Did 6.5 PRC obsolete the 6.5 CM only to be made obsolete?

DJ Fergus

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Maybe a better question is: will the 6.5 prc obsolete the 6.5-284, because it is the round that the prc is in direct competition with. Not necessarily the 6.5 creedmoor. Both are hunting rounds.
 

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The 6.5x55 is far older and far from obsolete. Far more of them out there than all the modern 6.5s.
How many production rifles come chambered in that these days? I am willing to bet more new 6.5 PRC rifles will sell this year then 6.5X55 has sold in the last 5 years.

I see a lot of phone jacks in houses, but I don't see them being used.
 

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It's called the 284 Winchester.
If Hornady would duplicate the 284 Winchester like they did the 6.5-284 with the 6.5 prc and put it in a short action, it would be a winner. Of course, they would have to give it a tacticool name. Maybe something like" TWO EIGHT FOUR tac ops"😂. All jokes aside the 284 Winchester free bored for long heavies is one of the most underrate cartridges around.
 
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Maybe a better question is: will the 6.5 prc obsolete the 6.5-284, because it is the round that the prc is in direct competition with. Not necessarily the 6.5 creedmoor. Both are hunting rounds.
Below is from Sportsman's Warehouse. # of different rifles they carry.

6.5 PRC is chambered the 5th most variety wise for what they stock. Think about that. How long have companies made 6.5 PRC rifles? Look a 6.5 CM, it has over twice the flavors as the 270 win.

6.5-284 is just a niche rifle..... nobody but reloaders use it for hunting. It isn't displacing 6.5 CM, 270, 7RM, 280ai, or 7-08 sales like the 6.5 PRC is.

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Below is from Sportsman's Warehouse. # of different rifles they carry.

6.5 PRC is chambered the 5th most variety wise for what they stock. Think about that. How long have companies made 6.5 PRC rifles? Look a 6.5 CM, it has over twice the flavors as the 270 win.

6.5-284 is just a niche rifle..... nobody but reloaders use it for hunting. It isn't displacing 6.5 CM, 270, 7RM, 280ai, or 7-08 sales like the 6.5 PRC is.

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Yes, it's obviously over taken the 6.5-284 commercially and will continue to do so. Cheaper ammo in the prc.
 

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I would think the same people that have a 7mm-08 and a 7mag
That would be me and I also have both a 6.5 Creedmoor and a 6.5 PRC. Have I told you about how great my wife is :) She favors the 7mm-08, but we have had that rifle for some time. Yes, We’d buy a 7 PRC.
 
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Honestly, the 6.5 creedmoor, 6.5 prc, 28 Nosler, 300 prc are all a rifle manufacturers dream come true. I can't figure out why in the world Remington didn't jump on board with any any more of those like the did with the creedmoor.
 

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That would be me and I also have both a 6.5 Creedmoor and a 6.5 PRC. Have I told you about how great my wife is :) She favors the 7mm-08, but we have had that rifle for some time. Yes, We’d buy a 7 PRC.
Honestly, if Sportsman would have got the rifle I ordered in 7mm-08 first I would have went that route vs the 6.5 PRC.

7-08 is an efficient round that does more then the 6.5 PRC for hunting in my opinion. The ruger american I got comes with a 1:8.5 twist barrel for 7-08. I do have some twangs of buyers remorse because they just got in the 7-08 after I ordered the PRC :-(
 

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Honestly, if Sportsman would have got the rifle I ordered in 7mm-08 first I would have went that route vs the 6.5 PRC.

7-08 is an efficient round that does more then the 6.5 PRC for hunting in my opinion. The ruger american I got comes with a 1:8.5 twist barrel for 7-08. I do have some twangs of buyers remorse because they just got in the 7-08 after I ordered the PRC :-(
No worries. That gives you an excuse to get a 7mm-08 later😂. Sounds like a perfect plan. I think you will really like the 6.5 prc.
 

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Competitive shooters reload, not all do. I wouldn’t shoot a prc for matches. I would opt for the 6mm variants. 6 x 47, 6 XC, 6 creed. These have much more success in the prs world. Amateurs and weekend shooters who do reload I would think would stay with the 6.5 creed. Less powder. Cheaper. The prc does have a place, just not in the prs world. IMHO
I don't shoot PRS so I'm not the best to comment on this but don't most that shoot PRS reload and can't they just taylor their PRC loads for what they want?

I would veiw the PRC as just giving me more options. I could be way off on this though.
 

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I now have a 2 rifle hunting arsenal. Have a 6.5x47 and a 280ai. Would imagine that the 6.5 PRC would fit exactly in the middle of these and not perfectly replace either one. I would argue that it is a specialty cartridge. The 6.5x47 could easily be replaced by a number of moderate cartridges. So could be the 280ai. The 6.5 PRC is sexy but sort of a tweener.
 
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