New Cartridges

WE DO BALLISTICS BETTER

Leaning on decades of ballistic knowledge and proven performance, Weatherby is now loading some of the industry’s most popular non-Weatherby hunting cartridges.

Tested and developed to lead the industry in velocity and terminal performance, you can expect hand loaded precision in commercially produced ammo. Just like our standard Weatherby cartridges we load top of the line premium hunting bullets, known for tight tolerances and accurate groups.

TOP OF THE LINE COMPONENTS

6.5 PRC

The 6.5 PRC (Precision Rifle Cartridge) was released in 2018.  This was the birth of the PRC line-up, intended to compliment the 6.5 Creedmoor, the 6.5 PRC offers 200+ FPS faster than the CM. Weatherby is known for ballistics and velocity. Our offerings push the industry standards on both.

Berger Elite Hunter

The Elite Hunter bullet is made with the longest possible hybrid ogive (nose). As the bearing surface ends, the tangent ogive begins, resulting in much less sensitivity to seating depth. As you move beyond the tangent ogive, the shape changes to a secant ogive, maximizing efficiency in the wind. The long-nosed Elite Hunter projectiles produce the highest possible Ballistic Coefficients. Elite Hunter bullets also incorporate a slightly thinner J4 Precision hunting jacket, which allows the projectile to penetrate 2″ to 3″ before rapidly expanding. Upon expansion, the projectile sheds most of its weight producing extreme hydrostatic shock and a massive wound cavity in the vital area. Berger Elite Hunter bullets dump their energy where it is most effective – inside the animal.

Hammer Custom Bullets

Hammer Bullets™ are turned on a CNC lathe and use a unique solid copper blend that is designed for maximum terminal performance. Each bullet is weighed and micrometer measured as it is produced. The result is an incredibly consistent product with unparalleled quality control. The hollow point design initiates expansion upon impact, shedding petals immediately, with the remainder of the bullet staying intact with a blunt front for optimal wound channel. The bearing surface of Hammer bullets incorporates the patented PDR design (parabolic drag reduction). A continuous parabolic up and down curve, from the shoulder to the boat tail, reduces friction in the bore which equates to decreased pressure and the ability to achieve higher velocities. Each Hammer Bullet used in our production offerings are tailor-made for Weatherby ammo. We call these the Hammer Custom Bullets (HCB). HCBs in the Weatherby line-up feature unique bullet weights and not the standard 140 gr, 180 gr, etc. the industry is used to seeing. We found during development and testing that these custom weights produced the best accuracy and highest velocity making the Weatherby & Hammer combination deadly. HCBs are a modification of the Hammer Hunters and are optimized for Weatherby’s large-capacity cases and superior ballistics.

LEARN MORE

Episode 41 - Hammer Bullets
On Our Mark Podcast

Episode 41 - Hammer Bullets

Take a deeper dive into Hammer Bullets with our On Our Mark podcast. We sit down with Bryan and Steve of Hammer Bullets to talk about the performance and what makes Hammer bullets different from similar projectiles.

LISTEN NOW

Swift Scirocco®

A bonded bullet with Swift’s signature black tips designed for hunting and long-range efficiency. A pure copper jacket, free of alloy impurities, is progressively tapered to control expansion development throughout a wide range of velocities. Jacket and core are joined together using proven Swift bonding technology. It features a long driving band for improved rotational stability. Its sleek design and advanced secant ogive nose profile allows for high ballistic coefficients that produce flat trajectories for downrange hunting, making it a perfect match for Weatherby Cartridges.

Bullet InformationVelocity (FPS) / Energy (Ft Lb) Trajectory (Path of Bullet)
Bullet WeightBullet TypeProduct CodeB/CMuzzle100 Yards200 Yards300 Yards400 Yards500 Yards100 Yards200 Yards300 Yards400 Yards500 Yards
124Hammer BulletM65PRC124HCB.478 (G1)3100 / 26462897 / 23102703 / 20122518 / 17452340 / 15072168 / 12953.44.10.0-9.5-25.5
130Swift™ Scirocco®F65PRC130SCO.571 (G1)3025 / 26412857 / 23562696 / 20982540 / 18632390 / 16492245 / 14543.54.10.0-9.5-25.1
156Berger Elite HunterR65PRC156EH.679 (G1)2850 / 28132714 / 25512582 / 23102454 / 20862330 / 18802209 / 16903.94.60.0-10.3-27.1
Cartridge
Weight Grains
Bullet Type
Product Code
B/C
Muzzle
100 yards
200 yards
300 yards
400 yards
500 yards
Muzzle
100 yards
200 yards
300 yards
400 yards
500 yards
100 yards
200 yards
300 yards
400 yards
500 yards
6.5 PRC Berger Elite Hunter
6.5 PRC
156
Berger Elite Hunter
R65PRC156EH
.679 (G1)
Velocity
2850
2714
2582
2454
2330
2209
Energy
2813
2551
2310
2086
1880
1690
Bullet
3.9
4.6
0.0
-10.3
-27.1
6.5 PRC Swift Scirocco
6.5 PRC
130
Swift™ Scirocco®
F65PRC130SCO
.571 (G1)
Velocity
3025
2857
2696
2540
2390
2245
Energy
2641
2356
2098
1863
1649
1454
Bullet
3.5
4.1
0.0
-9.5
-25.1
6.5 PRC Hammer Bullets
6.5 PRC
124
Hammer Bullet
M65PRC124HCB
.478 (G1)
Velocity
3100
2897
2703
2518
2340
2168
Energy
2646
2310
2012
1745
1507
1295
Bullet
3.4
4.1
0.0
-9.5
-25.5

280 ACKLEY IMPROVED

The 280 AI was developed by Parker Otto (P.O.) Ackley. P.O. was a lot like Roy Weatherby, a wildcatter who was in search of better solutions. His 280 AI set out to improve the .280 Rem by steeping the shoulder to 40 degrees to increase powder capacity. Weatherby is known for ballistics and velocity, our 280 AI offerings will push the industry standards on both.

Hammer Custom Bullets

Hammer Bullets™ are turned on a CNC lathe and use a unique solid copper blend that is designed for maximum terminal performance. Each bullet is weighed and micrometer measured as it is produced. The result is an incredibly consistent product with unparalleled quality control. The hollow point design initiates expansion upon impact, shedding petals immediately, with the remainder of the bullet staying intact with a blunt front for optimal wound channel. The bearing surface of Hammer bullets incorporates the patented PDR design (parabolic drag reduction). A continuous parabolic up and down curve, from the shoulder to the boat tail, reduces friction in the bore which equates to decreased pressure and the ability to achieve higher velocities. Each Hammer Bullet used in our production offerings are tailor-made for Weatherby ammo. We call these the Hammer Custom Bullets (HCB). HCBs in the Weatherby line-up feature unique bullet weights and not the standard 140 gr, 180 gr, etc. the industry is used to seeing. We found during development and testing that these custom weights produced the best accuracy and highest velocity making the Weatherby & Hammer combination deadly. HCBs are a modification of the Hammer Hunters and are optimized for Weatherby’s large-capacity cases and superior ballistics.

LEARN MORE

Episode 41 - Hammer Bullets
On Our Mark Podcast

Episode 41 - Hammer Bullets

Take a deeper dive into Hammer Bullets with our On Our Mark podcast. We sit down with Bryan and Steve of Hammer Bullets to talk about the performance and what makes Hammer bullets different from similar projectiles.

LISTEN NOW

Swift Scirocco®

A bonded bullet with Swift’s signature black tips designed for hunting and long-range efficiency. A pure copper jacket, free of alloy impurities, is progressively tapered to control expansion development throughout a wide range of velocities. Jacket and core are joined together using proven Swift bonding technology. It features a long driving band for improved rotational stability. Its sleek design and advanced secant ogive nose profile allows for high ballistic coefficients that produce flat trajectories for downrange hunting, making it a perfect match for Weatherby Cartridges.

Bullet InformationVelocity (FPS) / Energy (Ft Lb) Trajectory (Path of Bullet)
Bullet WeightBullet TypeProduct CodeB/CMuzzle100 Yards200 Yards300 Yards400 Yards500 Yards100 Yards200 Yards300 Yards400 Yards500 Yards
139Hammer BulletM280A13HCB.410 (G1)3050 / 28712817 / 24492596 / 20802385 / 17562184 / 14721993 / 12263.74.40.0-10.5-28.4
150Swift™ Scirocco®F280A150SCO.515 (G1)2925 / 28492744 / 25072570 / 21992402 / 19222241 / 16722086 / 14493.94.60.0-10.6-28.1
150Sierra® Tipped GameKing®S280A150TGK.545 (G1)2950 / 28982777 / 25692612 / 22712452 / 20022297 / 17582148 / 15373.74.40.0-10.2-27
Cartridge
Weight Grains
Bullet Type
Product Code
B/C
Muzzle
100 yards
200 yards
300 yards
400 yards
500 yards
Muzzle
100 yards
200 yards
300 yards
400 yards
500 yards
100 yards
200 yards
300 yards
400 yards
500 yards
280 AI Swift Scirocco
280 Ackley Improved
150
Swift™ Scirocco®
F280A150SCO
.515 (G1)
Velocity
2925
2744
2570
2402
2241
2086
Energy
2849
2507
2199
1922
1672
1449
Bullet
3.9
4.6
0.0
-10.6
-28.1
280 AI Sierra Tipped Game King
280 Ackley Improved
150
Sierra® Tipped GameKing®
S280A150TGK
.545 (G1)
Velocity
2950
2777
2612
2452
2297
2148
Energy
2898
2569
2271
2002
1758
1537
Bullet
3.7
4.4
0.0
-10.2
-27
280 AI Hammer Bullets
280 Ackley Improved
139
Hammer Bullet
M280A13HCB
.410 (G1)
Velocity
3050
2817
2596
2385
2184
1993
Energy
2871
2449
2080
1756
1472
1226
Bullet
3.7
4.4
0.0
-10.5
-28.4

7MM PRC

The 7mm PRC was introduced in 2022 and is the newest addition to Hornady’s PRC (Precision Rifle Cartridge) line-up. The 7mm PRC was designed to push long, heavy bullets in a standard long action. These long bullets are known to have high ballistic coeffecients which help keep accuracy at long range making them a great option for hunting in the west. Weatherby is known for ballistics and velocity, our 7mm PRC offerings will push the industry standards on both.

Hammer Custom Bullets

Hammer Bullets™ are turned on a CNC lathe and use a unique solid copper blend that is designed for maximum terminal performance. Each bullet is weighed and micrometer measured as it is produced. The result is an incredibly consistent product with unparalleled quality control. The hollow point design initiates expansion upon impact, shedding petals immediately, with the remainder of the bullet staying intact with a blunt front for optimal wound channel. The bearing surface of Hammer bullets incorporates the patented PDR design (parabolic drag reduction). A continuous parabolic up and down curve, from the shoulder to the boat tail, reduces friction in the bore which equates to decreased pressure and the ability to achieve higher velocities. Each Hammer Bullet used in our production offerings are tailor-made for Weatherby ammo. We call these the Hammer Custom Bullets (HCB). HCBs in the Weatherby line-up feature unique bullet weights and not the standard 140 gr, 180 gr, etc. the industry is used to seeing. We found during development and testing that these custom weights produced the best accuracy and highest velocity making the Weatherby & Hammer combination deadly. HCBs are a modification of the Hammer Hunters and are optimized for Weatherby’s large-capacity cases and superior ballistics.

LEARN MORE

Episode 41 - Hammer Bullets
On Our Mark Podcast

Episode 41 - Hammer Bullets

Take a deeper dive into Hammer Bullets with our On Our Mark podcast. We sit down with Bryan and Steve of Hammer Bullets to talk about the performance and what makes Hammer bullets different from similar projectiles.

LISTEN NOW

Swift Scirocco®

A bonded bullet with Swift’s signature black tips designed for hunting and long-range efficiency. A pure copper jacket, free of alloy impurities, is progressively tapered to control expansion development throughout a wide range of velocities. Jacket and core are joined together using proven Swift bonding technology. It features a long driving band for improved rotational stability. Its sleek design and advanced secant ogive nose profile allows for high ballistic coefficients that produce flat trajectories for downrange hunting, making it a perfect match for Weatherby Cartridges.

Bullet InformationVelocity (FPS) / Energy (Ft Lb) Trajectory (Path of Bullet)
Bullet WeightBullet TypeProduct CodeB/CMuzzle100 Yards200 Yards300 Yards400 Yards500 Yards100 Yards200 Yards300 Yards400 Yards500 Yards
150Swift™ Scirocco®F7PRC150SCO.515 (G1)3050 / 30982863 / 27312685 / 24002513 / 21032347 / 18352188 / 15953.44.10.0-9.7-25.6
175Berger Elite HunterR7PRC175EH.656 (G1)2925 / 33242782 / 30072644 / 27152509 / 24472379 / 21992253 / 19723.74.30.0-9.8-25.8
177Hammer BulletM7PRC177HCB.611 (G1)2925 / 33622772 / 30192624 / 27052480 / 24182341 / 21552207 / 19143.74.40.0-10-26.4
Cartridge
Weight Grains
Bullet Type
Product Code
B/C
Muzzle
100 yards
200 yards
300 yards
400 yards
500 yards
Muzzle
100 yards
200 yards
300 yards
400 yards
500 yards
100 yards
200 yards
300 yards
400 yards
500 yards
7MM PRC Hammer Bullet
7 MM PRC
177
Hammer Bullet
M7PRC177HCB
.611 (G1)
Velocity
2925
2772
2624
2480
2341
2207
Energy
3362
3019
2705
2418
2155
1914
Bullet
3.7
4.4
0.0
-10
-26.4
7MM PRC Berger Elite Hunter
7 MM PRC
175
Berger Elite Hunter
R7PRC175EH
.656 (G1)
Velocity
2925
2782
2644
2509
2379
2253
Energy
3324
3007
2715
2447
2199
1972
Bullet
3.7
4.3
0.0
-9.8
-25.8
7MM PRC Swift Scirocco
7 MM PRC
150
Swift™ Scirocco®
F7PRC150SCO
.515 (G1)
Velocity
3050
2863
2685
2513
2347
2188
Energy
3098
2731
2400
2103
1835
1595
Bullet
3.4
4.1
0.0
-9.7
-25.6

28 NOSLER

The 28 Nosler was released in 2015 and is based off a 300 Remington Ultra Mag but with a rebated rim. The 28 Nosler is touted as the fastest 7MM on the market today and has a large case capacity capable of pushing large, high BC bullets. At Weatherby we know velocity, we took our 75+ years of ballistics experience and developed a few incredible hunting loads that will take your 28 Nosler to the next level.

Hammer Custom Bullets

Hammer Bullets™ are turned on a CNC lathe and use a unique solid copper blend that is designed for maximum terminal performance. Each bullet is weighed and micrometer measured as it is produced. The result is an incredibly consistent product with unparalleled quality control. The hollow point design initiates expansion upon impact, shedding petals immediately, with the remainder of the bullet staying intact with a blunt front for optimal wound channel. The bearing surface of Hammer bullets incorporates the patented PDR design (parabolic drag reduction). A continuous parabolic up and down curve, from the shoulder to the boat tail, reduces friction in the bore which equates to decreased pressure and the ability to achieve higher velocities. Each Hammer Bullet used in our production offerings are tailor-made for Weatherby ammo. We call these the Hammer Custom Bullets (HCB). HCBs in the Weatherby line-up feature unique bullet weights and not the standard 140 gr, 180 gr, etc. the industry is used to seeing. We found during development and testing that these custom weights produced the best accuracy and highest velocity making the Weatherby & Hammer combination deadly. HCBs are a modification of the Hammer Hunters and are optimized for Weatherby’s large-capacity cases and superior ballistics.

LEARN MORE

Episode 41 - Hammer Bullets
On Our Mark Podcast

Episode 41 - Hammer Bullets

Take a deeper dive into Hammer Bullets with our On Our Mark podcast. We sit down with Bryan and Steve of Hammer Bullets to talk about the performance and what makes Hammer bullets different from similar projectiles.

LISTEN NOW

Swift Scirocco®

A bonded bullet with Swift’s signature black tips designed for hunting and long-range efficiency. A pure copper jacket, free of alloy impurities, is progressively tapered to control expansion development throughout a wide range of velocities. Jacket and core are joined together using proven Swift bonding technology. It features a long driving band for improved rotational stability. Its sleek design and advanced secant ogive nose profile allows for high ballistic coefficients that produce flat trajectories for downrange hunting, making it a perfect match for Weatherby Cartridges.

Bullet InformationVelocity (FPS) / Energy (Ft Lb) Trajectory (Path of Bullet)
Bullet WeightBullet TypeProduct CodeB/CMuzzle100 Yards200 Yards300 Yards400 Yards500 Yards100 Yards200 Yards300 Yards400 Yards500 Yards
150Swift™ Scirocco®F28NS150SCO.515 (G1)3200 / 34103007 / 30112822 / 26532645 / 23302475 / 20402311 / 177833.70.0-8.7-23
163Hammer BulletM28NS163HCB.450 (G1)3175 / 36482956 / 31622748 / 27322549 / 23512359 / 20132176 / 17143.23.90.0-9.2-24.8
180Berger VLD HuntingR28NS180VLD.673 (G1)3050 / 37182906 / 33762768 / 30612633 / 27712503 / 25032376 / 22563.33.90.0-8.9-23.4
Cartridge
Weight Grains
Bullet Type
Product Code
B/C
Muzzle
100 yards
200 yards
300 yards
400 yards
500 yards
Muzzle
100 yards
200 yards
300 yards
400 yards
500 yards
100 yards
200 yards
300 yards
400 yards
500 yards
28 Nosler Berger VLD
28 Nosler
180
Berger VLD Hunting
R28NS180VLD
.673 (G1)
Velocity
3050
2906
2768
2633
2503
2376
Energy
3718
3376
3061
2771
2503
2256
Bullet
3.3
3.9
0.0
-8.9
-23.4
28 Nosler Hammer Bullet
28 Nosler
163
Hammer Bullet
M28NS163HCB
.450 (G1)
Velocity
3175
2956
2748
2549
2359
2176
Energy
3648
3162
2732
2351
2013
1714
Bullet
3.2
3.9
0.0
-9.2
-24.8
28 Nosler Swift Scirocco
28 Nosler
150
Swift™ Scirocco®
F28NS150SCO
.515 (G1)
Velocity
3200
3007
2822
2645
2475
2311
Energy
3410
3011
2653
2330
2040
1778
Bullet
3
3.7
0.0
-8.7
-23

300 PRC

The 300 PRC (Precision Rifle Cartridge) was introduced to the market in 2018. Designed to take advantage of long, heavy bullets the 300 PRC excels at long distances. Weatherby is known for ballistics and velocity, our offerings will push the industry standards on both.

Hammer Custom Bullets

Hammer Bullets™ are turned on a CNC lathe and use a unique solid copper blend that is designed for maximum terminal performance. Each bullet is weighed and micrometer measured as it is produced. The result is an incredibly consistent product with unparalleled quality control. The hollow point design initiates expansion upon impact, shedding petals immediately, with the remainder of the bullet staying intact with a blunt front for optimal wound channel. The bearing surface of Hammer bullets incorporates the patented PDR design (parabolic drag reduction). A continuous parabolic up and down curve, from the shoulder to the boat tail, reduces friction in the bore which equates to decreased pressure and the ability to achieve higher velocities. Each Hammer Bullet used in our production offerings are tailor-made for Weatherby ammo. We call these the Hammer Custom Bullets (HCB). HCBs in the Weatherby line-up feature unique bullet weights and not the standard 140 gr, 180 gr, etc. the industry is used to seeing. We found during development and testing that these custom weights produced the best accuracy and highest velocity making the Weatherby & Hammer combination deadly. HCBs are a modification of the Hammer Hunters and are optimized for Weatherby’s large-capacity cases and superior ballistics.

LEARN MORE

Episode 41 - Hammer Bullets
On Our Mark Podcast

Episode 41 - Hammer Bullets

Take a deeper dive into Hammer Bullets with our On Our Mark podcast. We sit down with Bryan and Steve of Hammer Bullets to talk about the performance and what makes Hammer bullets different from similar projectiles.

LISTEN NOW

Swift Scirocco®

A bonded bullet with Swift’s signature black tips designed for hunting and long-range efficiency. A pure copper jacket, free of alloy impurities, is progressively tapered to control expansion development throughout a wide range of velocities. Jacket and core are joined together using proven Swift bonding technology. It features a long driving band for improved rotational stability. Its sleek design and advanced secant ogive nose profile allows for high ballistic coefficients that produce flat trajectories for downrange hunting, making it a perfect match for Weatherby Cartridges.

Bullet InformationVelocity (FPS) / Energy (Ft Lb) Trajectory (Path of Bullet)
Bullet WeightBullet TypeProduct CodeB/CMuzzle100 Yards200 Yards300 Yards400 Yards500 Yards100 Yards200 Yards300 Yards400 Yards500 Yards
180Swift™ Scirocco®F300P180SCO.520 (G1)3025 / 36572841 / 32262665 / 28392496 / 24892332 / 21742175 / 18913.54.20.0-9.8-26
195Hammer BulletM300P195HCB.550 (G1)2950 / 37682779 / 33442615 / 29602456 / 26122303 / 22962155 / 20113.74.40.0-10.1-26.9
Cartridge
Weight Grains
Bullet Type
Product Code
B/C
Muzzle
100 yards
200 yards
300 yards
400 yards
500 yards
Muzzle
100 yards
200 yards
300 yards
400 yards
500 yards
100 yards
200 yards
300 yards
400 yards
500 yards
300 PRC Hammer Bullets
300 PRC
195
Hammer Bullet
M300P195HCB
.550 (G1)
Velocity
2950
2779
2615
2456
2303
2155
Energy
3768
3344
2960
2612
2296
2011
Bullet
3.7
4.4
0.0
-10.1
-26.9
300 PRC Scirocco
300 PRC
180
Swift™ Scirocco®
F300P180SCO
.520 (G1)
Velocity
3025
2841
2665
2496
2332
2175
Energy
3657
3226
2839
2489
2174
1891
Bullet
3.5
4.2
0.0
-9.8
-26
PREMIUM BRASS

Our Brass

Weatherby has a commitment to only sourcing cartridge cases from the most premier brass manufacturers in the world. Built to exacting standards, our premium brass is extremely consistent which helps us maintain the tight tolerances Weatherby is known for from casing to casing. Our brass rifle casings are designed for long distance shooters who expect a low standard deviation in velocity paired with unmatched accuracy. We pride ourselves in our ability to hold those demands for an extended life load after load.

FEATURES
  • Match grade brass rifle casings
  • Extremely precise & consistent
  • Premium materials
  • Precision machined primer pockets
  • Extended reloading life
  • Tight Tolerances and Inspections:
    • Casing dimensions
    • Primer pocket measurement
    • Weight
    • Internal volume
    • Webbing thickness
    • Neck concentricity
    • Case hardness
    • Internal pressure testing

Our Brass

Weatherby sources our brass from some of the finest brass manufacturers in the entire firearms industry. Built to exacting standards, our premium brass is extremely consistent which helps us maintain the tight tolerances Weatherby is known for from casing to casing. Our brass rifle casings are designed for long distance shooters who expect a low standard deviation in velocity paired with unmatched accuracy. We pride ourselves in our ability to hold those demands for an extended life load after load.

FEATURES
  • Match grade brass rifle casings
  • Extremely precise & consistent
  • Tight Tolerances and Inspections:
    • Casing dimensions
    • Primer pocket measurement
    • Weight
    • Internal volume
    • Webbing thickness
    • Neck concentricity
    • Case hardness
    • Internal pressure testing
  • Premium materials
  • Precision machined primer pockets
  • Extended reloading life