Real world 6.5cm vs prc

Threejs

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I have all of the parts gathered for a build except the action. I was going to build a 6.5 prc just to have a little more gas than a 6.5CM. I have a 22” proof bbl. anyone have some real experience in velocity difference. If I can only gain 100-150 FPS I will shoot the quiet little CM
 

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Also keep barrel life and component availability in mind. I have a few of both, and I think of them differently. I think nothing of burning a few hundred rounds of creed keeping my skills sharp, but I only use my prc ammo for hunting, and typically when I know there may be longer shot opportunities. Otherwise, that extra powder, recoil, and shortened barrel life are wasted. There isn't an animal that I'd shoot with a prc that I wouldn't shoot with a creed, so in my mind, it only gives me a bit more effective range.
 

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I was thinking a PRC because I have no real plans at the moment and the versatility would be nice. If it can gain me 300fps it would be worth the extra cost, recoil, etc. I’m building a fairly light rig so it can be a sheep/goat/deer whatever rig
 

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I can only offer experience with the creedmoor. With rl-26 a 140 eld can be pushed to 3000-3025fps in a 26in barrel and 2900-2925 with a 22in barrel. However, most common powders will land a 26in barrel at 2825-2850 and a 22in 2750-2800
How many loads are you getting on the brass before loose primer pockets?
 

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I was thinking a PRC because I have no real plans at the moment and the versatility would be nice. If it can gain me 300fps it would be worth the extra cost, recoil, etc. I’m building a fairly light rig so it can be a sheep/goat/deer whatever rig
You can run the 156 Bergers as well. Guy I shot with was 3050fps out of his 6.5 PRC hitting at 1 mile.
 

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Threejs---come back and tell us what your yearly uses will be and for what game.

When are your sheep and goat hunts booked for?
 

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How many loads are you getting on the brass before loose primer pockets?
not to take this thread down the wrong road but 2900-2925 in a 22" is more than likely 70K Plus PSI.........even with a miracle powder like 26 that's just not right!

Top end in my 24.5" with R26 was right in the 2700 range

Those are 6.5/06 speeds!

This was going to be my response to what he said but I decided not to as it'd just take this thead down the tubes for the OP...
 

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Also keep barrel life and component availability in mind. I have a few of both, and I think of them differently. I think nothing of burning a few hundred rounds of creed keeping my skills sharp, but I only use my prc ammo for hunting, and typically when I know there may be longer shot opportunities. Otherwise, that extra powder, recoil, and shortened barrel life are wasted. There isn't an animal that I'd shoot with a prc that I wouldn't shoot with a creed, so in my mind, it only gives me a bit more effective range.
That is just such a great and practical plan!
 

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not to take this thread down the wrong road but 2900-2925 in a 22" is more than likely 70K Plus PSI.........even with a miracle powder like 26 that's just not right!

Top end in my 24.5" with R26 was right in the 2700 range

Those are 6.5/06 speeds!

This was going to be my response to what he said but I decided not to as it'd just take this thead down the tubes for the OP...
I agree. Its just important to identify the exceptional results from the standard expectations. Especially when OP is seeking the baselines.
 

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