How good is the 240 Weatherby?

How good is the 240 Weatherby?

240 Weatherby Magnum is one of my favourite cartridges. It’s a high velocity small-bore round that’s a lot more potent than most shooters could ever imagine. It has enough case capacity to drive 100gn . 243-calibre bullets at 3400fps providing stretched string trajectory, accompanied by surprisingly fine accuracy.

How far can a 240 Weatherby shoot?

The high velocity projectiles also make the . 240 good for varmint hunting, but are better suited for medium game at 100-300 yards.

Is a 240 Weatherby a long action?

The action length that would generally be used for a rifle in 240 WBY would be described as a “long action.” Short and Long action terms are pretty generic. Take Remington and Weatherby for example. If you compare a Vanguard short action with a 700 short action, the 700 action will be shorter.

What is the most powerful Weatherby rifle?

Considered to be the world’s largest, most powerful shoulder-fired cartridge, the 460 shoots a 500 grain bullet at 2,600 fps, delivering an incredible 7,507 foot pounds of muzzle energy. That’s 50 percent more energy than the 458 Winchester.

What caliber is 240 Weatherby?

.240 Weatherby Magnum
Designed 1968
Manufacturer Weatherby
Bullet diameter .243 in (6.2 mm)

What are the ballistics of a 25 06?

The ballistic performance based off three grain type velocities are 3,230 ft/s (100 gr), 3,000 (115 gr), and 2,990 ft/s (120 gr). The . 25-06 cartridge is a medium game hunting round that can deliver deep penetrating wounds on targets as big as deer up to 250 yards.

Is a 300 Weatherby Mag a long action?

300 mag famlily of commercially produced ammo, all but two are long actions. That does not mean that each of the long actions are the same length. It only means they are long relative to the short actions.

How much recoil does a 30-378 Weatherby have?

30-378 punishes the shooter with some 51.4 ft. lbs. of recoil energy.

What is a 240 rifle?

240 Weatherby Mag. is a proprietary cartridge used only in Weatherby rifles. It utilizes the traditional Weatherby rounded double shoulder and a belted case with a length of 2.496in, significantly shorter than the 2.8in case of the .

Who was the inventor of the 240 Weatherby Magnum?

The.240 Weatherby Magnum was developed in 1968 by Roy Weatherby. In the development of his own.240in/6 mm cartridge, Weatherby was significantly influenced by both the success and the limitations of the.244 H&H Magnum cartridge devised in England by his friend and colleague David Lloyd. It was the last cartridge to be designed by Roy Weatherby.

Which is the fastest.240 Weatherby 6mm Magnum?

The .240 Weatherby Magnum is—well, perhaps was—the fastest 6mm on the commercial market; one or two of the .243 WSSM loads may equal or slightly exceed the .240 Weatherby’s velocity. But before the release of the WSSM, the .240 Weatherby was the speediest of the lot, exceeding the muzzle velocity of the .243 Winchester and 6mm Remington by 300 fps.

Is the.243 Weatherby Magnum good for hunting?

Probably not, especially looking at the availability of the .243 Winchester rifles and ammunition. But if you’re one of those hunters who likes an obscure cartridge, one that not many others are carrying afield, the .240 Weatherby Magnum may just tickle your fancy.

Which is faster a 240 Weatherby or a 243 Weatherby?

In terms of velocity, the .240 Weatherby Magnum was once the fastest commercially produced 6 mm cartridge. There were several faster wildcat rounds available, but the .240 Wby. Mag. outclassed the 6 mm Remington and the newer .243 WSSM by about 150 ft/s (46 m/s).