Re: Build question
I don't see a problem with eather the 340 Weatherby or the 338 rum.
The 340 Is very powerful and a great Elk Cartridge. It will fit your action with little or no
My personal preference would be the 338 RUM because= Brass price, slightly more case
capacity,and .065 Thousandths shorter (2.760 compared to 2.825 of the Weatherbys).
For a carry rifle I would go with a 24" #5 or#6 Lilja or equal with a muzzle break to keep
the overall length of the rifle reasonable.
Both the 240 and the 338 RUM will be tough with this weight barrel so the option to break
I have 2 338 RUMs and like there performance with 225 and 250 grain bullets one is a un-
braked 26" barreled MK5 and the other has a 30'' barrel and the velocity difference is not
I limit both rifles to 1100yards on elk for POI energy and my ability to feel comfortable to
make a shot at those distances on Elk.
The 240 Weatherby would be the easiest and the rum may only require opening the rails
Have fun !!!!
J E CUSTOM