Why would I want a 4 lug 90 degree bolt? What is the advantage?
The 6.5PRC is another Hornady brainchild. Not much out on it, but I think it's *barely* short action compatible (2.96" COAL) with a magnum bolt face (.532"). Big brother to the 6.5 Creedmoor. Supposed to push 140gr ELD's to 3000fps.Anyone know anything more on the new 6.5 PRC cartridge? This is another rifle that is stating they will be chambering it in.
Got an email back from seekins saying it's proprietary but close to a #4. Was hoping it was more like a rem varmint.As you can see by the picture, it is not a heavy barrel by any means. From briefly stopping at their booth and hefting the rifle, I would say it is no heavier than Medium Palma and possibly less. This struck me as a good option for a LR hunting rifle from the heft, feel and ease to my eye.
I wouldn't worry, they don't offer it on their gas gun either. And they are tac drivers. If it's not shooting to your excpectations and can prove it's the gun and not you or crumby ammo they bend over backwards to make it right. I want to get my hands one one!I emailed them about a week ago with some of the questions people have been asking and here's the reply:
"Thank you for your interest in our new rifle. I believe I have your questions answered below.
1. We use the same barrel (Rock Creek) blanks we use in our gas rifles. We do all the machining in house.
2. The other short action calibers should be available before the end of the year.
3. I believe the mags are AICS - AW style
4. No accuracy guarantee do to all the factors that can affect it. However it does have our lifetime warranty and should you have any issues we will gladly work through them with you.
I appreciate your time and please let me know if you have any other questions.
Seekins Precision, LLC
159 American Way
Lewiston, Idaho 83501"
The only thing that concerns me a bit is their lack of any sort of accuracy guarantee. For $2.2k I would think they could at least give a "Sub MOA guarantee with match ammo" or provide a target shot with each rifle and provide the name of the ammo used. These may be inexpensive as compared to a top of the line full blown custom but they're by no means a inexpensive rifle. What if you buy one and get it home and it just won't shoot - with multiple match ammo and handloads? It probably won't happen but what IF it did? They have a 100% "out" without any sort of accuracy guarantee. What are you going to do....sell a turd to an unsuspecting buyer?
The 6.5 PRC has been in the works for about 6 years but got side tracked when George brought out the 6.5 GAP 4-S. It is on the RCM case with about 69 grains of capacity. This makes it a 0.532" rim with a 0.532" head instead of being rebated like the SAUM cases. The design will be an added attraction to Ruger since it is part of their development with Hornady. The naysayers are already having a heyday with this design but it simply gets the juices flowing and more conversation as to the technical information and release dates.Anyone know anything more on the new 6.5 PRC cartridge? This is another rifle that is stating they will be chambering it in.
300 RCM re-branded...The 6.5 PRC has been in the works for about 6 years but got side tracked when George brought out the 6.5 GAP 4-S. It is on the RCM case with about 69 grains of capacity. This makes it a 0.532" rim with a 0.532" head instead of being rebated like the SAUM cases. The design will be an added attraction to Ruger since it is part of their development with Hornady. The naysayers are already having a heyday with this design but it simply gets the juices flowing and more conversation as to the technical information and release dates.
New brass is available through GA Precision for $420/500 pcs.
They are supposed to be available in August. I just preordered mine.Tagged in. When are these gonna be available? Are they already trickling out or is there a certain release date? It'd be sweet if they offered the exact same rifle set up in a long action too... Price point is very attractive! I might have to start selling off some of my other toys now to make room for one of these.
If you follow them on Instagram they did they have a release party or something. They also have a tactical bersion coming too.Sweet! I appreciate it Panda. Also, I just found out that they will be doing a long action version in the near future too.
Beauty is on the eye of the beholder. You don't like them, then don't buy them. Others will be swayed to buy simply due to the "extras" included in the price.They really need to stop putting all these dumb ass flutes on these rifles. Looks like shit and does absolutely nothing other than make the gun harder to clean.
Bullshit.Beauty is on the eye of the beholder. You don't like them, then don't buy them. Others will be swayed to buy simply due to the "extras" included in the price.
And contrary to your opinion, flutes on a bolt provide a place for grit and dirt to go so that the bolt can keep operating when in a dirty environment. This is especially true when dealing with some of the tighter tolerances in many custom actions, where dirt/grit has the potential to lock up the bolt if it has no place to go.
I know better than to try to discuss anything with somebody who already knows everything without a doubt. So I won't.Bullshit.
They provide no performance increase whatsoever. In fact, if they did, then you would see AI and Sako factory SWS with them already. Ted would have put them in the mausingfield if they made a difference. The USMC would put them on the M40's they build in house if they increased performance.
My original quote was about fluting the barrel, which does nothing but look like a bag of assholes.
I would imagine he posted this and is watching, along with the rest of us, the hilarity of the keyboard experts ensue.Frank gave us a pretty advertisement but has been mum.