Introduced in 1963, the Weatherby .340 Caliber Rifle Ammunition 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.
A-Square, Federal, and Weatherby offer factory loads for the .340. The Weatherby factory loads offer the greatest variety of bullet weights, including 200 grain, 210 grain, 225 grain, and 250 grain. The 250 grain Pointed Expanding bullet has a MV of 2,963 fps and a ME of 4,873 foot pounds.
The .340 Weatherby is just about the biggest case that makes any sense for a bullet of .338 inch diameter. Other specifications important to reloaders: Maximum COL 3.675 inches, Maximum case length 2.825 inches, MAP 53,500 cup.
Weatherby Magnum Ammunition features Norma Precision Brass–the finest that money can buy. Features CNC-machined primer pockets produced to match-grade specifications.
Available for all Weatherby Magnum calibers.
20 rounds per box.