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#6133152 - 01/12/16 08:19 PM 240 weatherby
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Registered: 06/07/11
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Is anyone shooting the 240. Mine loves the factory 100 grain soft point factory ammo. Gonna try some 105 bergers just wandring if any one has tried them
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#6133546 - 01/13/16 08:00 AM Re: 240 weatherby [Re: hunter 2506264]
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Every factory 240 I have ever seen had a 1X10 twist barrel which is borderline for 100 grainers. I really think you will find stability issues with the long 105 Bergers unless you have a custom barrel with a faster twist.
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#6133607 - 01/13/16 08:48 AM Re: 240 weatherby [Re: hunter 2506264]
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Agreed. I would much prefer a 1:8 twist for the longer bullets.
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#6133627 - 01/13/16 08:57 AM Re: 240 weatherby [Re: hunter 2506264]
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Don't some of the 243 win factory guns come with a 1;10 twist and stabilize 100 grainers?

I would think 105's with the added speed wouldn't be to big an issue. Have you run it through bergers stability calculator?
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#6137715 - 01/15/16 04:48 PM Re: 240 weatherby [Re: hunter 2506264]
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I'm having a lot of trouble finding an accurate load for my 240 in the 100+ size bullets now I'm working on 95 gr Hornady
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#6138289 - 01/15/16 11:49 PM Re: 240 weatherby [Re: hunter 2506264]
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Been shooting my 240 today with berger 105 vld hunting bullet. Loaded 53 gr h4831 with cci br2 seated at 3.2500 groups measured .46 the load i tried with vld are 53 gr rl 22 and cci 250 primers at 3.250 one group was .46 the other group was .51 pretty darn good for 1/10 twist factory barrel


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