.300 PRC Ammo

The .300 Precision Rifle Cartridge (PRC) ammunition category is designed for shooters and hunters who demand exceptional accuracy and consistency at extreme long-range distances. Introduced by Hornady in 2018, the .300 PRC is engineered to overcome the limitations faced by other long-range cartridges through superior chamber and throat design. This selection features premium ammunition ideal for those aiming to achieve top-tier performance in precision long-range shooting competitions and big game hunting.

Intended Use: The .300 PRC is primarily developed for long-range tactical and competitive shooting, where precision is crucial. It also excels in hunting large game such as elk, moose, and bear, offering the ballistic efficiency and energy needed to deliver ethical shots at extended distances.

Caliber/Size: The .300 PRC fires a .30 caliber bullet and is optimized for heavy, high-ballistic-coefficient bullets that maintain more consistent velocities and trajectories over long distances. Its design allows for the use of long, sleek bullets that might not fit in other standard .30 caliber magnum cartridges, maximizing aerodynamic potential.

Performance Characteristics: Known for its flat trajectory and high accuracy, the .300 PRC is built to deliver exceptional performance at beyond 1,000 yards. It minimizes bullet jump and freebore issues, providing shooters with enhanced accuracy and consistency. The cartridge is designed to maintain supersonic speeds at greater distances than many of its competitors, ensuring superior downrange performance.

Material and Construction: .300 PRC rounds utilize top-quality components, featuring meticulously engineered brass casings and advanced bullet designs. The ammunition lineup includes options like the ELD-X for hunting, which offers controlled expansion at a wide range of velocities, and the ELD Match for target shooting, which provides exceptionally low drag and consistent ballistics.

Brands and Manufacturers: This category features ammunition from Hornady, the developer of the .300 PRC, along with other high-quality manufacturers like Norma that have recognized the cartridge’s advantages in long-range shooting. These brands are committed to producing rounds that meet the precise needs of serious long-range shooters and hunters.

A Brief History: The .300 PRC was developed in response to the need for a high-performance long-range cartridge that could handle heavier projectiles without the performance limitations of older designs. Its introduction has quickly positioned it as a preferred choice among elite shooters and hunters for its superior accuracy, range, and terminal ballistics.


  1. What is the effective range of a .300 PRC? The .300 PRC is designed to be effective at ranges exceeding 1,500 yards, with optimal performance maintained at extreme distances where precision is paramount.
  2. Can the .300 PRC be used for smaller game? While capable of being used for smaller game, the .300 PRC’s power and range are best suited for larger game animals, ensuring maximum effectiveness and ethical hunting practices.
  3. How does the .300 PRC compare to the .300 Win Mag? The .300 PRC offers several advantages over the .300 Winchester Magnum, including better accommodation of longer, high-BC bullets and improved consistency and accuracy at longer ranges due to its optimized case design and chamber dimensions.

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