The 6.5mm craze shows no signs of slowing down; in fact, it’s looking to be the bore diameter of the 21st century. Which of these two new cartridges is the better choice for the hunter? Contributor Philip Massaro examines the pros and cons of each.
The .240 Weatherby Magnum is the fastest 6mm on the commercial market, exceeding the muzzle velocity of the .243 Win. and 6mm Rem. by 300 fps. If you’re the hunter who likes obscure cartridges, the .240 Wby. Mag. is a great choice for deer, pronghorn and similar-sized game.
Weatherby announces two Mark V Backcountry rifles in combination with an all-new magnum cartridge; the 6.5 Weatherby RPM (Rebated Precision Magnum).
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.
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.