The 300 Weatherby Magnum Ammo was developed in 1944 by Roy Weatherby and based on the .300 H&H case. Although the case designs are quite different, the 300 Weatherby Magnum ammo retained the belt at the case head. Today, it is the most popular Weatherby ammo because of its long-range, flat trajectory and excellent killing power. 300 Weatherby Magnum Ammo is considered an all-around cartridge for top game hunters.
When it comes to performance, the .300 Weatherby Magnum is powerful and highly effective. Its strength lies in its versatility. It can effectively kill various games species with different body weights. It is effective in long ranges as far as 1100 yards and beyond. It offers a strong recoil that new shooters might find intolerable. It requires a level of proficiency to hunt games with the .300 Weatherby Magnum Ammo accurately.
When loaded with a 150-grain bullet, the .300 Weatherby Magnum Ammo can efficiently kill light or medium game. However, penetration is poor when conventional projectiles are used at a close range with large-bodied animals. Premium 150-grain bullets can render a 1.5 to 2” exit wound on light games. For medium-sized games, 165-grain bullets are ideal. When loaded with 180-grain bullets, the Weatherby Magnum Ammo is a clean killer of large-bodied medium games. And with 200-220 grain bullets, you can effectively kill large games.
Projectiles have great stress because the bullet construction has to match the game weight to prevent disappointments. However, with several options for projectiles, the .300 Weatherby Magnum Ammo is ideal for both large and medium-sized games.