Aaron Davidson shares background and history on the development and origins of the 6.5 PRC and other long range cartridges, including the 7mm LRM with Landon Michaels and Adam Janke. Aaron, Adam and Landon discuss the merits and applications of the cartridge in long range hunting, shooting and competition. The question of longevity and adoption is addressed. Is the 6.5 PRC here to stay or will it go the way of many other wildcats?
How Good is The 6.5 PRC For Long Range?
Adam Janke, founder of The Journal of Mountain Hunting and host of Beyond the Kill Podcast shares his recent experience with the 6.5 PRC in an ultralight Gunwerks rifle he recently employed with some friends on a mountain goat hunt in British Columbia.
Background and Ballistics
Aaron gives background on the development of the 7mm LRM and collaboration with Hornady on the 6.5 LRM, which eventually led to the 6.5 PRC. Ballistics and benefits of the cartridge as well as a few of the considerations to make before choosing it for your next cartridge.
What Benefits Does it Offer?
One of the biggest questions with any new cartridge is Why? Why do we need a new 6.5 when there are a pile of them already on the market? The 6.5 PRC occupies a niche where it is the only 6.5 caliber with quality factory offerings in a short action that reaches the 3,000 FPS muzzle velocity range. It complements the 6.5 Creedmoor very well with a 200+ FPS increase for long range hunting and extended range precision rifle shooting.
Is it Here to Stay?
What are its chances of this one being around to stay when so many other wildcats have gone the way of the world? Performance has been superb and many have already begun adopting it. With Hornady backing the cartridge and many others coming on board to support, it’s likely that quality components will be easily available for many years to come. The 6.5PRC is very likely here to stay.
Gunwerks ClymR in 6.5 PRC as used on Aaron's Sheep Slam and Adam's 2018 Hunts
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