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Caliber question 33-78??
« on: October 17, 2008, 09:16:11 am »
I'm watching a hunting show on OC right now.  The show is called Western Extreme.  They are hunting Mulies.  The guy just dropped one and held up his rifle and said "33 78 will do it every time".

What the heck is a 33 78?  Is it a caliber?
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Caliber question 33-78??
« on: October 17, 2008, 09:16:11 am »

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Re: Caliber question 33-78??
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2008, 09:32:50 am »
I am guessing it is either the 33-378 or the 30-378 Weatherby.

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Re: Caliber question 33-78??
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2008, 09:37:03 am »
AHHH!  Thanks ccd!  I bet it was the weatherby cause it was a fancy looking sucker.

I guess the 30-378 is a propietary cartridge for weatherby?
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Re: Caliber question 33-78??
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2008, 09:39:01 am »
33 and 78 rpm. Remember vinyl?
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Re: Caliber question 33-78??
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2008, 09:40:41 am »
I bet it had a clip !!!!!!!!
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Re: Caliber question 33-78??
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2008, 09:42:01 am »
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Re: Caliber question 33-78??
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2008, 09:56:02 am »
Seems like a cartridge looking for a reason.  Awfully expensive too.
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Re: Caliber question 33-78??
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2008, 10:43:32 am »
You are correct.  He was referring to the Weatherby caliber 30-378.

It is a Weatherby 378 magnum that has been necked down to accept 30 cal. bullets.
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Re: Caliber question 33-78??
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2008, 01:48:02 pm »
33 and 78 rpm. Remember vinyl?


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Re: Caliber question 33-78??
« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2008, 10:52:51 pm »
Originally billed as the world's fastest .30 caliber cartridge, .30-378 Weatherby Magnum ammunition will push a .30 caliber bullet more than 3,500 feet per second. Available in 165, 180 and 200 grains. It averages over $100/per 20 rounds. Same case as .460 too to give you an idea how huge the capacity is.
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