HOR­NADY 6.5 PRC

Field and Stream - - FIELD TEST - -John B Snow

$37–$39, box of 20 hor­nady.com

This new short mag, the .30 RCM necked down to 6.5mm, is a beau­ti­ful lit­tle car­tridge. It’s a well­bal­anced round that drives 147grain match bul­lets at 2,900 fps used and bul­lets the 6.5 143-grain PRC at to 2,960 hunt­ing fps. I take a mon­ster mule deer in Utah last fall at 450 yards and have shot it in com­pe­ti­tion ri­fles to 1, 200 yards. It is the real deal and lives up to Hor­nady's motto: ac­cu­rate and deadly

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