This makes it a “factory” cartridge, although no factory ammo is available, and guns chambered for it are all custom jobs. 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. Many handloaders like the 6mm Rem.’s sharper shoulder and longer case, and while it’s not nearly as popular as the .243 Win., it is nonetheless a great 6mm round. Jump to Latest Follow 1 - 20 of 32 Posts. Neither the .240 Weatherby Magnum (left) or the 6mm-284 Winchester (center) has quite as much powder capacity as the 6mm-06 (right). std7mag and losing-sanity , no apology necessary at all fellows. Named aptly after Camilla Weatherby, the graceful lines are befitting of the way the stock fits female shooters. shoots the same cadre of 0.243-inch bullets as the .243 Win. with a collective yawn and flocked to the equally new and elegant Winchester Model 70 Featherweight in .243 Win. 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. 375 Ruger necked to 7mm. 6mm creedmoor vs 6mm remington, However, after completely missing five consecutive bucks with my 6mm, I decided that I needed to hunt with that Remington 6mm like I hunted with my 2-3/4 inch 12 gauge. This may seem like an odd comparison, but I cannot count the number of times I have been in a gun store listening to either the “gun guru” behind the counter, or the “expert sniper” on the other side talking about how the 6.5 Creedmoor is like a 300 Win Mag without the recoil. Though not commonly seen today, the.240 Weatherby is a fine cartridge that gives hunters as much oomph at 400 yards as the.243 Winchester does at 250. I'm sorry for derailing your thread earlier. Brought out by Hornady just a few months ago, this moderate-sized round is based on the 6.5 Grendel and shares similar rim and body dimensions. In an effort to salvage the .244 Rem., in 1963, Remington changed the name of the round to 6mm Remington and the barrel twist rate to 1:9 inches. case necked up, made especially for ARs. The .243 Winchester uses the same 6mm/.243″ bullet size as the 6mm Remington, the .240 Weatherby Magnum, and the 6mm Creedmoor. Written inquires can be mailed to: Weatherby, Inc. PO Box 6630 Sheridan, WY 82801 USA Improved Ballistics a Key to Accurate Long-Range Shooting, Shooting Times Father's Day 2019 Gift Guide, Berry's Bullets: Reloading Equipment, Shooting Accessories & Bullet Accuracy Tests, .250 Savage — Trailblazing Hunting Cartridge. 6mm cartridges were common for this because, with high BC bullets, you got good trajectory and mild recoil. It’s easy to understand why it’s such an excellent performer. Mag. I considered cheating on my.243 by purchasing a 6mm … In my own tests I found that 150 FPS may be a slight exaggeration shooting with a Weatherby Vanguard S2 with a twenty-four inch barrel. After all, what the .243 Win can do the .240 Weatherby can do in spades! 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 the short/stubby lineup. Some rifles and cartridges just go together. Though since I would be reloading I can load them to wherever the rifle can stabilize. Necking down of the 6.5 CM allowed the base to be fitted with a .243 cal bullet and allo… The .240 has never been a highly popular cartridge for reasons that will be discussed in the performance section ahead. If this is your first visit to Sages Reloading Forum, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. 1; 2 ... Also look at a 257 Roberts and 6.5 Creedmoor. 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. Length refers to the cartridge case length; OAL refers to the overall length of the cartridge; Measurements are in millimeters then inches, i.e. Fine tuning. And its performance is effective with a variety of bullets. Subscriber Services. Match. 6mm Creedmoor vs 6.5 Creedmoor Compared to the 6mm Creedmoor, t he 6.5 Creedmoor shoots heavier, larger diameter , and more aerodynamic bullets at a slower velocity. However, I must confess that Hornady’s factory loads shoot so well that the reloader is hard-pressed to better them. Many shooters necked the BR case down, and a 6mm version ultimately became the 6mm BR Remington. The latest in a rather spare line of 6s that’s grown mainly in the rarified air of Benchrest and Precision Rifle shooting, the new Creedmoor has the profile and ballistic zip of a hunting cartridge. ISS Prop House gives us the rundown on the guns used in Enemy at the Gate. This article lists firearm cartridges which have a bullet caliber between 6 millimetres (0.236 in) and 6.99 millimetres (0.275 in).. One other fine 6mm round is the .240 Weatherby Magnum. What are the 6mm Cartridges: 6mm Lee Navy; 6mm Creedmoor 1 of 2 Go to page. It is versatile, in that it is suitable in both ARs and mini-bolt guns for hunting, personal protection, and target shooting. I use the wby for hunting because it is the velocity King. Match bullet. The powder charge I used then is lost to history, but the bullet was a Speer 90-grain SP. My wife has a Ruger American in 6mm Creedmoor, and it is the only round that has been able to pry her away from her beloved .270 Winchester. Posted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 9:40 pm . The .240 Wby. Why the 6mm Creedmoor? Joined Oct 22, 2020 Messages 15. elkhnter said: A 240 Weatherby will drop most anything up to an elk. Reference tables for reloading with RCBS equipment. Another interesting development is the 6mm Dasher that was developed by Al Ashton and benchrest gunsmith Dan Dowling. My personal choice for long range is a 6.5-06AI with 130g Swift Scirocco IIs, BC .571 @ 3161fps and a 24 barrel. Hope for a 1x10 Possibly a 1x12 if it's a 1x14 it's for light bullets. Not long ago, Hornadyannounced its 6mm Creedmoor, spawn of the 6.5 that’s zoomed to stardom faster than the .270 did nigh a century ago. Oct 25, 2020 #58 Johnny B New member. Weatherby Customer Service representatives are available to assist you: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (MDT) Visitor/Service Center 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (MDT) Customer Service (307) 675-7840. It started as a popular wildcat before its approval by SAAMI. We look at the futuristic .450 Bushmaster and how it compares to the tried and true .45-70. Interestingly enough, my history with 6mm rounds began with the 6mm Remington. .257wby? |   It is accurate, produces good velocities, and the copper eraser stuff in this powder makes barrel cleaning a breeze. Joined: Fri Nov 06, 2009 9:05 pm Posts: 8406 Location: I-5 Lala Land North, Washington State The .240 WM is probably the most difficult small Weatherby caliber to find in the market place. It gave dependable accuracy and high velocities. 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). It may not display this or other websites correctly. The 6.5mm Creedmoor (6.5×48 mm) or 6.5 Creedmoor by SAAMI, 6,5 Creedmoor by the C.I.P. My handloads for the round have all been for Missouri deer, and I can confidently recommend my favorite. is an apples/oranges comparison i.e. If you prefer to use factory ammunition, then the .240 Weatherby Magnum is your cup of tea. But will probably step up … Super Short Magnum. It has had moderate success in various target venues. and 6mm Rem., but it pushes them a little faster. I’m referring to the 6mm Creedmoor, which is simply the 6.5 Creedmoor case necked down with no other change. Obviously, they are not nearly as popular as the 6mm hunting cartridges. Not only did the rifle have a nice checkered American walnut stock, but also the light barrel was a handy 22 inches long. It uses the ever-effective Hornady 100-grain RN InterLock with H4350 powder. Mag. 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 24 Nosler is exceptionally accurate and mild mannered and has cleanly taken numerous midsized big-game animals. Hornady's launch of the 6mm Creedmoor as a commercial cartridge (the initial wildcat was the brainchild of Outdoor Life's John Snow) coincided with the rise of a new rifle discipline, too — Precision Rifle Series competition or PRS. The 6mm-06 makes more sense in a long-action rifle, and .30-06 cases are usually easier to find and less expensive than .284 Winchester or 6.5-284 cases. Hornady’s 80-grain GMX and 103-grain ELD-X and the Speer 90-grain Hot-Cor all are accurate and deadly. Oct 25, 2020 #58 Johnny B New member. The 6.5-300 Weatherby Magnum bested even the Nosler, with the initial load firing a 127-grain Barnes LRX bullet at 3,531 feet per second (fps) from the muzzle. All else being equal, the 240 Wby should get 150 - 200 fps more than the 6mm or 243 win. Twist rate was one turn in 10 inches, which handled the 100-grain deer bullets nicely. Caliber: Recommended Thickness/Grade: Minimum Distance: 240 Weatherby Magnum: 1/2” AR500: 200+ Yards: 6mm-284 Winchester: 3/8” AR500/AR550: 200 + Yards: 257 Roberts Another round that was designed for the steel shooters is the 6mm BR Remington. Also, you know weatherby will always support the cartridge for brass and ammo. 6mm Creedmoor vs 243. Super Short Magnum .25-06. Its accuracy is simply phenomenal, and it makes a superior varmint cartridge. Low recoil is also noted. Refine by Caliber: 6mm Creedmoor 243 Win. Dec 29, 2012 #1 B. Bkknupp Well-Known Member. Why all these 243-caliber (6mm) cartridges? has not been on game, some loads stand out. Heck, a 30-30 would be very practical if the shots were close. Some examples include the 6mm-204 and the 6x45. In 1955, on the heels of the .243 Win., the .243 Rock Chucker was modified slightly by Remington and became the .244 Remington. Can someone tell me the difference, if any, in these two calibers. This is a new come and may fade out like the 6mm Rem making it harder to come by components. Go. The PRC has 25% more capacity than a creedmoor, and 5-6% less than a SAUM. or on the other hand 6.5 CM or 6.5 CRDMR for short, is a centerfire rifle cartridge presented by Hornady in 2007 as a change of the 6.5 Carcano and the.30 TC, and is based on the .308 Winchester. While I too am interested in the 240 Wby, it will be specifically used for deer, antelope and maybe up to caribou. Big bore semiauto or a lever gun? shoots the same cadre of 0.243-inch bullets as the .243 Win. Calculations were corrected to standard temperature (59F/15C) and pressure (29.92 inHg/1013 mbar) at sea level. I won’t beat up a 7x57. 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. First, the cartridge was designed for dual purposes: deer hunting and varmint hunting. Next Last. L. to R. are 243 Winchester, 6mm Remington, 240 Weatherby Magnum. 6mm-284? Its extreme velocity punches far above its weight class. First, virtually all bolt-action hunting rifles are available in .243, and there are also AR-10 variants as well (though they won't handle really long, high BC bullets if that matters to you.) Truly. The benchrest crowd has not been overlooked in the 6mm derby, and one cartridge literally rewrote the record book. One separate mention must go to the 105 grain Hornady A-Max. was necked up to 6mm and called the 6x47. Refine by Caliber: 243 Win 25-06 Rem. Reactions: noharleyyet. Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk Similar Threads: 26 Nosler vs 6.5 Creedmoor; Savage 10 FCP-SR 6.5 Creedmoor; 6.5 Creedmoor pet load; 6.5 Creedmoor dies; 6 creedmoor Claims for the 6mm ARC are that it is better in every category. You are definitely correct in your observation, JLS. Refine by Caliber: 25-06 Rem 6.5 Grendel ... .240 Weatherby Magnum .243 Win. 6.5 Creedmoor projectiles are available weighing between 120 and 140 grains. We ping steel with a .300 WinMag at over a mile. In all honesty, it’s really easy to overthink this. While it is obviously dependent on the exact weapon and ammunition chosen, the muzzle velocity is somewhere in the neighborhood of 2850 feet per second. .240 Weatherby Magnum. Refine by Caliber: 6mm Creedmoor 243 Win. DF 6.5 Creedmoor vs .300 Winchester Magnum: Ballistics. I tested dozens of loads, mostly with benchrest bullets, and the rifle shot well. Actually, there are several 6mm wildcats that duplicate the performance of the .240 Weatherby. As a caliber, the 6mm has the least number of commercial members. Wildcatters have had a field day with the 6mms, and the list of their creations is long. In the 1970s, Remington experimented with a .308-sized case that was about 1.5 inches long and had a small primer pocket (like the PPCs). It is reported to be very accurate, but its aura is eclipsed by the shadow of the 6mm PPC. To get started, click the link below to visit mymagnow.com and learn how to access your digital magazine. The hunter can add about 100 to 150 fps of additional velocity to most game-weight bullets. A new 6mm round blossomed in 2017, and it has already taken a position in the “Great” category. Classic Weatherby Mark V® 6-Lug action combined with a gorgeous AA-grade Claro Walnut stock and hand-lapped barrel create the Mark V® Camilla Deluxe. Refine by Caliber: 243 Win 25-06 Rem. While this excellent cartridge was almost doomed at birth, it has hung on, to the chagrin of deer, prairie goats, coyotes, and rock chucks everywhere. But if you had to pick the better ballistic one, it’s the 6.5-300 wby. I took a bull moose this fall with my 6.5 Creedmoor, and have used the 6.5x55 successfully on deer, moose and elk with 140 gr bullets. The 6.5mm Creedmoor (6.5×48 mm) or 6.5 Creedmoor by SAAMI, 6,5 Creedmoor by the C.I.P. Accuracy was up to par, and shooters took to the rifle-cartridge combo like a duck, well, you know. The .240 Weatherby Magnum is—well, perhaps was—the fastest 6mm on the commercial market; one or two of the .243 WSSM loads may equal or slightly exceed the .240 Weatherby’s velocity. That bullet and Hybrid 100V powder recently grouped into a remarkable 0.44 inch in a Ruger Model 77R. I think it would be an amazing bullet in the 243/6mm/240 weatherby with proper twist. Perhaps i misinterpeted the wording of your original post. Another cartridge that deserves mention is the relatively new 24 Nosler. Factory loads were available, and it was moderately popular for both varmint and deer hunting and target shooting. They still do. The Model 70 .243 Win. Does a Ferrari compete with a Yugo? Let’s start off with a question: What is the best round for the AR-15?. The 270 Win is a darn fine caliber and will serve him well. While the 6mm-caliber cartridges that can be considered “great” are few in number, some have... Keith Feeley of Tactical Solutions sat down with Michael Bane at SHOT Show 2018 to talk about the new X-Ring Takedown SBR .22LR rifle. Called the “.224 Valkyrie”, it is based on the .30 Remington/6.8 SPC case, necked down to .22 caliber, giving it similar internal and external geometry to the .22 Nosler, released at SHOT Show this year. This discussion (.243 Win vs .240 Wea.) I have a 6.5X.284 and it is just amazing.I still like the 6.5mm bullets better but to each his own.If I could do it over I … load with 100 grain Norma bullet has a KPS of 14.5 at 255 yards; the 6mm Creedmoor 95 grain load KPS is 15.1 at 260 yards; the 97 grain .243 Winchester load gets a KPS of 14.2 and the 100 grain .243 load a … But before the release of the WSSM, the .240 Weatherby was the speediest of the lot, exceeding the muzzle velocity of the .243 Winchester and 6mm Remington by 300 fps. Mag., the 6mm-204 essentially recreates the 6x47. remains a solid performer with today’s high-tech bullets, new powders, and fast-twist rifle barrels. Created in 1915, the .250 Savage was the first commercial hunting cartridge to achieve a... Magnum shotshells give shooters more of what they don't need, including more recoil, more... A unique load for the .450 Bushmaster is Hornady's new Subsonic offering. (In the 1960s, Speer made a 105-grain RN just for the .244 Rem.) Only a few metric calibers have been really popular in the United States—6.5mm and 7mm—so the “Great 6mms” are relatively few in number. Both were termed “Pointed Soft Point Core-Lokt” bullets. mm (in) In a pinch, it’ll work for that too. Sadistic. The 6x45 is the .223 Rem. The 24 Nosler is a terrific performer, so don’t let its small size fool you. Hornady is claiming its 6mm ARC will yield 2,750 fps with a 108-grain ELD-M bullet from a 24-inch barrel. It hits way above its weight class. was everything the .244 Rem. The 6mm Creedmoor vs .243 is a very interesting comparison. Weatherby Customer Service representatives are available to assist you: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (MDT) Visitor/Service Center 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (MDT) Customer Service (307) 675-7840. Accordingly, the firm introduced two loads. That equates to better than 3,500 foot-pounds of energy at the muzzle. In a Mauser or other rifle with an appropriate magazine length, it has a very real advantage over a 7-08 in a short action, particularly with modern bullets. 175 Gr. Download our Apple App! The popularity of 6mm cartridges has waxed and waned over the decades, but appears to be peaking again. 243 Win vs 6mm Creedmoor vs 6mm Rem; Download our Android App! Mag. Of course, handloading the 6mm Creedmoor is a reloader’s dream. This means you have the option to read your magazine on most popular phones and tablets. In the 1970s, the .222 Rem. Super Short Magnum. ), and .240 Weatherby. Top loads used H322, W748, and Reloder 7 powders with 65-, 68-, and 75-grain match bullets. This article lists firearm cartridges which have a bullet caliber between 6 millimetres (0.236 in) and 6.99 millimetres (0.275 in).. Remington surmised that the .244 would be used mostly as a varmint cartridge, with only an occasional application on deer-sized game, so the initial factory ammo was loaded with a 75-grain bullet. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. They run the gamut from tiny benchrest numbers to those with larger cases that essentially duplicate many factory rounds. With the super bullets and modern powders of today, I can’t imagine a better deer and antelope round. The .244 Rem. Remington changed the .244’s name to 6mm Remington in 1963 and started offering a 100-grain factory load, even though the company had already (quietly) changed the .244 to a faster twist. .240 Weatherby Magnum. Both use the same 6mm/.243” diameter bullets, but the 6mm Creedmoor was specifically designed to use longer, heavier, and more aerodynamic projectiles. The 6mm-06 was the first, the 6mm-284 another. All Rights Reserved. A new 100-grain factory deer load completed the round’s metamorphosis. This is fortuitous, as it is a delight to reload and seems to like just about all the bullets I’ve tried in it. The newest 6mm factory round is the recently announced 6mm ARC (Advanced Rifle Cartridge). Refine by Caliber: .243 Win. for decades and have experienced no odd problems with it. The.243 Winchester uses the same 6mm/.243″ bullet size as the 6mm Remington, the.240 Weatherby Magnum, and the 6mm Creedmoor. The 6mm Rem. 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. It’s a look at an old but trusted and proven cartridge in the .243 Win and a look at a new 6mm Creedmoor cartridge where the results have yet to come in on if it is here to stay or will eventually fall back into obscurity. He gave it a 32-degree shoulder and called it the “.243 Rock Chucker.”. It debuted in 1955 and has been immensely and justifiably popular ever since. Most brands available. The cartridge was developed by Nosler’s Mike Lake, and it was approved by SAAMI in 2017. IMPORTANT: RCBS Shell Holder numbers do not correspond to those of other manufacturers. The deer load had a 100-grain bullet, and the varmint load carried an 80-grain bullet. Post subject: Re: 240 Weatherby or 6mm-06? In the 1970s, I had a Remington Model 700 BDL so chambered, and I took my first Texas whitetail with it. and 6mm Rem., but it pushes them a little faster. I had a Remington Model 700 BDL Varmint rifle rebarreled with a heavy stainless-steel barrel chambered for the round, and it lived up to its reputation. The 6mm CM is basically a necked down version of the 6.5 Creedmoor. It keeps the longer neck … Starting at left is the ill-fated .243 WSSM, .243 Win., 6mm Rem. called the 6mm Crusader. Refine by Caliber: .243 Win. 175 Gr. Some may scoff at the “old-fashioned” roundnose bullet, but it is a terrific game bullet, and I have never had to use a second shot to down a deer. No factory rifles or ammo was available, but for a while, Federal offered nickel-plated 6x47 cases. rebarreled to 24 Nosler with a stainless-steel, three-groove PAC-NOR barrel. Its roots pre-date the 1950s, though 6mms had little support in the early years of bolt rifl… And it made the “new” round available in the very attractive and accurate Model 700. 6mm creedmoor vs 6mm remington, However, after completely missing five consecutive bucks with my 6mm, I decided that I needed to hunt with that Remington 6mm like I hunted with my 2-3/4 inch 12 gauge. Starting at left is the ill-fated .243 WSSM, .243 Win., 6mm Rem. A 240 Weatherby will drop most anything up to an elk. I wouldn't even consider the .257 Weatherby for a woman to use for Arkansas whitetails. Benchrest (BR) shooters will go to almost any length to shave 0.001 inch off of their aggregate average, and there is a diverse assemblage of 6mm wildcat rounds for BR shooters. 243 Win vs 6mm Creedmoor vs 6mm Rem; Download our Android App! Any discussion of great 6mm cartridges must start (some would say end) with the .243 Winchester. The .240 Weatherby will amaze even jaded hunters. It's loaded with the... Give a Gift   A 240WB makes a 6mm Creedmoor look like a 10/22.... What's the twist? The .243 Win. The .240 Weatherby and 6mm Remington are ideal for the Mauser, especially with a new barrel, put on by someone with the experience to do it properly. The 6.5 Creedmoor is also touted as a long range big game caliber like the 300 Win Mag. Her 6mm Creedmoor rifle is light and handy and shoots like a house afire, and recoil and muzzle blast are modest. It was essentially the Huntington cartridge, but with a 26-degree shoulder for easier case manufacturing. 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