Would like input on 240 Weatherby.

Andrew Massi

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I can not say anything these people before me have said. I am personally not a fan of the 6mm or 6.5mm slugs. not my thing. I am however; a great fan of the 257's. the 257 Rob/AI, 25-06, 257 Weath, 25 STW, 25 WSM (necked down 7MM WSM), and some of the other really smoking 25's. either the 240 or the 257 weatherbys would make you smile from ear to ear. my go to caliber is the 277. now I hear that the 7 mm RUM has a 277 wildcat and the 308 Norma has a 277 wildcat. My wildcat idea is a 7MM R/M necked down to 277. heavy twist (1:8" or 1:7") and 170 grain Bergers and 150 grain Barnes.
27 nosler reported to be coming out throated and twisted for 160-170 grainers
 

R.C.Saul

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Thanks for the info and input from everyone! I’ve decided to sell it and put the funds towards building my daughter her first rifle. Feel free to message me if you’re interested. I’ll try to get some pictures and post it on the classifieds this weekend. Figured I’d give those that responded first option though.
Thanks again!
 

Edd

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Just inherited a 240 Weatherby in old 6-lug Mark V. Don’t know much about it, and would appreciate input/advice. Not opposed to selling or rebarreling if it comes to that.
If you decide to sell it, I would like the opportunity to be the buyer.
 

1LoneWolf

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It is a very fast .243/6mm caliber that can fill the role as a heavy varminter, predator or deer rifle. I have one in the Weatherby UltraLight rifle. Believe it is still the fastest commercial .243/6mm load

This is a reloader caliber that can take advantage of a wide selection of .243/6mm bullets. Brass isn't cheap. Factory ammo is available from Weatherby and HSM but it is pricey compared to 6mm Creedmoor.

I like the caliber but am a Weatherby fan. If I had to choose, I'd opt for the 6mm CM.
I'm new. What animal is considered heavy varmint? Thank you.
 

sable tireur

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"heavy varminter" is a barrel contour.

Here is the list of this type of contours from Bartlein. It's #9:

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