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First-look- Hornady-6.5- PRC -- NEW & yes another 6.5 :)
      #306852 - 26/10/17 11:58 PM

https://www.shootingillustrated.com/arti...m_campaign=1017

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Re: First-look- Hornady-6.5- PRC -- NEW & yes another 6.5 :) [Re: Ripp]
      #306856 - 27/10/17 01:52 AM

yawn

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Re: First-look- Hornady-6.5- PRC -- NEW & yes another 6.5 :) [Re: cordite]
      #306858 - 27/10/17 03:31 AM

Yup.

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Re: First-look- Hornady-6.5- PRC -- NEW & yes another 6.5 :) [Re: Daryl_S]
      #306859 - 27/10/17 03:39 AM

Reading the announcement, another example of cart before the horse.

That's the problem no horse.

Where is the gun?

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Re: First-look- Hornady-6.5- PRC -- NEW & yes another 6.5 :) [Re: DoubleD]
      #306865 - 27/10/17 04:55 AM

Looks pretty much the same as the 270 WSM except with a 6.5mm bullet.

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Re: First-look- Hornady-6.5- PRC -- NEW & yes another 6.5 :) [Re: Waidmannsheil]
      #306882 - 27/10/17 08:33 PM

I'd rather see Hornady resume production and availability of some of the now extinct projectiles that were common ten years ago, such as their (#3715) .375 270 grain RNSP.

It was one of the few reasonably priced options that feed smoothly through the spool magazine of a Mannlicher Schoenauer M1910.

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Re: First-look- Hornady-6.5- PRC -- NEW & yes another 6.5 :) [Re: Rothhammer1]
      #306889 - 27/10/17 08:56 PM

If only someone resurrected the 6.5x68mm.

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Re: First-look- Hornady-6.5- PRC -- NEW & yes another 6.5 :) [Re: NitroX]
      #306900 - 28/10/17 12:13 AM

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Reading the announcement, another example of cart before the horse.

That's the problem no horse.

Where is the gun?




Fairly certain if you really want one you can have one..take a action to a gunsmith and he will build whatever you want..."horse" of any color..

Have done this myself with other "newer" calibers..example was the 26 Nosler..bought a Nosler rifle felt like picking up a 2x6...sold it had my own built...using it next weekend for mule deer ..

As for myself, I see no advantage this offers over my Cooper 6.5/284 I currently use for hunting..AND as I shoot about 20 rounds a year out of it..the barrel will certainly last the rest of my lifetime..I have way more yesterdays than I will tomorrows...

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Re: First-look- Hornady-6.5- PRC -- NEW & yes another 6.5 :) [Re: Ripp]
      #306933 - 28/10/17 11:20 AM

This one is dumb. Not sure why they didn’t standardize the 6.5 4S (6.5 SAUM) as they make the brass for GA Precision.

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Re: First-look- Hornady-6.5- PRC -- NEW & yes another 6.5 :) [Re: SharpsNitro]
      #306972 - 29/10/17 08:54 AM

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This one is dumb. Not sure why they didn’t standardize the 6.5 4S (6.5 SAUM) as they make the brass for GA Precision.




Has me wondering the same thing.


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Re: First-look- Hornady-6.5- PRC -- NEW & yes another 6.5 :) [Re: Rule303]
      #306975 - 29/10/17 02:53 PM

Once I bought the 605 creedmoor there was no need for any other 6mm in my arsonal.I have a custom AR10 in 308 and a 338 lupua and all are barn burners.

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Re: First-look- Hornady-6.5- PRC -- NEW & yes another 6.5 :) [Re: Wayne59]
      #307005 - 30/10/17 10:49 AM

G'Day Fella's,

Thanks for sharing Ripp.
I was wondering how long it would be, before somebody introduced a commercial Short-Fat cased 6.5mm.
I was primarily expecting it to be a 6.5 WSM or a Ruger Compact Magnum.
It should make a great option for both the Long Rangers (Target), and Mountain Hunters.

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Re: First-look- Hornady-6.5- PRC -- NEW & yes another 6.5 :) [Re: Homer]
      #308678 - 05/12/17 11:03 AM

6.5-06 in a different shaped powder bottle (again)
Should be good................. just like the 6.5-06 and the 6.5-284.
Same bullets at the same speed, or close enough that whatever difference there is (if any) will be irrelevant.

"New and Improved" is usually just new. In this case the newness is probably only the shape of the shell.

Nothing wrong with it at all, but nothing "more right" than what we've had for 70 years.

I'll wait and see.


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Re: First-look- Hornady-6.5- PRC -- NEW & yes another 6.5 :) [Re: NitroX]
      #308682 - 05/12/17 11:02 PM

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If only someone resurrected the 6.5x68mm.




The 6.5x68 is alive, and well !

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Re: First-look- Hornady-6.5- PRC -- NEW & yes another 6.5 :) [Re: DoubleD]
      #308688 - 06/12/17 01:47 AM

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Reading the announcement, another example of cart before the horse.

That's the problem no horse.

Where is the gun?




https://swfa.com/seekins-precision-havak-bolt-action-rifle-6-5-prc.html

https://www.gunwerks.com/revx#82-42-45-56-164-c7-t0-a0-r0

Let along building one on your own..
example;
http://www.sniperforums.com/forum/rifles/69537-6-5prc-lone-peak-fuzion-kmw-sentinel-ts-customs.html

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Re: First-look- Hornady-6.5- PRC -- NEW & yes another 6.5 :) [Re: Ripp]
      #310758 - 21/01/18 10:30 AM

https://www.americanrifleman.org/article...ifle-cartridge/

https://www.americanhunter.org/articles/2017/12/1/first-look-new-hornady-65-prc-load/

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Re: First-look- Hornady-6.5- PRC -- NEW & yes another 6.5 :) [Re: Ripp]
      #310777 - 21/01/18 07:19 PM

Zzzzzzzz

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Re: First-look- Hornady-6.5- PRC -- NEW & yes another 6.5 :) [Re: paradox_]
      #312705 - 20/02/18 01:45 AM

https://www.gunsamerica.com/blog/new-sauer-100-pantera-rifle-6-5-prc-shot-show-2018/

https://carbonsixllc.com/6-5-prc-now-available/




I realize this is another new 6.5 caliber..however based on what I read, much of which is media hype, not sure which direction this will ultimately go.. I like choice and this one realy does have a good design....but....do we need two dozen different options in 6.5?? Guess time will tell..oh, and sales

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Re: First-look- Hornady-6.5- PRC -- NEW & yes another 6.5 :) [Re: Ripp]
      #312723 - 20/02/18 08:32 AM

Now, if I only had a neck/throat reamer for 6.5, I could make up a 6.5/220SwiftIMP chamber using my .220 Swift IMP reamer. Now THAT would be super - or about identical to the .260 REM/6.5x55 line of ctgs. as 55gr. total case water capacity.
It WOULD certainly be a different case, though. LOL New and improved.

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Re: First-look- Hornady-6.5- PRC -- NEW & yes another 6.5 :) [Re: Daryl_S]
      #312726 - 20/02/18 08:51 AM

Next quarter it will be 6,5 PRK...yawn...

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Re: First-look- Hornady-6.5- PRC -- NEW & yes another 6.5 :) [Re: Daryl_S]
      #312730 - 20/02/18 01:23 PM

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Now, if I only had a neck/throat reamer for 6.5, I could make up a 6.5/220SwiftIMP chamber using my .220 Swift IMP reamer. Now THAT would be super - or about identical to the .260 REM/6.5x55 line of ctgs. as 55gr. total case water capacity.
It WOULD certainly be a different case, though. LOL New and improved.




Daryl
I think you should go for it...AND you could even name it..

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Re: First-look- Hornady-6.5- PRC -- NEW & yes another 6.5 :) [Re: Ripp]
      #312735 - 20/02/18 05:13 PM

LOL - last time I did that, I found out an Aussie had done the same thing, same month or maybe one ahead of me. He didn't go as far though, as I found not only .303 brass, but .30/40 and .35 Rem. brass was also usable.

I do think I was the first with the 9.5x68S, though, even though it is so obvious to run that case to 9.3 or .375.

Another I designed and built, had been done by Ken Waters likely 5 years before I did it, without my knowledge, of course. I had never seen it written up - likely between my subscriptions to handloader magazine when he was writing the Pet Loads columns.

I just can't win - is there anything NEW?
Certainly not ballistics wise, but that's not the point.

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Re: First-look- Hornady-6.5- PRC -- NEW & yes another 6.5 :) [Re: Daryl_S]
      #312746 - 20/02/18 11:47 PM

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LOL - last time I did that, I found out an Aussie had done the same thing, same month or maybe one ahead of me. He didn't go as far though, as I found not only .303 brass, but .30/40 and .35 Rem. brass was also usable.

I do think I was the first with the 9.5x68S, though, even though it is so obvious to run that case to 9.3 or .375.

Another I designed and built, had been done by Ken Waters likely 5 years before I did it, without my knowledge, of course. I had never seen it written up - likely between my subscriptions to handloader magazine when he was writing the Pet Loads columns.

I just can't win - is there anything NEW?
Certainly not ballistics wise, but that's not the point.




Timing is everything..

As to anything new..not sure we will see much at this point that hasn't been seen before unless there is some new major breakthrough of one kind or another..there are always the little tweaks here and there, but for the most part they go bang and things get hit..

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Re: First-look- Hornady-6.5- PRC -- NEW & yes another 6.5 :) [Re: Ripp]
      #312875 - 22/02/18 11:01 PM

www.americanhunter.org/articles/2018/2/21/why-you-should-be-a-fan-of-the-new-hornady-65-prc/

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Re: First-look- Hornady-6.5- PRC -- NEW & yes another 6.5 :) [Re: Ripp]
      #312895 - 23/02/18 12:56 PM

the latest reloader mag. has a few pages on the 6.5-300 weatherby wacker supposed to be fastest on planet.

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Re: First-look- Hornady-6.5- PRC -- NEW & yes another 6.5 :) [Re: ducmarc]
      #312911 - 23/02/18 04:15 PM

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the latest reloader mag. has a few pages on the 6.5-300 weatherby wacker supposed to be fastest on planet.




Think it probably is..BUT, would rather have the 26 Nosler if I am going for the speed end..NO belt and IMHO, better designed cartridge for accuracy...

For a bit more moderate caliber, think this 6.5 PRC would be a good choice and was developed for accuracy and a bit more speed than the Creedmoor ..however it has a bit more recoil..

The 6.5/284 is a great overall cartridge as well based on my use of it..however if you use it in competition barrel life is an issue..

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Re: First-look- Hornady-6.5- PRC -- NEW & yes another 6.5 :) [Re: Ripp]
      #312923 - 23/02/18 10:03 PM

Wow!!! All this work to be the baddest fastest mofo 6.5 on the planet and here I am just now downsizing into a 6.5 Grendel. I’m either waaaaay behind the times or I am a bright light bucking the current populist trend.......

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Re: First-look- Hornady-6.5- PRC -- NEW & yes another 6.5 :) [Re: Postman]
      #312934 - 24/02/18 12:45 AM

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Wow!!! All this work to be the baddest fastest mofo 6.5 on the planet and here I am just now downsizing into a 6.5 Grendel. I’m either waaaaay behind the times or I am a bright light bucking the current populist trend.......




Why do you have to be either or???

As I have stated before, you can enjoy them all..I had a Daniel Defense AR 6.5 Grendel, currently have rifles in 6.5x55, 26 Nosler, 6.5 Creedmoor, 6.5x284, 264 W Mag...and enjoy shooting/hunting with them all..AND will probably get a 6.5 PRC...

Personally enjoy both the new calibers as well as the older ones..have never understood the mentality of when a new cartridge comes out it gets hammered by some who state it won't do anything better than what I currently have..fine, don't buy it..its as simple as that..pretty sure no one is forcing you...so why the attitude.???

Applaud you on the 6.5 Grendel --great round..very enjoyable to shoot..

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Re: First-look- Hornady-6.5- PRC -- NEW & yes another 6.5 :) [Re: Ripp]
      #312959 - 24/02/18 05:13 AM

Ripp - I don't see a 6.5/.300WTBY in that list! You are waiting for?????????????????

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Re: First-look- Hornady-6.5- PRC -- NEW & yes another 6.5 :) [Re: Daryl_S]
      #312965 - 24/02/18 07:13 AM

I wonder if we can neck down a 50 BMG to 6.5. We could call it the 6.5 OMG.

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Re: First-look- Hornady-6.5- PRC -- NEW & yes another 6.5 :) [Re: Daryl_S]
      #312967 - 24/02/18 08:04 AM

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Ripp - I don't see a 6.5/.300WTBY in that list! You are waiting for?????????????????




Daryl,

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Re: First-look- Hornady-6.5- PRC -- NEW & yes another 6.5 :) [Re: Wayne59]
      #312984 - 24/02/18 11:06 AM

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I wonder if we can neck down a 50 BMG to 6.5. We could call it the 6.5 OMG.




Here I was going to suggest a 450Rigby necked down to 6.5 but as usual someone had to go one better.


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Re: First-look- Hornady-6.5- PRC -- NEW & yes another 6.5 :) [Re: Rule303]
      #312991 - 24/02/18 12:27 PM

LOL - new data for it in the new 2018 Hodgdon Annual Manual out now.

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Re: First-look- Hornady-6.5- PRC -- NEW & yes another 6.5 :) [Re: Daryl_S]
      #312999 - 24/02/18 02:14 PM

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LOL - new data for it in the new 2018 Hodgdon Annual Manual out now.




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Re: First-look- Hornady-6.5- PRC -- NEW & yes another 6.5 :) [Re: Ripp]
      #313015 - 24/02/18 10:36 PM

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Personally enjoy both the new calibers as well as the older ones..have never understood the mentality of when a new cartridge comes out it gets hammered by some who state it won't do anything better than what I currently have..fine, don't buy it..its as simple as that..pretty sure no one is forcing you...so why the attitude.???

Ripp




Hey Ripp:

Rather well stated indeed!!!! For me, I like to play around with new (to me) toys as it can sometimes get boring repeating the same recipes at the loading bench. One thing that does irritate me a little bit is having to go through the tedium of having to search for and finding yet another die set and sometimes a shell holder although I must say, mail order and the Internet has made this an easier process...... I’m drowning in die sets!!!!!!

What I have found is that most cartridges are pretty similar and the finer nuances between them are often not terribly relevant in the field. There are two key categories to my mind: “big, fat and slow” or “small, skinny and fast”...... Then within those categories, one might look at horsepower and adjust for different game types and distances to be shot......

I do really believe over all else, that one should be able to choose and to play to one’s hearts content..... live and let live and be happy to have choices!!

One additional thought: Thankfully we have companies like Hornady that are willing to mess with new ideas to bring to the market and to take the commercial risk and cost of doing things that others may not. I for one am very appreciative of Hornady stepping in to the big bore arena in a big way, thus resulting in much more accessible and significantly less costly brass for the old time Nitro Express cartridges than what we may have seen even a few years ago.

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Re: First-look- Hornady-6.5- PRC -- NEW & yes another 6.5 :) [Re: Postman]
      #313022 - 25/02/18 01:20 AM

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Quote:



Personally enjoy both the new calibers as well as the older ones..have never understood the mentality of when a new cartridge comes out it gets hammered by some who state it won't do anything better than what I currently have..fine, don't buy it..its as simple as that..pretty sure no one is forcing you...so why the attitude.???

Ripp




Hey Ripp:

Rather well stated indeed!!!! For me, I like to play around with new (to me) toys as it can sometimes get boring repeating the same recipes at the loading bench. One thing that does irritate me a little bit is having to go through the tedium of having to search for and finding yet another die set and sometimes a shell holder although I must say, mail order and the Internet has made this an easier process...... I’m drowning in die sets!!!!!!

What I have found is that most cartridges are pretty similar and the finer nuances between them are often not terribly relevant in the field. There are two key categories to my mind: “big, fat and slow” or “small, skinny and fast”...... Then within those categories, one might look at horsepower and adjust for different game types and distances to be shot......

I do really believe over all else, that one should be able to choose and to play to one’s hearts content..... live and let live and be happy to have choices!!

One additional thought: Thankfully we have companies like Hornady that are willing to mess with new ideas to bring to the market and to take the commercial risk and cost of doing things that others may not. I for one am very appreciative of Hornady stepping in to the big bore arena in a big way, thus resulting in much more accessible and significantly less costly brass for the old time Nitro Express cartridges than what we may have seen even a few years ago.




Thank you and agree with your comments...

AND feel you pain as to "drowning in die sets"... Even that, to me, is interesting.. messing with various calibers, reloading..tweaking this or that, one always learns a little tidbit that can be tried or used on the others as well...really enjoy that...

YES, Hornady has really stepped up with products in the last decade or more..Steve has a great love of hunting and has been hunting all over the world for along time. Steve had actually been hunting in the same camp I was in Zim back in 2008..in fact, he shot his lion about 60 yards from where I shot mine about 10 days before..small world..

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Re: First-look- Hornady-6.5- PRC -- NEW & yes another 6.5 :) [Re: Ripp]
      #313067 - 25/02/18 05:35 AM

Yes, it is. Some time back, I (among others) had been pestering Hornady via e-mails, to being out a 25 gr.Vmax bullet for our .17's.
When that finally came to fruition, I received an e-mail, from Steve, I think, telling my "Daryl, your dream has come true, where would you like the first 50,000 shipped". I answered back - "some wholesale stores up here so we get them first".
He wrote back, almost immediately, sorry - the first 24,000 just went to Midway. LOL
Nice guy, though. I get catalogues, posters and their magazines from them, every year. Much appreciated. My bullet 'case' is loaded with red boxes. Some other colours as well, of course, but mostly red, from .172's to .458's.

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Re: First-look- Hornady-6.5- PRC -- NEW & yes another 6.5 :) [Re: Daryl_S]
      #313116 - 25/02/18 05:59 PM

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Yes, it is. Some time back, I (among others) had been pestering Hornady via e-mails, to being out a 25 gr.Vmax bullet for our .17's.
When that finally came to fruition, I received an e-mail, from Steve, I think, telling my "Daryl, your dream has come true, where would you like the first 50,000 shipped". I answered back - "some wholesale stores up here so we get them first".
He wrote back, almost immediately, sorry - the first 24,000 just went to Midway. LOL
Nice guy, though. I get catalogues, posters and their magazines from them, every year. Much appreciated. My bullet 'case' is loaded with red boxes. Some other colours as well, of course, but mostly red, from .172's to .458's.




That is a really cool story Daryl..thx for posting that..

Good to hear things like that in today's world..

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Re: First-look- Hornady-6.5- PRC -- NEW & yes another 6.5 :) [Re: ducmarc]
      #314063 - 17/03/18 12:34 PM

Na, I think that retro is coming back with the 6.5 and 7.35 Carcano leading the way. :-)

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Re: First-look- Hornady-6.5- PRC -- NEW & yes another 6.5 :) [Re: fsrmg1]
      #314086 - 18/03/18 10:26 AM

Wayne59:

"I wonder if we can neck down a 50 BMG to 6.5. We could call it the 6.5 OMG."

P.O. Ackley necked the 50 BMG down to .22, he called it the ".22 eargunsplittenloudgunboomer" so no reason you couldn't do 6.5

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Re: First-look- Hornady-6.5- PRC -- NEW & yes another 6.5 :) [Re: aromakr]
      #314087 - 18/03/18 10:37 AM

Might be worth a try, so long as it is the Improved version.

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Re: First-look- Hornady-6.5- PRC -- NEW & yes another 6.5 :) [Re: fsrmg1]
      #314092 - 18/03/18 12:07 PM

I was looking through some of my oddballs, came across a bunch of .5's, and some 20 mm brass. Now THAT would make a great .30 calibre varmint ctg. shooting solid guilding metal bullets at about Mach 7.

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Re: First-look- Hornady-6.5- PRC -- NEW & yes another 6.5 :) [Re: Daryl_S]
      #314189 - 20/03/18 08:32 AM

50 BMg - not enough powder. 20mm cannon down to 6.5!

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Re: First-look- Hornady-6.5- PRC -- NEW & yes another 6.5 :) [Re: HeymSR20]
      #314244 - 21/03/18 03:49 AM

Laugh away you naysayers...

The 6.5 does have some validity..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFrnhu_DV9M

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Re: First-look- Hornady-6.5- PRC -- NEW & yes another 6.5 :) [Re: ducmarc]
      #319003 - 11/08/18 01:06 PM

This 6.5 thing is getting ridiculous....but I did get a Creedmoor and the new Weatherby, so...

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Re: First-look- Hornady-6.5- PRC -- NEW & yes another 6.5 :) [Re: MagnumHunter]
      #319010 - 11/08/18 02:15 PM

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This 6.5 thing is getting ridiculous....but I did get a Creedmoor and the new Weatherby, so...




SO did SOCOM..

The 6.5 Creedmoor is here to stay, period

Been around now for more than a decade with sales still increasing every year... don't know of any manufacturer here in the USA that doesn't have at least one model in that caliber..

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