The .270 Weatherby Magnum
World War II was raging when a watershed event occurred that would permanently alter the path of sporting arms development. An amateur gun tinkerer decided to experiment with reshaping the .300 H&H Magnum case to enlarge its powder capacity. The experiment was a resounding success. A second experiment shortened the overall length of the cartridge case and adapted it to smaller calibers. This, too, was a success. With the end of the war, the experimenter's name and his creations soon became icons among hunters worldwide.
The experimenter was, of course, Roy Weatherby, and his creations were the .300 Weatherby Magnum, .257 Weatherby Magnum and, the subject of this article, the .270 Weatherby Magnum. Other Weatherby magnums followed, but these original three have reigned supreme for decades, their luster undiminished.
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