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240 weatherby on deer

240 weatherby on deer
« on: July 27, 2017, 03:27:38 PM »
Hey Guys just became a member of Weatherby Nation! Just got my first Weatherby rifle ! I got a 240 weatherby vanguard. I'm excited about it. Can you guys enlighten me on deer killing performance ? How good of a job do the 100grain spitzers do?

Re: 240 weatherby on deer
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2017, 05:39:16 PM »
I bought a Mark V Lightweight Stainless in 240 Weatherby when they first became available back in the late 90's.  I have killed a number of whitetails with mine.  Most were killed with handloads pushing the Nosler 95gr. Bal-Tip. All went down for the count.  I did kill one with a Weatherby Factory 90gr. Barnes X-Bullet.  Killed like lightning.  Great cartridge! :)

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Re: 240 weatherby on deer
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2017, 06:22:02 PM »
You are going to like the 240 Wby.  Also, if you look around and be patient you can still find their Spitzer brand, for under $40.00. 

Oh, and welcome to the Nation.  Enjoy your new rifle!

Re: 240 weatherby on deer
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2017, 06:33:24 PM »
Thanks Guys. I need to start handloading. I've only ever cranked off some pistol rounds from my Dillon 550B. So it's kinda new to me.

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Re: 240 weatherby on deer
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2017, 07:08:21 PM »
The 85 grain Barnes TSX kills them DRT and doesn't tear a bunch of meat up while doing it.I never shoot anything else.I have flattened a couple big pigs with the same ammo too.Boiler room hits and they go down.Try to run on their sides for a few seconds then still from now on.
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Re: 240 weatherby on deer
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2017, 08:13:18 PM »
Awesome! Never have been one for tracking . I like watching them crumble!

Re: 240 weatherby on deer
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2017, 05:47:42 AM »
As everybody is saying that one is a great deer caliber. I've dumped plenty of deer in Alberta with a 6mm and the 240 is a suped up a bit more so you should have no problem.

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« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2017, 07:58:47 AM »
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Re: 240 weatherby on deer
« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2017, 09:24:01 AM »
I love my 240 Wby. It was the first Weatherby rifle I owned so it will always have a special place in my safe. I've deer hunted with it in the past but never taken a whitetail with it. I did shoot a bobcat with mine and realized the 95gr Nosler ballistic tips were a little too aggressive for my likes. It blew a sizable exit wound on that cat, which would have wasted a lot of shoulder meat on a whitetail.

My theory is that the rapidly expanding bullets like these do better @ ~3000fps or less. And the bonded or partition bullets do better in the quicker rifles and chamberings. Different strokes for different folks though!

I've adjusted and switched to partitions.
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Re: 240 weatherby on deer
« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2017, 12:20:34 PM »
I was thinking about trying the partitions myself. I've used Barnes in other rifles and I know they are the real deal for sure. I've just got to take the time to sit and learn to handload. Fellas I appreciate all the welcomes.