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Big Six Henderson #16594

I inherited a .240 Weatherby Magnum

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None of the shops here have ammo.  I plan to reload somewhere down the road, but for now just need some feedback, powder, bullets, etc.

 

Thanks,

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1 hour ago, Big Six Henderson #16594 said:

None of the shops here have ammo.  I plan to reload somewhere down the road, but for now just need some feedback, powder, bullets, etc.

 

Thanks,

6

 

Howdy BIG 6

 

First, find out your rate of twist in the barrel.  This will help you determine some of the better bullet

weights for accuracy purposes.

 

Hopefully, a Wire Pard will be able to help with that info and have some good load data to help you out.

 

My opinion, that .240 is a darn good caliber and should be legal in most states for deer, etc.....

 

..........Widder

 

 

Edited by Widder, SASS #59054

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My Speer manual has a nice section on the .240.

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Saw in one of my firearm newsletters that Weatherby just cut the price of factory ammo in half. Not sure when that will trickle doown to retail stores but you might contact Weatherby direct. Those older rifles were GREAT.

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4 hours ago, Happy Jack, SASS #20451 said:

Saw in one of my firearm newsletters that Weatherby just cut the price of factory ammo in half. Not sure when that will trickle doown to retail stores but you might contact Weatherby direct. Those older rifles were GREAT.

 

Was that all ammo, or just 350 legend?  American Rifleman had an article about the 350 Leg with a line like that. 

I'm going to kick myself if it's all ammo, cause I just bought a lot of my rifle's favorite deer medicine, which just happens to be Hornady's American Whitetail line. 

 

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Midway USA has some 100gr .240 Weatherby ammo in stock.  No, it is not cheap.  $3.00 a pop.

Blackfoot

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Rambler, I believe it was in either Shooting Sports Retailer or Tactical Retailer. (magazines limited to the trade) Was NOT in an NRA Publication.

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Six

 

I own a 240 Weatheryby.  It is a very good cartridge and an accurate rifle.  I’ve owned since 1972.  Of course I glassed the action and floated the barrel.  I shot a lot of deer, ground hogs and coyote with it.  Most accurate load was with Speer 105 gr bullet.  Longer Bullets worked best in my rifle due to long free bore Weatherby’s have.  Can’t remember powder but at the time it was slowest Hodgedon made.  I’ll dig out my old data and get back to you.

 

Whiskey

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I've had excellent luck getting accurate loads in multiple calibers using H414. It's listed in the Speer manual as well. 

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The article is i the American rifleman.  Weatherby is lowering all their ammo prices

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1 hour ago, Irish-Pat said:

The article is i the American rifleman.  Weatherby is lowering all their ammo prices

 

That's what I was thinking, and I just realized I misread Happy Jack's post.  I thought he said hornady ammo.

 

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Brass is out there to be had. Kind of salty but available. The rest is easy to find. 

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