Recently approved by SAAMI, this caliber basically looks like a .300 RUM with a shorter case and longer projectile? Nothing in production yet, or not out for retail anyway.
“Both the 6.5 PRC and the 300 PRC are multi-functional cartridges that are excellent choices for target and match shooting as well as hunting applications,”
Hmmm… so basically they are redesigning the 6.5x55 Swedish Mauser and the .30-06 U.S. Gov’t?
From the standpoint of a person who has been in firearms retail sales for a LONG time, I would say at least 80% of all cartridges introduced over the past 45 years don’t do anything that the older cartridges do, except make stores carry more stock, which they often do not have room for.
Retail sales jaded viewpoint, yes.
“excellent choices for target and match shooting as well as hunting applications”
Translation: This cartridge is good for shooting, shooting, and shooting. It get shot from firearms. It’s intended use is hitting a target.
New-cartridge marketing is trying to convince people your own wheel invention is superior because you used the next digit in pi.
Matt, thank you for sharing.