U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE-RGR) introduces .300 PRC and 6.5 PRC chamberings for the Ruger Precision Rifle.
Built on the magnum caliber platform, the Ruger Precision Rifle in .300 PRC (Precision Rifle Cartridge) harnesses the benefits of a cartridge developed to take advantage of long, heavy-for-caliber bullets capable of delivering the highest levels of accuracy and aerodynamic performance. This rifle features a 26″ heavy-contour barrel (0.875″ at the muzzle) and a Ruger Precision Rifle Magnum Muzzle Brake with a tunable compensator to effectively reduce recoil and muzzle jump.
Built within the envelope of the original short-action Ruger Precision Rifle, the new 6.5 PRC offering provides a compact package designed for a cartridge that allows for superior accuracy, flat trajectory and extended-range performance. With an increase in velocity of over 200 FPS over the immensely popular 6.5 Creedmoor cartridge, the 6.5 PRC has been dubbed its “big brother.” This rifle features a 26″ medium-contour barrel (0.75″ at the muzzle) with a factory-installed Ruger Precision Rifle Hybrid Muzzle Brake to effectively reduce recoil while minimizing noise and blast to the sides of the shooter.
Like all Ruger Precision Rifles, these new models feature a highly accurate, free-float, cold hammer-forged barrel manufactured from 4140 chrome-moly steel with 5R rifling for minimum bullet upset. Minimum bore and groove dimensions (air-gauged for process control) and a centralized chamber deliver outstanding accuracy and longevity.
These rifles also feature a hard-coat anodized, free-float handguard configured with Magpul® M-LOK® accessory attachment slots on all four sides for improved scope clearance and easy mounting of M-LOK-compatible rails and accessories. Integral QD sling attachment points eliminate the need for additional adaptors and a flat bottom 1.50″ dovetail is compatible with RRS S.O.A.R. and similar QD systems.
With top-tier accuracy, adjustable ergonomics and rugged reliability, Ruger Precision Rifles chambered in .300 PRC and 6.5 PRC calibers are sure to offer exceptional value for long-range target shooters and big-game hunters.
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i am glad that they have released the RPR in the 6.5PRC. i had been toying around with the idea of turning my RPR into a short action magnum and now that they will have a factory short action bolt with a magnum face. All I would have to do then is find me a barrel company to make me a 270wsm chambering and boom. Though for the shooting I do the 6.5 PRC wouldn’t be bad either. Hard to decide though because my 243 is a tack driver and i can get 115gr berger vlds with some superformance powder… Read more »
I’m thinking the launch of this new 6.5 PRC and the hornady A-tip 153 Grain bullet are more than just a coincidence. I want a mile shooter and I’m pretty sure the 6.5 PRC can get there but I may just step up to the 300 instead. I. Know for sure my 6.5 CM RPR isn’t a mile shooter at lower altitudes. I’m getting close to 2900 FPS with 140 RDF Nosler and they are still tumbling before the target. What to do?
I would really like to try the 6.5 PRC on Ruger’s Long Range Hunter rifle. But my 20 plus year old Ruger 77mk2 in 6.5 American/.264-308/.260 Remington is still knocking them down with great regularity.
I’m shooting a 6.5cm with the hornday 129sstgetting 2960 out of my 6.5 cm I looked at the 6.5prc..same velocity so why would I buy the 6.5 PRC.. added recoil..I’m keeping my cm….
Thats not a fair comparison. 6.5 PRC velocity is 2960 with a 143gr eld-x factory and 2910 with 147gr eld-m factory. With a 130gr you’ll be well over 3000fps.
james you cant match the 6.5 prc speeds with your creedmoor ever ok ever . so stop saying dumb things ok get educated on the differences before looking like you dont know what you are saying