Will the 33 PRC ever happen?

QSYB1

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I’d expect a 7mm and a 6mm before a 33
what do you think they do with the 7? It sure is a crowded field. They nearly need to go small with it, under the 280-7RM, but then it sort of crowds their own offering, the 6.5 PRC. If they go middle, you have 280/AI/.284/7RM/7WSM. They can go large, not too much comp besides .28 Nosler, but not many sales in large mags, either.
 

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I went with a straight 338/375 Ruger. I’ve had 5 barrels ranging from 18” to 28” over the years and I think it’s a great chambering. I still have an 18” specialty pistol in 338/375 Ruger.

A 338 PRC would be a ballistic twin of the 330 Dakota or 33 Nosler.
 

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what do you think they do with the 7? It sure is a crowded field. They nearly need to go small with it, under the 280-7RM, but then it sort of crowds their own offering, the 6.5 PRC. If they go middle, you have 280/AI/.284/7RM/7WSM. They can go large, not too much comp besides .28 Nosler, but not many sales in large mags, either.
I’d Like to see it just a necked down 300 PRC.
 

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Hornady has already looked into it; I have a reamer print dated 2008 for a 338 Hornday Match. It's essentially a 338/300 PRC. PTG sent me that print along with a few other versions of the 338/375 Ruger when I was working on that project around 10 years ago.
Yorke-1’s post and as caliber increases above .308, the number of shooters decrease, contribute to the discussion. IMHO, I don’t anticipate a 338 PRC. The numbers in the .308 crowd didn’t stop Hornady. The design of the PRC round is the game changer (even though there are some cool wildcats), the 33 Nosler is here, and a 7mm PRC discussion comes around frequently.
Thank you Yorke-1. How does the recoil of your 338/375 Ruger rate?
 

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With the 338 lapua and 340 Wby being ballistic twins that can kill anything on this planet and the 338-378 Wby and 338 edge being a step past that, why would they? You can't make a 338 that lives to its potential that is low recoil, to get proper performance, it is not low powder use either. :D
 

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I see that but we said the same about 30 cal and 7mm yet the markets flooded with new stuff.
 

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what do you think they do with the 7? It sure is a crowded field. They nearly need to go small with it, under the 280-7RM, but then it sort of crowds their own offering, the 6.5 PRC. If they go middle, you have 280/AI/.284/7RM/7WSM. They can go large, not too much comp besides .28 Nosler, but not many sales in large mags, either.
Ideally it would be between 7rm and 28 Nosler I would think. Thought they would have done it by now.
33 PRC would be a nice addition too.
 

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I went with a straight 338/375 Ruger. I’ve had 5 barrels ranging from 18” to 28” over the years and I think it’s a great chambering. I still have an 18” specialty pistol in 338/375 Ruger.

A 338 PRC would be a ballistic twin of the 330 Dakota or 33 Nosler.
What brass life do you get?
 
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