“Six-five.” There was a time where that phrase didn’t roll off everyone’s tongue so readily. The bore diameter has been with us since the end of the 19th century, though here in America the metric cartridges haven’t exactly had the strongest of followings. Nonetheless, the marketing and ballistic success of the 6.5 Creedmoor has brought the bore diameter to the forefront, and so many of us have finally seen the benefits of the combination of high Ballistic Coefficient bullets and a fast twist rate.
The Creedmoor was Hornady’s baby, being based on the .30 T/C cartridge, and offers a great blend of down range performance and low recoil. Yet, there are those who have wished for a bit more velocity, to take the Creedmoor concept – also perfectly embodied in the 6.5x55 Swede – to the next level. At the 2018 SHOT Show Hornady announced their latest cartridge: the 6.5 PRC, or Precision Rifle Cartridge.
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