Reading up on the 6.5 prc I’m finding a lot of references to fits well in most short actions... any experience with running the prc in a short action? What bullet weights can it be ran in short action?
The PRC has the exact same problems as most so called short action rounds. The neck/shoulder junction is way too far forward so the bullet has to be buried in the case quite a ways so that it will fit in the magazine. The extra case capacity that it has is taken up by the bullet, so is essentially wasted space! The only way to get the performance out of it is single feed with a longer throat, or build it on a longer action/mag combo.
Factory ammo will not fit into a factory mag box. The factory ammo is 2.950". My factory 700s are 2.850". The second part of that is just because it will fit does not mean it will feed. It needs a little room.