Moving from 6.5 PRC to 300 PRC

nealm66

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I’m guessing n570. Did some load work up for a friend with 153 Atips and ended up around 3000 when I was shooting for 2950 ( was worried about jacket failure) and no signs of pressure
 

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OP. I realize I’ve not contributed anything of substance regarding your dilemma. So let me say this.
I have a Bergara 300 prc. Shoots like a rifle that costs twice as much. The Bergara brake works exceptionally well. My 11 year old and my wife shoots it. Less recoil than an un broke 308 of equal weight. That’s shooting Hornady of the shelf 212 eldx. It’s a fine cartridge and you will enjoy it.
 

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OP. I realize I’ve not contributed anything of substance regarding your dilemma. So let me say this.
I have a Bergara 300 prc. Shoots like a rifle that costs twice as much. The Bergara brake works exceptionally well. My 11 year old and my wife shoots it. Less recoil than an un broke 308 of equal weight. That’s shooting Hornady of the shelf 212 eldx. It’s a fine cartridge and you will enjoy it.
Which Bergara model do you have?
 

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I was fortunate to have all of them before the boating accident. The 6.5PRC and the 300PRC are both great rounds but if you want to reach out there the 300PRC will fit the bill. I have a 300PRC with a straight taper proof 28 inch barrel that shoots the 230ATip at 3010FPS from a 28 inch barrel or the 178ELDM at 3200 if I want but that load concerns me about barrel life. RL26 seems to be a good powder for the longer barrel.
 

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Ok, I’m sorry but when they look that nice I’m a little reluctant to drag them through the brush holes that I hunt. Man that’s a beautiful rifle
Thank you, in my part of the country; I take my over-under 12 gauge shotgun in the brush because it is too thick for a rifle. My rifle is used in timber, corn & bean fields.
 

Jeffrey Van Zandt

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That sounds like a sweet setup. How well do they cycle? And don’t they use a different bolt face? Dang it. Why did you have to post that lol
no bolt face is same but the bolt face can be changed in a matter of mins action is there standard LA, feeding is up to what bottom you put in you can even do a 6.5PRC and a 375 H&H did that set up also just used a S.S. 20 inch shoulder fit barrel for bears up close
 

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no bolt face is same but the bolt face can be changed in a matter of mins action is there standard LA, feeding is up to what bottom you put in you can even do a 6.5PRC and a 375 H&H did that set up also just used a S.S. 20 inch shoulder fit barrel for bears up close
That sure sounds like the way to go
 

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That sure sounds like the way to go
There’s a few different actions you can do this with “change bolt face”. With regards to changing barrels and being able order prefits there are also numerous options. Both barrel nut type and shouldered prefits. Kelblys Atlas has numerous barrel makers making shouldered prefits that you spin on and off very quickly. I just finished a 308 which I have a 7/08 switch barrel I can spin off and on in 20 minutes. It however does not have a bolt face change I can change. American Rifle Company makes the Nucleus that can do this though. Anyways, PM me if you want more details. Sorry to the OP for getting off track a little.
 

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Sounds like 300 it is…which means exactly what you said, 6.5 will stay in the safe…until I can find a buyer haha!

The boss lady says sell for a 300, sounds like that’s where I’m headed.

I should’ve gotten the 300 in the FIRST PLACE!

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Sooner or later, bigger or smaller, most long range cartridges get compared to a .300. there is a reason for that.
 

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The 6.5 is a great round - don't sell it!!!!
So may I ask why sell your 6.5 PRC and not just build or buy a 300 PRC.?
If uts finances I got ya.
What are you intents in shooting with 300PRC? The 2 Mile Challenge in Ruidoso NM ?
I shoot a lot of different calibers from 204 Ruger up to 450 Bushmaster and Long Range 6.5 PRC and 300 PRC..I started out with Bergara Premier Pro 6.5PRC and the 300 PRC.Then to n a CUSTOM.If you get a rely qualified rifle builder to blue print your Bergara or whatever you choose and maybe a better barrel you will be saving some cash.If cash it's a problem then go full custom.
 

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There’s a few different actions you can do this with “change bolt face”. With regards to changing barrels and being able order prefits there are also numerous options. Both barrel nut type and shouldered prefits. Kelblys Atlas has numerous barrel makers making shouldered prefits that you spin on and off very quickly. I just finished a 308 which I have a 7/08 switch barrel I can spin off and on in 20 minutes. It however does not have a bolt face change I can change. American Rifle Company makes the Nucleus that can do this though. Anyways, PM me if you want more details. Sorry to the OP for getting off track a little.
A Bergara Premier Pro is a good choice if you plan on in the future in changing calibers.
 
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