© Copyright GunData.org 2015  |  Koenig Media, LLC   |   Links   |   Sitemap   |   Advertise. .300 Winchester Short Magnum, .32 Smith & Wesson Long, .450 Marlin, .243 Winchester Super Short Magnum (WSSM), .44 Remington Magnum (Rifle Data), .470 Nitro Express, .404 Dakota, .303 British, .300 Remington Short Action Ultra Magnum, .325 Winchester Short Magnum, 7mm Remington Short Action Ultra Magnum, .30-30 Winchester, .44-40 Winchester, 7.82mm (.308) Lazzeroni Warbird, .22 Hornet. I've learned since, when possible, to match the caliber to the game. 257 Weatherby Magnum on left isn't as popular as 270 Weatherby and 300 Weatherby beside it, but more intriguing. Comparing the .270 with the 7mm Remington magnum is like comparing grits and white cornmeal. The cartridge is short enough to function in standard-length long actions with a brass length of 2.549" or 64.74mm and an overall length of about 3.295". The 270 Wby with a good bonded premium bullet will work great on elk, but if you are having trouble shooting it accurately I wouldn't use it. For me, the best whitetail cartridge is the .257 Weatherby Magnum. This cartridge produces far too much recoil and noise to be considered ideal for those who are either recoil shy or have sustained shoulder injuries. My auncle shot a coastal brown bear with a .270 win. Cartridge Type: RifleHeight: 2.549"Width: 0.531"Average FPS: 3335Average Energy: 3333Average Gr: 135Recoil: 2.05Power Rank: 4.5 of 20. of water, which is about 17.4 grs. It was my first rifle, and I killed a pile of game with it. Hot stuff. How ever it is very expensive. The .240 Weatherby Magnum is the fastest 6mm on the commercial market, exceeding the muzzle velocity of the .243 Win. The 270 Wby with a good bonded premium bullet will work great on elk, but if you are having trouble shooting it accurately I wouldn't use it. However, even when the Accubrake was removed, recoil was not unpleasant and was very similar to the other two rifles. It’s an appreciable advantage, but again, there’s that recoil tradeoff. Nosler Reloading Guide No. That’s because my concentration is elsewhere. With a 300-yard zero, the difference in favor of the Weatherby is around 3 inches when it comes to bullet drop. It’s still a hotrod, but that’s about all it has in common with its traditional belted-magnum, Venturi-shouldered, generously freebored ancestors. Both are excellent cartridges. The first Weatherby cartridge to be used in Africa was the .270 Weatherby on a jackal on June 8, 1948. It's too tight of a squeeze for me. More specifically, when a 100-grain bullet exits the barrel of a nine-pound rifle in .257 Weatherby at 3500 fps, one’s shoulder is caressed with 13.5 ft-lbs of recoil. Loaded with 130 to 150 grain bullets, the .270 WBY produces high shock for fast killing out to ranges of around 325 yards. This is probably a dumb question but i was considering buying a weatherby mark v chambered to weatherby .270 magnum and was wondering therefore if this type of rifle could only fire weatherby .270 magnum or could it take other loads, such as standard .270 rounds or .270 magnum rounds produced by another company. Roy considered the .270 so important that is where he started. 130-grain and 131-grain .257 bullets). Brands like. It can be measured or computed empirically and has been for this recoil table. Since many hunters hunt strictly whitetails, why not pick a cartridge that is the right tool for the job? Weatherby ~ Mark V ~ .270 Wby. The big plus naturally is the recoil reduction. It is based off the parent case of the belted .300 H&H Magnum by narrowing the neck to accept the .277 inch (7mm) bullet. The 6.5 WBY RPM has no belt, no double-radius shoulder, and no freebore. Nevertheless, for 6mm fans, the .240 Weatherby is a real powerhouse. The Weatherby Vanguard is one heck of a rifle for the money and chambered for the .257 Weatherby Magnum only makes it better. The .257 and .270 Weatherbys are based on shortened .300 H&H Magnum cases, and the 6.5-300 is based on the full-sized .300 Weatherby Magnum. The .270 Weatherby Magnum was the first belted magnum based on the .300 H&H Magnum to be developed by Roy Weatherby.It has the characteristic double-radius shoulders and is necked down to accommodate the .277in bullets. In addition, a long barrel is necessary to take advantage of extra powder to gain maximum velocity. Due to the long running popularity of the .270 Winchester, there’s a plethora of quality bullets to choose from for both cartridges. Recoil was not bad at all but I now have a Weatherby Mark V stainless in 270 Wby The Wby style stock fits me like a glove. To me it is the most pleasant of my deer caliber capable guns. It's too tight of a squeeze for me. The .270 Weatherby Magnum was the first belted magnum based on the .300 H&H Magnum to be developed by Roy Weatherby in 1943. If you’re the hunter who likes obscure cartridges, the .240 Wby. The .270 Winchester fits into this category. I’ve owned or hunted with a good number of rifles in .300 Winchester Magnum, and have done load development for a half dozen .300 Weatherby rifles; across the board the .300 Weatherby had a much sharper and faster recoil. The Weatherby Vanguard is one heck of a rifle for the money and chambered for the .257 Weatherby Magnum only makes it better. As such, it dwarfs its siblings. As info, I found a chart on the Chuck hawkes website that shows the parent case for the 270 weatherby magnum is the 300 Holland & Holland magnum. Performance The .240 Weatherby is a powerful, fast killing medium game cartridge but is not without contradictions. The .270 is not noted for its heavy recoil, and even after numerous firings, none of our test team suffered shoulder shock. As he puts it, there just isn't a better long-range deer caliber. Like most Weatherby cartridges, the .270 Weatherby was standardized by the Small Arms and Ammunitions Manufacturers Institute in 1994, and it has a SAAMI maximum pressure limit of 62,500 psi. The 6.5-300 Weatherby Magnum is flanked by the .257 Weatherby Magnum (left) and the .270 Weatherby Magnum (right). when talking about shooting a bunch of different game the .270 comes to my mind. 270 Weatherby Magnum Handload Data by ©RGI Media, Inc - Published with permission Warning: Bullet selections are specific, and loads are not valid with substitutions of different bullets of the same weight. 270 Winchester Ammo. Even Weatherby rifles are saddled with a 1-10” twist in 257 Weatherby Magnum. 7 reveals that the .270 Weatherby Magnum’s case capacity is approximately 82.0 grs. Weatherby ~ Mark V ~ .270 Wby. Description: Very nice German left-handed Weatherby Mark V in .270 Weatherby Magnum. The .270 Weatherby Magnum was designed in 1943 by Roy Weatherby. I doubt that helps with any possibilities for lower cost availability though. I'm sure the rifle varies the felt recoil but in my Remington 700 LSS .257 Whby I'd rate the recoil less than any of the several .270 rifles I've owned. Holsters. The PowerRank is an estimation of the cartridge power. For me, the best whitetail cartridge is the .257 Weatherby Magnum. [2] It has the characteristic double-radius shoulders and is necked down to accommodate the .277 in bullets. To fix this you’d have to mount an aftermarket, 1-9" or 1-8" or even 1-7.5" twist barrel on your rifle. by 300 fps. Both have been popular from their inceptions. Since many hunters hunt strictly whitetails, why not pick a cartridge that is the right tool for the job? 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