The cartridge .378 Weath. Mag.

The package carton contains 20 cartridges: the weather has played on edges and surfaces, but the grit and the reference to hunts african remains intact, rather we would say that so is to take on a charm even greater

La cartuccia .378 Weath. Mag.

A side view of the box with the various phrases: in front of two types of charge with the ball SPRN 300 g and PSP from 270 gr

In our area a Weatherby chambered for the .378 Weath. Mag. is the meeting really unusual, however some africanisti had given him the utmost confidence to the combination of the cartridge of the unforgettable Roy in california and the gun the Mk V for the hunts in the african savannah where the big five were within the reach of this extraordinary couple. Something, every now and then a memory of the dreams and businesses of rare beauty, and perhaps from a completely different area from where it appeared the shotgun, jump out from a drawer a box of cartridges in the 70’s that retains all the charm of beautiful things and wonderful thoughts that you were attacked. To be honest and a little poetic to the cases, has stuck with a thin layer of oxide rather marked that we wanted to raise: the story builds up on objects in this manner.

The range of proposals offered by Weatherby since the beginning of the activity in the course of 40 Years has been vast, covering with its gauges all the values salient in the hierarchy of the u.s.: have not been proposed with the logic of measurement, as with an address to the needs and predilections of the moment of the probable clientele, captured by the advertising reboante of the company, supported by the performance is always beyond of equal calibre usual. The minimum was the .224 Weath. Mag., the medium of great success were the .257, .270 and .300 for rise to .340 and .378, second-last born in ’53 and followed still by the .460, ’58. With the aim of providing always something more than the competition, and looking at the gauge from Africa to the manufacturer in california had proposed between ’44 and ’45, his .375 Weath. Mag. derived from the same measure of cartridge English of H. & H. by changing a little the angle of the casing and the shoulder so as to get a room powder increased compared to the original. It seems that the results were commendable, but it seems equally that we are never arrived rifles so the bunks, produced for the truth only and only from the company of origin. Imagine with ease that the performance gap between Holland and Weatherby were here too few and not fully satisfied the designer buttatosi after the end of wwii to the study of something more powerful. Thus was born the .378 Weath. Mag. with a cartridge case in and of itself, a capacity unusual so much so that you had to design and set up a special trigger, said No. 115, which the Federal began production of following in the footsteps, the desires and needs of the manufacturer: the amount of dust it was revealed to so many by the need of a surge of incredible power to ignite a duty giving rise to the right time of combustion. The charging set up in the present times sees a part of the Master, a tiny reduction so that the amount of Norma MRP tap 110 gr instead of the 111 gr expected to accelerate a small car 300 gr SPRN, or other two charges are identical with bullets Sierra SPBT 300 gr or Sierra SPBT 270 gr. According to the data of the positions of the original the ball from .270 gr would develop well-980 m/sec of speed to the mouth, but is a little less the 300 gr with 892 m/sec while the energies are taking place between 856 and 786 kgm. Very much to be welcomed also is the voltage trajectory with a MRT mid range trajectory) at 200 yards, equal to 2” or 2.5” (5,10 or 6.35 cm) for the balls 270 and 300 gr.

The package carton contains 20 cartridges: the weather has played on edges and surfaces, but the grit and the reference to hunts african remains intact, rather we would say that so is to take on a charm even greater

Brilliant results in the polygon unleash a fury of noise and swirl of air to the brake of mouth Pendleton which is, however, ascribed a certain degree of recoil reduction that, for the shooter not accustomed to similar experiences, can, however, appear to be punitive. In fact, the feeling that stands out significantly from the one issued by a express, where the weight of the weapon does its part, then the charge and the shape of the cartridge to mix the many kgm in a tempuscolo stretched, and above all, making a water hammer-less entity. The use is to be seen primarily and almost exclusively on the wild african or asian, in particular on the pachyderms where you have to cross the imposing masses of muscle to get to affect the internal organs and produce the shock desired by stopping the charge of an elephant, a rhinoceros or a buffalo; the bullets are almost always a round head, and with a mantel it is very resistant, better if it is welded to the core so as not to lose pieces in the journey within, by downloading all of the energy and drawing from the heart, the liver, the lungs even if the shot was fired from a position that is not optimal: from a standstill, it can act with greater choice, but under load you do as you can.

The hive still in the cardboard where they are contained cartridges and cartridge cases, several decades ago, had breathed the air of Africa

The double shot is the prerogative of shooters consummate experience because if you’re used to a .243 Win. or similar you need a discrete time for if from the botta, fire the shutter and resume the trim, improving re-aim and press the trigger: in the meantime, the wild moves at the pace of a charge and with only one idea in mind: to make you out! And this cartridge can compete, if well managed, to your salvation, to tell the story, and to recur in the savannah, ready for yet another experience.

Ammunition .378 Weath. Mag.

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The package carton contains 20 cartridges: the weather has played on edges and surfaces, but the grit and the reference to hunts african remains intact, rather we would say that so is to take on a charm even greater

The bottle open and refilled ink cartridges ready to shake vigorously the shooter

Always on one of the openings is the law, the background of the profile of the cartridge, the caliber, the number of pieces contained and the well-known signature of the father of this newfound ballistic. The oxide on the brass marks the elapsed time, but the function is unchanged

On one of the openings are the technical data including the type and weight of ball, soft point, 270 gr, and emphasizes the high speed of these two positions: at the time, in fact, allowed to reach the vertices not yet touched by other

On the back of the packaging reads an explanation of how and qualmente cartridges Weatherby surclassino the competitors in the speed and energy giving as a specific prey, the Kodiak bear, the elephant and the rhinoceros. On the lower edge appears to be very small, the Made in Sweden from which it infers the manufacture by the Standard

In the first plan the positions with the ball, the Sierra SPRN 300 and with the Sierra PSP, 270 g

In the first plan the positions with the ball, the Sierra SPRN 300 and with the Sierra PSP, 270 g

The Master of the hunt chamois, indicates a good charge in which he places the primer, the Federal 215 (magnum), 110 grams of the MRP and the ball Sierra SPRN 300 gr, or, in the alternative. the Sierra PSP, 270 g (without our liability and warranty)

The hive still in the cardboard where they are contained cartridges and cartridge cases, several decades ago, had breathed the air of Africa

Still a side view of the box with the various phrases: in front of two types of charge with the ball SPRN 300 g and PSP from 270 gr

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