In the world of precision shooting, new cartridges continually promise to unlock previously unreachable long-range performance by pushing the limits of ballistic performance. This is especially true in the last several years. Among these, the 6.5 PRC (Precision Rifle Cartridge) is slowly becoming a popular round for big game hunting in bolt action rifles.
This new cartridge — with one of the best ballistic coefficients in the business — makes 400-yard shots a breeze thanks to its blistering muzzle velocity and high-tech design. To examine the case for the 6.5 PRC, we highlight six of the best rifles to use. And walk through the benefits, risks, and history of this fascinating new round that seeks to dominate at long ranges.