou off the land. Thats the longest COAL round I use. The 225s have a shorter COAL. Would have to look up the number in my notes.

    I'm excited to use the new 230 A-Tips and see what those can do. With RL 26 I'm hoping for 3k+. That's one bad machine there if I can get it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jwknutson17 View Post
    Yep, that's a huge benifit in my eyes. You would need to run 3.775 or 3.850 mags to run factory Hornady ammo though. The 3.715 mags will not take the factory 212s or 225s. I run my 215 Berger's at 3.705 COAL at 20 thou off the land. Thats the longest COAL round I use. The 225s have a shorter COAL. Would have to look up the number in my notes.

    I'm excited to use the new 230 A-Tips and see what those can do. With RL 26 I'm hoping for 3k+. That's one bad machine there if I can get it.
    Copy that, 100% agree
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jwknutson17 View Post
    I'm excited to use the new 230 A-Tips and see what those can do.
    What twist rate are you running?
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    Quote Originally Posted by markm View Post
    What twist rate are you running?
    9.4 twist on the Cadex and a 10 on the hunting rifle.

    Plug in your info / specs here to play around with it.
    https://bergerbullets.com/twist-rate-calculator/
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    Quote Originally Posted by markm View Post
    What twist rate are you running?
    Here is the 10 twist gun..
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    Thatís awesome! If my math is right thatís a 228Ē (19 feet!) shift in wind.

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    I got 44' (5.6 mils at 1.5 miles)...

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