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Unread 05-05-2007, 08:24 PM
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240 Gibbs

Not sure if this is the correct spot for this, but I'll give it a try. Does anyone have any info on this, I'm considering it for a new project.
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Re: 240 Gibbs

Its basicaly a 6mm-06 improved with the shoulder bumped forward.
I personaly don't think that the Gibbs will offer any real benifit over the 6mm-06 Ackley improved as the regular 6mm-06 is pretty baddly overbore already. I don't think that the extra hassel of the fireforming the Gibbs case offers any real benifit in this bore diameter.

If you looking for a hot 6mm then I would go with the 6mm-06 AI , I say the Ackley version simply for the extended brass life that this desgine offers not for any performance benifits
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Re: 240 Gibbs

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Not sure if this is the correct spot for this, but I'll give it a try. Does anyone have any info on this, I'm considering it for a new project.
Thanks
Justin
I shoot 75 gr sierra at 3800 FPS. The prairie dogs come apart like a 3 dollar suitcase.
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Re: 240 Gibbs

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Its basicaly a 6mm-06 improved with the shoulder bumped forward.
I personaly don't think that the Gibbs will offer any real benifit over the 6mm-06 Ackley improved as the regular 6mm-06 is pretty baddly overbore already. I don't think that the extra hassel of the fireforming the Gibbs case offers any real benifit in this bore diameter.

If you looking for a hot 6mm then I would go with the 6mm-06 AI , I say the Ackley version simply for the extended brass life that this desgine offers not for any performance benifits
+1 A.I. is far better case design than a Gibbs and velocity difference would be little. ......Rich
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Re: 240 Gibbs

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I shoot 75 gr sierra at 3800 FPS. The prairie dogs come apart like a 3 dollar suitcase.
Where can I buy one of these $3 dollar suit cases ?
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Re: 240 Gibbs

Seriously I can easily get 3800 FPS shooting 75gr bullets out of my 6x284 . Don't have to fire form anything .
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