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Reloading / 240WbyMag loads
« on: October 04, 2018, 09:02:37 PM »
Hi All,

I'm looking for some loads with ADI powder for my 240wby mag in a synthetic markV. Would anyone know what rifle twist these rifles come in?
The ADI site gives load data for a 1:9 twist.


Ammo / Re: weatherby brass for sale 240 257 270
« on: February 12, 2014, 09:44:22 PM »
If you have any 240wby mag brass is it possible to post to Sydney Australia?

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: 240 mag load
« on: February 06, 2014, 12:27:51 AM »
Thanks, the max COL apparently is 3.100" but I'm not sure what the minimum is.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / 240 mag load
« on: February 01, 2014, 08:57:19 PM »
Can someone please tell me the minimum and maximum COL for a 240 wby mag? I think i need to try some different bullet seating depths.

Thanks in advance.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: 270 win
« on: December 19, 2012, 09:08:48 PM »
Thanks Jim, I already have some AR2213SC at home so i will try that, with 130g with 60g of powder seems to be a compressed load, is that correct?

I'm just not sure how to go with seating the bullet to get started with, would it be best to just go with the max COL and work down from there if its not accuarte?


Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / 270 win
« on: December 19, 2012, 06:56:08 PM »
Hi All, I'm going to start handloading my 270win (weatherby vanguard synthetic). Does anyone have any tips on good loads. Here in my area (western Sydney Australia) I only have access to ADI powder, after looking at bullet weights it seems i have the option of loading any thing from 90g to 180g projectiles and can get the 90g flying at 3600fps. I've been loading similar weights in my 240mag for some time with similar velocities. Also any tips on seating depths would be appreciated. I'm getting the 270 die set for xmas. Also is it cheaper to buy factory loads at $30 per box of 20 or to go straight to buying new brass?

Hope you all have a good xmas and new year and good luck with the new gun laws if any. Our gun laws are quite strict but we still have illeagal guns and unlicensed crims giving us a hard time here as well. Gun laws wont change people with mental health issues.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Bi pods
« on: April 05, 2012, 02:30:11 AM »
Hi all,

I would like to know all your thoughts on Bi pods. Do you use them often for hunting? I'm looking at buying one so if anyone can recomend one that is not top of the line but still something good and reliable, it would be appreciated? Just looking on eBay there are so many to choose from in regards to height adjustments, price etc. I've never used one and would like some recomendations on what to look for etc?

Many thanks,

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: 240wyb mag brass
« on: March 13, 2012, 07:13:04 PM »
yes please help! somebody... The up side is I’ve lost count how many times I’ve handloaded the same brass. My guess is its close to 10 times with only about 3 split necks out of about 160 brass and there still going. I read a post here a while back and someone mentioned that because of the price they could possibly become obsolete, is that a possibility?

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: New Hunting Rifle
« on: March 13, 2012, 07:02:42 PM »
Thanks all, great advise. My hunting buddy has a 308 so got that covered. I like the idea of the 6mm but have that covered with my 240. She is small, so far the centerfire 22 is the top of the list at the moment. I would love a NT calibur like a 408 but that would be some time after i win the lotto, thats even if there legal here in Oz. Semi auto's are also illegal here. Most of the game here will be goat and pig and the largest going up to a red deer but i would want that for myself if we came across one. 223, 22-250, 220 swift i think would be the options. Ive never fired any of the 22 centerfires is there a difference in the recoil?


Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: 240wyb mag brass
« on: March 12, 2012, 10:52:24 PM »
My Local gunshop charges $80AUD for factory ammo. It was a while back i last bought brass but i think i got 100 for $250 but im not sure I could be of it might have been 50 actually but i'll ring them for a quote in the next few days and let you know. It does seem a lot cheaper in the US.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / New Hunting Rifle
« on: March 12, 2012, 10:37:54 PM »
Hi All,

My Wife wants to take up shooting, she's not ready for hunting just yet but I would like to know your thoughts on what caliber to get her? She's never fired anything bigger then a 22LR before. I already have a 240mag and a 270win and ofcourse a 22LR, I could always let her use that of course but this seems like a great opertunity to buy another gun.


Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: 240wyb mag brass
« on: March 12, 2012, 06:34:31 PM »
ok thanks, i guess i'll have to stick with local who is pretty expensive and takes 6 months to get them in. who would have thought un primed brass would be restricted to import... Cheers,

I agree, Labour needs to go and go fast. I wrote to my local MP about the ammo limitations but never heard back. The gun crims are clearly unlicensed because they always seem to miss. Considering all the shootings i dont think there has been any deaths. This new idea is completly stupid... i agree they need to come down a lot harder and that will definatly help.


Ammo / Re: .240 Ammo
« on: March 04, 2012, 06:50:38 PM »
I'm interested but just noticed how old this post is. Am i too late?

Ammo / Re: Weatherby Wildcat
« on: March 01, 2012, 09:47:04 PM »
or necking down a .50cal case to a .416 if its posssible?

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