300 PRC Build

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  1. highdrum

    highdrum Well-Known Member

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    The 300 prc has 97gr capacity, 300win is 93, 300 norma is 107, 30 nosler 98gr they're all within 250fps of one another. The case fill causing inconsistencies is BS. They just need to use a powder that gives close to 100% fill like 8133, N570, rl33. But they don't want to make their new giant slayer super creedmoor 30 cal look like it's filling a niche that really isn't there.
     
  2. Weatherby Fan

    Weatherby Fan Well-Known Member

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    Please accept my apologies for picking the 300 PRC as my 30 cal build and posting it up in this thread,

    in the future I will ensure I pick a cartridge that you approve of especially when it comes Hornady and their fabricated advertising schemes as I don’t want post anything that’s harmful or bothersome to your sensitive nature ;):D
     
  3. Colt45_13

    Colt45_13 Active Member

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    Weatherby Fan,

    Have you shot the factory 212s through a chrono yet? I need to finalize my barrel order and I can’t decide between 24”, 25”, or 26”. This will be a hunting rifle but I am still leaning 25” or 26”... just curious how much MV you picked up going to 26” vs 24”.

    Thanks,

    Colton
     
  4. Weatherby Fan

    Weatherby Fan Well-Known Member

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    Hey Colton
    I don't have my 300 PRC built yet still waiting for the barrel then were good to go on the build, Im going 26", honestly not enough difference to worry about, pick your barrel length for your style of hunting, and if your going to do long range shooting then go 26" for sure or at least I would, with a 26" barrel I see no problem making 3000 fps with the 212 ELDX, but you certainly won't be handicapped by a 24 or 25 inch barrel, Hornady load data is on their website now.
    Notice they used a 24” barrel in all their testing.

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  5. rgvt4

    rgvt4 Well-Known Member

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  6. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

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    If I were looking for my first .30 cal or .30 cal magnum I'd definitely give it a hard look since I'm in love with the parent case.

    Having 3 ea WM's and Rum's already I simply have no place for one now but it should be a great cartridge that's going to be around for a very long time.
     
  7. Colt45_13

    Colt45_13 Active Member

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    Man I am glad you posted that. I have been checking their website quite often waiting on them to post the 300 PRC, but I got busy the last few days and missed it.

    So I was planning on building me rifle as a 9.5 twist, but I see Hornady used 8 twist. Did they do that to bump up their BC calcs? WF, I know you went with 9.5, is that what you would recommend for the 212s?

    CTL
     
  8. wildcat455

    wildcat455 Well-Known Member

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    Im not who you are asking, but I’d go 9 twist unless you plan on shooting pills heavier than 212-215. Heavier than that, I’d look at 8-8.5.

    My 10 twist shoots up to the Berger 215’s fine, not sure if that’s an elevation thing or a temperature thing or both, but I’ll take it.
    Either way, overstabilizing a little doesn’t hurt anything. Understabilizing hurts everything.
     
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  9. Weatherby Fan

    Weatherby Fan Well-Known Member

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    Originally I was going to go 1-9 and the chap that sells us barrels suggested 9.5 so thats what I went with but Im sure there's no harm in going 9 twist either, this is my first 30 cal build so I don't have a lot of experience with them other than a factory 300 wby.
    I know Frank Green (of Bartlein Barrels) was using a 1-9


    Good info on the 300 PRC on this thread over at shooters forum 300-prc.3959420
     
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  10. wildcat455

    wildcat455 Well-Known Member

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    You’ll be fine!
     
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  11. RemHutch50

    RemHutch50 Well-Known Member

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    I don’t know if the 300wm vs 30 nos is the same y’all are talking about. But from what I saw, there wasn’t enough difference to worry about. So what differences are we really gonna see here?
     
  12. wildcat455

    wildcat455 Well-Known Member

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    Not sure it really matters?
    300 WinMag, 30 PRC, 30 Nosler...

    Some people can’t drink the same grape cool aid for long before they want to try something new.

    Something about “variety is the spice of life”, and such.

    I absolutely LOVE my 300 Win Mags... all 4 of them! But I’m not gonna fault, judge, pick apart, point out someone for trying something new on the menu... even if it’s just the difference between Grilled Ribeye, medium rare, and Grilled Ribeye garlic and pepper, medium rare.

    I figured out the reinvention of the wheel, the new shiny, all that stuff.
    It simply APPEALS to some people!
    Certainly is nice they can exercise their freedom of choice!

    Just because they’re different, doesn’t make them bad...
    If there wasn’t a “different”, I wouldn’t be shooting my 300 Win Mags today!! We’d all stillI have a 300 H&H.
    Now, I may still build me an H&H, I LIKE nostalgia! History! Etc. (Besides, my Dad has one and I really like the gun.) Well, that ain’t for everybody, either!!

    Anyway, not trying to start anything, just trying to explain.
     
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  13. gregsjt

    gregsjt Well-Known Member

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    Google the 30 Newton, the 300 PRC is a copy of it. I think Newton beat the 300 H&H by a few years. Funny how things don't really change!
     
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  14. RemHutch50

    RemHutch50 Well-Known Member

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    If your comment was to me, I was just asking because I’m in the market for new 30cal.
    With not much difference in the 300wm & 30 nos, I’m just going with the former. If the 300prc gave some advantage, I would consider it.

    Totally understand and agree with what you’ve said here.
     
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