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 GOLDEN TARGET MATCH 143GR BT - 200RDS $1.10/rd $219.87 In Stock 7d ago 1h ago AB Guns
NORMA 6.5 PRC GOLDEN TARGET MATCH 143GR BT - 100 RDS $1.14/rd $114.23 In Stock 7d ago 1h ago AB Guns
NORMA 6.5 PRC GOLDEN TARGET MATCH 143GR BT - 1000 RDS $1.20/rd $1199.99 In Stock 22d ago 1h ago AB Guns
NORMA 6.5 PRC GOLDEN TARGET MATCH 143GR BT- 20 RDS $1.22/rd $24.35 In Stock 12d ago 1h ago AB Guns
Norma 6.5 PRC 143gr Bondstrike 20Rds $1.67/rd $49.99 In Stock 22h ago 20m ago Smoky Mountain Knife Works
Hornady 81620 Match 6.5 PRC 147 gr Extremely Low Drag-Match 20 Bx/ 10 Cs $1.99/rd $39.75 In Stock 5d ago 10m ago Locked Loaded
Winchester Match BTHP Centerfire Rifle Ammo 6.5 PRC 140 Grain SKU:3058706 $2.00/rd $39.99 In Stock 1d ago 10m ago Cabelas
Winchester Match BTHP Centerfire Rifle Ammo 6.5 PRC 140 Grain SKU:3058706 $2.00/rd $39.99 In Stock 10d ago 32m ago Bass Pro Shops
Hornady 81620 Match 6.5 PRC 147 gr Extremely Low Drag-Match 20 Bx/ 10 Cs $2.00/rd $39.99 In Stock 21d ago 40m ago Dack Outdoors
Hornady 81620 Match 6.5 PRC 147 gr Extremely Low Drag-Match 20 Bx/ 10 Cs $2.05/rd $41.01 In Stock 21d ago 38m ago Gman Sport
Hornady Match 6.5 PRC 147 Grain 20-Rounds ELD Match 090255816204 $2.25/rd $44.99 In Stock 22d ago 32m ago GrabAGun.com
Hornady Match 6.5 PRC 147 Grain ELD Match Polymer Tip 20 Rounds 090255816204 $2.25/rd $44.99 In Stock 22h ago 20m ago Smoky Mountain Knife Works
Nosler Ballistic Tip Brass 6.5 PRC 140-Grain 20-Rounds BTIP 054041434577 $2.28/rd $45.49 In Stock 6d ago 32m ago GrabAGun.com
Hornady - Match Ammo 6.5 Prc 147gr Eld-m 20 rounds $2.30/rd $45.99 In Stock 4d ago 7m ago Brownells
Hornady 81620 Match 6.5 PRC 147 gr Extremely Low Drag-Match 20 Bx/ 10 Cs $2.30/rd $46.00 In Stock 21d ago 11m ago Ammo-Planet
Ammo 6.5 Prc 147 Gr Eld? Match $2.50/rd $49.99 In Stock 8d ago 18m ago Smoky Mountain Guns & Ammo
Hornady Match 6.5 PRC Ammo 147gr ELD Match 20 Rounds $2.50/rd $49.99 In Stock 19h ago 25m ago GunMagWarehouse.com
Hornady Precision Hunter 6.5 PRC 143 Grain 20-Rounds ELD-X 090255816211 $2.50/rd $49.99 In Stock 4d ago 32m ago GrabAGun.com
Hornady Precision Hunter 6.5mm PRC 143gr, ELD-X 20rd Box 090255816211 $2.51/rd $50.19 In Stock 9d ago 12m ago Impact Guns
NOSLER 6.5 PRC 140Gr Ballistic Tip 20rd 054041434577 $2.55/rd $50.99 In Stock 16h ago 26m ago KYGUNCO
Nosler Ballistic Tip Hunting 6.5 PRC 140gr Ballistic Tip Brass Centerfire Rifle Ammunition, 20 Rounds, 43457 054041434577 $2.60/rd $51.99 In Stock 25d ago 9m ago Optics Planet
Nosler BT 6.5 PRC 140 GR 20rd 10BX/CS Ballistic TIP - 10rd Box $2.65/rd $53.04 In Stock 6d ago 12m ago Classic Firearms
6.5 PRC - 143 Gr - BTHP - Norma Golden Target Match - QTY 20 - FREE SHIPPING OVER $149 $2.73/rd $54.59 In Stock 4h ago 2h ago Norma Shooting
Hornady Precision Hunter 6.5 PRC Ammo 143 grain ELD-X Tipped Box of 20 Rounds 81621 $2.75/rd $54.95 In Stock 22d ago 5m ago Gunprime
Hornady ELD Match Centerfire Rifle Ammo 6.5 PRC 147 Grain SKU:2504727 $2.75/rd $54.99 In Stock 1d ago 10m ago Cabelas
Hornady ELD Match Centerfire Rifle Ammo 6.5 PRC 147 Grain SKU:2504727 $2.75/rd $54.99 In Stock 10d ago 32m ago Bass Pro Shops
NOSLER 6.5 PRC 140GR ACCUBOND TROPHY GRADE - 20 RDS $2.80/rd $55.95 In Stock 22d ago 1h ago AB Guns
Hornady Precision Hunter Rifle Ammo 6.5 PRC 143 Grain SKU:2504726 $2.90/rd $57.99 In Stock 10d ago 32m ago Bass Pro Shops
Hornady Precision Hunter Rifle Ammo 6.5 PRC 143 Grain SKU:2504726 $2.90/rd $57.99 In Stock 1d ago 10m ago Cabelas
FEDERAL FUSION 6.5 PRC 140GR SOFT POINT RIFLE AMMUNITION 20rd BOX $3.00/rd $59.98 In Stock 89d ago 16m ago BattleHawk Armory
Nosler Ballistic Tip 6.5 PRC 140 Grain Rifle Ammo 6.5 PRC 140 Grain SKU:3203467 $3.00/rd $59.99 In Stock 1d ago 10m ago Cabelas
Nosler Ballistic Tip 6.5 PRC 140 Grain Rifle Ammo 6.5 PRC 140 Grain SKU:3203467 $3.00/rd $59.99 In Stock 10d ago 32m ago Bass Pro Shops
Hornady Match 6.5 PRC 147 gr Extremely Low Drag-Match Rifle Ammunition 20 Box $3.15/rd $62.99 In Stock 60d ago 16m ago BattleHawk Armory
Hornady 81620 Match 6.5 PRC 147 gr Extremely Low Drag-Match (ELDM) 20 Bx $3.20/rd $63.95 In Stock 15d ago 3m ago Dirty Bird Guns & Ammo
Hornady 81621 Precision Hunter 6.5 PRC 143 gr Extremely Low Drag-eXpanding 20 Bx $3.30/rd $65.95 In Stock 40d ago 3m ago Dirty Bird Guns & Ammo
Nosler Trophy Grade Ammunition 6.5 PRC 142 Grain 20 Rounds AccuBond Long Range 054041612326 $3.65/rd $72.99 In Stock 22d ago 32m ago GrabAGun.com
Nosler 61232 Trophy Grade 6.5 PRC 142 gr AccuBond Long Range 20 Bx/10 Cs 054041612326 $3.66/rd $73.21 In Stock 29d ago 13s ago GunStuff TV
NOS AMMO 6.5PRC 142GR ACCUBOND LR 20/10 $3.69/rd $73.74 In Stock 3d ago 38m ago Gman Sport
Fusion Rifle 6.5 PRC $3.75/rd $74.99 In Stock 15h ago 40m ago Federal Ammunition
Winchester 6.5 PRC Winchester 140gr - 20 round box 020892230392 $3.75/rd $75.00 In Stock 27d ago 2h ago FlipAmmo
NOS AMMO 6.5PRC 140GR BALLISTIC TIP 20RD 10 rounds $4.48/rd $44.83 In Stock 21d ago 38m ago Gman Sport
NOS AMMO 6.5PRC 140GR BALLISTIC TIP 20RD 10 rounds $4.50/rd $44.99 In Stock 17h ago 19m ago Gun Zone Deals
Nosler, Inc. - Trophy Grade Long Range 6.5 Prc Ammo 20 rounds $4.50/rd $89.99 In Stock 4d ago 7m ago Brownells

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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