Head to Head: 7mm PRC vs. 300 PRC


By Philip Massaro / American Hunter

There’s no doubt that Hornady’s Precision Rifle Cartridge family has caught on well; from the release of the 6.5 PRC the shooting world has embraced these dual-purpose cartridges. The 6.5 PRC—considered by many to be the “big brother” of the 6.5 Creedmoor—came first, followed by the 300 PRC, followed by last year’s 7mm PRC. All offer long, heavy, high Ballistic Coefficient bullet which are just as suitable for long-range target work as they are for hunting purposes, yet all require different action lengths. It is also well-known that among the all-around bore diameters loved by American hunters, the 7mm and .30-caliber are at the top of the list. I’ve had quite a few inquiries about comparisons between the 300 PRC and 7mm PRC, so let’s put the two in the ring and see which comes out victorious.

Both these cartridges are based on the .375 Ruger case, being a rimless design using the .532-inch-diameter case head common to the Holland & Holland belted cases, but headspacing off the shoulder. The body diameter is that of the H&H belt, so there is plenty of case capacity in this family of cartridges, and they utilize that extra room to wring out all the velocity they can. CLICK HERE TO READ FULL STORY

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