The 300 PRC by Hornady hit the market at the end of 2018. The fact that it was chosen by the US Military for its long range sniper program lends credence Hornady’s claim that they “packed all of our knowledge and experience into designing the 300 PRC” over a 10-year period.
I have to admit that I was sucked in by all the press, and I rechambered a 300 Win Mag to 300 PRC. Let me tell you, it lives up to the hype–I love this round. Going in, I knew that getting quality brass was going to an issue. While I’m a fan of a lot of Hornady products, I am not in love with their brass. I figured I could use it until someone else came out with something better–I couldn’t. I needed to find a replacement.
Enter the 8x68S. Someone on the lengthy, but highly informative, 300 PRC thread on Snipers Hide recommended this cartridge, and it’s a great fit–after it’s fire formed.
Don’t be intimidated by the process of fire forming a case that’s not made for your rifle. There isn’t that much to it, and this video, the first of a two-part series, goes into why the 8x68S case is a great choice for 300 PRC brass, and considerations for case prep. Part two will detail the exact process, tools, etc. Together they take you through, step by step, how to get great quality brass for your 300 PRC.