Product Overview: 300 PRC

The .300 Precision Rifle Cartridge (PRC) is a relatively new addition to the lineup of long-range rifle cartridges, designed by Hornady. It was introduced in 2018 to provide a highly efficient, long-range cartridge for precision shooting and hunting. The .300 PRC is based on the .375 Ruger case, necked down to accept .308 caliber bullets. 300 PRC Ammunition

Key Features:

  • Long-Range Accuracy: The .300 PRC is engineered for precision shooting at extreme distances. It is optimized for long, heavy bullets that have high ballistic coefficients (BC), providing superior aerodynamic performance and resistance to wind drift.
  • High Ballistic Coefficient: The cartridge can handle bullets with a BC of over 0.600, making it an excellent choice for long-range target shooting and hunting.
  • Improved Case Design: The .300 PRC features a beltless case design, which contributes to better feeding and extraction in rifles. The case geometry also allows for efficient powder burn, leading to consistent velocities and improved accuracy.
  • Versatility: Suitable for a variety of applications, including precision rifle competitions, hunting large game, and tactical shooting scenarios.


  • Bullet Diameter: 0.308 inches (7.8 mm)
  • Case Length: 2.580 inches (65.5 mm)
  • Overall Length: 3.700 inches (94.0 mm)
  • Maximum Pressure: 62,000 psi (430 MPa)
  • Rim Diameter: 0.532 inches (13.5 mm)
  • Base Diameter: 0.532 inches (13.5 mm)
  • Case Capacity: 98.2 grains of water (6.36 cm³)
  • Twist Rate: 1:8 inches (203 mm)

Typical Loads:

  • Factory Loads: Hornady offers factory-loaded ammunition in the .300 PRC with various bullet weights and designs, including the 225-grain ELD Match and the 212-grain ELD-X. These loads are designed to maximize the potential of the cartridge in terms of velocity, accuracy, and terminal performance.
  • Handloading: Handloaders have a wide range of bullet options available from various manufacturers, allowing for customization of loads for specific applications.

  • Long-range shooting
  • Precision rifle
  • High ballistic coefficient
  • Big game hunting
  • Tactical shooting
  • Beltless case design
  • Consistent velocities
  • Hornady

The .300 PRC is gaining popularity among precision shooters and hunters for its exceptional performance at long ranges, making it a valuable addition to the world of high-performance rifle cartridges.

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