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is it good to use non weatherby 270 magnum or 300 weatherby magnum ammo as i am finding it hard to find weatherby 270 mag and 300 weatherby mag ammo. the stores way i can use any amnufadturer 270 or 300 ammo in my weatherby?

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from 99explorer wrote 3 years 22 weeks ago

If the box is marked ".270 Weatherby." it should be okay to fire in your rifle if it has the same marking on the barrel, regardless of manufactrer. Ditto for the .300 Weatherby.
It is like the .243 Winchester cartridge. The ammo does not have to be made by Winchester for it to be fired in a .243 Win. caliber rifle. Remington ammo will work just fine, so long as the marking on the box coincides with the marking on the rifle barrel.

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from DakotaMan wrote 3 years 22 weeks ago

Several manufacturers make good ammo for use in the Weatherby magnums. Hornady, Federal, Nosler, CorBon, etc. all produce good ammo. Try them and see what works best in your rifle. If you are having trouble getting it, you can order online and get it delivered pretty quickly. You might also consider re-loading so you are not dependent on others to get what you want. It is definitely much less expensive once you already own the brass.

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from WA Mtnhunter wrote 3 years 22 weeks ago

If it is not head stamped for your "WBY" cartridge chambered rifle, you will fire it exactly once with a non-Weatherby cartridge, assuming it will chamber. Danger, danger, Will Robinson!

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from Joe Kidd wrote 3 years 22 weeks ago

The guys above all offer good advice. Here's mt advice to you. If you are in doubt about a particular ammo, consult a gunsmith or a reputible dealer. NOT the scateboarding kid at the local Wal-mart. Much better to be sure than to guess Wa Mtnhunter is 100% right.

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from DakotaMan wrote 3 years 22 weeks ago

Guys... not sure if I understand what you are saying here. Obviously if someone tries to fire a standard .270 cartidge or some other crazy cartridge in a .270 Weatherby it will be bad news. However shooting ".270 Weatherby" ammo that was manufactured by someone other than Weatherby is fine. All ".270 Weatherby" ammo whether it is from Weatherby or from Hornady follows the SAAMI spec for that cartridge and shooters should expect it to perform safely in their rifle. Do you not agree?

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from Joe Kidd wrote 3 years 22 weeks ago

DakotaMan, Maybe we are trying to impress the fact that you just stated in a clear, fashon with a warning attached. I think the main point we are trying to get across is to NOT guess. Leo Bauer's question is stated in a way that makes me unsure that he's aware of the difference between .270 Winchester and .270 Weatherby. Get my point? He may be thinking that they are interchangable.

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from 99explorer wrote 3 years 22 weeks ago

If the box is marked ".270 Weatherby." it should be okay to fire in your rifle if it has the same marking on the barrel, regardless of manufactrer. Ditto for the .300 Weatherby.
It is like the .243 Winchester cartridge. The ammo does not have to be made by Winchester for it to be fired in a .243 Win. caliber rifle. Remington ammo will work just fine, so long as the marking on the box coincides with the marking on the rifle barrel.

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from WA Mtnhunter wrote 3 years 22 weeks ago

If it is not head stamped for your "WBY" cartridge chambered rifle, you will fire it exactly once with a non-Weatherby cartridge, assuming it will chamber. Danger, danger, Will Robinson!

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from DakotaMan wrote 3 years 22 weeks ago

Several manufacturers make good ammo for use in the Weatherby magnums. Hornady, Federal, Nosler, CorBon, etc. all produce good ammo. Try them and see what works best in your rifle. If you are having trouble getting it, you can order online and get it delivered pretty quickly. You might also consider re-loading so you are not dependent on others to get what you want. It is definitely much less expensive once you already own the brass.

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from Joe Kidd wrote 3 years 22 weeks ago

The guys above all offer good advice. Here's mt advice to you. If you are in doubt about a particular ammo, consult a gunsmith or a reputible dealer. NOT the scateboarding kid at the local Wal-mart. Much better to be sure than to guess Wa Mtnhunter is 100% right.

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from DakotaMan wrote 3 years 22 weeks ago

Guys... not sure if I understand what you are saying here. Obviously if someone tries to fire a standard .270 cartidge or some other crazy cartridge in a .270 Weatherby it will be bad news. However shooting ".270 Weatherby" ammo that was manufactured by someone other than Weatherby is fine. All ".270 Weatherby" ammo whether it is from Weatherby or from Hornady follows the SAAMI spec for that cartridge and shooters should expect it to perform safely in their rifle. Do you not agree?

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from Joe Kidd wrote 3 years 22 weeks ago

DakotaMan, Maybe we are trying to impress the fact that you just stated in a clear, fashon with a warning attached. I think the main point we are trying to get across is to NOT guess. Leo Bauer's question is stated in a way that makes me unsure that he's aware of the difference between .270 Winchester and .270 Weatherby. Get my point? He may be thinking that they are interchangable.

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