Why 6.5 prc?

nealm66

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I’m just curious, I see where a lot of guys are looking for the highest velocity possible, why not choose something more designed like the 26 nosler or 6.5-300? I got to wondering while I was sizing some for a guy and noticed the brass from hotter loads was pretty stretched and hard to resize
 

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I don’t think that people wanting to get or already have a 6.5 prc are looking for the highest possible velocity. If that were the case then no one would buy the 6.5prc, they’d get a 6.5-300 or a 26,28 Nosler. The 6.5prc is flat enough shooting to reach out and doesn’t have much recoil, especially compared to the cartridges you mentioned.
 

nealm66

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Maybe it’s just what catches my eye in some posts. What would you consider a decent velocity for a 156 Berger? I’ve seen posts suggesting 3200? WTH? I was having trouble sizing some custom brass from Texas with 156 bergers stated 3050fps from a 26” barrel. Granted it was Hornady brass but man
 

Hecouldgoalltheway

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Wait until the 7PRC comes out! The 7saum is already the best cartridge made that the normal guy doesn’t know exists. Wait until it comes out in a manufacture and nomenclature everyone is already familiar with!!!
McWhorter has been clambering rifles in it for a couple of years now. They love it..
 
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They might also consider the 264wm for velocity and accuracy. I'm also one that is not concerned about barrel life. I have an old 1950 Rem 722 in 257 rbts that still has plenty of life in it and with so many other rifles I dial in, I doubt that any will need rebarreling in my lifetime.
 
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