New 6.5 PRC Offerings
August 1, 2018 | Christensen Arms
We’re expanding our 6.5 PRC offerings! While the chambering has been available in our Modern Precision Rifle, BA Tactical, and TFM models, we will now also be offering 6.5 PRC in our Mesa Long Range, Ridgeline, ELR, and Summit Ti rifles.
The 6.5 PRC (Precision Rifle Cartridge) is a relatively new long-range cartridge developed by Hornady. According to their team, the round has been “designed to achieve the highest levels of accuracy, flat trajectory and extended range performance in a sensibly designed compact package”. The use of moderate powder charges helps create a cartridge that is accurate and enjoys a reasonable barrel life without heavy recoil. Often represented as an attempt to improve on the wildly popular 6.5 Creedmoor, 6.5 PRC is a well-balanced chambering suitable for both hunters and competition shooters.
Those who choose to shoulder a rifle chambered in 6.5 PRC should enjoy the high velocities and long-range potential possible with the short-action round. Hornady claims a muzzle velocity of 2,910 FPS from their 26” test barrel with a 1:8 twist and “performance well beyond 1000 yards”. Ammunition is currently offered in 147-grain ELD Match and 143-grain ELD-X bullets.
Although primarily designed for competition, hunters will find the round suitable for most North American game.