Mauser 18 Bolt-Action Rifle Now in 6.5 PRC

posted on January 15, 2019

Mauser’s award-winning Mauser 18 bolt-action rifle is now available in 6.5 PRC, making it among the first hunting rifles chambered for Hornady’s new 6.5 PRC cartridge. MSRP starts at $699.

The 6.5 PRC boasts a flatter trajectory and higher impact velocity than the 6.5 Creedmoor with performance capability beyond 1,000 yards, making it an ideal caliber for F-Class benchrest shooting, and hunting medium to large game.

“The Mauser 18 is a big seller here in the United States because of its ultimate reliability, durability and accuracy at an unbeatable price point,” said Christian Socher, CEO of Blaser USA. “We wanted to add the 6.5 PRC chambering as an additional caliber option for those who hunt and shoot at longer ranges.”

A three-position safety allows users to safely carry a round in the chamber without fear of the bolt being nudged out of battery, while the steel receiver provides core strength and protects the action. A cold-hammer-forged barrel gives offers assurance of consistency.

Two areas of soft-inlay on the stock, a five-round magazine, and an adjustable trigger round out the features that are often found on more expensive rifles.

In addition to the 6.5 PRC chambering, the Mauser 18 is also available in .243 Win, .308 Win, .270 Win, .30-06, 7 mm Rem Mag, .300 Win Mag and 6.5 Creedmoor.

For more, visit


The Armed Citizen
The Armed Citizen

The Armed Citizen® July 23, 2021

Read today's "The Armed Citizen" entry for real stories of law-abiding citizens, past and present, who used their firearms to save lives.

NRA Gun of the Week: Black Aces Tactical Pro Series L

Known for coming up with some unique shotgun models, Black Aces Tactical has a stand-out shotgun with its Pro Series Lever-action shotgun design.

The Professional Hunter's Rifle

A professional hunter’s rifle is possibly the most important tool of his trade, and that which often keeps the close calls from becoming radio calls for help.

Rifleman Q&A: An Albanian SKS?

The Albanian SKS is a rather rare variant of the SKS rifle. Very little is known about its background, as compared to other versions. Read on.

Making Ammo: A Behind The Scenes Look

The recent shortage of ammunition has brought one question to the minds of many, what goes into ammunition production? Here we look deeper into the process in which commercial ammunition manufacturers produce cartridges.

Proof Research Awarded Contract for Future Weapon Systems Development

Proof Research was awarded a contract in the development of advanced medium-caliber barrels made of composite materials for the U.S. military.


Subscribe to the NRA American Rifleman newsletter