ive shot 5 deer in last couple days with my new 240 wby. Im using a 100 sierra pro hunter at about 3300 fps. Closes deer was 335 yards and the farthest was 445 (check with my range finder). I guess i thought thered be something majic about this round because its a weatherby and somehow magicaly it would flatten deer. Not the case. All 5 deer took some looking to find. Typicaly they ran off 75-150 yards. All were hit behind the shoulder. None guy shot. I didnt really check out what organs were damaged but i didnt see a whole lot of damage inside. Exit wounds on 3 of the 5. I guess in all reality its nothing but a bit smaller 2506. I love the 25-06 but have kind of shook my head at guys that swear by it for 500 yard deer shooting as ive found it a bit lacking past 350. Ill still stand behind my experiences for years shooting lots of deer that its hard to beat a 7 or 30 mag for long range deer hunting. they just put deer down much better then the small bores. I still love this little 240. Theres no recoil to it and its very accurate. But i think for now on it will be used in fields where 300 yards is the norm not 400. We shoot alot of deer every year and if they leave the field in most cases its tracking in some very thick stuff and not enjoyable. If youve ever dragged 4 deer out of a swamp in the same evening at 57 years old youd know what i mean.