Top 5 6.5 PRC Ammo for Hunting

Looking for the best 6.5 PRC ammo? The 6.5 PRC cartridge is a perennial favorite for big game hunters and long range shooters. Whether you are hunting whitetail in Missouri or elk in Wyoming, the 6.5 PRC can get the job done. With bullet weights in the 120-150 grain range, and a muzzle velocity around 3,000 fps, 6.5 PRC is one of the best cartridges for big game hunting and long range shooting with the ability to reach 1,000 yards. This is our list of the 5 best 6.5 PRC hunting ammo available at MidwayUSA, you can check out all 6.5 PRC ammo here.

Nosler Trophy Grade Ammunition 6.5 PRC 142 Grain AccuBond Long Range Box of 20

Nosler Trophy Grade ammunition is high quality, production-run ammunition manufactured to strict tolerances and inspected as it is hand-packaged. Trophy Grade features Nosler Custom brass and the dependable, high performing bullets you know and trust. This ammunition is new production, non-corrosive, in boxer-primed, reloadable brass cases.

Loaded with Nosler's AccuBond bonded core bullet. Through a proprietary bonding process that eliminates voids in the bullet core, AccuBond marries Nosler's traditional copper-alloy jacket with its special lead-alloy core. The result is a bullet that flies true, penetrates deep, retains its weight and won't cause extensive barrel fouling, plus it retains 60-70% of its weight. The white polymer tip helps protect against deformation while initiating expansion upon impact. AccuBond Long Range Bullets were specifically developed for the increasing popularity of long range hunting. Nosler's unique manufacturing techniques allow them to produce a rapidly expanding bonded hunting bullet with the highest Ballistic Coefficient possible in a bullet of the same caliber and weight. The bonding process eliminates the issue of being too close, a problem often associated with many of the other high B.C. hunting bullets. AccuBond Long Range Bullets' long, sleek ogive was designed to produce outstanding accuracy in a wide variety of firearms without the necessity to be loaded close to or in contact with the lands. 


  • Cases checked for correct length
  • Necks sized, chamfered and trued
  • Flash holes checked for proper alignment
  • Powder charges are meticulously weighed
  • Finished rounds are visually inspected and polished
  • High-performance powder and bullet combinations

What Customers Are Saying

Updated review

After getting my rifle set up for this ammo was successful on Wyoming mule deer hunt. One shot at 405 yards. Bullet was recovered from off side shoulder just under the hide. Recovered weight was 74 grains. Very good performance.
- Nonresident hunter, 11/8/2022

About Nosler

In 1946, John Amos Nosler was hunting moose in British Columbia. The bullets he was using failed to penetrate deeply enough for a fast kill. This flaw inspired Nosler to develop a new bullet design, one that would not only expand at low velocities but also be robust enough for high-velocity impacts and deep penetration. Two years later, the Nosler Partition Bullet Company was formed in Oregon to sell the new Partition bullets. MidwayUSA offers a complete line of Nosler bullets, ammo, and brass including Assured Stopping Power (ASP), Ballistic Tip, Defense Handgun, Expansion Tip Lead-Free, Match Grade, Trophy Grade, Trophy Grade Long Range, Varmageddon, Accumbond, Accubond Long Range, Combined Technology Ballistic Silvertip, Custom Competition Match, Partition, Reduced Drag Factor (RDF), Solid Dangerous Game. Nosler Model 48 and Model 21 rifles are also offered in popular calibers to suit the needs of premium hunters. Shoot with confidence knowing at Nosler it’s always “Quality First”.

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Norma BondStrike Ammunition 6.5 PRC 143 Grain Bonded Polymer Tip Box of 20

Norma Bondstrike is specially developed for extreme precision and performance from normal to long hunting distances. The power bonding technology guarantees high weight retention and deep penetration. The high BC sets a new standard among hunting bullets that is directly comparable to high performing match ammunition. This ammunition is new production, non-corrosive, in boxer primed, reloadable brass cases.



  • Aerodynamic polymer tip for high BC and quick expansion
  • Thinner front-jacket for expansion at all ranges
  • Power bonding technology for high residual weight and penetration
  • Match boat tail for high BC giving speed and extreme precision at long range


What Customers Are Saying

Very effective and accurate

I am impressed with using this with a Tikka 3x. The muzzle velocity was slightly less than advertised at 2,900 FPS in a 24" barrel. It is very accurate. It was used for harvesting 4 deer all of which were near instantaneous drops at ranges from 70 to 150 yards. Two bullets were recovered under the far side skin. Both recovered bullets had amazingly retained identical 121 grains. Using the factory muzzle brake and hearing protection it was very pleasant to shoot.
- RGS, 2/9/2023

About Norma

Since 1902, Norma Precision has produced world-leading ammunition and components in the town of Amotfors, Sweden. Norma’s team of engineers and designers is dedicated to innovative solutions for the hunter and shooter. Norma developed the first boat-tail bullets, giving Norma a ballistic advantage over competitors. Today, Norma produces a wide variety of brass cartridge cases, precisely engineered bullets, and ammunition for the hunter and shooter. Norma’s newest facility in Georgia brings American manufacturing and support to the Norma portfolio. MidwayUSA offers a full complement of Norma Precision ammunition: BondStrike bonded centerfire rifle ammo, EcoStrike lead-free ammo, EvoStrike polymer-tipped ammo, NXD copper-polymer ammo, Range & Training full metal jacket ammo, Safeguard hollow point ammo, Tactical full metal jacket ammo, and Tipstrike tipped ammo. Choose Norma Ammunition to elevate your next shooting experience; “Always the Best Choice to Master Your Next Challenge.”

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Hornady Precision Hunter Ammunition 6.5 PRC 143 Grain ELD-X Box of 20

Loaded with the most advanced all-range hunting bullet available, Precision Hunter Ammunition sets a new standard of accurate, deadly and dependable hunting performance. Your trophy has never been closer– even if it’s far away! Featuring the radically superior ELD-X bullet with patented Heat Shield tip, Precision Hunter will soon be the “go-to” load for ANY hunting situation because of its effective terminal performance at ALL practical ranges.


The Heat Shield tip of the Hornady ELD-X bullet 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. With high velocity, 0-400 yard impact, the bullet continually expands throughout its penetration path. The thick shank of the jacket and high Interlock ring keep the core and jacket together providing 50-60% weight retention. Upon low velocity, 400+ yard impacts, the Heat Shield tip drives backward into the bullet to initiate expansion. Exhibiting conventional expansion with a large mushroom and 85-90% retained weight the bullet provides deep penetration and large wound cavities.  This ammunition is new production, non-corrosive, in boxer primed, reloadable brass cases.


  • Heat Shield Tip forms the perfect meplat
  • No tip deformation from aerodynamic heating
  • Match accurate hunting bullet
  • Devastating terminal performance at all ranges

What Customers Are Saying

Flatest trajectory cartridge Ive ever used.

With 50 years plus shooting experience I consider myself to be a pretty good judge of the most popular calibers used today. I try about every new cartridge manufactured in .223,.556, 30-06,.308, and 6.5 Creedmore.The name is a fair assessment of the cartridge, "Precision Rifle Cartridge". In testing I was limited to a 400 yard maximum range however it was noticable I had reduced hold over and held the flatest trajectory of any cartridge Ive tried.
- " NOEL", 12/11/2018

About Hornady

“Ten bullets through one hole” is the philosophy that brought Hornady® Manufacturing from a two-man operation in 1949, to a world-leading innovator of bullet, ammunition, reloading tool and accessory design and manufacture today. Change is their constant and daily challenge. They outperform their competitors by ensuring the products they make are the ones their customers need right now, and accurately predict what they’ll want in the future. They recognize trends, and respect when to leave well enough alone. Their workforce includes an ample number of hunters and competitive shooters, as well as veterans and former law enforcement officers. At Hornady® Manufacturing, ammunition is more than their livelihood. It’s a major part of their daily life.

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Barnes VOR-TX Ammunition 6.5 PRC 130 Grain TSX Hollow Point Boat Tail Lead Free Box of 20

Barnes bullets have historically had the reputation of offering quick, clean and humane kills. Now they are taking their highly regarded bullets to the next level loading them in ammunition. VOR-TX ammunition is manufactured to precise tolerances to ensure excellent accuracy and consistent velocities. This ammunition is new production, non-corrosive, in boxer-primed, reloadable brass cases.

Loaded with the Barnes Triple-Shock X (TSX) Bullet, this round offers devastating results on varmints. The Barnes TSX bullet is made of 100% copper and contains no lead. When the bullet expands, four razor-sharp cutting petals are created, allowing the bullet to penetrate farther through tough bone and tissue. These bullets usually retain 100% of their original weight. The Triple-Shock X bullet delivers the "three strikes you're out" rule. Once as it strikes game, two as the bullet begins to open and a third impact when the cavity fully expands to deliver extra shock with maximum transferred energy. Ideal for deer-sized game.

What Customers Are Saying

Freedom seeds

Ammo looks great, have only put 20 rounds through my Springfield waypoint 2020 6.5 PRC. So far so good but I won't know of their effectiveness until they make contact with a deer or bear this fall.
- TA, 9/5/2023

About Barnes

Barnes Bullets was founded in 1932 by Fred Barnes in Bayfield, CO. After 42 years in business, Fred sold Barnes Bullets to passionate hunters Randy and Coni Brooks who moved the business to American Fork, Utah. Randy and Coni were hunting brown bears in Alaska during the fall of 1985 when Randy conceived the idea of an expanding copper bullet. This prototype became the X Bullet, and its lineage continues today through five generations of improvement to the TSX, Tipped TSX, and LRX bullets you see today. Barnes Bullets produces a wide variety of components for the handloader, including lead-free and traditional lead-core bullets. Barnes also makes lead-free bullets specifically for muzzleloader hunting, in both hollow point and polymer-tipped versions. MidwayUSA also offers a comprehensive line of Barnes-manufactured ammunition including the popular VOR-TX product line.

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Browning Long Range Pro Hunter Ammunition 6.5 PRC 140 Grain Sierra GameChanger Tipped GameKing Box of 20

A global leader in offering quality and innovative firearms, Browning now introduces a new, full-line of superior performance ammunition for hunting, personal defense and target shooting. Browning and Winchester developed this full line of ammunition products under the Browning brand. The Browning Ammunition portfolio includes popular ammunition offerings in rifle, shotgun, handgun and rimfire, featuring advanced technologies for hunters and shooters.

Browning Long Range Pro achieves match grade accuracy through the utilization of Sierra Tipped Gameking boat-tailed bullets. Whether it's punching holes in paper or ringing long-range steel targets, Long Rang Pro delivers with precision. This ammunition is new production, non-corrosive, in boxer primed, reloadable brass cases.


The Sierra GameChanger hunting bullet is the perfect combination of Sierra’s legendary match accuracy coupled with deadly penetration. Sierra re-engineered their legendary MatchKing bullet into a hollow point design for quick expansion and fitted it with a transparent green tip for ballistic uniformity. Inside, the GameChanger features a unique construction that utlilizes a special lead alloy surrounded by a tough copper jacket that delivers excellent penetration and expansion at a variety of ranges. It’s a GameChanger on any hunt!


  • Optimal jacket wall thickness controls expansion and retains weight
  • Open pocket under the polymer tip expands lead core instantly on impact
  • Tuned ogive for industry-leading BC
  • Boat tail design for stable flight and accuracy

About Browning

Browning is one of those classic, traditional companies with a long, proud history. To get to the very beginning one would have to go back to 1805, to the birth of Jonathan Browning in Tennessee. Jonathan was the father of John Moses Browning. Like many of his time he sought a life in the West, which eventually had him setting up shop as a gunmaker and gunsmith of some note in Nauvoo, Illinois and eventually brought him further West, with the Mormon pioneers to Ogden, Utah.

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