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.
On the below picture (right side) 3 cartridges for size comparison. Left to right ; 375 Ruger, .300 PRC, and 6.5 PRC.
The 300 PRC was introduced in late 2018 (for military trials) and 2019 (commercially) the .300 PRC (Precision Rifle Cartridge) was created from the 375 Ruger case.
The U.S. Department of Defense added the Hornady 300 PRC Cartridge for its extended long range sniper program on December 6th, 2018, and awarded Barrett (BFMI) a contract to provide their MRAD rifle systems chambered in 300 PRC.
The 6.5 PRC (Precision Rifle Cartridge) introduced in 2017 was also created from the 375 Ruger case.