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 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.