Developed by George Gardner of G.A. Precision and based off the Ruger Compact Magnum case, the 6.5 PRC was created for use in the Precision Rifle Series matches. This new cartridge quickly gained favor as some dubbed it a magnum version of the 6.5 Creedmoor. Big game hunters also took notice of the 6.5 PRC’s ability to approach .264 Winchester Magnum and 6.5-300 Weatherby’s performance, while using less powder and generating less recoil.
Derek Peterson, President of Peterson Cartridge states, “The 6.5 PRC is well suited for PRS competition, allowing competitors to send heavy for caliber projectiles at velocities just under the 3,200 FPS speed limit for PRS.” Peterson continues, “Big game hunters have also discovered that the 6.5 PRC effectively bridges the gap between the 6.5 Creedmoor and the larger magnums such as the 6.5-300 Weatherby, 6.5 Remington Magnum and the .264 Winchester Magnum. We were not satisfied with the brass on the market for the 6.5 PRC, so we made our own with the same consistent internal volume and durability as the rest of our casings. We hope you like them.”
Warning: Only use Peterson Cartridge Co. casings in firearms in good condition, designed, marked, and chambered for this cartridge. Do not use Peterson Cartridge Co casings for “fire forming” or any other purpose other than what they were designed and tested for. Peterson retains no responsibility for the enclosed casings if they are used outside of the manufacturer’s recommendations.