In-Depth PRC Series: 6.5 PRC, 300 PRC End-To-End (Kick-Off)

I’m very excited to announce the start of a content series that will explore 300 PRC and 6.5 PRC in-depth! Since these cartridges were announced, I’ve wanted to get hands on with both of them, and now is the time!

In this series, I’ll be exploring 300 PRC and 6.5 PRC from start to finish, ad I’ll be building three rifles total! This is the biggest content series I’ve taken on to date, and I’m not sure how long it will take, but it’s going to be a LOT of fun!

Here’s a quick overview of each project.

Rifle Builds

300 PRC Full Custom

This build will focus on the following:

  • Bringing out the full potential of 300 PRC
  • Considerations when building a 300 PRC rifle from scratch
  • Long-range precision shooting

And here are some of the components that will be used for this build:

300 PRC Budget Build/Re-Barrel

The “Budget Build” 300 PRC rifle will start out as a factory Remington 700 Long Range chambered in 300 Remington Ultra Magnum (300 RUM). After covering 300 RUM shooting and reloading, I’ll cover how a rifle like this can be rebarreled for 300 PRC (and related considerations such as magazine selection).

This build will focus on the following:

  • Showing how a budget 300 PRC can perform
  • What’s needed to put together a 300 PRC rifle from an existing rifle
  • General purpose 300 PRC shooting, hunting with 300 PRC

And here are some of the components that will be used for this build:

6.5 PRC Light-Weight Backpacker/Hunter Build

When 6.5 PRC was announced, I was very excited about the idea of using this cartridge for hunting. In some scenarios, lethal range can be increased over 6.5 Creedmoor by about 200 yards! And at the same time, I thought it would be great to put together this 6.5 PRC hunter in a light-weight package since I hike in steep areas while hunting.

This build will focus on the following:

  • Demonstrating what’s needed to build a 6.5 PRC rifle from scratch
  • Hunting with 6.5 PRC
  • Building a light-weight hunting rifle with reasonable recoil

And here are some of the components that will be used for this build:

Exploring 300 PRC and 6.5 PRC

In addition to the rifle builds listed here, this series will cover some important related topics for both 300 PRC and 6.5 PRC:

  • Cartridge and chamber design/specifics/considerations
  • Reloading and load development
  • Ballistics
  • Comparison to similar popular cartridges

If there’s anything else you’d like to see, please leave a comment so that I can consider adding your idea(s) to my list! I’ll have a lot more specifics coming up, so stay tuned.

For reference, here are the Hornady pages for 6.5 PRC and 300 PRC:

6.5 PRC Hornady Landing Page

300 PRC Hornady Landing Page

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5 thoughts on “In-Depth PRC Series: 6.5 PRC, 300 PRC End-To-End (Kick-Off)”

  1. I’m also very i interested in both of these calibers for the same reasons. Looking forward to your series Gavin!

  2. I process of building a Savage long action 300 PRC. Barrel from Bartlett…
    Have not committed to what stock,or chassis yet…Hope for reloading tips from you…Two heads better than one…. Thanks 😊 big fan keep up great work… I sustained brain trauma and PTSD Four years ago and you explain everything so we’ll that it helps myself for one to understand very easily… Thanks

  3. I’m getting a 300prc delivered for MOA in bend oregon next week! I think was someone else’s custom order they abounded and they finished it and are selling it,

  4. I receiving a 300 prc from MOA rifles in Oregon in a couple weeks and will be getting into reloading for this project for the first time too so this will be fun to watch for sure

  5. Just stumbled on your article about the .300prc/6.5prc project. Am especially interested in the two budget builds. Might wait til Mossberg comes out with these in their MVP or patriot models, but if a quality budget build is feasible and well under a thousand then I’m all ears. I didn’t see a date on this article so would like to know when I should check back when everything is done. Thx!

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