BTB 6.5 Weatherby RPM Lead

Behind the Bullet: 6.5 Weatherby RPM

The goal was to build a magnum-class cartridge in a small package, and Weatherby has done just that with its 6.5 Weatherby RPM, featuring a rebated rim, large body diameter, low body taper and 35-degree shoulder.

Behind the Bullet: .327 Federal Magnum

Despite the magnum moniker, the .327 Federal Magnum is a pleasure to shoot, giving it a lot of flexibility. It is a viable defensive cartridge, and in a hunting rifle, is a great choice for when shot distances are on the shorter end of the spectrum.

Behind the Bullet: .450 Bushmaster

If you want a cartridge that will handle deer and bear at woods distances in any state while providing the capability of being a rock-solid defensive cartridge, the .450 Bushmaster should have a place near the top of the list.

Behind the Bullet: 7mm PRC

Fitting the niche between the 6.5 PRC and .300 PRC, Hornady’s brand-new 7mm PRC cartridge delivers long, high-BC bullets in a long-action receiver, and temperature-stable, magnum speed propellants for consistent velocity and extended barrel life.

Behind the Bullet: .275 Rigby

The .275 Rigby remains a fantastic choice for the big-game hunter, and has done it all over the course of its 130-year history.

Behind the Bullet: .340 Weatherby Magnum

If the .338 Winchester Magnum puts an exclamation point on the end of the hunting sentence, the .340 Weatherby Magnum highlights and italicizes the paragraph. After all, that’s what the Weatherby cartridges were designed to do, and the .340 Weatherby does it well.

Behind the Bullet: .416 Ruger

Introduced in 2008, the .416 Ruger is the only commercially produced cartridge in that .416-inch bore diameter designed to fit in a long-action receiver, making it an ideal choice for dangerous game.

Behind the Bullet: 27 Nosler

Nosler took the venerable .270 caliber to a new level with the introduction of the 27 Nosler. Conceived as a 21st century upgrade, the cartridge delivers previously unobtainable downrange ballistics by pairing the ultimate combination of case capacity with modern long-for-caliber bullets.

Behind the Bullet: .257 Roberts

The .257 Bob certainly has lost popularity of late, but those who still take him afield each fall quietly go about their business, accurately placing shots and taking game without destroying any more meat than is necessary.

Behind the Bullet: 7mm Weatherby Magnum

Introduced in the mid-1940s, the 7mm Weatherby Magnum case has minimal taper, maximizing powder capacity, and the correlative muzzle velocities show Roy Weatherby’s penchant for speed. Anything the popular 7mm Rem. Mag. will do, the 7mm Weatherby will do just a bit faster.

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