6.5 PRC 145 grain Barnes BT Match Burner- This short-action magnum cartridge – 6.5 PRC – is an excellent hunting and long-range target cartridge.
Over a century after Scandinavia discovered the merits of 6.5mm projectiles, the United States has finally caught on. And just perhaps, the 6.5mm Precision Rifle Cartridge (6.5 PRC) is the finest all-around one. The 6.5 PRC is a short–action magnum cartridge that pairs the exceptional aerodynamics of 0.264-inch-diameter projectiles with an efficient not-quite-overbored powder chamber. The parent case is the .375 Ruger—also basically a .300 RCM necked down to 6.5 mm. In other words, it’s a factory-produced, SAAMI-approved ballistic twin to the 6.5 SAUM and similar wildcats. Formally adopted by the Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute (SAAMI) at its June 2018 meeting, we are thrilled to introduce our hand-loads for this caliber now! Velocities run neck and neck with traditional .264 Winchester Magnum speeds and are achieved courtesy of the shorter, fatter, more efficient, effective, consistent-burning powder column. Pleasant side-effects of the efficiency are less recoil, better barrel life, and good performance in 24-inch barrels.
Choice Ammunition has taken our 100% hand-loading techniques and produce an extremely accurate, highly dependable round for the 6.5 PRC in this load. Our loading tolerances are only matched by passionate hand-loaders in their own loading rooms. Consistent seating depths, powder charges and proprietary formulas of Choice Ammunition, make this 145 grain Barnes BT Match Burner round the best you can buy on the commercial market today.
As tactical, 3-Gun and High Power competition heats up, Barnes responds with competitively priced lead core match-grade bullets. Competitive shooters looking for that “better mouse trap” owe it to themselves to give Barnes Match Burners a shot. Designed specifically with the competitive shooter in mind, these bullets will perform time and time again – building and maintaining any marksman’s confidence.
- Velocity 3,102 fps
- 100% Hand Loaded