Drawing on our past and Roy’s vision of superior ballistic performance, Ed and Adam Weatherby continue to inspire the dreams of hunters and shooters around the world with the same innovation and pacesetting performance that has fueled this company for seven decades.
Introduced in 1963, the 340 Weatherby was designed as a response to the 338 Winchester Mag. However, Roy took advantage of the longer case to pack in more powder for greater velocity. And, it shoots heavier 338 bullets at higher velocities as well – a decidedly powerful combination. Ideally suited for animals the size of elk or larger, the 340 can also be used by deer hunters with lighter bullet weights.
I have used my 340 Weatherby for Elk hunting for 25 years, and it performs
superbly at all distances. I use handloads with a 210 gr. Nosler partition bullet
and 90 grs. of H4831 powder. Needless to say, it packs a lethal punch on
all North American game.
340 Weatherby 250gr
By Todd KJune 04, 2017
When choosing a rifle and ammunition for the task the 340 Weatherby made the choice easy. Loaded with 250 grain nosler partition even the big boys drop like lightning hit them between the horns. Phenomenal performance on plains game. African animals are tough and the 340 Weatherby delivers performance at extended range.
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