6.5 PRC

stephenr6565

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has anyone done a 6.5 PRC build yet if so what is your thoughts of the cartridge I have a Winchester featherlite in a 270 WSM that has never really shot good & had feeding issues. It just sits in the gun safe so I'm thinking of doing a short action build I'm leaning towards the 6.5 PRC one question I have is do they use the same bolt face?
 
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Same face.

Never shot one but pretty interested in it and leaning that way for a practice barrel on the rifle I'm building.

Seems to be a 6.5 SAUM that hornady threw their factory ammo behind. Something good to be said about being able to buy hornady match and precision hunter off the shelf. It shoots a lot better than it should for factory ammo in my experience with 6.5 Creed
 

RevJim

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I would like to see this round in more factory models, I guess time will tell. It looks like a good one to me, but that is based off my only 6.5 experience ( .260, then a 6.5/284, no shots on game over 325yds).
 
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ShortMag3

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Just finished my PRC a couple weeks ago. Did some break in last weekend and will start workingon loads this weekend .
Sweet rifle to shoot.
 

Nomosendero

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I would like to see this round in more factory models, I guess time will tell. It looks like a good one to me, but that is based off my only 6.5 experience ( .260, then a 6.5/284, no shots on game under 325yds).
Same here, I would rather use common chamberings, I have a long action Remington I can use, not sure i want to do that. A Kimber WSM action seems the right length though. I am surprised Ruger has not offered one as yet.
 

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Large bolt face tikka is a good option for the 6.5 PRC. 150gr SMK in a tikka 300 WM magazine (attached photo). No mag modification required to load and feed flawlessly.
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Now to see if there's a way that could be mated to a Remington clone...

Ok, so that's easy. The trick is finding a DBM setup that gives enough length for the PRC's 2.91" COAL while mating to a short action (e.g. the Nucleus I have on order). It'd be even more gravy if that same setup could be flush fit for hunting with mag A, while allowing for higher capacity mags B for range days.
 
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