Lapua, world-renowned for producing the finest cartridge cases and ammunition products, is happy to announce the addition of 6.5 PRC, .284 Winchester, .300 Winchester Magnum, and .300 PRC cartridge cases to our 2021 product offering. Our new Lapua brass offerings for 2021 display our continued commitment to the precision shooting disciplines which are popular on a global scale.
The new Lapua 6.5 and .300 PRC cartridge cases provide competitive shooters, hunters and accuracy enthusiasts a premium selection for precision hand loads, an option that’s been missing from the market since the PRC’s inception.
Although the 6.5 Precision Rifle Cartridge (or PRC for short) was originally designed for long range hunting, the 6.5 PRC is still an excellent cartridge for both long range sport shooting and hunting. Its increased case capacity enables velocities up to 80 m/s (262 fps) faster than the 6.5 Creedmoor or 6,5×55 SE. By design, the cartridge features a longer throat enabling the use of today’s popular, high ballistic coefficient (BC) projectiles for long-range competitions. The 6.5 PRC case is a good match with relatively slow burning powder types. It is a great choice for heavy bullets, exceeding even 9,7 g / 150 grains with excellent retained energy and terminal performance for mid-sized and large game.
The .300 PRC was designed for extreme long range shooting with heavy bullets featuring high ballistic coefficients. Its superior ballistics and beltless case configuration represent modern
case design that supports the use of modern long and high BC bullets. With its ability to load heavier bullets, the performance of the .300 PRC exceeds the .300 Winchester Magnum and
many other .30 Magnums on the market. The .300 PRC is also an superb choice in open and large hunting fields for long distance hunting of mid-to-large sized game with bullet
weights exceeding 15,8 g / 245 grains.
The .284 Winchester cartridge has experienced a recent resurgence in F-Class competition, where shooters compete to distances out to 1,000 m/yd. Members of the US Rifle Team, which Lapua sponsors, will enjoy having cases readily available in this classic cartridge. The .284 Winchester’s rebated rim design enables a larger powder column, yet easily functions through medium length actions making it desirable for custom rifles. Its accuracy potential and high muzzle velocity is also recognized in hunting fields where this cartridge performs nicely on a very wide scale.
The .300 Winchester Magnum has been a staple within the firearms industry, widely used by hunters, target shooters, military and law enforcement agencies around the globe since its development in the early 60’s. It is still used for competitive target shooting, hunting, and Mil/LE platforms to-date. It delivers excellent long range performance with a wide range of bullet weights from 165 to 200 grains and more. The .300 Winchester Magnum has a great reputation as a .30 caliber magnum hunting cartridge in Europe and North America. Lapua’s .300 Win. Mag case will be a great addition to our line, especially with the huge bullet selection available for sport shooting and hunting for this caliber and all major rifle manufacturers chamber their rifles for it.
All new Lapua cases will be available for home loaders in spring of 2021.