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 Whitetail 6.5 PRC 140 grain SP Soft Point (20 rd box) $1.50/rd $29.95 In Stock 2d ago 27m ago Rivertown Munitions
Norma 6.5 PRC 143 grain Golden Target HPBT Match (20 rd box) $1.50/rd $29.95 In Stock 2d ago 27m ago Rivertown Munitions
FUSION 6.5PCR 140GR 20/200 604544659153 $1.55/rd $31.03 In Stock 3d ago 2h ago Defense Depot
Norma Whitetail 6.5 PRC 140 grain Soft Point 20 rd box 200 rd case x 2 FREE SHIPPING (400 rd TOTAL CASE) $1.61/rd $644.99 In Stock 2d ago 27m ago Rivertown Munitions
FUSION 6.5PRC 140GR 20/200 604544659153 $1.65/rd $32.99 In Stock 3d ago 7m ago DB Firearms
Federal Fusion 6.5 PRC 140 Grain 20-Rounds 604544659153 $1.66/rd $33.29 In Stock 3d ago 25m ago GrabAGun.com
NORMA 20166592 6.5PRC 140 PSP WHITETAIL 20/10 7393923331454 $1.70/rd $33.99 In Stock 6d ago 10m ago GunZoneDeals
Norma 6.5 PRC Ammunition Whitetail NORMA20166592 140 Grain Soft Point 20 Rounds 7393923331454 $1.70/rd $33.99 In Stock 67d ago 31m ago Outdoor Limited
Barnes Bullets 30819 Precision Match 6.5 PRC 145 gr Open Tip Match Boat Tail 20 Bx/ 10 Cs 716876651474 $1.70/rd $34.01 In Stock 5d ago 1m ago Locked Loaded
Barnes Bullets 30819 Precision Match 6.5 PRC 145 gr Open Tip Match Boat Tail 20 Bx/ 10 Cs 716876651474 $1.72/rd $34.39 In Stock 5d ago 59m ago Dack Outdoors
Norma Golden Target 6.5 PRC 143 grain 2986 FPS 20 rd box FREE SHIPPING x 2 cases (400 rd TOTAL) $1.72/rd $689.99 In Stock 2d ago 27m ago Rivertown Munitions
Hornady 81620 Match 6.5 PRC 147 gr Extremely Low Drag-Match 20 Bx/ 10 Cs 090255816204 $1.74/rd $34.88 In Stock 6d ago 1m ago Locked Loaded
Barnes Precision Match Rifle Ammunition 6.5 PRC 145gr Match Burner OTM BT 20/ct $1.75/rd $34.99 In Stock 5d ago 14m ago Natchezss
Norma Ammunition 20166592 Dedicated Hunting Whitetail 6.5 PRC 140 gr Pointed Soft Point 20 Per Box 10 Cs 20 Gauge rounds 7393923331454 $1.75/rd $34.99 In Stock 6d ago 7m ago DB Firearms
Hornady 81620 Match 6.5 PRC 147 gr Extremely Low Drag-Match 20 Bx/ 10 Cs 090255816204 $1.75/rd $35.00 In Stock 6d ago 2h ago Defense Depot
Norma 6.5 PRC 143 grain Golden Target Match 20 rd box (200 rd case) $1.75/rd $349.99 In Stock 2d ago 27m ago Rivertown Munitions
NORMA 20166592 6.5PRC 140 PSP WHITETAIL 20/10 7393923331454 $1.76/rd $35.15 In Stock 10d ago 56m ago Skogen’s Gun Supply
Norma Ammunition 20166592 Dedicated Hunting Whitetail 6.5 PRC 140 Gr Pointed Soft Point (PSP) 20 Rounds Per Box 7393923331454 $1.76/rd $35.19 In Stock 11d ago 33s ago Beebe Family Arms & Munitions
Hornady 81620 Match 6.5 PRC 147 gr Extremely Low Drag-Match 20 Bx/ 10 Cs 090255816204 $1.76/rd $35.27 In Stock 6d ago 59m ago Dack Outdoors
Federal Fusion Rifle Ammunition 6.5 Prc 140 Gr. SP 2925 Fps 20/Ct F65PRCFS1 604544659153 $1.76/rd $35.28 In Stock 2d ago 52m ago Shooting Surplus
Federal Fusion 6.5Prc 20Rd 10Bx/Cs 140Gr $1.77/rd $35.39 In Stock 4h ago 203d ago Wholesale Hunter
Norma Dedicated Hunting Whitetail Brass 6.5 PRC 140 Grain 20-Rounds PSP 7393923331454 $1.78/rd $35.59 In Stock 7d ago 25m ago GrabAGun.com
Hornady 81620 Match 6.5 PRC 147 gr Extremely Low Drag-Match 20 Bx/ 10 Cs 090255816204 $1.80/rd $35.99 In Stock 6d ago 10m ago GunZoneDeals
FEDERAL AMMO Fusion 6.5 PRC 140gr Soft Point Ammunition | 20 Rounds 604544659153 $1.80/rd $35.99 In Stock 3d ago 2h ago KyGunCo
FUSION 6.5PCR 140GR 20/200 604544659153 $1.81/rd $36.21 In Stock 2d ago 6m ago Acute Firearms
Hornady Match Rifle Ammo 6.5 PRC 147 gr. ELD Match 20 rd. 090255816204 $1.82/rd $36.40 In Stock 10d ago 1h ago Sentry Ammo
Barnes Bullets Precision Match Brass 6.5 PRC 145 Grain 20-Rounds OTMBT 716876651474 $1.84/rd $36.69 In Stock 5d ago 25m ago GrabAGun.com
NORMA 10166462 6.5PRC 143 GOLDEN TRGT BTHP 20/10 7393923325460 $1.85/rd $36.99 In Stock 6d ago 10m ago GunZoneDeals
Norma 6.5 PRC 140 Gr BTHP Whitetaili Dedicated Hunting 20/Box $1.85/rd $36.99 In Stock 30d ago 49m ago Sportsmans Outdoors Superstore
NORMA USA 6.5 PRC 140 Gr BTHP Whitetaili Dedicated Hunting 20/Box 7393923331454 $1.85/rd $36.99 In Stock 6d ago 34m ago Sportsmans Outdoors Superstore
NORMA 20166592 6.5PRC 140 PSP WHITETAIL 20/10 7393923331454 $1.86/rd $37.11 In Stock 6d ago 27m ago Tombstone Tactical
Hornady 81620 Match 6.5 PRC 147 gr Extremely Low Drag-Match 20 Bx/ 10 Cs 090255816204 $1.86/rd $37.18 In Stock 6d ago 56m ago Skogen’s Gun Supply
Hornady Match 6.5 PRC 147 Grain 20-Rounds ELD Match 090255816204 $1.88/rd $37.49 In Stock 5d ago 25m ago GrabAGun.com
Norma Ammunition 20166592 Dedicated Hunting Whitetail 6.5 PRC 140 Gr BTHP 20 Per Box $1.89/rd $37.75 In Stock 4h ago 203d ago Wholesale Hunter
Norma Ammunition 20166592 Dedicated Hunting Whitetail 6.5 PRC 140 gr Pointed Soft Point 20 Per Box $1.89/rd $37.79 In Stock 4d ago 26m ago DEGUNS.NET
Barnes Bullets 30819 Precision Match 6.5 PRC 145 gr Open Tip Match Boat Tail 20 Bx/ 10 Cs 716876651474 $1.91/rd $38.27 In Stock 5d ago 27m ago Tombstone Tactical
NORMA 20166592 6.5PRC 140 PSP WHITETAIL 20/10 7393923331454 $1.92/rd $38.39 In Stock 16d ago 14m ago SHTF Tactical
NORMA 10166462 6.5PRC 143 GOLDEN TRGT BTHP 20/10 7393923325460 $1.92/rd $38.45 In Stock 10d ago 56m ago Skogen’s Gun Supply
Norma Ammunition 10166462 Dedicated Precision Golden Target Match 6.5 PRC 143 Gr Hollow Point Boat-Tail (HPBT) 20 Rounds Per Box 7393923325460 $1.92/rd $38.49 In Stock 11d ago 34s ago Beebe Family Arms & Munitions
Norma Dedicated Precision Golden Target Match Brass 6.5 PRC 143 Grain 20-Rounds HPBT 7393923325460 $1.94/rd $38.79 In Stock 7d ago 25m ago GrabAGun.com
Barnes Bullets 30819 Precision Match 6.5 Prc 145 GR Open Tip Match Boat Tail 20 Per Box/ 10 Case 716876651474 $1.94/rd $38.81 In Stock 5d ago 52m ago Shooting Surplus
Norma Dedicated Hunting 6.5 PRC, 140gr, Pointed Soft Point, 20rd Box 7393923331454 $1.95/rd $38.99 In Stock 6d ago 16m ago Impact Guns
HORNADY - 6.5mm PRC 143gr ELD-X 20/Box 090255816211 $1.95/rd $38.99 In Stock 5d ago 1h ago Brownells
FUSION 6.5PCR 140GR 20 Round Box 604544659153 $1.95/rd $38.99 In Stock 2d ago 2h ago Cape Gun Works
Norma Ammunition 10166462 Dedicated Precision Golden Target Match 6.5 PRC 143 gr Hollow Point Boat Tail 20 Per Box 10 Cs 20 Gauge rounds 7393923325460 $1.95/rd $38.99 In Stock 6d ago 7m ago DB Firearms
Hornady Ammo 6.5PRC 147gr Eld Match 20rds 090255816204 $1.96/rd $39.24 In Stock 6d ago 27m ago Tombstone Tactical
Norma Ammunition 20166592 Dedicated Hunting Whitetail 6.5 PRC 140 gr Pointed Soft Point (PSP) 20 Per Box/ 10 Cs 7393923331454 $1.98/rd $39.51 In Stock 5h ago 19m ago White Birch Armory
BARNES AMMO Precision Match 6.5 PRC 145gr Open Tip Rifle Ammunition | 20 Rounds 716876651474 $1.98/rd $39.59 In Stock 5d ago 2h ago KyGunCo
Barnes Bullets 30819 Precision Match 6.5 PRC 145 gr Open Tip Match Boat Tail 20 Bx/ 10 Cs 716876651474 $1.99/rd $39.84 In Stock 2d ago 6m ago Acute Firearms
Hornady Precision Hunter 6.5 PRC 143 grain ELD-X (20 rd box) $2.00/rd $39.95 In Stock 2d ago 27m ago Rivertown Munitions

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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