Short 6.5prc

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Has anyone built or shot a short barreled 6.5prc 18.5”-20” barrel ? If so what kinda bullets and muzzle velocity are you getting. Thank you
 

Cpgfan

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I’ve got a 19.5” PRC. I’ll list where my nodes were with each bullet
Berger 156 2850fps
Berger 135 Classic Hunter great node at 3027 and a decent node at 3070 (edge of pressure)
Berger 140 elite hunter 2965
Hope that helps, with all loads I was using ADG brass, RL26, and 210 primers
 

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That’s awesome I was thinking the 156 Bergers or 147 eldm. How do you like that set up over all?
 

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I like it but..... I think I’m going to sell this one and go shorter. I have a problem building and selling.
 
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I just ordered a 18.5” barrel 6.5 cal 1-8t I’m thinking about making it a 6.5prc or maybe a 6.5 Sherman max or SST but factory ammo of the prc is nice sometimes
 

cjl2010

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I’ve got a 20” 6.5SS. 140 Berger hvld at 2950fps with rl23. It wears an ultra 7 suppressor.
 

Phil j

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I’d ask you how much but you put the bolt handle on the wrong side..I have a 300 prc with a 20” and love it.
 

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Just put three rounds of factory 143 eldx over the magnetospeed. Tikka barrel rechambered to 6.5 prc and cut to 20 inches with a tbac ultra 7 on it. 2747, 2765, 2796
 

Cpgfan

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I’d ask you how much but you put the bolt handle on the wrong side..I have a 300 prc with a 20” and love it.
I put the bolt on that side to make sure nobody steals it...... I’m pretty sure I found a buyer today
 

Whiskey_Fish

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I’d ask you how much but you put the bolt handle on the wrong side..I have a 300 prc with a 20” and love it.
What load are you shooting in that rifle? And how did you come to that cartridge. I’m debating between this and a 300 WSM for a short barrel elk gun.


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JoeDirt

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2850 fps 20" PRC with factory loaded 143 eldx
3050 with 7" Thunder beast can
 

Phil j

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A little off topic but how do you like your 300 prc with 20” barrel what bullets you shootings
Haven’t done load development yet just broke it barrel but plan on trying 205 and 215 Berger I’ll post results as soon get a load it has just been to hot can’t wait for cooler weather.
 

Scottyboy

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I’ve got a 19.5” PRC. I’ll list where my nodes were with each bullet
Berger 156 2850fps
Berger 135 Classic Hunter great node at 3027 and a decent node at 3070 (edge of pressure)
Berger 140 elite hunter 2965
Hope that helps, with all loads I was using ADG brass, RL26, and 210 primers
Would you mind me asking who built that for you? I’m looking to get something very similar, except for right handed
 

Shane431

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Just put three rounds of factory 143 eldx over the magnetospeed. Tikka barrel rechambered to 6.5 prc and cut to 20 inches with a tbac ultra 7 on it. 2747, 2765, 2796
I did the same thing. I’m getting .5 MOA with factory 143 eldx but haven’t got speeds yet. Planning on it next week.
 
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