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#7014544 - 12/28/17 10:34 AM Who was doing the 6.5 PRC custom?
Theringworm Offline
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I recall someone on here posting about a recently built 6.5 PRC build and the last I read was it was out in the field. We were awaiting a range report to follow. Donít recall if it was Horizon or Alamo or someone else. Canít seem to find the thread about it. Anyone got any word on it or can point me in the right direction? Thanks

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#7014556 - 12/28/17 10:47 AM Re: Who was doing the 6.5 PRC custom? [Re: Theringworm]
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Horizon built one. It's on their IG.
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bc_LJSyA2tY/

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#7014570 - 12/28/17 11:01 AM Re: Who was doing the 6.5 PRC custom? [Re: TexFlip]
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Originally Posted By: TexFlip
Horizon built one. It's on their IG.
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bc_LJSyA2tY/


Thank you sir. I hope they give us THFers an update on their field report. I am not an Instagram user so Iíll just wait here patiently. farmer

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#7014576 - 12/28/17 11:03 AM Re: Who was doing the 6.5 PRC custom? [Re: Theringworm]
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You might call and speak with Derrick. He and I were talking about the round. He is shooting it a good bit now and was very impressed with it.

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#7014580 - 12/28/17 11:09 AM Re: Who was doing the 6.5 PRC custom? [Re: glb1955]
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Originally Posted By: glb1955
You might call and speak with Derrick. He and I were talking about the round. He is shooting it a good bit now and was very impressed with it.

g


Sounds good. I am very interested in it as well, especially since Hornady is making factory loads for it. Should be interesting to see who else is jumping on the wagon if you will at Shot Show. Rumor is Ruger and maybe a couple others are going to release stock rifles in this caliber. Thanks for the info.

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#7014585 - 12/28/17 11:10 AM Re: Who was doing the 6.5 PRC custom? [Re: Theringworm]
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I'm curious why Hornady decided to go all in on this one instead of the saum.

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#7014597 - 12/28/17 11:26 AM Re: Who was doing the 6.5 PRC custom? [Re: JLP83]
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Originally Posted By: JLP83
I'm curious why Hornady decided to go all in on this one instead of the saum.


Don't quote me on this as I can't find the article I read back in September that answered your question exactly but I believe it was regarding "feeding issues" that GAP was experiencing (and since have resolved I believe). I am sure Derick or someone else on here will know. Not terribly much difference between the two.

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#7014919 - 12/28/17 04:20 PM Re: Who was doing the 6.5 PRC custom? [Re: Theringworm]
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Originally Posted By: Theringworm
Originally Posted By: JLP83
I'm curious why Hornady decided to go all in on this one instead of the saum.


Don't quote me on this as I can't find the article I read back in September that answered your question exactly but I believe it was regarding "feeding issues" that GAP was experiencing (and since have resolved I believe). I am sure Derick or someone else on here will know. Not terribly much difference between the two.


Feeds with less work from internal mags and SAUM is a Remington design. Doubt they want to give any recognition to a competitor. Takes a good bit of work to get SAUMs to feed like they should. Should see how beat up 3 pieces of my brass are from getting the feeding just right. Thatís with a full custom so Iím sure some factory actions are even tougher. Lots of factory WSMs feed like crap

The PRC only gives up 50fps to avoid the headache


Edited by bphillips (12/28/17 04:21 PM)
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#7014930 - 12/28/17 04:29 PM Re: Who was doing the 6.5 PRC custom? [Re: Theringworm]
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What kinda speed could the prc do using 120's or 130's?

Just wondering

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#7014958 - 12/28/17 05:01 PM Re: Who was doing the 6.5 PRC custom? [Re: Theringworm]
bphillips Offline
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3100-3150 with 130s shouldnít be uncommon in most rifles. Some run fast and some slow though


Edited by bphillips (12/28/17 05:02 PM)
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#7015030 - 12/28/17 06:09 PM Re: Who was doing the 6.5 PRC custom? [Re: Theringworm]
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I have one that should be finished up at alamo anytime....they were waiting on the reamer...

Ed

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#7015059 - 12/28/17 06:35 PM Re: Who was doing the 6.5 PRC custom? [Re: 505ed]
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Originally Posted By: 505ed
I have one that should be finished up at alamo anytime....they were waiting on the reamer...

Ed


I received the same info from Jason. I think Hornady is trying to keep it proprietary to just a few builders. This is stated on their website. Jason said this will be their first one. I came very close getting one too

It will be a big success
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#7015131 - 12/28/17 07:32 PM Re: Who was doing the 6.5 PRC custom? [Re: Buzzsaw]
bphillips Offline
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Originally Posted By: Buzzsaw
Originally Posted By: 505ed
I have one that should be finished up at alamo anytime....they were waiting on the reamer...

Ed


I received the same info from Jason. I think Hornady is trying to keep it proprietary to just a few builders. This is stated on their website. Jason said this will be their first one. I came very close getting one too

It will be a big success

PT&G has had the reamer specs for a while. Its been available to anyone since then
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#7015153 - 12/28/17 07:44 PM Re: Who was doing the 6.5 PRC custom? [Re: Theringworm]
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So here's the scoop with the PRC as of today. We got the first shipment of factory ammo several months ago and finally got our first reamer a couple weeks ago. Was super excited to get this thing going as we have been waiting about a year for the details to get sorted out and get going. Several of us had actually hoped to hunt with it this year:(

PT&G was the first to release their reamer and it included a .130 Free bore just as GAP had spec'd. It became apparent that this was going to be a problem as I compared it to the factory ammo and quickly realized the factory fodder would be jamming lands, and not just a little. No problem, had a "SAAMI" on the way from JGS anyway. Turns out that version is held to a .188 Freebore, which is too far the other direction if you want to touch lands and still run in a mag box.

If this is starting to sound a lot like the GAP 4s story, your'e right:) The good news is, this is all being addressed by folks with more skin in the game than me, and we have a custom reamer being rushed through that should be ideal for those of us that load, and those that want to shoot factory ammo in a chamber optimized for it. We can still run one of the other reamers if someone wants that chamber, and the .130 fb is not a bad choice at all if you roll your own.


Robert
Alamo Precision Rifles
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#7015194 - 12/28/17 08:13 PM Re: Who was doing the 6.5 PRC custom? [Re: Theringworm]
Stick1 Offline
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Registered: 08/19/09
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For those contemplating a 6.5 PRC build with the intent of shooting factory ammo, you need to be aware of a couple things when choosing your components. If you are building off a 700 s/a or one of it's many clones and want to run a BDL type set-up, you will need a Wyatt's extended mag box. The Hornady stuff will NOT fit in a factory length mag. If you are planning on running DBM, the Alpha mags appear to be the best bet for now.

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