240 weatherby vs 6mm-06

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  1. Bkknupp

    Bkknupp Well-Known Member

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    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 .
     
  2. REDHEAD

    REDHEAD Well-Known Member

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

  3. Bkknupp

    Bkknupp Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  4. HoytFlinger

    HoytFlinger Well-Known Member

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    It is not a stupid question. Ever heard of reloading?
     
  5. ReachOutNTouchSomething

    ReachOutNTouchSomething Well-Known Member

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    Really....??
     
  6. angus-5024

    angus-5024 Well-Known Member

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    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:rolleyes:.
     
  7. 4xforfun

    4xforfun Well-Known Member

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    I don't want to be the flame thrower here, but........WOW!!!!
     
  8. jlamb

    jlamb Well-Known Member

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    "what he said"
     
  9. toddc

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    I hate it when people suggest something other than what I asked about but....6-284. Plenty of horsepower for the 6 bore yet theoretically more effecient than the others. Brass much easier to form than 06 and you NEVER want to buy weatherbee brass...even if lotto calls you. Also gives SA as an option or build an LA with super long dtac/berger seating. Also seems to be more accurate than the other two according to most. If I wanted to go a tad slower it'd be a 6x47.
     
  10. angus-5024

    angus-5024 Well-Known Member

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  11. Bkknupp

    Bkknupp Well-Known Member

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    I already by Weatherby brass for my .300 and .257 so I'm used to it lol. I will probably shoot less than a 100rnds a year out of my rifles. I like hot rods so I may go with the .240. Or in a totally different direction , maybe 264 win mag lol. My mind tends to wonder.
     
  12. Dr. Vette

    Dr. Vette Well-Known Member

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    I agree - Weatherby brass isn't as bad as many make it out to be, unless you're into the 378 and up sizes. Since it takes $100 to fill up the tank in my truck what's $100 for some brass? Keep my right foot off from the gas pedal and I'll save enough to pay for my Weatherbys. :D

    Buy one in a Vanguard and have fun.
     
  13. rooster740

    rooster740 Well-Known Member

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    I hate to be the guy kicking a dead horse but I think I might saddle this dead horse and try to ride baby ride!

    Some times when I think about long range hunters who do not reload. I wonder if those same people take the 2 hour walk to see if they cleanly missed their target 1272 yards and three drainages away with their corlokt bullets?

    I have a lot of friends who shoot the 240 and love it!

    My very minimal concern would be the brass for the 240 which can not be made from something else. This would not stop me I just do not have the Weatherby bug.
    I recently purchased a sps 243win to learn something on the 24 caliber, and rebarrel latter. I am sick of the forgotten 25 and the very few high BC bullets. I was dead set on the 6mm-06 with an 8 twist......mmm 115 DTAC!

    The 240 weatherby's that two of my close friends shoot are Weatherby rifles that have a 1-10 twist if that means anything to you
     
  14. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

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    Well ya know what they say... stupid is as stupid does... get it?