I may shoot a Remington right now, but given the chance I would gladly shoot a Weatherby. Weatherby has established a tradition of pushing the limits and redefining previous notions of what constitutes speed, energy, and accuracy. Recently, Weatherby announced a new cartridge that is sure to take the long-distance marksmanship industry by storm – the 6.5×300 Weatherby Magnum.
The 6.5×300 Wby Mag takes a 300 Wby Mag casing and necks it down to fit a 6.5mm bullet. In case you were not aware, the 6.5mm bullet (.264 caliber) has the best ballistics of any other size due to its high ballistic coefficient. The 260 Remington, 6.5×284 Norma, and the 6.5×55 have long been considered some of the best long-range cartridges you could get your hands on. Couple that with the load capacity of 300 Wby Mag brass and you have yourself a combination for some serious long-range shooting.
Here is the press release from Weatherby:
In 2016 Weatherby® will usher in a new era in ballistic superiority by introducing both a new cartridge and a new caliber of bullet to the Weatherby® line.
Weatherby® has always been a leader and innovator when it comes to velocity, energy, and accuracy. It’s what the company was founded on, and 70 years later it’s still the case.
The new 6.5-300 Weatherby® Magnum is the fastest production 6.5mm there is. Combined with high Ballistic Coefficient (BC) projectiles designed for long range shooting, the velocity of the new 6.5-300 Weatherby® Magnum opens a whole new world of possibilities and provides hunters with the terminal performance every Weatherby® shooter is accustomed to.
Weatherby®; once again proving that nothing shoots flatter, hits harder, or is more accurate; now in 6.5-300 Weatherby® Magnum.
Keep your eyes peeled for these hitting the market.
Many Swedes and Norwegians I know of swear by the 6.5×55 Swede for all-around big-game and small-game calibre. They even trust it for taking down polar bears.
The 6.5×55 is a great round! I was aware of its popularity and effectiveness in Europe and many people in the U.S. Have adopted it as well.