The 26 Nosler and 6.5-300 Weatherby Magnum are some of the fastest cartridges in their class, and both are extremely accurate, so which is the better choice for hunters?
North America has a wide variety of huntable species, inhabiting many different types of terrain. While there are a few cartridges that can truly be called all-around choices, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with picking a cartridge that perfectly suits the game at hand.
Roy Weatherby built the company that bears his name on the premise that speed trumps weight when it comes to harvesting game quickly and humanely. His company's 6.5-300 Weatherby Magnum is the embodiment of that premise.
Many a Weatherby caliber has been celebrated, maligned and at times surpassed. But none can be called insufficient for the job. Today, 71 years after the company’s founding, with the introduction of the 6.5-300 Weatherby Magnum, the company again claims the high ground.
Roy Weatherby was the godfather of the “speed kills” mantra, and so he designed his rifle cartridges to be the fastest and therefore the hardest hitting. Over 70 years later, the company is, er, sticking to its guns with the release of what is the fastest production 6.5-caliber cartridge, the new 6.5-300 Weatherby Magnum. Here are five things you need to know.
Weatherby will deliver its first new cartridge in nearly 20 years in 2016, with the introduction of the new 6.5-300 Weatherby Magnum. The impending release is already being hailed as the fastest 6.5mm production cartridge in the world.