And out of nowhere came 7mm PRC

Hornady just coughed up another new high-performance hunting cartridge-- the 7mm Precision Rifle Cartridge.
Michael Crites


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Hornady just coughed up another new high-performance hunting cartridge– the 7mm Precision Rifle Cartridge. Calling it the “first truly modern 7mm magnum” the new round brings heavy, low-drag bullets and a co-designed chamber concurrently. It uses a long, heavy-for-caliber high-BC bullet that uses magnum speed propellants for consistent velocity, rather than cranking up the speed to do the work.

The 7 PRC looks good on paper, with both hunting and precision rifle profiles, and loads at launch include a 160-grain CX, 180-grain ELD Match, and 175-grain ELD-X.

Hornady says you can swap the barrel on your 7mm Rem Mag or 300 Win Mag. out for 7 PRC while Savage and Mossberg are already offering a dozen of their bolt action models in the new caliber.

4.2/5 - (5 votes)

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