240 weatherby powders

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by Konnorbrown, Jul 18, 2018.

  1. Konnorbrown

    Konnorbrown Member

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    anyone have any experience with loading a 240. Bought a weatherby wilderness two years ago and would like to get it shooting. Got some 80 grain hornady GMX to try. What would be a good powder to go with?
     
  2. MarkA

    MarkA Well-Known Member

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    Only had for a short time but really like the 80 grain bullets with H4831SC. I was at 54 grains and about 3350 fps. Start at 52 grains and work up.
     
  3. Konnorbrown

    Konnorbrown Member

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    Thanks I’ll give it a try
     
  4. RevJim

    RevJim Well-Known Member

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    R19 worked super well in two .240W for me. I used the older 75x, the 90x and the 90NBT. Standard primers. Its a sweetheart, deer killing machine!
     
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  5. Konnorbrown

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    Haven’t shot a whole lot of anything with mine. Can’t wait to see what it’s made of.
     
  6. RevJim

    RevJim Well-Known Member

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    I just know that "if" I were to go and buy another 240W tomorrow, I would get an 8# jug of R19 at the same time! :)
     
  7. Konnorbrown

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    Sounds to me like your gunna be bringing a 8 pound jug home
     
  8. sable tireur

    sable tireur Well-Known Member

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    Berger 105 VLD Hunter
    Reloder 25 and 4 other powders
    Norma brass
    S&B primers
    Custom Bartlein barrel #3b contour 26", 1:8" twist
    McMillan Remington Hunter stock
    Jewell trigger
    Zeiss Conquest HD5 5-25x50

    All powders are running this combination at about 3330 fps. I've harvested mule deer, whitetail, and Coues deer with this rifle. Yardages ran from 200+ to a tad longer than 600 yards.

    Regards.
     
  9. Canhunter35

    Canhunter35 Well-Known Member

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    I use 52gr of h4831 in mine behind 95gr ballistic tips. 3225fps