6.5 PRC vs 7 PRC vs 300 PRC: A ballistics comparison (plus hands-on experience)

6.5 PRC vs 7 PRC vs 300 PRC: A ballistics comparison (plus hands-on experience)

The “PRC” line of rifle cartridges has been incredibly popular over the last few years. Lately, it feels like half of the rifles in the store are one of the PRC cartridges, but which one should you pick? Let’s take a deep dive. All three of the PRC rifle cartridges are based off the .375…

Chart of All Rifle Cartridges by Case Capacity

Chart of All Rifle Cartridges by Case Capacity

Knowing the internal volume of a rifle cartridge, or its water capacity, is a valuable metric for understanding the cartridge’s potential for velocity because of increase space for powder; however, water capacity numbers are all over the map as everyone seems to measure somewhat differently. The following chart shows the usable interior case volume of…

Highest BC 7mm (.284 caliber) Bullet Comparison Chart

Highest BC 7mm (.284 caliber) Bullet Comparison Chart

Many shooters choose 7mm cartridges for the potential of incredibly high BC bullets. I count myself among them, and I think the market for high ballistic coefficient bullets will likely explode with the release of the new Hornady 7mm PRC. Ballistic coefficient makes a tremendous difference in downrange ballistics. Hunters who choose a 195 Berger…

Highest BC 6.5mm (.264 caliber) Bullets: A comparison chart

Highest BC 6.5mm (.264 caliber) Bullets: A comparison chart

If you’re like me, ballistic coefficient is one of the first things you look at when determining what bullet you want to shoot. Ballistic coefficient (BC) is critical to giving your bullet the ability to buck the wind and not lose speed during flight, which impacts the trajectory. The highest BC 6.5mm bullet is the…

7mm PRC: Complete ballistic data (recoil, trajectory, energy)

7mm PRC: Complete ballistic data (recoil, trajectory, energy)

Hornady has an incredible track record with cartridges over the last 20 years: 6.5 Creedmoor, 6.5 PRC, 300 PRC, 17HMR. The list goes on. In fact, I’d guess that 60% of the new hunting rifles in most gun stores today are chambered in a cartridge designed by Hornady. The 7mm Precision Rifle Cartridge is a…

Top 15 Most Popular Rifle Cartridges (2024 Edition)

Top 15 Most Popular Rifle Cartridges (2024 Edition)

I have been tracking the most popular rifle cartridges for the last several years, and it’s always fascinating to see what cartridges take off. The only problem, is defining what “popular” means. There are many different ways of deciding what is popular, so I’ll list them separately. Hottest Rifle Cartridges (Ranked by Google search volume)…

Meat Yield from Big Game Animals (With Stats for all Game!)

Meat Yield from Big Game Animals (With Stats for all Game!)

When hunting an animal, not all of its weight is edible meat. Once it has been killed and dressed, the organs, head, and hide removed, the overall weight has decreased significantly. Even less of that total weight will be edible meat once the animal is finished processing, so how much meat can a hunter expect…

Average Cost of Taxidermy for a Fish (with 21 examples)

Average Cost of Taxidermy for a Fish (with 21 examples)

When it comes to taxidermy, some people are a bit squeamish and don’t like the thought of it. Taxidermy is actually much more common than you think, and fish taxidermy in particular has become a huge trend among creative adults and fishermen. If you’re interested in this subject at all, you should first understand how…