My take on it is the PRC is a niche cartridge, It was designed slightly different than other .30 cals that it allows you to shoot big heavy bullets relatively fast in a factory chamber. It is one of the smarter designed cartridges of today. When you take away speed, it turns into something you can match with a standard 300 win mag, you can cram long heavy bullets in 300 WM loss case capacity for slower velocities but you can near match a short barreled PRC. It no longer serves the same niche and is just another 300. Light back packing guns blasting 75-80gr of powder and heavy bullets are zero fun to shoot and don't interest me. Light weight and big magnums are not my cup of tea.Curious on your barrel recommendation. My 300 prc was built for backpacking. 22 in barrel. . I know ya lose a little in speed but with the high BC bullets and weight I've lost nothing in accuracy. The only barrel that was a must was at least 28 on my 338 edge. So I'm curious where you're coming from
It's 1.5gr below pressure signs but on the warm side, I ran them all the way up to 3017fps(71gr) but it was HARD on brass. RL26 is a great powder for the wsm. Supposedly ADG is coming out with brass this fall. That will be a game changer in the wsm game for sure!Is that 2900 fps a pretty hot load ? That's great speed from the wsm actually.
a 7mm-300 PRC shooting the 195 eol would get way out there. But like you said its a wildcat and all the extra work that goes with it. I'm not ready to do that. (yet)i have a cvhristson arms ridgeline 300prc but changed barrel to a proof research in a 7mm/300prc w/195 grn berger elite hunter 75.5 h1000 3040 fps 1/2 3shot at 100yrds what is wrong w/that guess u people dont have the money to build one have to have bushing dies or ptg dies w/ die reamer
Building one of these currently. 26" carbon rock creek 1:8.5tw, bat HR action, xlr element 3.0 magnesium chassis. Reamer has 240 freebore. Plan is to shoot 195s, 184s and 180s to find best candidate. There are a few of these out in the wild. Alex Wheeler has a reamer, and Dallas Lane has one coming for my build.i have a cvhristson arms ridgeline 300prc but changed barrel to a proof research in a 7mm/300prc w/195 grn berger elite hunter 75.5 h1000 3040 fps 1/2 3shot at 100yrds what is wrong w/that guess u people dont have the money to build one have to have bushing dies or ptg dies w/ die reamer
That is a great looking rifle! I really like the colors in your stock.
I have one of his 300nmi's, it's a good rifle. If I had to do it again, I'd go with Alex Wheeler or Dallas Lane on the build. The kelbly action does the job, but leaves a fair bit to be desired, for the price, a better action should be included. At this point in time I'd look to other barrel manufacturers than proof, too much inconsistency in their barrels right now from many reports in the trade. A proper setup for a 300nmi is where the smith has his own sizing reamer specd to his chamber, and he makes the dies for you. He shouldn't trust Hornady or Whidden to get it right, which they don't every time.What about a 300 Norma improved? I know it’s a larger action but Ryan Pierce builds a heck of an accurate one - check out his posts for more info. With a proof barrel they’re still around 8lbs without a scope.