Browning welcomes the Hornady 300 PRC cartridge to the X-Bolt rifle line. One of the most exciting announcements at the 2020 SHOT Show was that Browning is adding Hornady 300 PRC to the X-Bolt line. Eleven X-Bolt models, running the gamut from hunting to long-range models, are scheduled to be chambered in this exciting new cartridge. The X-Bolt is already widely regarded as an excellent shooter right from the box, and the addition of this flat-shooting new caliber gives big game hunters and long-range shooters a new opportunity to maximize downrange accuracy. As Hornady claims, “The 300 PRC (Precision Rifle Cartridge) makes long range, mid-range!”
What’s so Special about the 300 PRC? With several .30 caliber cartridges already firmly set in the minds of rifle shooters, the venerable 300 Winchester Magnum is one example, why develop a new cartridge? At the request of the US Military, specifically the U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM), the ammunition industry was asked to develop a cartridge that would give snipers a 50% hit probability at 2,000 yards. The .300 PRC was developed by Hornady as the solution to meet this stringent requirement.