One is a newbie and the other ranks among the most popular hunting cartridges sold to this day, but both have appreciable characteristics. Which cartridge is the better choice for the hunter? Here’s a detailed look at the pros and cons of each.
Mossberg has announced that it will be offering the new Hornady 7mm PRC in its Patriot Predator bolt-action rifle series.
Savage Arms has announced a wide array of rifles chambered in Hornady's 7mm PRC, which promises to provide hard-hitting terminal performance without compromising accuracy.
The all-new 7mm Precision Rifle Cartridge (PRC) delivers long, heavy-for-caliber bullets in a standard long action. Fitting the niche between the 6.5 PRC and the 300 PRC, the 7mm PRC features temperature-stable, magnum speed propellants for consistent velocity and longer barrel life.
Introduced in the mid-1940s, the 7mm Weatherby Magnum case has minimal taper, maximizing powder capacity, and the correlative muzzle velocities show Roy Weatherby’s penchant for speed. Anything the popular 7mm Rem. Mag. will do, the 7mm Weatherby will do just a bit faster.
With respect to overall performance and ammunition availability, here are the five best all-around cartridges for North American big-game species.