close
Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Hunting > Long Range Hunting & Shooting

Long Range Hunting & Shooting Nightforce Optics

Reply

240 weatherby vs 6mm-06

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Unread 12-30-2012, 12:41 AM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 84
240 weatherby vs 6mm-06

Can someone tell me the difference, if any, in these two calibers. I currently own rifles in .300 wby,270wsm,257wby, and 25-06. I would like to add a 6mm/.243 to my arsenal and had considered the .240wby. I have been hearing a bunch about 6mm-06 but to me they seem like the same thing. Sorry if this is a stupid question .
Reply With Quote
  •   #2  
    Unread 12-30-2012, 01:18 AM
    Silver Member
     
    Join Date: Jan 2009
    Location: Little Falls, MN
    Posts: 251
    Re: 240 weatherby vs 6mm-06

    It is a stupid question. The 2nd stupid question is " Where are you going to get ammunition?
    Reply With Quote

      #3  
    Unread 12-30-2012, 01:35 AM
    Bronze Member
     
    Join Date: Dec 2012
    Posts: 84
    Re: 240 weatherby vs 6mm-06

    240 weatherby ammo is readily available. That's why I felt it to be a better choice than the 6mm-06. However, I am leaning towards the good ole 243win.
    Reply With Quote
      #4  
    Unread 12-30-2012, 11:16 AM
    Silver Member
     
    Join Date: Aug 2011
    Location: Lexington, KY
    Posts: 282
    Re: 240 weatherby vs 6mm-06

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by REDHEAD View Post
    It is a stupid question. The 2nd stupid question is " Where are you going to get ammunition?
    It is not a stupid question. Ever heard of reloading?
    Reply With Quote
      #5  
    Unread 12-30-2012, 01:30 PM
    Bronze Member
     
    Join Date: Aug 2012
    Location: Johnstown, PA
    Posts: 53
    Re: 240 weatherby vs 6mm-06

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by REDHEAD View Post
    It is a stupid question. The 2nd stupid question is " Where are you going to get ammunition?
    Really....??
    __________________
    Remington 700s.... only
    Reply With Quote
      #6  
    Unread 12-30-2012, 04:32 PM
    Platinum Member
     
    Join Date: Jan 2008
    Posts: 1,130
    Re: 240 weatherby vs 6mm-06

    the .243 win is a good choice, as well as the others. not a stupid question.

    as far as "where are you gonna get ammo", i guess we should all go back to the '06 and .223rem (that was sarcasm).

    If I was you, i would lay out what i want to do with the rifle. decide if its going to be a practice rifle, a walking varmit rifle, a long range hot-rod, a predator rifle or a big game rifle. then think about how many rounds that your gonna send through it a year, and when you can afford a new barrel.

    If your going the practice route, you might want to look into the 6BR.
    walking varmit/practice- .243 win, 6XC
    hot rod long range yote gun- 6mmx.284win (of the fast 6's i think this is the best)
    big game-i dont know, 6mm are coyote guns.
    Reply With Quote
      #7  
    Unread 12-30-2012, 05:57 PM
    Platinum Member
     
    Join Date: Oct 2007
    Posts: 1,197
    Re: 240 weatherby vs 6mm-06

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by REDHEAD View Post
    It is a stupid question. The 2nd stupid question is " Where are you going to get ammunition?
    I don't want to be the flame thrower here, but........WOW!!!!
    Reply With Quote
    Reply

    Bookmarks

    Thread Tools
    Display Modes



    All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:44 AM.


    Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
    All content ©2010-2015 Long Range Hunting, LLC