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 Golden Target Match 6.5 PRC 143 Gr BTHP Boat Tail Hollow Point Rifle Ammunition - 200rd CASE $1.44/rd $288.88 In Stock 9d ago 8m ago BattleHawk Armory
Norma 6.5 PRC 143g GOLDEN TARGET 20 Box 7393923325460 $1.65/rd $33.00 In Stock 9d ago 1h ago Texas Hunting Equipment
Norma – Golden Target – 6.5 PRC – 143 Grain – HPBT – 20 Rounds $1.70/rd $33.99 In Stock 19d ago 23m ago True Shot Gun Club
Hornady Match, 6.5 PRC, 147 Grain, ELD Match, 20 Round Box 81620 090255816204 $1.90/rd $38.00 In Stock 2d ago 1h ago Texas Hunting Equipment
6.5 PRC - 143 Gr - BTHP - Norma Golden Target Match - QTY 20 - FREE SHIPPING OVER $149 $2.00/rd $39.99 In Stock 73d ago 1h ago Norma Shooting
Hornady Match 6.5 PRC 147 gr Extremely Low Drag-Match Rifle Ammunition 20 Box $2.00/rd $39.99 In Stock 7d ago 8m ago BattleHawk Armory
Hornady Match 6.5 PRC, 147 Grain, Extremely Low Drag, 20 Rounds per Box 090255816204 $2.18/rd $43.69 In Stock 12d ago 50m ago GrabAGun.com
Hornady Match 6.5 PRC Ammo 147gr ELD Match 20 Rounds $2.50/rd $49.99 In Stock 54d ago 57m ago GunMagWarehouse.com
Hornady 81621 Precision Hunter 6.5 PRC 143 Gr Extremely Low Drag-eXpanding 20 Rounds Per Box $2.66/rd $53.15 In Stock 5d ago 22s ago Beebe Family Arms & Munitions
Federal Fusion Ammunition 6.5 PRC 140 Grain Bonded Soft Point Box of 20 604544659153 $2.72/rd $54.40 In Stock 2d ago 5h ago Midway
HORNADY 6.5 PRC Precision Hunter 143Gr ELD-X 20rd 090255816211 $2.75/rd $54.99 In Stock 9d ago 35m ago KYGUNCO
Hornady Match Ammunition 6.5 PRC 147 Grain ELD Match Box of 20 090255816204 $2.75/rd $54.99 In Stock 60d ago 5h ago Midway
Hornady Precision Hunter 6.5 PRC Ammunition 20 Rounds 143 Grain ELD-X Precision Hunter Bullet Polymer Boat Tail 2960fps 090255816211 $2.97/rd $59.47 In Stock 1d ago 26m ago Cheaper Than Dirt
FEDERAL FUSION 6.5 PRC 140GR SOFT POINT RIFLE AMMUNITION 20rd BOX $3.00/rd $59.98 In Stock 47d ago 8m ago BattleHawk Armory
Hornady Precision Hunter Ammunition 6.5 PRC 143 Grain ELD-X Box of 20 090255816211 $3.00/rd $59.99 In Stock 12d ago 5h ago Midway
Hornady Precision Hunter 6.5 PRC 143 Grain 20-Rounds ELD-X 090255816211 $3.00/rd $59.99 In Stock 19d ago 50m ago GrabAGun.com
Federal - Fusion 6.5 Prc Ammo 20 rounds $3.00/rd $59.99 In Stock 13d ago 29m ago Brownells
Hornady Precision Hunter 6.5 PRC Ammo 143 grain ELD-X Tipped Box of 20 Rounds 81621 $3.50/rd $69.95 In Stock 20d ago 1h ago Gunprime
Fusion Rifle 6.5 PRC $3.75/rd $74.99 In Stock 7d ago 2h ago Federal Ammunition
NOSLER 6.5 PRC 140GR ACCUBOND RIFLE AMMUNITION 20rd BOX $4.44/rd $88.88 In Stock 47d ago 8m ago BattleHawk Armory
Nosler 6.5 PRC, Long Range AccuBond , 142 grain, Brass Cased, 20 Rounds, 61232 054041612326 $4.50/rd $89.99 In Stock 61d ago 13m ago Optics Planet

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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