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Why does it seem like Weatherby makes odd caliber rifles? Is there a reason behind this?

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  • Why does it seem like Weatherby makes odd caliber rifles? Is there a reason behind this?

    Why does it seem like Weatherby makes odd caliber rifles? Is there a reason behind this?

  • #2
    yes because weatherby made the cartridges to archive higher velocities than a standard cartridge of the same caliber size . a 270 weatherby mag is much faster than a 270 winchester and so on .

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    • #3
      It’s not the odd calibers; it’s the difference in the cartridge that separates them apart.
      One must note however when comparing the .300 RUM and the .300 Weatherby Magnum the difference in factory loadings. Performance data is often listed on the side of the ammunition box for those who wish to do an in-store comparison. On average the Weatherby cartridge is listed with higher performance. This is because from the factory Weatherby loads its rounds with a greater powder charge than does Remington. This is because Remington generally sells rounds below the cartridges maximum performance envelope so that its recoil will be more forgiving to shooters. In order to take advantage of the greater case capacity of the non-belted Remington round one must handload it to a greater powder charge.

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      • #4
        lol achieve not archive sorry bout that

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        • #5
          They are called proprietary cartridges. They are largely cartridges designed and developed by Roy Weatherby, founder of the company.

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          • #6
            You should see the Lazzeroni cartridge designations.
            Weatherbys are downright plain!

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            • #7
              Roy was just an odd sort of fellow.

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              • #8
                I don't find them to be all that odd. The basic bullet diameters backed by a lot of powder and a round shoulder.

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                • #9
                  I read someplace that the round shoulder does not add anything to performance and makes the brass expensive to manufacture. It just differentiates the cartridges from all others. That is a marketing ploy.

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                  • #10
                    Yeah I doubt if it makes any difference. I don't think Weatherby ever claimed that it did, either. Looks cool, though. Smart move for them, I think. Everyone's cases look the same, but you can always tell a Weatherby.

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                    • #11
                      Roy Weatherby was a master marketer. He differentiated his cartridges (and guns) in looks, name and performance. Brilliant!

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                      • #12
                        Agreed with Beekeeper and + 1 for you sir!!!

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