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Testing the 6.5-300 Weatherby Magnum in the Far North

Adam Weatherby decided to test the new 6.5-300 Weatherby Magnum, and himself, with a hunt in Canada’s north country.

The 6.5-300 was created by necking down the .300 Weatherby magnum. The result is less recoil and tons of speed. In this beautifully shot video, Adam Weatherby shows just how effective it is in the field by harvesting caribou and a dall sheep.

Watch to see this interesting new rifle do what it was designed to do.

The 6.5-300 joins the ranks of several other cartridges chambered in 6.5 including the .260 Remington, 6.5 Creedmoor, and the 26 Nosler. Thanks to the caliber’s high ballistic coefficient and typically long, slender bullets, it’s a favorite with long range shooters and hunters. However, none of these other cartridges can match the speed of the new addition to the Weatherby line. With 127 grain bullets it is capable of speeds over 3,500 feet per second.

Roy Weatherby’s original idea that a fast, lightweight bullet is more deadly than a larger, slower bullet has proven true time and time again. This hunt was no exception.

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Testing the 6.5-300 Weatherby Magnum in the Far North