The Most Popular Weatherby Caliber: Ranking the Top Choice

Choose the caliber you think is the most popular!

Author: Gregor Krambs
Updated on Feb 19, 2024 06:42
Welcome to StrawPoll, where your opinion matters! We're thrilled to present an exciting new ranking: "What is the most popular Weatherby caliber?" Whether you're a seasoned firearms enthusiast or a curious beginner, this poll is your chance to make your voice heard. With thousands of polls and rankings on a diverse range of topics, StrawPoll is the ultimate platform to express your preferences and discover popular opinions. So, gear up to explore the powerful world of Weatherby calibers and vote for your favorite, or even suggest a missing option to enrich the competition. Don't miss this unique opportunity to contribute to the ever-growing knowledge base of the firearms community. Ready, aim, vote!

What Is the Most Popular Weatherby Caliber?

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    .300 Weatherby Magnum
    Arthurrh · CC BY-SA 3.0

    .300 Weatherby Magnum

    Roy Weatherby
    This is the most popular Weatherby caliber due to its versatility, flat trajectory, and power. It is suitable for hunting big game such as elk, moose, and grizzly bear.
    The .300 Weatherby Magnum is a popular big-game cartridge renowned for its powerful performance and long-range capabilities. It is a belted, bottlenecked cartridge designed for hunting larger game such as elk, moose, and bears.
    • Bullet diameter: .308 inches (7.8 mm)
    • Case length: 2.825 inches (71.76 mm)
    • Overall length: 3.57 inches (90.67 mm)
    • Rim diameter: 0.531 inches (13.49 mm)
    • Base diameter: 0.532 inches (13.51 mm)
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    .270 Weatherby Magnum

    Roy Weatherby
    This caliber is popular among hunters due to its flat trajectory, accuracy, and suitable for hunting medium-sized game.
    .270 Weatherby Magnum is a high-velocity rifle cartridge that offers excellent performance for long-range shooting and hunting. It delivers flat trajectories and impressive energy downrange, making it a popular choice among big game hunters and target shooters.
    • Bullet diameter: .277 in (7.04 mm)
    • Neck diameter: .299 in (7.59 mm)
    • Shoulder diameter: .491 in (12.47 mm)
    • Base diameter: .513 in (13.03 mm)
    • Rim diameter: .531 in (13.49 mm)
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    This caliber is popular among long-range shooters and big game hunters. It is capable of shooting accurately at long distances and can take down large animals such as brown bear, elk, and moose.
    The .338-378 Weatherby Magnum is a high-performance, belted magnum rifle cartridge. It was developed by Roy Weatherby in the late 1950s and is known for its exceptional velocity and long-range capabilities.
    • Bullet Diameter: .338 inches (8.6 mm)
    • Case Length: 2.913 inches (74.0 mm)
    • Overall Length: 3.720 inches (94.5 mm)
    • Rifling Twist Rate: 1 in 10 inches (1:10)
    • Case Capacity: 137.7 grains of water (8.93 cm³)
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    .257 Weatherby Magnum

    Roy Weatherby
    This caliber is popular among varmint hunters and long-range shooters. It has a flat trajectory and high velocity, making it ideal for shooting small targets at long distances.
    The .257 Weatherby Magnum is a high-velocity .25 caliber rifle cartridge developed by Roy Weatherby in 1944. It is based on the .300 H&H Magnum case necked down to accept .257-inch bullets.
    • Caliber: .257
    • Bullet diameter: 0.257 in (6.53 mm)
    • Case type: Belted, bottlenecked
    • Parent case: .300 H&H Magnum
    • Case length: 2.549 in (64.74 mm)
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    .340 Weatherby Magnum
    Tad Marko · CC BY-SA 3.0

    .340 Weatherby Magnum

    Roy Weatherby
    This caliber is popular among hunters due to its accuracy, power, and suitable for hunting big game such as moose, elk, and brown bear.
    The .340 Weatherby Magnum is a powerful rifle cartridge known for its high velocity and flat trajectory. It was created by Roy Weatherby, an American firearms designer and founder of Weatherby Inc.
    • Caliber: .340
    • Bullet diameter: .338 in (8.6 mm)
    • Case length: 2.825 in (71.8 mm)
    • Overall length: 3.565 in (90.4 mm)
    • Rifling twist rate: 1:10
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    .224 Weatherby Magnum

    Roy Weatherby
    This caliber is popular among varmint hunters and long-range shooters. It is capable of shooting accurately at long distances and can take down small targets such as prairie dogs and groundhogs.
    The .224 Weatherby Magnum is a high-velocity rifle cartridge designed for varmint hunting and long-range accuracy. It was developed by Roy Weatherby, an American firearms designer and founder of Weatherby, Inc.
    • Bullet diameter: .224 in (5.7 mm)
    • Case length: 1.903 in (48.3 mm)
    • Overall length: 2.585 in (65.7 mm)
    • Rifling twist: 1:14 inches
    • Muzzle velocity: 3,530 ft/s (1,080 m/s)
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    .375 Weatherby Magnum
    Derek280 · Public domain

    .375 Weatherby Magnum

    Roy Weatherby
    This caliber is popular among dangerous game hunters. It is capable of taking down large animals such as Cape buffalo, elephant, and rhinoceros.
    The .375 Weatherby Magnum is a high-powered rifle cartridge developed by Roy Weatherby in 1944. It is known for its excellent long-range performance and is widely regarded as one of the most popular Weatherby calibers.
    • Bullet Diameter: .375 in (9.5 mm)
    • Case Type: Belted, bottleneck
    • Parent Case: H&H Magnum
    • Case Length: 2.913 in (73.98 mm)
    • Overall Length: 3.61 in (91.69 mm)
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    .416 Weatherby Magnum

    Roy Weatherby
    This caliber is popular among dangerous game hunters. It is capable of taking down large animals such as Cape buffalo, elephant, and rhinoceros.
    The .416 Weatherby Magnum is a powerful and versatile magnum rifle cartridge developed by Roy Weatherby. It is known for its immense stopping power and flat trajectory, making it suitable for hunting large and dangerous game across long ranges.
    • Bullet diameter: .416 in (10.6 mm)
    • Case length: 2.85 in (72 mm)
    • Overall length: 3.634 in (92.3 mm)
    • Bullet weight: 300-450 grains (19-29 g)
    • Muzzle velocity: 2,700-3,200 ft/s (820-980 m/s)
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    .460 Weatherby Magnum

    Roy Weatherby
    This caliber is popular among dangerous game hunters. It is capable of taking down the largest animals such as elephant and hippopotamus.
    The .460 Weatherby Magnum is a powerful rifle cartridge designed for big game hunting and long-range shooting. It was developed by Roy Weatherby in 1957 and is considered one of the most potent commercial cartridges available. It offers exceptional energy and velocity, making it suitable for taking down large, dangerous game such as elephants and Cape buffalo.
    • Caliber: .460 inches (11.6 mm)
    • Case Type: Belted, bottleneck
    • Parent Case: .378 Weatherby Magnum
    • Bullet Diameter: .458 inches (11.63 mm)
    • Case Length: 2.913 inches (74 mm)
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    .378 Weatherby Magnum

    Roy Weatherby
    This caliber is popular among long-range shooters and big game hunters. It is capable of shooting accurately at long distances and can take down large animals such as brown bear, elk, and moose.
    The .378 Weatherby Magnum is a high-performance rifle cartridge known for its exceptional power and long-range capabilities. It was developed by Roy Weatherby, the founder of Weatherby, Inc., and introduced in 1953. The .378 Weatherby Magnum offers tremendous firepower and is primarily used for hunting large and dangerous game in Africa and Alaska.
    • Bullet Diameter: 0.375 in (9.5 mm)
    • Case Length: 2.913 in (74.0 mm)
    • Case Capacity: 138.3 gr H2O (8.97 cm3)
    • Rifling Twist Rate: 1:12 in (30.48 cm)
    • Maximum Pressure: 65,000 psi (4,500 bar)

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  2. Performance
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  3. Reputation
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  4. Versatility
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  5. Cost
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Background Information: Weatherby Inc. is a renowned American firearms manufacturer that is known for producing high-quality rifles and cartridges. The company was founded in 1945 by Roy Weatherby and has been producing rifles and ammunition ever since. Weatherby is known for its wide range of calibers, which are designed to meet the needs of hunters and shooters of all kinds. Weatherby calibers are renowned for their accuracy, speed, and power. They are designed to deliver maximum velocity and energy to the target, making them ideal for hunting big game or long-range shooting. Some of the most popular Weatherby calibers include the .257 Weatherby Magnum, .300 Weatherby Magnum, and .338-378 Weatherby Magnum. When it comes to choosing the most popular Weatherby caliber, it can be a tough decision as each caliber has its own unique features and benefits. However, through polls and rankings, it has been determined that the .300 Weatherby Magnum is the most popular Weatherby caliber among hunters and shooters. This caliber is known for its flat trajectory, long-range capabilities, and excellent accuracy, making it a popular choice for hunting big game.

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