Accuracy with the rifle was quite good. I shot all three factory loads Weatherby is offering. The 127-grain Barnes LRX load did the best, turning in sub-MOA 5-shot groups, averaging .935 inches. (Like that of most other gun companies, Weatherby’s accuracy guarantee is based on more forgiving 3-shot groups.) The 140-grain Swift A-Frames average group size was 1.174 inches, while the 130-grain Scirocco’s were 1.550 inches. Given that the ammo is not cheap ($95 for a box of 20), handloading the 6.5-300 is worth considering, especially in light of the plethora of great long and sleek 6.5mm bullets out there to experiment with. Yes, it will burn great handfuls of powder, and go through expensive brass at a brisk rate. But beyond its utility—or lack thereof—this new cartridge is pure Weatherby. Its speed and eye-popping ballistics are in keeping with the company’s DNA. From his perch in the gamefields on high, I’m sure Roy Weatherby is smiling.