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Re: Status of the 6.5 PRC [Re: StrayDog] #14335555 12/03/19
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Originally Posted by StrayDog

I'm thinking like a Ford /Mercury comparison. The Mercury was a bit bigger and nicer, but not enough to matter. Now, they don't make Mercury anymore because they are dead in the water.


Unlike the PRC......



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Re: Status of the 6.5 PRC [Re: ponderosa11] #14337018 12/04/19
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Lots of rumors of Barnes, Federal and Nosler releasing new factory ammo offerings for the 6.5 PRC for the new year. I didn’t think it would take long.

Re: Status of the 6.5 PRC [Re: Dirtfarmer] #14337162 12/04/19
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Originally Posted by Dirtfarmer
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Originally Posted by scenarshooter

FWIW, I'm driving 139 scenars at 3080fps without pushing pressure. Some of my cases have 10 firings on them.

This is what has me scratching my head about case life with my 6.5-06 AI. If I load 140 Bergers at 3050, after three firings the primer pockets are getting loose. And that's with H-1000, two different kinds of brass.
Yet the 6.5 SAUM and PRC don't seem to have that problem. Stouter case heads on those two perhaps??

My 6.5-284 with 26” Krieger (ballistic twin to the 6.5-06) pushes 140 VLD’s at 3K with 48.8 gr RL-17. No signs of pressure. Lapua brass with tight primer pockets. Easy extraction of fired cases. Nice shooting round.

My latest PRC is at 3100 even with 140 VLD's in a 24" Bartlein.......

Re: Status of the 6.5 PRC [Re: ponderosa11] #14338573 12/05/19
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Hold the PRC and pass the RPM. 😉

Re: Status of the 6.5 PRC [Re: AlaskaCub] #14338580 12/05/19
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If Ruger would release the RAR and or Tikka the T3, in 6.5 PRC, it’d really take off, imo.

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Re: Status of the 6.5 PRC [Re: ponderosa11] #14338695 12/05/19
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My son-in-law built one on a remington 700 long action with a McGowan Remage barrel. If I remember correctly he was getting 200-250 fps faster than a 6.5 Creedmoor with the Hornady 143 eld. He shot 2 antelope in Wyoming with it in October and it worked as it should, DRT. My only take from it all was that it kicked more than the Creedmoor and didn't kill any quicker.

Re: Status of the 6.5 PRC [Re: wbyfan1] #14338749 12/05/19
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Originally Posted by wbyfan1
If Ruger would release the RAR and or Tikka the T3, in 6.5 PRC, it’d really take off, imo.

id second that id take couple of the ruger american with the threaded barrel 24in long, truck guns loaner guns ect, also a tikka t3 would be great

Re: Status of the 6.5 PRC [Re: irfubar] #14338770 12/05/19
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Originally Posted by irfubar
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Savage does make rifles in the PRC.......


My Savages are the M10 center feed and magnum bolt heads are not available. They make an oddball controlled round feed for the WSM rounds but that bolt head will not fit the standard Savage 10


Just so you know, Savage quit the CRF actions years ago. All you need is a Mag bolt head and verify firing pin size.

I have a parts 270 WSM with a non CRF bolt head. Works great.


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Re: Status of the 6.5 PRC [Re: ponderosa11] #14338783 12/05/19
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Hope it takes off like wildfire. I have a Kimber MT 300 wsm standing by for the “transition”.


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Re: Status of the 6.5 PRC [Re: irfubar] #14338961 12/05/19
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Originally Posted by irfubar
I guess the question is what short actions does the 6.5 prc fit? my Savages have a 3' mag box but I cannot get a magnum bolt head for the short action.




Have you checked PT&G? IIRC, they have bolt heads for the Savages. Not a Savage guy, but as I recall, there are multiple models, and the PT&G may or may not fit yours.

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Re: Status of the 6.5 PRC [Re: ponderosa11] #14350865 12/08/19
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I was thinking of taking my 24" barrel 6.5 CM Tikka and have it re chambered to 6.5 PRC.The 6.5 CM shoots good but under whelms me as far as velocity.I also have a Tikka 6.5X55 that shoots as good as the 6.5 CM with better velocity out of a 22" barrel.I would be saving nothing in action length as Tikka`s are all the same.I do have a donor mag face Tikka bolt.I have a bunch of Tikka magazines and different length bolt stops so could even seat the bullets out further.Just thoughts running through an old rifle loonies mind.


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Re: Status of the 6.5 PRC [Re: wbyfan1] #14351705 12/08/19
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Originally Posted by wbyfan1
If Ruger would release the RAR and or Tikka the T3, in 6.5 PRC, it’d really take off, imo.


Ruger model 36925, 6.5 PRC,go wild camo, is listed as new on ruger's website
Also listed in the Hawkeye Hunter model with 22" barrel

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Re: Status of the 6.5 PRC [Re: ponderosa11] #14351889 12/08/19
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Re: Status of the 6.5 PRC [Re: stratton] #14352452 12/08/19
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Originally Posted by stratton
Originally Posted by wbyfan1
If Ruger would release the RAR and or Tikka the T3, in 6.5 PRC, it’d really take off, imo.


Ruger model 36925, 6.5 PRC,go wild camo, is listed as new on ruger's website
Also listed in the Hawkeye Hunter model with 22" barrel


Mebbe one day a lefty.....


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Re: Status of the 6.5 PRC [Re: stratton] #14354278 12/09/19
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i will take 2 of these,,, were are they Ruger American® Rifle with GO WILD® Camo Model Number: 36925 Caliber: 6.5 PRC

StockGO Wild® Camo I-M Brush Synthetic
Stock StyleStandard
MagazineSingle-Stack
SightsNone
Barrel Length24"

Capacity3
Thread Pattern5/8"-24
FinishBronze Cerakote
Weight7.1 lb.
Twist1:8" RH

Overall Length44"
Length of Pull13.75"
Grooves5
Suggested Retail$629.00

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Re: Status of the 6.5 PRC [Re: irfubar] #14356410 12/09/19
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Originally Posted by irfubar
Did a little research and it looks like Bergara, Seekins, Browning, Ruger, Christensen, GA, Fierce and Proof chamber for the 6.5 PRS, non seem to be hunting rifles, all appear to be tactical rifles.
And most seem to be semi-custom boutique rifles.


https://www.sportsmans.com/shooting...akote-bolt-action-rifle-65-prc/p/1528870

6.5 lbs. Sure looks like a hunting rifle to me, no boutique price either.

Re: Status of the 6.5 PRC [Re: AlaskaCub] #14356563 12/09/19
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Originally Posted by AlaskaCub
Originally Posted by irfubar
Understood gentlemen, I was thinkin from a loony's perspective.... wink

My first 6.5-06 was on a Savage action and the second a Rem M700 action, no problems with mag length with vld type bullets. My current on a pre-64 M70 is a little more challenged with the 3.4" mag box.
RL-26 and 140gr I get 2950 fps with out excessive pressure.

Seems a 6.5 prc needs a long action also.


The PRC has no issues breaking 3000 with a 143 or even a 147, it does not need a long action.



Factory ammo spec is 2.955". That takes a very SPECIAL short action. Feeds best from WSM boxes too.


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Re: Status of the 6.5 PRC [Re: PHWILLIE] #14356571 12/09/19
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Originally Posted by PHWILLIE
My son-in-law built one on a remington 700 long action with a McGowan Remage barrel. If I remember correctly he was getting 200-250 fps faster than a 6.5 Creedmoor with the Hornady 143 eld. He shot 2 antelope in Wyoming with it in October and it worked as it should, DRT. My only take from it all was that it kicked more than the Creedmoor and didn't kill any quicker.



In Sportsman's Whorehouse a couple of days ago. Hornady match ammo with the exact same bullet was about 240 fps faster in favor of the PRC. They really down-load the Creed for some reason.


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Re: Status of the 6.5 PRC [Re: ponderosa11] #14356668 12/09/19
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Comparing the Tikka I had in 6.5 CM to my CA 6.5 PRC there is more than 300 FPS difference in factory Hornady ammo. I could barely break 2600 with 147’s in the Tikka and the factory 147’s in the PRC are about 2940. Even with my hottest loads in the CM I was 200 FPS slower than the PRC is with factory ammo.

Re: Status of the 6.5 PRC [Re: irfubar] #14357404 12/10/19
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Originally Posted by irfubar
Did a little research and it looks like Bergara, Seekins, Browning, Ruger, Christensen, GA, Fierce and Proof chamber for the 6.5 PRS, non seem to be hunting rifles, all appear to be tactical rifles.
And most seem to be semi-custom boutique rifles.



The CA Mesa is definitly a hunting rifle as is the Ridgeline.

As well as the savage "high country"

The Browning max long range is also built as a hunting rifle


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