Hornady just got the 300 PRC SAMMI approved

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  1. AZShooter

    AZShooter Well-Known Member

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    IIRC someone posted on his friend shooting this cartridge a few months ago. It is now official.

    Information found at Accurate shooter. It appears to be a necked down 375 Ruger with slight variations on a few dimensions. It is so close to the 30 Nosler with perhaps a 50-75 fps advantage don't see why they bothered. It would make it easier to make 7mm/375 Ruger. Who will be first to make a 6.5 version?

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    The .300 PRC — A Longer Version of the 300 Ruger Compact Magnum
    The 300 PRC seems to be more a hunting cartridge than a cartridge for tactical games. Talking about this cartridge, Hornady states it would be an “excellent choice… for hunting applications” as well as “long-range precision shooting”. Inspired by the 300 Ruger Compact Magnum (RCM), the 300 PRC has a longer case body (2.580″) compared to the 300 RCM (2.100″), for more case capacity. That gives it the ability to push big .30-caliber bullets at higher velocities. But honestly, there are many other well-established Magnum hunting cartridge, so we doubt the .300 PRC is going to become popular among the hunting crowd. Time will tell however.

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    “Both the 6.5 PRC and the 300 PRC are multi-functional cartridges that are excellent choices for target and match shooting as well as hunting applications,” said Joe Thielen, Hornady’s Assistant Director of Engineering. “The primary focus of the design of both the 6.5 PRC and the 300 PRC has always been long-range precision shooting.”

    Hope pasting this is not some sort of copyright issue. If so Len, remove it.
     
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    cohunt Well-Known Member

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    once its saami approved, its open source so its ok to post drawings
     
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  3. Timnterra

    Timnterra Well-Known Member

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    Looks like Hornady is trying to get a piece of the magnum market. I don’t see much use for either of these cartridges but maybe others will...
     
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    I doubt this cartridge takes off but that's what I thought about the creedmores too when they came out. Just because I don't see the point in it makes little difference to others lol
     
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    BRASS,BRASS,AND BRASS will decide weather or not the cartridge lives or dies. Bartram will be bringing brass for the 6.5 PRC to market so maybe there is a chance
     
  6. Timnterra

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    Poor brass availability for the 6.5 saum is the only reason the 6.5 PRC even exists. No factory ammo and expense for the 6.5-47 lapua is the reason the 6.5 creedmoor exists. Ridiculous prices and poor availability of 30 Nosler brass is probably what will allow the 300 prc to make it. I think Hornady’s massive manufacturing capacity is what makes their cartridges do well. They heavily support their offerings and bring them to market at reasonable prices. Though their brass is not very good it is always available. If other companies followed the same model the shooting world would be a lot less frustrating. For example I’m forced to scour the internet looking for scraps of 300 saum brass to neck down to 6.5 so I can shoot my GAP 4s. It’s an excellent cartridge but no one will make brass for it...
     
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  7. WRO

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    Bertram brass is now making 6.5 saum brass as an FYI..
     
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  8. can1010

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    Bertram brass has 300 SAUM and they are testing 6.5 SAUM brass now. I don't use Hornady brass have no time to do load work up and prep work just to toss in trash in a couple of shots. I like Hornady bullets just not their brass
     
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    The fact that you can go buy hornady match and precision hunter for their cartridges is huge in my mind. Not only does it usually shoot almost annoyingly well it’s way more affordable than Nosler ammo.

    This let’s all the new shooters have a sexy platform they can feel good about, go buy a box of ammo and shoot well. It’s super easy.
     
  10. elkaholic

    elkaholic Well-Known Member

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    ADG is alsoaking 7saum brass as well as brass for the Sherman Shortmags! This brass is as good as it gets! Rich
     
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    Factory option for 6.5 4s and better brass to load afterwards.

    https://www.primeammo.com/ammunition/prime-65-saum-4s-142gr-match-box.html
     
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    I didn’t see any saum or short mag brass on their website. Where did you find it?
     
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  14. Crowe284

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    Man I hope your wrong!