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I’d been trying to keep from buying one of these to play with the cartridge a bit and today I finally caved . A feiend has one at the shop that was lightly used and he offered it to me at a lot less than he was asking as well as adding a box of ammo and a box of bras
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s . It has some Mickey Mouse “Stryka” scope on top but it’ll do well enough to kill a deer .
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Well with a 9x scope , Hornady factory hunting ammunition , a not very light trigger and the MTM rest I use for the AR’s this boat anchor put three in 3/4” at 100 yards . The trigger will get a massage tomorrow, does oughtta be here the middle of next week and the scope will be replaced by a Mickey Mouse Athlon 4-16x . I have a sneaking suspicion with handloads a lighter trigger and more magnification this thing might get close to 1/2 MOA . But that’s based on seven or eight shots and the accuracy others have claimed to be getting .
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Just put the trigger gauge on the rifle . The trigger weight fluctuates between 4 1/4 to 4 1/2 pounds . About three times as heavy as I’d like .
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I was planning on buying a 6.5 PRC this year to play with and decided on the RUGER american. But I couldn't find one and then COVID hit so I don't plan a them making anymore anytime soon. So it went on the back burner till next year. But keep us posted on how this Savage shoots because that was my second choice and maybe the way that I go next year.
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sounds like a fun project. I had to look it up, fortunately the internet had several million explanations.

interesting how many variations of 6.5 there are. hope you get the half inch group.
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6.5 PRC, what the Creedmoor fanboys should have waited for. I'm not a "magic cartridge" sort of chap, but the 6.5 PRC is a genuinely innovative cartridge that delivers beyond the exceptionally little hype it's had. Great rifle and cartridge. Enjoy.
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I put a Timney trigged in the gun and set it at 1.4 pounds also replaced the Stryka 3-9 with an Athlon 4-16AO . Loaded some with the Hornady 140 SST pushed with RL-25 and set off with Federal 215 primers . This was the first group with 58.5 grains .
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I think we have a winner! Just move the scope and call it good !!
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GunnyMack wrote:
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I think we have a winner! Just move the scope and call it good !!
I only tried 58.5 and 59.5 grains the extra grain opened it a bit but still less than 1/2” I think .
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That 58.5 grain group looks pretty decent. I really don't think any Whitetail deer will complain about it. A prairie dog at 300 yards might have a complaint.
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That's a fine group with a very capable cartridge. Swap out that bullet for a Nosler Partition or a Barnes TSX and you have an elk rifle as well.
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Got two boxes of Hornady 143 grain ELD-X bullets and loaded some with 58.5 and 59.5 of RL-25 . Hopefully I’ll see how they do before Monday .
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Look forward to your results, 6-pt. You have reawakened my interest in this cartridge. Hear very good things about the 156-grain Berger for elk, bear and such out of the PRC. The B.C. on it is .679!

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6pt-sika wrote:
Thu Oct 08, 2020 2:05 pm
I’d been trying to keep from buying one of these to play with the cartridge a bit and today I finally caved . A feiend has one at the shop that was lightly used and he offered it to me at a lot less than he was asking as well as adding a box of ammo and a box of bras
I just want to know what your plans are for a box of "bras"? ;)
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marlinman93 wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 5:48 pm
6pt-sika wrote:
Thu Oct 08, 2020 2:05 pm
I’d been trying to keep from buying one of these to play with the cartridge a bit and today I finally caved . A feiend has one at the shop that was lightly used and he offered it to me at a lot less than he was asking as well as adding a box of ammo and a box of bras
I just want to know what your plans are for a box of "bras"? ;)
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I went to the range TWICE today ! Took the PRC and my 6.5 Sherman Short Mag . Shooting the Hornady 143 gr ELD-X in both . Max with RL-25 is 59.5 for the PRC but the Sherman seems okay with 65 grains and most likely will hold 66 . The PRC is set with the Hornady 140 SST and the 143 ELD-X pushed by 58.5 hrs RL-25 . The Sherman needs a bit more fine tuning but will go with 64 grains of RL-25 and the 143 ELD-X .
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I just treated myself to a very similar rifle, CZ 527 Carbine in 7.62x39. Over the weekend I put on Millet rings and a Vortex Strike Eagle 1-6x24 scope. Sunday PM a measly shipment of Tulammo and Wolf softpoint ammo showed up via Fedex, and yesterday early I went out to the range to sight her in. I am ecstatic at the groups this rifle shoots with the absolute cheapest of cheapo ammo! Both loads grouped 3 shots in to a single large hole at 50 yards, and made 3-shot groups of just under an inch at 100 yards. The trigger helps a bunch -- it's a single-set unit that is dead on 3 lbs. unset and 18 oz. when set. This PM I will take it afield for the first time, and the abbreviated length and weight will be a pleasure to tote up the oak ridge I'll be hunting, deer or no deer!
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Pisgah wrote:
Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:41 pm
I just treated myself to a very similar rifle, CZ 527 Carbine in 7.62x39. Over the weekend I put on Millet rings and a Vortex Strike Eagle 1-6x24 scope. Sunday PM a measly shipment of Tulammo and Wolf softpoint ammo showed up via Fedex, and yesterday early I went out to the range to sight her in. I am ecstatic at the groups this rifle shoots with the absolute cheapest of cheapo ammo! Both loads grouped 3 shots in to a single large hole at 50 yards, and made 3-shot groups of just under an inch at 100 yards. The trigger helps a bunch -- it's a single-set unit that is dead on 3 lbs. unset and 18 oz. when set. This PM I will take it afield for the first time, and the abbreviated length and weight will be a pleasure to tote up the oak ridge I'll be hunting, deer or no deer!
I suspect you paid more for that 527 than I did for the Savage ! I’ve got a pair of 527 HB’s in 222 and Grendel . The set trigger worked pretty well but when I got it as low as I wanted the sear would drop so I put RifleBasix non set in and both triggers are at 10-12 ounces .
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