When did the 270 Weatherby Magnum come out?
A turbo-charged version of the popular 270 Winchester. In 1945, Roy Weatherby shortened the 300 H&H Magnum, blew out the body, necked it down to accept a 270 bullet and gave hunters a flatter shooting, harder hitting 270. Ideal for long-range, medium size game. Having grown up on.30 cal rifles the transition to this caliber was a windfall of sorts.
Do you need a belt for a 270 Weatherby Magnum?
Like the standard 270 No, you need a belted magnum case, 270 Winchester has a rim .473 in dia with no belt and the Weatherby has a .531 dia rim and a belt which it headspaces on.
What is the length of a Weatherby Magnum?
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″. It has the characteristic double-radius shoulders and is necked down to accommodate the .277 in bullets.
What was the first Weatherby cartridge used in Africa?
The first Weatherby cartridge to be used in Africa was the .270 Weatherby on a jackal on June 8, 1948. Given its higher pressure and larger case which holds more powder than the .270 Winchester, the .270 Weatherby has about 200 ft/s faster performance with any particular bullet weight.
What’s the value of a Weatherby Magnum rifle?
When collecting the Weatherby Rifles, the cartridge would be very influential in the value of a particular rifle. They would not have produced nearly as many 378 Weatherby Magnum rifles and therefore will demand a much higher value than the more numerous 300 Weatherby Magnum.
Who are the makers of the Weatherby barrels?
Anyone out there know who currently makes Weatherby barrels??? At least since they left Japan. Thanks in advance for any info!!! The Vangard series are still made by Howa. Not sure on their Mark V rifles.
Is the Weatherby Vanguard a good shooting rifle?
If all is correct and it still does not shoot to your satisfaction, then re-barrel and you should find you have a good action/rifle that will do the job. My Weatherby Vanguard is the worst shooting rifle I have ever seen. 2-3” groups at 100 with match ammo.