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| .340 Weatherby Magnum colspan="3" style="text-align: center; font-size: 90%; border-bottom: 1px solid #aaa; line-height: 1.25em;"
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A .340 Weatherby Magnum cartridge in between a .308 Winchester cartridge and a 9x19mm cartridge. Type Rifle Place of origin United States colspan="3" style="background: lightsteelblue; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle;"
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| Production history Designer Roy Weatherby Designed 1962 Manufacturer Weatherby Produced 1963 to present colspan="3" style="background: lightsteelblue; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle;"
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| Specifications Parent case .300 H&H Magnum, full length Case type Rimless, Bottlenecked with venturi shoulder Bullet diameter .338 in (Expression error: Unexpected < operator.
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Neck diameter .366 in (Expression error: Unexpected < operator.
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Shoulder diameter .495 in (Expression error: Unexpected < operator.
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Base diameter .513 in (Expression error: Unexpected < operator.
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Source: Weatherby [1]

The .340 Weatherby Magnum rifle cartridge created by Roy Weatherby in response to the .338 Winchester Magnum[1]. The .340 Weatherby Magnum uses the same .338 in. diameter bullets as the .338 Winchester Magnum but it does so at greater velocity than its Winchester competition. Reloaders may have trouble matching the published Weatherby velocities as Weatherby factory ammunition is loaded to maximum specifications[2].

This cartridge is powerful enough for even the largest North American game and is suitable for most African game as well [3].

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Cartridge:rifles
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