I believe it weighs 6.75 #, its chambered in 240 Weatherby. It’s a high velocity small-bore round that’s a lot more potent than most shooters could ever imagine. Truly. Re: Can a weatherby mark v in 243 win be rechambered to 240 weatherby magnum? Looking for very good trajectory also. Admittedly, I'm a total Weatherby fanboy and have been leaning towards the 240 from the beginning, but am now thinking about the 6-06. Long range meduim game thumper. Meat damage not an issue to me either. Popularity of the .243 Win in Australia far exceeds other commercial rounds in that bore diameter such as the 6mm Remington and .240 Weatherby – notwithstanding that they are also good hunting rounds. by 300 fps. Chip I calibri che confrontiamo fanno parte dei calibri più indicati per il folletto del bosco, uno più esasperato dell’altro, ma con caratteristiche e particolarità che li rendono entrambi ottimi per insidiare il nostro ungulato. Il costo delle armi camerate in questo calibro e il costo delle munizioni (prodotte dalla casa madre e dalla Norma) ne fanno una cartuccia per estimatori, ma una volta provate le potenzialità di questo calibro difficilmente lo abbandonerete. More specifically, when a 100-grain bullet exits the barrel of a nine-pound rifle in .257 Weatherby at 3500 fps, one’s shoulder is caressed with 13.5 ft-lbs of recoil. Why the 6mm Creedmoor? After all, what the .243 Win can do the .240 Weatherby can do in spades! The .243 Win has mild recoil which makes it ideal for new shooters, but also for anyone who doesn’t like the recoil of the bigger rounds. If you want to go slightly slower, there’s the 6x47mm Lapua and even the 6mm Bench Rest Remington. one does not relate to the other outside of they use the same bullet size. The following ammunition cartridge ballistics information and chart can be used to approximately compare .243 Winchester vs .300 Winchester Magnum ammo rounds. The .240 has never been a highly popular cartridge for reasons that will be discussed in the performance section ahead. Ne è nato un calibro versatile che utilizza un range di palle che vanno dai 60 ai 100 gr. Per riassumere i pregi di questa cartuccia in 6 mm possiamo ricordare la facile reperibilità in commercio di munizionamento commerciale, ottima resa balisitca intensa come pochissimi calcoli da fare sul selvatico nel reticolo e non da ultimo il rilevamento dell’arma al momento dello sparo quasi assente (motivo in più per sceglierlo come calibro in un basculante). As the 240 Wea is only .409" at the rim, the bolt need not be altered when rechambering or rebarrelling a rifle previously built for a 243. Gunpowder Charge Weight Velocity m/s Velocity fps; Norma 204: Max 54.4 Min 52.0: 1138 1082: 3734 3550 Recoil of a rifle in .257 Weatherby Magnum is about the same as that of a rifle of the same weight in .270 Winchester. The following ammunition cartridge ballistics information and chart can be used to approximately compare .223 Remington vs .243 Winchester ammo rounds. Abbreviated Name: 240 Wby Mag . The Coyote Kid 204,312 views I could be wrong, but I think you have to set the barrel back. It is built on a case unique to itself: Though it has a case head diameter the same as the .30-06, as well as similar case length, it is a belted case, which means that it's got a smaller body diameter than the '06 and can't be formed out of any other case. If you’re the hunter who likes obscure cartridges, the .240 Wby. To be on the safe side, starting loads published for the .240 Magnum should be reduced by 5 percent when used in the 6mm-06. This site uses cookies to enhance your experience. The 240 has a little more of everything to offer over the 6mm except bullet weight. More info in our, Le ogive per la caccia: caratteristiche per sceglierle al meglio, Vai e vedi di farlo: CAMOSCIO CON LE PRUGNE, DAINI!! Personalmente uso con successo le palle della Hasler Ariete (75 gr) e le americane Barnes (Tsx da 85 gr), ma ci sono ottimi caricamenti commerciali che aiutano chi non è appassionato di ricarica come ad esempio le Fiocchi, le Geco, le Rws , le Federal…. Racconti di una stagione di caccia al fantasma Dama Dama, LA RICARICA DELLA CARTUCCIA VENATORIA: dal bossolo alla munizione finita, 6 mm a confronto: 240 Weatherby VS 243 Winchester. These rounds have been on the market for over 50 years, and there is no reason why they won’t continue to be a mainstay in small firearm ammunition. i was wondering if this was possible since the mark v is a long action and the 243 win can be purchased for much less than a 240 wby mag. Factory series 2 vangaurd. 240 Weatherby Magnum Rifle Cartridge. Attenzione quindi a cosa spariamo e che animale vogliamo insidiare. It will drive a 100 grain bullet about 150 fps faster than the 6mm Remington or .243 WSSM from a 26" barrel, less from a 24" barrel. So would a 6mm/257WBY wildcat. Anyone who wishes to hunt with a high performance 6mm (.243”) caliber cartridge has only a few options. The rifle does not have much recoil , I think they are about 650.00$ what would it cost to rechamber and alter magazine for the longer cartridges? Questa forzatura del colletto permette ti utilizzare palle più leggere spinte a velocità molto elevate. Questo poiché le velocità elevate fanno in modo che la palla si distrugga al semplice contatto con un bersaglio duro, che può essere il costato del nostro animale, ma anche un ostacolo tra noi e la nostra preda. Nato dall’estro di Roy Weatherby che lavorò sugli angoli di spalla di una vecchia cartuccia (il 240 holland & holland) per cercare di ottenere il 6 mm più potente sul mercato. But the 240 Wea is only .453" in the body just ahead of the belt, so the 240 reamer will not clean up the chamber of a 243 barrel. Il suo “antagonista” in questa disamina è il 240 Weatherby Magnum. Does a Ferrari compete with a Yugo? Fine tuning. 240 Weatherby Magnum Produced 1968 Delivers 3,500 fps muzzle velocity (80 grain bullet) and is, on average, considerably faster than any existing standard cartridge shooting a 6mm caliber bullet. I didn't think a reamer for an 06 based cartridge would clean up the shoulder of a 308 based case. I told him he could not go wrong with three guns from Winchester ( 243, 270, 338 ) and he might want to rethink taking the 244 H & H and add a 300 H & H and a 375 H & H as he goes through life, that wouldn't be all bad. The .240 Weatherby Magnum is the fastest 6mm on the commercial market, exceeding the muzzle velocity of the .243 Win. Il 243 Winchester venne realizzato ne 1955 da un’idea del tiratore di Bench rest, W. Page, la cui idea venne “presa” e messa in commercio nientemeno che dalla Winchester. EASY rechamber job and easy feeding round. The chamber of the Weatherby Mark V in .240 Magnum is not freebored like it is for other Weatherby cartridges, but its throat is a bit longer than is commonly seen in rifles chambered for other 6mm cartridges. Lou. The .240 is very similar (velocity potential) to the .240 Holland and Holland Nitro Express released in 1923 and also the 6mm-06 and 6mm-.284 wildcat cartridges. Mag. The 257 isn't even in the same ball park. Being a proprietary cartridge available only in Weatherby rifles, the .240 Wthby. I think you would also have to relieve the bolt stop. Ovviamente il rovescio della medaglia… palle da utilizzare ottime con conseguente costo delle munizioni “maggiorato”, controllo sempre della traiettoria di tiro e cameratura in armi che per ottenere il massimo potenziale della cartuccia hanno canne di 60/66 cm. EXACTLY the same case capacity and ballistics. I have one in 7-08 and one in 280. These killed off a great many older rifle cartridges from days of old, but the .243 … It has enough case capacity to drive 100gn .243-calibre bullets at 3400fps providing stretched string trajectory, accompanied by surprisingly fine accuracy. Copyright © 2000-2020 24hourcampfire.com, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Bulk Ammunition on sale, including 240 Weatherby Mag Rifle Rounds. Essenzialmente è il bossolo di un altro calibro che ha fatto la storia, il 308 Winchester, ma con il colletto ristretto a 6 mm. Hunted with the .30-06 and it performed flawlessly. The .240 Solution The .240 Weatherby Magnum was Roy's last baby. is an apples/oranges comparison i.e. And if it was me, having owned both a 243 and a 240 Wby, if I was going to rechamber, I'd have it rechambered to 6mm-06...Brass is much cheaper and the belt doesn't buy you a lot.... Tom in Boise hit it right on the money. or the 6mm Rem. Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3. So will the old 6mm Remington (circa 1955.) .240 Weatherby Magnum. My 240 Wby is a Mark V and shoots great with 75 grain varmint bullets and heavier deer weight bullets, the 95 gr ballistic tips being one of the best. È d’obbligo l’utilizzo delle palle premium, a deformazione controllata o meglio ancora di palle monolitiche. Beating the performance of even the 240WBY with easy to find and reasonably priced brass. I have a Weatherby wilderness. is a great choice for deer, pronghorn and similar-sized game. È il calibro più indicato per il capriolo, ma anche per il camoscio, il daino, i calvi di cervo e perché no, anche il cinghiale in selezione. Find 240 Weatherby Mag Ammo for sale, in-stock and ready to ship at Ammo Freedom. The .240 Weatherby is the highest velocity commercially produced 6mm cartridge. Remington has a special 700 right now offered solely in .257 Weatherby mag. Dude - the .240 Weatherby is going to have a much shorter bbl life than a 6.5-284. 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. Now THAT would be fast and special..... As the 240 Wea is only .409" at the rim, the bolt need not be altered when rechambering or rebarrelling a rifle previously built for a 243. Some of those Vanguards have been known to give fine accuracy, I have one in 270 Win and it really shoots. Please note, the following information reflects the estimated average ballistics for each caliber and does not pertain to … I don't have my diagrams and measurements with me in Afghanistan, but isn't the 243 wider at the shoulder? and 6mm Rem. The Coyote Kid (400 yard shot drops Mule Deer with a .243 Win. Please note, the following information reflects the estimated average ballistics for each caliber and does not pertain to … Even a 257, 300, 340 Weatherby would not be chopped liver. This discussion (.243 Win vs .240 Wea.) 6mm/06 AI would git er done fer sure, and would totally ROCK. L’utilizzo in Italia del 243 Winch , leggi e regolamenti permettendo, è vario. Diverse cacciate fatte con amici hanno dimostrato il valore del 240 Weath rispetto al 243 Winch alle lunghe distanze, tanto da annunciare che più l’agognato capo era lontano più si vedeva l’effetto letale della cartuccia! Le palle disponibili per il 240 Weatherby sono le stesse del 243 Winch, ma con una preferenza (passo di rigature commerciale di 1 a 10 in canne da 60 cm) per le palle da 85 a 100 gr. In this article, we will be taking a look at two very popular cartridges in the US and the world, the .243 Win and .308 Win. I pregi di questo calibro sono da considerarsi in forza all’energia che abbiamo una volta esploso il colpo, potenza, energia e traiettoria molto tesa fanno si che il 240 Weatherby non ha eguali tra i 6 mm. Quando si è agli albori della caccia a palla, le prime esperienze venatorie che ci regaliamo in Italia e all’estero sono sul capriolo. The firmly established, highly popular .243 Winchester is widely used for hunting both small to medium sized Class 2 game and varmints, and the .240 Weatherby Magnum is there for anyone who wants as much sound and fury as can be packed into a 6mm package. Nevertheless, for 6mm fans, the .240 Weatherby is a real powerhouse. I took two Weatherby Vanguard Weatherguard centerfire rifles, a Springfield .30-06 and a 300 Winchester Magnum. All else being equal, the 240 Wby should get 150 - 200 fps more than the 6mm or 243 win. 243 Winchester e 240 Weatherby Magnun: 6 mm a confronto . Went to South Africa on safari in May of 2018. Gun is a 240 weatherby mag 10 twist 24 in barrel. By continuing to the site you accept their use. As to the suggestion of building a 6mm-06: that is a great idea. If you want to go faster than that, grab the 240 Weatherby Magnum or 243 WSSM for another 100 fps. 243 Winchester: Barnes VOR-TX 80gr TTSX (21522) Winchester 95gr Ballistic Silver Tip (SBST243A) Federal Premium 100gr Sierra Game King BT-SP (P243C) 240 Weatherby Magnum: Weatherby 85gr TTSX (B24085TTSX) Weatherby 100gr Nosler Partition (N240100PT) Weatherby 100gr Spitzer (G240100SR) 257 Weatherby Magnum: Weatherby 100gr Barnes TTSX BUY NOW. Many other great cartridges came after it — the.243 Winchester Super Short Magnum, the 6mm Remington, the powerful .240 Weatherby Magnum, and the previously discussed .25-06 Remington. I'd go with a .25 cal or 6.5mm, not a 6.0mm, with that much powder behind it. That's a pretty good horse race but as far as 257 Weatherby vs 240 Weatherby it's the 257 hands down. In production-grade sporting rifles, no other commercial cartridges are as accurate as the Creeds. Been shooting chucks with a 55 noslers and its impressive as all get out. Se per le volpi e i nocivi in genere la palla da 75 gr è un must, per il capriolo e il camoscio si sale fino agli 80, 85 gr; per passare al peso maggiore dei 100 gr per prede come il cinghiale , daino e calvi di cervo. La caratteristica più evidente che si vede quando prendiamo in mano il 240 Weath è l’assenza dell’angolo di spalla, sostituito da un raccordo stile Weatherby di 2 raggi (3,16 mm il superiore e 3,96 mm l’inferiore), il doppio Venturi, studiato appositamente per evitare la migrazione del materiale del bossolo, verso la spalla dello stesso, dovuto alle altissime pressioni di utilizzo. in terms of sales, but it certainly raised the bar for .24-caliber performance. Only reason why is, I have a boat-load of 25-06 brass. Quando si è agli albori della caccia a palla, le prime esperienze venatorie che ci regaliamo in Italia e all’estero sono sul capriolo. Very accurate with the cheap Weatherby factory ammo. The .240 Weatherby Magnum is one of my favourite cartridges. TECHNICAL INFORMATION: As with most Weatherby Magnum’s, there are a few points to keep in mind when reloading this cartridge: The chambers have “freebore,” meaning they have a longer throat. In this case, it’s the .243 vs the .308. The .243 Winchester uses the same 6mm/.243″ bullet size as the 6mm Remington, the .240 Weatherby Magnum, and the 6mm Creedmoor. 257 Weatherby Magnum Developed 1943 / Produced 1945 Roy Weatherby’s personal favorite. Perhaps the .257 Weatherby, .25-06, 6.5-284, .264 Win Mag, or 6.5mm-06 if you want a real long-range screamer. Add in being able to use 25/06 brass simply run through a die and you have a winner. I campi di utilizzo del 240 Weath sono molto simili a quelli del 243 Winch, con l’aggiunta di potenza; dovuta alla velocità che si riesce ad ottenere con il Weatherby che è in media 10/30% in più del suo rivale Winchester. From what I've read, all it takes is a pass through a 6-06 FL sizing die. Weatherby Vanguard) - Duration: 6:53. didn’t actually compete with the .243 Win. Can a weatherby mark v in 243 win be rechambered to 240 weatherby magnum? A better comparison would be a 25-06 vs a 240 and toss the old 6mm Rem in there. I analyzed the .204 Ruger, .223 Remington, .22-250 Remington, .243 Winchester, 6 Creedmoor, and .240 Weatherby Magnum for trajectory, effective range, and recoil with modern ballistic software available free online from shooterscalculator.com. The ammo is a little more than 243 but its a good deer antelope caliber. There wouldn’t be many more 6mm hunting cartridges added to the lineup until the 21 st century; Remington’s 6BR, and the 6mm PPC certainly made a splash in the target world; the .240 Weatherby is certainly a speed demon, and Winchester added the .243 WSSM to … Se le nostre prede sono cosi varie lo dobbiamo alla infinita scelta di palle e ogive che il mercato ci propone. Mag. by Gary Zinn. Did not pull out the 300 Win Mag from the case. The 6.5 Creedmoor shoots the same .264″ bullet size that’s also used by the 6.5×55 Swede, 6.5 Grendel , .260 Rem, and 6.5 PRC (among others). Why all these 243-caliber (6mm) cartridges? Stiamo attenti a scegliere la palla giusta, ricordando che la velocità è un fattore di assoluto riguardo (per le palle da 75 gr e 80 gr la soglia dei 1000 m/s è facilmente superabile), per il 243 Winch le palle troppo leggere tendono a deformarsi ancora prima di svolgere appieno il loro lavoro. 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