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300 prc ammo  Rifle Cartridge) makes long range, mid-range!

The 300 PRC ammo is an intelligently crafted 21st century magnum cartridge specifically designed to take

advantage of long, heavy for caliber bullets capable of delivering the highest levels of accuracy and aerodynamic performance.

Based on the 375 Ruger cartridge case, the 300 PRC is non-belted and uses a standard .532” magnum bolt face and

headspaces off the 30 degree shoulder.

This results in better chamber alignment than standard belted magnum cartridges and allows for improved stacking and feeding from fixed magazines.

The 300 PRC cartridge and chamber were designed concurrently combining to provide excellent alignment and highly tuned performance.

The cartridge case is designed to use common, temperature stable, magnum speed rifle powders producing

extremely consistent velocity and increased barrel life compared to currently available magnum cartridges.

the 300 PRC is what all 30 caliber magnum cartridges want to be… but can’t! Designed from the start to launch heavy-for-caliber,

high performance bullets efficiently with utmost precision,

the 300 PRC is a large 30 caliber match accurate cartridge designed for the 21st century and beyond.

300 prc ammo Product Overview

This 300 prc ammo is custom-grade from the factory,

loaded to stringent specifications to guarantee proper ignition and provide consistent, match-winning, pinpoint accuracy, shot after shot.

Performs as well or better than handloads.

This ammunition is new production, non-corrosive, in boxer primed, reloadable brass cases.


Conventional polymer tips in high BC bullets melt in flight.

Hornady engineers discovered that conventional bullet tip materials in streamlined, high BC bullets melt and deform.

Although not a significant issue affecting moderate BC conventional tipped varmint and hunting bullets,

aerodynamic heating causes BC reduction and degradation of accuracy, particularly at extended ranges (400 yds +).

To counter this effect, Hornady identified a heat resistant polymer and developed the patent pending Heat Shield tip.

This revolutionary new tip creates the perfect meplat (tip) with exceptionally consistent results from bullet-to-bullet and lot-to-lot.

The Heat Shield tip defies the effects of aerodynamic heating and retains its shape to provide a perfect meplat (tip) that is always the same shape.

A streamlined secant ogive with optimum boattail design, plus the highly concentric AMP bullet jackets,

combined with the patent pending Heat Shield tip creates a supremely accurate, high BC match bullet.

ELD-Match bullet BCs are measured with Doppler radar and corrected to standard atmospheric conditions.


The 300 PRC is an intelligently crafted 21st century magnum cartridge specifically designed to take advantage of long,

heavy for caliber bullets capable of delivering the highest levels of accuracy and aerodynamic performance.

Based on the 375 Ruger cartridge case, the 300 PRC is non-belted and uses a

standard .532” magnum bolt face and headspaces off the 30 degree shoulder.

This results in better chamber alignment than standard belted magnum cartridges

and allows for improved stacking and feeding from fixed magazines.

The 300 PRC cartridge and chamber were designed concurrently combining to

provide excellent alignment and highly tuned performance.

The cartridge case is designed to use common, temperature stable,

magnum speed rifle powders producing extremely consistent velocity and increased barrel life compared to currently available magnum cartridges.

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300 prc ammo Specifications

Product Information

Cartridge 300 PRC
Grain Weight 225 Grains
Quantity 20 Round
Muzzle Velocity 2810 Feet Per Second
Muzzle Energy 3945 Foot Pounds
Bullet Style Polymer Tip
Bullet Brand And Model Hornady ELD Match
Lead Free No
Case Type Brass
Primer Boxer
Corrosive No
Reloadable Yes
G1 Ballistic Coefficient 0.777
Sectional Density 0.339
Test Barrel Length 24 Inches
Velocity Rating Supersonic
Country of Origin United States of America

Delivery Information

Shipping Weight 1.765 Pounds
DOT-Regulated Yes

what is 300 prc ammo:

The 300 PRC is an intelligently crafted 21st century magnum cartridge specifically designed to take advantage of long,

heavy for caliber bullets capable of delivering the highest levels of accuracy and aerodynamic performance.

Based on the 375 Ruger cartridge case, the 300 PRC is non-belted and uses a standard .

What does PRC mean in 300 prc ammo?

PRC stands for Precision Rifle Cartridge, but I’m tempted to call it the Precision Ruger Compact because
it was created by necking down the 300 Ruger Compact Magnum case

300 PRC ammo SPECS

  • Bullet Diameter0.308″
  • Parent Case375 Ruger
  • Cartridge Length (Max)3.7″
  • Case Length2.58″
  • Head Diameter0.532″
  • Bolt Face Diameter0.540
  • Shoulder Angle30 degrees
  • BulletsELD-X | ELD Match
  • Bullet Weight212gr | 225gr
  • Muzzle Velocity (fps)2860 | 2810
  • Energy (ft/lbs)3850 | 3945
  • Ballistic Coeffecient (G1)0.673 | 0.777
  • Ballistic Coefficient (G7)0.336 | 0.391
Range  (yards) Drop (in) Drop (moa) Drop (mrad) Wind. (in) Wind. (moa) Wind. (mrad) Veloc.  (fps) Energy  (ft-lbs) Time (sec)
0 -1.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2905 4027 0.00
100 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.02 0.02 0.00 2770 3663 0.11
200 -3.03 -1.45 -0.42 0.14 0.07 0.02 2639 3325 0.22
231 -5.03 -2.07 -0.60 0.22 0.09 0.03 2599 3222 0.25
300 -11.06 -3.52 -1.02 0.48 0.15 0.04 2512 3011 0.33
400 -24.59 -5.87 -1.71 1.19 0.28 0.08 2388 2721 0.46
500 -44.23 -8.45 -2.46 2.40 0.46 0.13 2267 2453 0.58
600 -70.64 -11.24 -3.27 4.30 0.69 0.20 2150 2207 0.72
700 -104.58 -14.27 -4.15 7.10 0.97 0.28 2037 1981 0.86
800 -146.89 -17.53 -5.10 11.01 1.31 0.38 1927 1773 1.02
900 -198.58 -21.07 -6.13 16.32 1.73 0.50 1820 1581 1.18
1000 -260.77 -24.90 -7.24 23.25 2.22 0.65 1716 1406 1.35
1100 -334.79 -29.06 -8.45 31.85 2.76 0.80 1614 1244 1.53
1200 -422.17 -33.59 -9.77 42.09 3.35 0.97 1516 1096 1.72
1300 -524.71 -38.54 -11.21 53.95 3.96 1.15 1420 962 1.92
1400 -644.54 -43.96 -12.79 67.37 4.60 1.34 1327 840 2.14
1500 -784.18 -49.92 -14.52 82.27 5.24 1.52 1237 731 2.38
1600 -946.62 -56.50 -16.43 98.54 5.88 1.71 1152 634 2.63
1645 -1029.93 -59.75 -17.38 106.43 6.17 1.80 1117 595 2.75
1700 -1135.29 -63.77 -18.55 115.95 6.51 1.89 1082 559 2.90
1800 -1353.61 -71.81 -20.89 134.03 7.11 2.07 1043 519 3.18
1900 -1604.00 -80.62 -23.45 152.41 7.66 2.23 1014 490 3.47
2000 -1888.38 -90.16 -26.23 170.93 8.16 2.37 989 466 3.77
Range Drop Drop Drop Wind. Wind. Wind. Veloc. Energy Time

300 prc ammo review:

The 300 PRC is effectively a name brand for the 30-375R cartridge.

To make the 300 Precision Rifle Cartridge, Hornady took the 375

Ruger Compact Magnum and necked it down to accept a 30 caliber bullet.

This provides some great advantages – good enough to make me an absolute fan of the 300 Precision Rifle Cartridge.

As you’ll see below, I typically avoid new cartridge offerings as many end up being just a fad that don’t really

offer more than another similar cartridge already offers.

However, modern cartridge and bullet design has come a long way.

Namely, modern cartridge design has helped to develop cartidges

that shoot well in a variety of rifles/chambers with better shoulder angles,

neck lengths, and bullet seating options (how far the bullet sticks out of the case).

 Modern long range bullet designs have much highe

r ballistic coefficients (their relative efficiency moving through the air

) which often result in longer and sometimes heavier projectiles.

To get the best performance out of these new bullets, they usually need to stick further out of the case which often

exceeds the overall lengths allowed by older cartridges.

Therefore, to push these new bullets to their potential, a larger case is sometimes needed

for more powder and a new chambering must be established to allow for the longer overall length.

The long range shooting community, in particular the military/tactical community

has been chasing the great performance characteristics of high

ballisitc coefficient 30 caliber projectiles as a great balance of aerodynamic performance,

effect on target, and recoil.

As an example, some in the tactical shooting community

have started to adopt the 30 caliber bullet of the 300

Norma and use it in lieu of the larger and long-used 338 Lapua Mag.

According to inside sources at Hornady,

one of their motivations for coming to market with the 300 PRC was to avoid the unsafe

conditions presented by the 300 Norma when shooting at angles.

Apparently, the load density of the 300 Norma resulted in some inconsistent pressures.


Are you searching for a high-performance bullet with great accuracy that can reach

beyond 1000 yards? The Best 300 PRC AMMO is the perfect bet.

This round has a high ballistic coefficient and extended profile,

able to buck win and shoot well. Buy from our store and get a discount on your first purchase.


The 300 PRC is a precision firearm load released in 2018 by Hornady.

This round was created to shoot high from a short-action firearm.

This bullet was designed to achieve the most remarkable accuracy

possible, long-range performance, and flat trajectory in a sensible compact package.

Although it was designed and marketed in 2018, this cartridge gained public notice and increased market share in 2021.

GENESIS OF THE 300 PRC ammunition

In 2013, George Gardener had the idea to create a load for competitive hunters and shooters. The main idea was to make a round to be used by Precision Rifle series competition (PRS) shooters.

When Will The 300 PRC  ammo Be Available

The 300 PRC case (Product No. 4 PH 6023) will be available at

The main target was PRS competition because, during competition,

shooters engage rapidly with different targets at ranges from above 1000 yards.

These competitions are timed, so shooters have to be fast and be able to make rapid follow-up

shots and correct misses. During these competitions, the shooter could not use large loads

of more than 308 or velocity above 3200fps, so they needed a round with high velocity,

mild recoiling loads, medium bore, and flat shooting to perform well in their competition.

Beyond building a load that met the PRS needs, Gardner wanted a round that would fit in a short-action receiver.


The 300 PRC In Stock load is excellent for hunting thanks to its more retained energy, flatter trajectory, and less wind drift.


Case length; 51.6mm

Maximum overall length; 75.1mm

Case capacity; 62.0gr

Bullet diameter; 6.71mm

Maximum Pressure; 65,000psi

Rim Diameter; 13.5mm


The 300 prc cartridge has 2 grains, of which the 143 grain and 147 grain.

The ballistics of this load is; the 143gr round at 2,782 ft-lbs and the 147 ground at 2764.

The cartridges were designed to reduce wind drift at extended ranges and bullet drops.


The ballistic performance of the 300 prc ammo is measured in terms of the muzzle, velocity, drop, wind drift, and energy.

The ultimate effective range of this round is around 730 yards. Below is a brief

chart in descending order to give you a general idea of how this load works.

Yards Velocity(fps) Drop (inch) Wind Drift (inch) Energy (ft-lbs)
100 2807 0 0.2 2,482
200 2649 -3 2.0 2,209
300 2495 -10 4.3 1,960
400 2347 -23 8.2 1,734
500 2204 -41 13.2 1,529
600 2065 -66 20.1 1,343
700 1932 -99 27.6 1,175
800 1803 -140 37.4 1,024
900 1680 -191 48.8 889
1000 1563 -253.7 62.3 769

As you can observe from the above chart, the 300 Prc Ammunition has a flat trajectory,

as the bullet can be seen dropping energy at 500 yards.


Hunting; this cartridge is excellent for medium and big game hunting.

Though the bullet is lighter than most rounds used for big games, most hunters have successfully used

it to bring down a big

games like elk, black bears, and moose.

Long-range shooting; this round is designed to be a long-range cartridge that can take down obstacles

more than 1000 yards away. Due to the light weight of this bullet and its ability to buck wind,

this cartridge is suitable for long-range shooting as the load cannot be deviated by the wind.

Self-Defense; despite its deep penetration property, this load is good for self-defense.


Wind Resistant; this load is highly resistant to wind deflection

Accuracy; the 300 PRC In Stock has excellent accuracy and

Fast Rifling; in other to stabilize the long, heavy, and high ballistic coefficient of this load, it

has a rifling twist rate (1:8 most often)

Suitable for short barrels; because this load is designed for short-action rifles, the powder in

the load is shorter and faster.

Price friendly; this load is less expensive than other similar brands.

Hornady advertises that the cartridge was designed from the start to use heavy for caliber,

extremely aerodynamic bullets that deliver excellent performance at long range.

The cartridge has received a lot of hype recently, but do you really need one?

Ever since the .30-06 Springfield took the hunting world by storm at the beginning of the 20th Century, .

30 caliber cartridges have been extremely popular among hunters and shooters in North America.

Though the .30-06 was and is a great option for many uses, hunters and shooters

looking for more power or better long range performance have flocked towards the various

.30 caliber magnum cartridges for many decades.

The big gun and ammunition companies have responded to that demand in kind.

Hunters these days now have a dizzying array of .30 caliber magnum cartridges to choose from like the

.300 Winchester Magnum, .300 Weatherby Magnum, .30 Nosler, 300 WSM, .300 Norma Magnum, and the

.300 Remington Ultra Magnum (among others).

For that reason, you can be forgiven for wondering why we need another .30 caliber

magnum cartridge and what advantages the 300 PRC offers compared to those older cartridges.

Is the 300 PRC just a fad that people will forget about in a few years when the next big thing comes along?

Does the 300 PRC provide enough benefits for hunters and shooters to justify making the switch over to the new cartridge?

In this article, I’m going to discuss the history as well as the strengths and weaknesses of the 300 Precision

Rifle Cartridge in detail. I’ll also provide some information on how the 300 PRC stacks up next to the .300

Winchester Magnum so you can decide if it fits your needs as a hunter.

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300 Precision Rifle Cartridge History

With the rise in popularity of extra long range shooting during the 21st Century,

ballisticians at Hornady identified the need for a .30 caliber cartridge designed specifically for that sort of work.

Existing cartridges like the .300 Win Mag were certainly capable of excellent long range performance,

but there wasn’t a .30 caliber cartridge purpose built for that task.

In particular, the existing .30 caliber cartridges were not well suited for using extremely long, high BC bullets.

To accomplish that mission, designers at Hornady decided to think outside the box.

Instead of building a cartridge based on existing design constraints imposed by the

various common action lengths (short action, standard/long action, etc.),

they elected to just build a cartridge designed specifically to do what they wanted, then build the rifle around it.

So, they took a necked down .375 Ruger cartridge case and built the cartridge with a very long head height.

Head height is the amount of space available for the bullet outside the case while staying

within SAAMI specifications for the cartridge.

Put simply, more head height facilitates the use of very long, aerodynamic bullets.

We’ll discuss this more later, but to calculate head height, subtract the case length of the cartridge from the

maximum overall length.

In fact, due in part to the fact that it has a long head height, the 300 PRC has a pretty long overall length.

At 3.7″ long, it’s actually too big to fit in a standard length action rifle.

At the same time, the .375 Ruger was designed with the same .532″ case head diameter as the .375 H&H.

However, unlike the .375 H&H (and cartridges like the 7mm Rem Mag and .300 Win Mag descended from it)

the .375 Ruger is a beltless cartridge, so the actual body of the .375 Ruger case is larger in diameter than the .375 H&H.

This results in increased case capacity for the 300 PRC (and the 375 Ruger) cartridge while still

working with a standard magnum bolt face.

Hornady formally rolled out their new 300 Precision Rile Cartridge in late 2018

and it made a big splash at the 2019 SHOT Show.

The cartridge, along with 6.5 PRC (also descended from the .375 Ruger), received f

ormal SAAMI approval in August of 2018.

300 PRC  ammo Ballistics

Typical 300 PRC ballistics are a 212gr bullet at 2,860fps (3,850 ft-lbs) or a 225gr bullet at 2,810fps (3,945 ft-lbs).

Both loads use long, aerodynamic, heavy for caliber bullets that minimize bullet drop and wind drift at extended range.

300 PRC factory loads generally have a muzzle velocity similar to the .300

Win Mag, but with a heavier bullet with a higher BC.

With careful handloading, it’s possible achieve slightly higher velocities with the

cartridge and/or utilize even heavier and more aerodynamic bullets.

Specifically, maximum handloads published by Hornady show a velocity of 2,875fps with a 220 grain ELD-X

bullet and a velocity of 2,700fps with a 250 grain A-Tip Match bullet.

Both of those loads were obtained using a 24″ barrel, so your mileage may vary.

300 PRC  ammo vs 300 Win Mag

300 PRC and .300 Win Mag factory loads generally have similar muzzle velocities,

but the 300 PRC shoots a heavier bullet with a higher BC. ‘

Therefore, 300 PRC has a slightly flatter trajectory, a little more retained energy,

ess wind drift, and somewhat more recoil than the 300 Win Mag.

That’s how the two cartridges compare to each other in a nutshell.

As we drill down into the details of their similarities and differences though, several especially important factors emerge.

First off, the cartridges have different roots and were built with different goals in mind.

While the 300 PRC was purpose built for long range shooting, the .300 Win Mag was primarily designed for hunters.

The Winchester cartridge was also originally designed in the early 1960s,

well before hunters and shooters fully appreciated the need for longer and more aerodynamic bullets.

That’s not a knock against the .300 Win Mag at all, but the cartridge is a product of those times.

It works great for many tasks (which we’ll get into in a minute), but the cartridge design simply has certain limitations.

The .300 Win Mag and the 300 PRC both fire the same .308″ diameter bullets.

There is some overlap in the common bullet weights they use,

but the 300 PRC generally works better with longer and heavier bullets.

For instance, the 300 Win Mag commonly uses bullets in the 150-210 grain range with 150gr, 165gr, 180gr,

190gr, and 200gr bullets being most common. The .300 Win Mag normally uses a 1:10″ rifling twist,

which is optimal for stabilizing bullets in that weight range.

While the 300 PRC can use those lighter bullets, it’s most commonly available

with either 212gr or 225gr bullets in factory loads.

Handloaders have utilized bullets weighing up to 250gr with the cartridge with great success.

For this reason, most 300 PRC rifles usually have a relatively fast rifling twist rate (usually 1:8″)

in order to stabilize those long, heavy, high BC bullets.

So, why is the 300 PRC better suited for using those heavier bullets than the .300 Win Mag?

As I mentioned earlier, the 300 PRC has more head height than the .300 Win Mag.

You can calculate head height by subtracting case length from the overall length of the cartridge.

The folks at Winchester opted to build the .300 Win Mag to fit in a standard length rifle action.

This meant a maximum overall length of 3.34″.

On the other hand, the designers at Hornady didn’t operate under those constraints.

With an overall length of 3.7″, the 300 PRC requires a magnum length rifle action.

At the same time, the .300 PRC actually has a tiny bit shorter case length than the .300 Win Mag (2.62″ vs 2.58″).

This results in a relatively short .72” head height for the .300 Win Mag vs a much longer 1.12″

head height for the .300 PRC.

Basically, having more head height means the 300 PRC offers more room outside the case for bullets than the .300 Win Mag.

As you can see in the photo below, the 300 PRC can use long, sleek bullets without seating them so

deep they intrude into the powder column or contacting the rifling upon chambering.


Why can’t handloaders just use those same long, sleek bullets with the .300 Win Mag and

not seat them so deep in the case?

Well, that would result in an overall length in excess of the SAAMI specifications for the cartridge.

Since gun manufacturers build their rifles to those same specifications,

there simply isn’t enough space in a standard length rifle action (or magazine) for those longer bullets.

That said, some custom rifle manufacturers will build a .300 Win Mag using a

longer magnum length rifle action to get around those constraints,

which does give handloaders a bit more wiggle room when using longer bullets.

However, this article is primarily focused on using rifles in common production, not custom builds.

At the same time, the 300 PRC has a longer case neck than the .300 Win Mag (.3076″ vs .264″).

In general, a longer neck helps hold a projectile (especially a very long one) securely and concentrically,

both of which help with accuracy.

The 300 PRC also has a smaller freebore diameter than the .300 Win Mag.

Freebore is the smooth portion of a rifle barrel closest to the cartridge.

Having a more snug freebore diameter means there’s

less room for the bullet to yaw upon firing before engaging the rifling.

This can also help enhance accuracy.

Additionally, the 300 PRC has a minimally tapered beltless case with a 30 degree shoulder.

The .300 Win Mag uses a belted case with a 25 degree shoulder.

While the .300 Win Mag is certainly capable of excellent accuracy in the right hands,

the 300 PRC was specifically designed for exceptional accuracy a

nd outstanding performance at long range

. As you can see, it incorporates a number of features to help accomplish that goal.

Not surprisingly, the 300 PRC is extremely highly regarded for being a very inherently accurate cartridge.

In addition to the advantages the 300 PRC has in terms of accuracy and bullet selection,

it also has a slightly greater powder capacity.

As previously stated, both cartridges have the same .532″ case head diameter.

However, the actual body diameter of the 300 PRC is the same diameter as the belt on the

.300 Win Mag. Since the cases are almost identical in length,

the 300 PRC can hold a little more powder (the 300 Win Mag has about 90-91gr of case capacity vs 97-99gr for the 300 PRC).

For example, the Hornady reloading handbook lists a maximum load of 77.0gr of powder for the 300 PRC

when using a 225gr ELD Match bullet, but just 72.7gr of powder when loading that same bullet in

the 300 Winchester Magnum (p585 of the Hornady 10th Edition Reloading Manual).

Finally, the 300 PRC also has a higher SAAMI maximum pressure of 65,000psi vs 64,000psi for the .300 Win Mag.

Note: while the powder capacity figures listed above do give a good indication

of the differences between the two cartridges, exact case capacities vary slightly according to the brand of brass used.

The table below compares a 200gr Hornady ELD-X (.597 BC) load in .300 Winchester Magnum to a load shooting

a 212gr Hornady ELD-X bullet in 300 PRC (.673 BC).

This data is for Hornady Precision Hunter factory ammo using a 200 yard zero and a 24 inch barrel


As you can see, the two cartridges have virtually the same muzzle velocity,

but the 300 PRC shoots a heavier and more aerodynamic bullet.

This results in the 300 PRC having a tiny bit flatter trajectory with just 1.6″ (4%) less bullet drop at 500 yards.

The 300 PRC also has about 7% more energy at the muzzle and about 15% more energy remaining

at 500 yards than the .300 Win Mag.

Since this article is focused on the performance of these cartridges for hunting,

I didn’t include any ballistic data past 500 yards in the table above.

However, just to give you an idea of the benefits of the 300 PRC over the .300 Win Mag at long range, consider this:

the .300 Win Mag has 20″ (~8%) more bullet drop at 1,000 yards and 96″ (12%) more bullet drop at

1,500 yards with a 200 yard zero.

To further illustrate that same point, consider the supersonic ranges of the two cartridges.

This particular .300 Win Mag load drops below the speed of sound around 1,500 yards,

but the 300 Precision Rifle Cartridge stays supersonic out until around 1,700 yards.

That’s not nothing, but there’s also not a gigantic difference between them either.

The chart below compares how much a 10 mile per hour crosswind impacts

those same loads for each cartridge out to 500 yards.

picture of 300 prc vs 300 win mag wind drift

At 500 yards, there’s just 2″ separating them. Even at 1,000 yards,

the .300 Win Mag has about 10″ (~18%) more wind drift than the 300 PRC. So,

the 300 PRC does have an advantage in this area, but once again, there’s not a gigantic difference between them.

Now let’s talk about recoil.

The table below compares a couple of handloads that approximate the performance of the

factory loads given above when fired from identical Christensen Arms Mesa rifles.

Felt recoil will vary from shooter to shooter and rifle to rifle, but free recoil energy is

still a useful way to compare cartridges.

Not surprisingly, the 300 PRC delivers those ballistic advantages over the .300 Win

Mag at the expense of about 13% more free recoil energy. ‘

That’s saying something too because the .300 Win Mag is known for having a relatively stout recoil itself.

Even so, the 300 PRC is still a very shootable cartridge, especially in a heavier rifle.

So, it’s not like you’re dealing with .338 Lapua levels of recoil with it.

In fact, that is one of the other selling points of the 300 Precision Rifle Cartridge: it delivers a definite

advantage over other .30 caliber cartridges at long range, but without the punishing recoil of higher

tier long range cartridges like the .338 Norma or .338 Lapua.

That’s also one of the reasons why the United States Department of Defense recently bought some Barrett MRAD rifles

chambered in 300 PRC to supplement the other cartridges the United States Special Operations Command (SOCOM

) uses in their sniper rifles.

Take all that for what you will.

So where do we stand overall with the 300 PRC vs 300 Win Mag?

Basically, the 300 PRC is capable of firing a heavier, more aerodynamic bullet at virtually the same velocity attained by

the .300 Win Mag when using lighter bullets.

That translates into a slightly flatter trajectory, a little more resistance to wind drift,

and a little more kinetic energy at typical hunting ranges.

If you want to use the 300 PRC for elk hunting, the additional couple hundred ft-lbs of

kinetic energy the cartridge provides might come in handy, but then again,

the .300 Win Mag is plenty powerful for that work and I doubt any elk will be able to tell the difference.

The flatter trajectory and more resistance to wind drift of the 300 Precision Rifle Cartridge can also help with shot placement.

This does make the cartridge a little bit more forgiving of range or wind estimation errors than the 300 Win Mag,

but once again, it’s not a tremendous difference.

While this is probably not an issue for most hunters, typical 300 PRC barrel life is very

likely a little shorter than typical .300 Win Mag barrel life.

Since the two cartridges use the same diameter barrel, throat erosion occurs a little faster with the 300 PRC

because it has a little bit more case capacity. Simply put, burning more powder in an equally sized space will

result in shorter barrel life.

This means that, in general, the 300 PRC will wear out barrels a little faster than the

.300 Win Mag will (which can be a bit of a barrel burner itself).

Exactly how fast that occurs depends on

a number of factors like the quality of the barrel, the exact ammunition used, etc.

For serious target shooters, this is a concern.

However, the good news for hunters is that typical 300 PRC barrel life is more than enough to

last for many years of hunting with no issues at all.

So, while there is a difference in .300 Win Mag vs 300 PRC barrel life,

it probably isn’t going to be a big issue for most hunters.

Unfortunately, the 300 PRC does have more recoil than the .300 Win Mag though.

While many hunters should be able to handle the recoil of both cartridges without too much trouble,

don’t underestimate the impact that recoil has on the ability of a person to shoot accurately either.

Regardless of how well a given person handles recoil, all other things being equal,

they will absolutely shoot better with a milder recoil.

All things considered though, both cartridges are very accurate, flat shooting, and hit hard enough for use

on a wide variety of game at practical hunting ranges. Regardless of whether you’re using a

.300 Winchester Magnum or a 300 Precision Rifle Cartridge, no pronghorn, mule deer,

or elk will go far if you put a well constructed bullet into the vitals.

Of the two cartridges though, the .300 Win Mag is still by far the most popular with hunters.

This is reflected in the prices, availability, and variety of factory

ammunition and hunting rifles currently in production for each cartridge.

So, even though the 300 PRC  does have some advantages on paper,

those small advantages don’t make much difference for the vast majority of hunters.

The .300 Win Mag is still a fantastic hunting round and it’s a whole lot easier to find .300

Win Mag rifles and loaded ammunition.

If you already have a .300 Win Mag, there’s really not a big reason to upgrade to the 300 PRC unless you just want to.

In fact, the .300 Winchester Magnum is probably the better all around choice for most hunters.

That said, the 300 PRC gives hunters the ability to wring a little bit more performance out of a

.30 caliber magnum cartridge. If you really enjoy shooting at longer range,

then the inherent accuracy of the cartridge and the fact that it’s designed to use very heavy,

high BC bullets are both compelling arguments in favor of the 300 PRC.

It’s a wonderful cartridge for long range precision shooting and I can certainly understand why

somebody who used the cartridge for that sort of work would also want to take a 300 PRC afield.

300 PRC Ammo more information:

The 300 Precision Rifle Cartridge does have a pretty dedicated following, but it’s not extremely

popular in absolute terms and can’t certainly hold a candle to more established cartridges

like the .270 Winchester or .30-06.

This will likely change in the future, but Hornady is the only major ammunition company

currently producing 300 PRC ammo.

The cartridge is available in both the Hornady Precision Hunter and Hornady Match lines

with 212 grain ELD-X and 225 grain ELD Match bullets respectively.

Some people do hunt with the Match loads, but the

Precision Hunter line is purpose built for long range hunting and is generally the better choice for most game.

Just as you’d probably expect, 300 PRC ammo is usually more expensive and not as easy to find

as more popular cartridges. Since it’s used by a relatively small segment of the hunting world,

not every sporting goods store keeps 300 PRC ammo in stock, but most of the big retailers

in the USA usually have a couple of boxes of ammo on hand for the cartridge.

That said, I wouldn’t count on finding 300 Precision Rifle Cartridge ammunition in smaller gun store.

Availability of ammunition is usually pretty good online though and most of the bigger retailers

typically have a good selection of quality factory 300 PRC ammo in stock.

Reloading components for the cartridge (like 300 PRC brass) are available though.

The high price of factory ammo and the difficulty involved with obtaining a reliable supply

of ammo at times makes it a good choice for handloaders.

One other good point about the cartridge is that even though it’s not nearly as common as other

.30 caliber cartridges, the fact that it satisfies a niche market does make

it less susceptible to panic buying (unlike the .223 Remington or .308 Winchester for example).

So, you’ll probably still be able to find 300 PRC ammo on shelves when people are buying everything else.

Since it uses the same .308″ bullet size that’s also used by the .308 Winchester, .30-06 Springfield,

.300 Win Mag, and .300 Remington Ultra Magnum (among others), reloaders have access to a

good number of outstanding quality bullets in the 180-200 grain range suitable for use on a wide variety of game to choose from.

However, there’s not quite a big of a selection of really heavy, high BC .30 caliber bullets.

Aside from the aforementioned Hornady bullets, 190gr and 200gr Barnes LRX will work well

with the 300 PRC (it’s a pure copper bullet, so the LRX is longer for a given weight than a lead core bullet) .

The same goes for a couple of different options from Berger, so reloaders should be able to make a

custom hunting load that works well for their needs.

300 PRC Rifles

The increasing popularity of long range precision shooting has resulted in a good selection of high quality

rifles available for the 300 Precision Rifle Cartridge.

Among other companies, Barrett, Bergara, Browning, Christensen Arms, Fierce Firearms, GA Precision,

Gunwerks, Hill Country Rifles, Howa, Ruger, and Seekins Precision all manufacture bolt action 300 PRC rifles.

So, while the selection of ammunition available for the cartridge is relatively small,

hunters actually have some really nice rifles to choose from.


Best 300 Precision Rifle Cartridge Ammo For Hunting

Unlike the .300 Win Mag, there aren’t many options for factory 300 PRC hunting ammo right now.

That’s slowly changing though.

If you’d like to learn more about some of the various hunting ammunition choices for the 300 PRC read this article:


Final Thoughts On The 300 PRC ammo

The 300 PRC is a very well designed cartridge that offers some real advantages to long range shooters and

fills an important niche among the various .30 caliber magnum cartridges. I’m actually a little surprised it

took this long for a cartridge that fills that void to come along, but better late than never and Hornady did an

excellent job when they designed the 300 PRC.

While a surprisingly large number of shooters and hunters have adopted the new cartridge, the small benefits

it offers over more established calibers like the .300 Win Mag and .300 Remington Ultra Magnum probably

aren’t big enough for most hunters to justify making the switch.

This is especially true considering the lack of 300 Precision Rifle Cartridge ammo choices at this point.

Even so, the ammo selection for the cartridge will almost certainly improve in the future if

the cartridge continues to grow in popularity. So, if you’re the type of person who wants to

wring out all the performance you can from a certain caliber, by all means get a 300 PRC.

It’s a fantastic cartridge and I’m sure it will serve you well, particularly if you enjoy shooting at longer range.

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J Scott Olmstead’s article for The American Hunter was used as references for the history of the 300 PRC.

The Hornady 10th Edition (p574-585) reloading manual (and their online supplement) provided data to compare their size

and recoil of the .300 Win Mag and 300 PRC.

The data used to compare the trajectory of the cartridges was obtained from Hornady (here, and here).

Maximum pressure for the .300 Win Mag and maximum pressure and cartridge dimensions for

the 300 PRC were obtained from SAAMI (p172 for the .300 Win Mag) and here for the 300 PRC.

Case capacity information for the 300 Win Mag and 300 PRC were obtained from Chuck Hawks

(here) and from Hornady. I used Shooters Calculator to compare trajectories, wind drift, and recoil for the cartridges.


The 300 PRC  ammo is an excellent designed cartridge with great benefits for hunters. Thanks to its lightweight yet précised shooting, this ammo has significantly been used and recommended.

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22 reviews for Buy 300 Prc Ammo At Best Price

  1. Vanammo

    Wonderful off the shelf ammo I use at the range…consistent and accurate.

  2. Vanammo

    Great Stuff

  3. Vanammo

    My Browning 300 PRS shoots the ELDM really really good.

  4. Vanammo

    Great ammo

  5. Vanammo

    Have used a few hundred rounds. It’s consistent. Thought about getting into reloading vs continuing to use this ammo. With a Vortex venom, RPR 300prc, got a .25 moa group at 355 yards. Prior to that would consistently yield very tight groups at 100 yard. Have had this cartridge out to a mile numerous times in windy conditions. Then out to 1.28 miles right where it starts to go subsonic while still having somewhat predictable trajectory. Cleaning the rifle there is no more fouling, carbon buildup than other hornady rounds. It’s a good product. I’m convinced would not be able to improve this cartridge by reloading.

  6. Vanammo

    performs as advertised

  7. Vanammo

    I got this ammunition as a factory baseline for a new rifle in 300PRC. I was pleasantly surprised to clock this ammunition over and over at 2830 +/- 10 fps in a 26″ barrel. That is about 20fps over the book estimation, so this factory ammo fully meets spec. It is nice to see factory ammo producing 4000ft# in this caliber. The rifle/ammo combo was able to produce the MOA guarantee on the rifle.

  8. Vanammo

    Pleasantly surprised

  9. Vanammo

    Hornady make great factory ammo

  10. Vanammo

    Hornady Ammo

  11. Vanammo

    Very consistent and ripe!

  12. Vanammo

    Shot absolutely perfect from my savage 110 elite precision. Sub half minute group for the 4 rounds I fired. Chronograph had them at 2895 through my 30in barrel. Will definitely buy more.

  13. Vanammo

    Go ahead and order it

  14. Vanammo

    So far so good. Fired six rounds so far, looks like they are running at the speed indicated.

  15. Vanammo

    I would recommend this product

  16. Vanammo

    Accurate. One hole 3-shot groups time after time out of my Christiansen Arms 300PRC. 2 inch group at 400 yards. Great bullet! I will be purchasing more!

  17. Vanammo

    Target ammo is very good

  18. Vanammo

    stuff shoots great

  19. Vanammo

    good consistent ammo

  20. Vanammo

    great content on 300 prc ammo

  21. Vanammo

    got my ammo shipped on time

  22. Vanammo

    Thanks fro my ammo

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