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.The 6.5x55 is far older and far from obsolete. Far more of them out there than all the modern 6.5s.
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.It's called the 284 Winchester.
Below is from Sportsman's Warehouse. # of different rifles they carry.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.
Yes, it's obviously over taken the 6.5-284 commercially and will continue to do so. Cheaper ammo in the prc.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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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.I would think the same people that have a 7mm-08 and a 7mag
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.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.
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.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 :-(
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.