240 wby mag loads

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  1. Bmccart

    Bmccart Well-Known Member

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    I’ve been searching and can’t find much on where to start with the 115 gr Berger vld. My rifle is a series 2 vanguard with 24 inch barrel. Just looking for some info on where to start and what powder people have had the best luck with. I’ve currently got some vvn560, vvn165, imr4831, h1000 and 7828 that I think would work good. I did read of a guy loading some with h1000 but didn’t have any data

    Any input is appreciated

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  2. rickiesrevenge

    rickiesrevenge Well-Known Member

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  3. therifleman556

    therifleman556 Well-Known Member

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    Do you have enough twist to run 115s?
    I understand the Weebee runs them fast, but don't most factory rifles only have enough twist to stabilize the 95 VLD?
     
  4. RevJim

    RevJim Well-Known Member

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    You will have to do some interpolation/compare burning rates with what you have (R19 is between IMR 4831 and N550) and start low but my favorite load in 2 .240s was 54gr R19 behind any 90-95 gr bullets. Super accurate.
     
  5. Bmccart

    Bmccart Well-Known Member

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    It’s a 1-10 twist barrel
     
  6. rickiesrevenge

    rickiesrevenge Well-Known Member

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    Wouldn't bother trying them. They need a 1-7.5 twist or faster. I couldn't get them to stabilize in an 8.
     
  7. RevJim

    RevJim Well-Known Member

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    I have a guy in my church that has used the Mark V 240W with the 95 Partition for over 30yrs. Mule deer/big bull elk, no matter. You still have plenty of choices. Good luck Pard!
     
  8. Dosh

    Dosh Well-Known Member

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    B, the 87 gr Berger VLD shoot best for me. I'm with therifleman, 115's are a bit heavy for the Vanguard twist although the 95 gr. Classic Hunter should work.
     
  9. Bmccart

    Bmccart Well-Known Member

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    I know it likes the 95 gr nosler ballistic tips pretty well. I have some of the 95 gr vld also. I might try the 115 out and see how they shoot
     
  10. therifleman556

    therifleman556 Well-Known Member

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    If you can drive them 4200 fps, they should be marginally stable o_O
     
  11. Bmccart

    Bmccart Well-Known Member

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    Lol that would be nice...but I bought them so I might as well try them out. I’ve had weirder things happen than if they do shoot good.
     
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  12. DocDoc

    DocDoc Well-Known Member

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    The other piece is that marginal stability can help the bullet tumble in game and not open properly.