Hornady® Precision Hunter® 6.5 PRC 143Gr ELD-X 20 Round Box


SKU: HOR81621 Categories: ,

The name says it all! The 6.5 Precision Rifle Cartridge was designed to achieve the highest levels of accuracy, flat trajectory and extended range performance in a sensibly designed compact package.

Utilizing moderate powder charges that result in repeatable accuracy, low recoil and reasonable barrel life, the 6.5 PRC produces high velocities with performance well beyond 1000 yards.

Featuring the radically superior ELD-­X® bullet with Heat Shield® tip, Precision Hunter™ is the ideal load for ANY hunting situation because of its effective terminal performance at ALL practical ranges.

Featuring ELD­-X® Bullets with Heat Shield® tip


  • Efficient Design
    • Dubbed the big brother to the 6.5 Creedmoor, the 6.5 PRC fits in short or medium actions with a standard magnum bolt face (.532”). It’s efficient case geometry features a long cartridge case neck and 30 degree cartridge case shoulder.
  • Best-in-Class BCs
    • Verified by Doppler radar, the Heat Shield® tip defies the effects of aerodynamic heating and retains its shape to maintain the highest-in­-class BC over its entire trajectory.
  • Match Accurate Hunting Bullet
    • Streamlined secant ogive with optimum boattail design + highly concentric AMP® bullet jackets + Heat Shield® tip combine for radically superior aerodynamic efficiency.
  • Devastating Conventional Range Performance
    • With high velocity, 0-­400 yard impact, the bullet continually expands throughout its penetration path. The thick shank of the jacket and high InterLock® ring keep the core and jacket together providing 50­-60% weight retention.
  • Best Extended Range Terminal Performance Available
    • Upon low velocity, 400+ yard impacts, the Heat Shield® tip drives backward into the bullet to initiate expansion. Exhibiting controlled expansion with a large mushroom and 85­-90% retained weight, the bullet provides deep penetration and large cavities. Available as component bullets or in factory loaded Precision Hunter™ ammunition.



Bullet Type (Polymer Tip) Extremely Low Drag – eXpanding
Bullet Weight (g) 9.3
Bullet Diameter (in) 0.264
Sectional Density (lb/in²) 0.293
Material of Jacket Copper
Cartridge Cases Brass
Cartridge Headstamp HORNADY 6.5 PRC
Primer Size Large Rifle
+P Ammunition No
Commercial Spec SAAMI Spec, CIP M Marked Box


Test Barrel Length (in) 24
Ballistic Coefficient (G1) 0.625
Ballistic Coefficient (G7) 0.315
GEE/MRD (m) 195

Velocity and Energy:

Distance (y) Muzzle 100 200 300 400 500
Velocity (fps) 2960 2808 2661 2519 2381 2248
Energy (ft-lbs) 2782 2503 2248 2014 1800 1604


Distance (y) Muzzle 100 200 300 400 500
Drop (in) -1.5 1.5 0 -6.4 -18.2 -36.2

Velocity and Energy:

Distance (m) Muzzle 50 100 150 200 250 300
Velocity (m/s) 902 877 852 828 803 780 756
Energy (J) 3772 3564 3364 3173 2991 2816 2649


Distance (m) Muzzle 50 100 150 200 250 300
Drop (cm) -5.0 -0.9 0 -2.5 -8.5 -18.4 -32.3
GEE Based Drop (cm) -5.0 1.1 4.0 3.5 -0.5 -8.4 -20.3

Additional Information:

Accuracy and terminal performance are the cornerstones of Hornady® Precision Hunter® factory loaded ammunition. Great care has been given by Hornady engineers to develop superior, match­-accurate hunting loads that allow the ELD­-X® bullet to achieve its maximum ballistic potential.

Propellants used in the Precision Hunter® ammunition line are clean burning and loaded to uniform capacity for consistent shot to shot results regardless of temperature. This attention to detail provides the highest levels of accuracy and performance uniformity for the most demanding and diverse hunting situations.

Item Number 81621
Distributor Item Number 200-81621


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6.5 PRC



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