Originally Posted by Buffalobob
The problem with the 240Wby in a factory rifle is that it is 1-10 twist and 24 inch barrel. This limits the bullets that will stabilize although the 105Amax may stabilize as it seems to be more forgiving of twist deficiencies than other VLDs. The short barrel does not do the case capacity justice. For many years I shot a 1-10 twist and 85 grain bullets at whitetail deer at ranges under 300 yards and it is just great for that. Then I rebarreled it to a 1-8 twist 30 inch barrel and have killed several antelope beyond 1000 yards with the Berger 115 VLD. Its a great cartridge but there is just not a great factory rifle available for it.
I'm not trying to talk you out of it but just informing you of some shortcomings of the rifles for it or any other large capacity 6mm.
BB is absolutely correct. I loved the cartridge, so I built a custom rifle
with an 8 tw 28" barrel similiar to BB's. Mine lives on a steady diet of the 105 gr bullets and a stiff dose of RL22. The 105's leave the business end at 3,380 which is light years above the factory offerings.
Just be aware that in a factory config, you'll be limited to the lighter bullets at much lower velocities than the case is capable of.