Editor’s Choice: Hornady 7 mm PRC

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posted on June 12, 2023
Editor’s Choice: Hornady 7 mm PRC

Hornady's latest cartridge, the 7 mm Precision Rifle Cartridge (PRC), drives a comparatively long, heavy-for-caliber, high-ballistic-coefficient (BC) 0.284" bullet to 3,000 f.p.s. with a 1:8" rifling twist. The 7 mm PRC’s 3.340" overall length fits standard long-action receivers, and its fat, 2.28"-long, unbelted case borrows the 30-degree shoulder of the 6.5 mm Creedmoor.

Three loads are offered at present, a 180-grain ELD Match, a Precision Hunter 175-grain ELD-X and a 160-grain Outfitter CX—the first being for competition and the others for taking game.

The company’s stated ballistics have the 175-grain ELD–X delivering 3,000 f.p.s. and 3,497 ft.-lbs. of energy at the muzzle, yet retaining 2,347 f.p.s. of velocity and 2,141 ft.-lbs. of energy at 500 yards with only 34.2" of drop. This edges out the ballistic performance of old favorites like the 7 mm Rem. Mag. and the .280 Ackley Improved.

For more information, visit hornady.com.

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