Talk me into or out of a 6.5 prc

Darnett65

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So I currently shoot a 6.5x47 for prs matches and I am currently building another rifle and want to try another caliber. This will be a strictly prs gun with a possibility of some yotes, so would is the 6.5 prc be an advantage over a 6.5x47 or is a 6br the better option ( most of the matches I shoot are windy as hell and longer distance 500 and out to 1300) thanks!
 

Darnett65

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So I currently shoot a 6.5x47 for prs matches and I am currently building another rifle and want to try another caliber. This will be a strictly prs gun with a possibility of some yotes, so would is the 6.5 prc be an advantage over a 6.5x47 or is a 6br the better option ( most of the matches I shoot are windy as hell and longer distance 500 and out to 1300) thanks!

Also what is the recoil of a 6.5 prc like compared to a 6.5x47?
 

Srikaleak

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If I were doing a caliber change I'd bump it up to .300 PRC or .300 Norma mag. No reason to have two nearly identical rifles.
 

Ledzep

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For PRS, go 6mm or .22 (if the matches will allow .22 anyway).

With the PRC you're stuck with 5-7 round magazines (or ungodly long), and more recoil. I've shot a few matches with my 6.5 SAUM, and I prefer the 6.5 Creedmoor to it for that style shooting. Would make an excellent short-action hunting caliber, though.