6.5 PRC ammo aka 6.5 Precision Rifle Cartridge is used for precision rifle shooting, hunting, and target practicing. Engineers at Hornady created this new cartridge by necking down the .300 Ruger Compact Magnum case, based on the idea of George Gardner (owner of GA Precision). 6.5 PRC bullet is sometimes referred to as a Creedmoor’s Big Brother, and it became popular for its versatility, firing a fast and flat heavy bullet. Learn more about 6.5 PRC

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NORMA 6.5 PRC 140 PSP POINTED SOFTPOINT WHITETAIL RIFLE AMMUNITION 20rd BOX 7393923331454 $1.59/rd $31.88 In Stock 1d ago 6m ago BattleHawk Armory
WBY BRASS 6.5 PRC 50 Count 747115452781 $1.69/rd $84.55 In Stock 20d ago 21m ago Dack Outdoors
WBY BRASS 6.5 PRC 50 Count 747115452781 $1.70/rd $84.79 In Stock 6d ago 2h ago Defense Depot
Hornady 81621 Precision Hunter 6.5 PRC 143 gr Extremely Low Drag-eXpanding 20 Bx/ 10 Cs 090255816211 $1.79/rd $35.74 In Stock 23d ago 21m ago Dack Outdoors
WBY BRASS 6.5 PRC 50 Count 747115452781 $1.80/rd $90.15 In Stock 1d ago 15m ago Guns 2 Ammo
WBY BRASS 6.5 PRC 50 Count 747115452781 $1.80/rd $90.15 In Stock 1d ago 28m ago Locked Loaded
Hornady 81620 Match 6.5 PRC 147 gr Extremely Low Drag-Match 20 Bx/ 10 Cs 090255816204 $1.83/rd $36.55 In Stock 29d ago 21m ago Dack Outdoors
Hornady Match 6.5 PRC 147gr ELD-M /20 (Buy 3 $36.81 Each) 60 rounds $1.84/rd $110.43 In Stock 1d ago 2h ago Red River Reloading
Hornady 81621 Precision Hunter 6.5 PRC 143 gr Extremely Low Drag-eXpanding 20 Bx/ 10 Cs 090255816211 $1.87/rd $37.38 In Stock 6d ago 2h ago Defense Depot
WBY BRASS 6.5 PRC 50 Count 747115452781 $1.88/rd $93.87 In Stock 2d ago 15m ago The Armory at LTT
Weatherby Ammo Select Plus 6.5 PRC 124 Grain Hammer Custom 50 Rounds $1.88/rd $94.20 In Stock 45m ago 88d ago Wholesale Hunter
Hornady Match 6.5 PRC 147 Grain 20-Rounds ELD Match 090255816204 $1.88/rd $37.69 In Stock 6h ago 18m ago GrabAGun.com
Hornady 81621 Precision Hunter 6.5 PRC 143 gr Extremely Low Drag-eXpanding 20 Bx/ 10 Cs 090255816211 $1.90/rd $37.99 In Stock 16d ago 32m ago GunZoneDeals
Norma 6.5 PRC 140 Gr BTHP Whitetaili Dedicated Hunting 20/Box $1.90/rd $37.99 In Stock 17d ago 14m ago Sportsmans Outdoors Superstore
Hornady, Match, 6.5 PRC, 147 Grain, ELD Match, 20 Round Box 090255816204 $1.90/rd $38.00 In Stock 42d ago 3h ago Sentry Ammo
Hornady 81621 Precision Hunter 6.5 PRC 143 gr Extremely Low Drag-eXpanding 20 Bx/ 10 Cs 090255816211 $1.90/rd $38.09 In Stock 23d ago 3h ago Skogen’s Gun Supply
Hornady 81621 Precision Hunter 6.5 PRC 143 gr Extremely Low Drag-eXpanding Rifle Ammunition 20rd Box 090255816211 $1.92/rd $38.39 In Stock 1d ago 6m ago BattleHawk Armory
Hornady Precision Hunter 6.5 PRC 143gr ELD-X /20 $1.93/rd $38.57 In Stock 21d ago 2h ago Red River Reloading
MATCH AMMUNITION 6.5 PRC 147 GR ELD MATCH 20 rounds 090255816204 $1.95/rd $38.96 In Stock 26d ago 3h ago Skogen’s Gun Supply
Hornady Match 6.5 PRC 147 gr Extremely Low Drag-Match Rifle Ammunition 20 Box 090255816204 $1.96/rd $39.27 In Stock 1d ago 6m ago BattleHawk Armory
Hornady Match 6.5 PRC 147gr ELD-M /20 $1.97/rd $39.44 In Stock 24d ago 2h ago Red River Reloading
WBY BRASS 6.5 PRC 50 Count 747115452781 $1.97/rd $98.63 In Stock 1d ago 13m ago Acute Firearms
Hornady 81620 Match 6.5 PRC 147 gr Extremely Low Drag-Match 20 Bx/ 10 Cs 090255816204 $1.99/rd $39.80 In Stock 1d ago 28m ago Locked Loaded
Hornady 81620 Match 6.5 PRC 147 gr Extremely Low Drag-Match 20 Bx/ 10 Cs 090255816204 $2.00/rd $39.94 In Stock 6d ago 2h ago Defense Depot
Norma USA Whitetail 6.5 PRC Rifle Ammo - 20 Rounds $2.00/rd $39.98 In Stock 21h ago 3h ago Academy
Norma 6.5mm PRC Ammunition NORMA10166462 143 Grain Golden Target 20 Rounds 7393923325460 $2.00/rd $39.99 In Stock 144d ago 13m ago Outdoor Limited
Norma USA Golden Target 6.5 PRC 143-Grain Match Ammunition - 20 Rounds $2.00/rd $39.99 In Stock 3d ago 3h ago Academy
Hornady: MATCH 6.5 PRC, 147gr ELD , 20/Box 090255816204 $2.00/rd $39.99 In Stock 136d ago 2h ago Mile High Shooting
HORNADY - 6.5mm PRC 143gr ELD-X 20/Box 090255816211 $2.00/rd $39.99 In Stock 8d ago 5h ago Brownells
Winchester Match BTHP Centerfire 6.5 PRC 140 Grain Rifle Ammo 6.5 PRC 140 Grain SKU:3058706 $2.00/rd $39.99 In Stock 80d ago 3h ago Bass Pro Shops
MATCH AMMO 6.5 PRC 147GR ELD-M 20 rounds 090255816204 $2.02/rd $40.32 In Stock 1d ago 49m ago Ammo Supply Warehouse
Hornady Precision Hunter 6.5 PRC 143 gr 2960 fps Extremely Low Drag-eXpanding (ELD-X) Ammo 20 Round Box $2.02/rd $40.45 In Stock 45m ago 88d ago Wholesale Hunter
WIN MATCH 6.5PRC 140GR BTHP 20/10 020892230392 $2.03/rd $40.59 In Stock 6d ago 2h ago Defense Depot
Hornady Match 6.5 PRC 147 Grain ELD 20 Round Box Ammunition $2.05/rd $40.95 In Stock 45m ago 88d ago Wholesale Hunter
Hornady 81620 Match 6.5 PRC 147 gr Extremely Low Drag-Match 20 Bx/ 10 Cs 090255816204 $2.05/rd $40.99 In Stock 29d ago 32m ago GunZoneDeals
Barnes Bullets 30819 Precision Match 6.5 PRC 145 gr Open Tip Match Boat Tail 20 Bx/ 10 Cs 716876651474 $2.06/rd $41.23 In Stock 1d ago 28m ago Locked Loaded
Barnes Bullets 30819 Precision Match 6.5 PRC 145 gr Open Tip Match Boat Tail 20 Bx/ 10 Cs 716876651474 $2.08/rd $41.63 In Stock 14d ago 21m ago Dack Outdoors
Barnes Bullets 30819 Precision Match 6.5 PRC 145 gr Open Tip Match Boat Tail 20 Bx/ 10 Cs 716876651474 $2.09/rd $41.74 In Stock 6d ago 2h ago Defense Depot
WIN MATCH 6.5PRC 140GR BTHP 20/10 020892230392 $2.10/rd $41.99 In Stock 3d ago 32m ago GunZoneDeals
6.5 PRC 147gr ELD Match Hornady Match - 20 Rounds 20 rounds $2.10/rd $41.99 In Stock 1d ago 22m ago Canoe Club USA
Hornady 81621 Precision Hunter 6.5 PRC 143 gr Extremely Low Drag-eXpanding 20 Bx/ 10 Cs 090255816211 $2.11/rd $42.18 In Stock 1d ago 13m ago Acute Firearms
Hornady 6.5 PRC 147 gr ELD Match 20/Box $2.12/rd $42.44 In Stock 13h ago 14m ago Sportsmans Outdoors Superstore
Hornady 81620 Match 6.5 PRC 147 gr Extremely Low Drag-Match 20 Bx/ 10 Cs 090255816204 $2.12/rd $42.46 In Stock 1d ago 15m ago Guns 2 Ammo
Hornady 81620 Match 6.5 PRC 147 Gr Extremely Low Drag-Match (ELDM) 20 Rounds Per Box 090255816204 $2.13/rd $42.65 In Stock 1d ago 26m ago Beebe Family Arms & Munitions
Hornady 81621 Precision Hunter 6.5 PRC 143 gr Extremely Low Drag-eXpanding 20 Bx/ 10 Cs 090255816211 $2.14/rd $42.89 In Stock 1d ago 15m ago Guns 2 Ammo
FUSION 6.5PRC 140GR 20/200 604544659153 $2.15/rd $42.99 In Stock 2d ago 27m ago HD Tactical
Hornady: Precision Hunter 6.5 PRC, 143gr ELD-X , 20/Box 090255816211 $2.15/rd $42.99 In Stock 136d ago 2h ago Mile High Shooting
Barnes Bullets 30819 Precision Match 6.5 PRC 145 gr Open Tip Match Boat Tail 20 Bx/ 10 Cs 716876651474 $2.15/rd $42.99 In Stock 3d ago 32m ago GunZoneDeals
Barnes Bullets 30819 Precision Match 6.5 PRC 145 gr Open Tip Match Boat Tail 20 Bx/ 10 Cs 716876651474 $2.15/rd $43.06 In Stock 9d ago 31m ago Foundry Outdoors
Hornady Ammo 6.5 Prc 147Gr. Eld Match 20-Pack 81620 090255816204 $2.16/rd $43.27 In Stock 39d ago 31m ago Foundry Outdoors

6.5 PRC Ammo

6.5 Precision Rifle Cartridge aka 6.5 PRC is a rifle cartridge introduced by Hornady in 2018 and approved by SAAMI the same year. It is the short-action long-range caliber suitable for hunting, target shooting, and Precision Rifle Shooting.

The idea for its development came from George Gardner, owner of GA Precision. He wanted to make a cartridge specifically for use by Precision Rifle Series competition shooters and that would fit in the short-action receiver. After he settled on the 6.5 caliber, Gardner wanted to use the Ruger Compact Magnum case as a parent to his wildcat cartridge.

Even though Hornady (producing Ruger Compact Magnum brass) was interested in cooperation, at that moment they refused. Their capacity was limited due to the huge ammo shortage in 2013, as they were making brass for other popular cartridges.

Gardner went on to use a SAUM (Remington Short Action Ultra Magnum) and created a 6.5 SAUM. Even though this new cartridge worked well, Gardner still wasn’t completely satisfied with it.

Luckily, Hornady’s operations came back to normal and panic ammo shopping got out of the picture, so they designed a new cartridge according to Gardner’s original idea. Engineers at Hornady necked down the .300 Ruger Compact Magnum case and created what was described as a “magnumized” version of 6.5 Creedmoor and as Creedmoor’s Big Brother.

They created a new 6.5 Precision Rifle Cartridge, reducing some of the issues that older 6.5 rounds in the past had. 6.5 PRC is very versatile, firing a heavy bullet, fast and flat, with manageable recoil.

Popular brands for 6.5 PRC ammo:

  • Hornady
  • Federal
  • Nosler
  • Barnes
  • Berger

6.5 PRC bullets are available in different grain weights and from various manufacturers.

6.5 PRC Rifle Brands:

  • Axial Precision Rifles
  • Browning
  • Bergara
  • Ruger
  • Mossberg
  • GA Precision, Mauser
  • Savage Firearms
  • Horizon Firearms
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