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A couple of .340 WBY's

A couple of .340 WBY's
« on: May 07, 2018, 05:37:42 AM »
I have always been a 300 WBY fanatic.  I love the cartridge more than a person really should .  I have four of them. 2 Germans, 1 Japan and 1 American.  After being on here for a few months and reading how much the .340 is revered I decided I needed to try me one. I got a good deal on a mint condition German Deluxe with 26" barrel and a custom built 340 built on a Mark V action with a McMillian stock 28" barrel with a break making it a 31" # 3 contour.  It is a long sucker . I am super excited to give them a try .  Got my dies , brass and several different bullets . Got 225 Sierra Spitzer boat tail , 225gr Nosler Partion , 250 gr Barnes TSX. Already had several powders from shooting WBY 's . Have H1000 , RE-22, RE-25, IMR-7828, 4350 to name a few.  Have been reading BB340's loads , and several others . If anyone has any suggestions or tips I need to do to make these babies shoot please chime in . 
And on the 8th Day God created the .300 Weatherby and God saw the .300 Weatherby was good, and God divided the .300 Weatherby from the rest.

Re: A couple of .340 WBY's
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2018, 12:18:04 PM »
Nice rifles, I have used 7828 and RL 22 with good results and will try RL 26 next. The 200g ballistic tips and accubonds make an awesome load at 3250 to 3300 fps.
John

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Re: A couple of .340 WBY's
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2018, 04:21:54 PM »
Nice choice! If you have been reading my loads then you will know how much I love the .340. For me it is just the perfect balance of power, speed, penetration and recoil. God forbid if I was forced to only have one rifle then my .340 Weatherby Magnum would be it.
I have a feeling your .300's may take 2nd place in your safe soon Elvis. You may be changing your name to Elvis340 haha.
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Re: A couple of .340 WBY's
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2018, 07:45:55 PM »
There has never been a 340 built with a 24 inch barrel from the factory.Someone may have cut one off to 24,but all German and Jap made 340's come with 26 inch barrels.
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Re: A couple of .340 WBY's
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2018, 03:31:33 AM »
Took both guns out today.  Both shot good. The Deluxe has a preference for the 225 Nosler while the custom had a preference for 250 grain Barnes TSX .  Shocked at how much difference the brake made between the two. The brake on my 300 doesn't make as much difference. I like both guns. The recoil was very manageable. I have a preference for the Deluxe but I like pretty guns. Will the 340 replace my beloved 300? Only time will tell, the 300 has been a many mile with me killing everything from jackrabbits to javelin to whitetails, mule deer to elk but the 340 definitely has a place in my stable and will not be going anywhere that is for sure.  I like it !!
And on the 8th Day God created the .300 Weatherby and God saw the .300 Weatherby was good, and God divided the .300 Weatherby from the rest.

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Re: A couple of .340 WBY's
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2018, 07:35:02 PM »
Good to hear your enjoying those .340's. Look forward to hearing some stories about the hunts you take them on.
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