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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: westernsloper] #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: westernsloper] #14338573 Yesterday at 01:48 AM
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Hold the PRC and pass the RPM. 😉

Re: Status of the 6.5 PRC [Re: AlaskaCub] #14338580 Yesterday at 01:55 AM
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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: westernsloper] #14338695 Yesterday at 04:13 AM
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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 Yesterday at 04:49 AM
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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 Yesterday at 05:03 AM
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Originally Posted by irfubar
Originally Posted by sdgunslinger
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: westernsloper] #14338783 Yesterday at 05:08 AM
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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 Yesterday at 06:27 AM
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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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