SAAMI approves 6.5 PRC and 300 PRC
By Jacki Billings
Hornady’s 6.5 PRC, pictured above, and the 300 PRC have both been accepted by SAAMI, according to an announcement Monday. (Photo: Hornady)
The Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute announced Monday that it has accepted two new cartridges — the 6.5 Precision Rifle Cartridge and 300 PRC.
Developed by Hornady Manufacturing Company, both the 6.5 PRC and 300 PRC offer a multi-faceted design that transitions from target and match shooting to the hunting fields.
Drawings submitted to SAAMI detailing the 6.5 PRC. (Photo: SAAMI)
“Both the 6.5 PRC and the 300 PRC are multi-functional cartridges that are excellent choices for target and match shooting as well as hunting applications,” Joe Thielen, Hornady’s Assistant Director of Engineering, said in a press release. “The primary focus of the design of both the 6.5 PRC and the 300 PRC has always been long-range precision shooting. These cartridges and their respective chamber designs were carefully engineered to efficiently use today’s low-drag projectiles coupled with modern propellants that provide shooters with the capability to hit targets at ever increasing distances.”
SAAMI, the association founded by the federal government in 1926 to oversee industry standards, noted that the accuracy and increased demand pushed the organization to evaluate and ultimately add the