HuntingNut
HuntingNut
   Login or Register
HomeCommunity ForumsPhoto AlbumsRegister
     
 

User Info

Welcome Anonymous


Membership:
Latest: eeschunerronni
New Today: 0
New Yesterday: 1
Overall: 12471

People Online:
Members: 3
Visitors: 57
BOT: 5
Total: 65
Who Is Where:
 Members:
02: Grey_Wolf > Forums
03: phonefly > Forums
 Visitors:
01: Forums
02: Forums
03: Forums
04: Forums
05: Forums
06: Forums
07: Forums
08: Forums
09: Forums
10: Forums
11: Photo Albums
12: Forums
13: Forums
14: Forums
15: Photo Albums
16: Forums
17: Forums
18: Photo Albums
19: Forums
20: Forums
21: Forums
22: Forums
23: Forums
24: Forums
25: Forums
26: Forums
27: Your Account
28: Home
29: Photo Albums
30: Forums
31: Forums
32: Forums
33: Forums
34: Forums
35: Forums
36: Forums
37: Your Account
38: Forums
39: Forums
40: Forums
41: Forums
42: Forums
43: Photo Albums
44: Home
45: Forums
46: Forums
47: Forums
48: Forums
49: Forums
50: Forums
51: Forums
52: Forums
53: Forums
54: Photo Albums
55: Forums
56: Forums
57: Forums
  BOT:
01: Photo Albums
02: Photo Albums
03: Forums
04: News
05: Forums
Hidden: 1
Staff Online:

No staff members are online!
 

Coppermine Stats
Photo Albums
 Albums: 304
 Pictures: 2340
  · Views: 296183
  · Votes: 1302
  · Comments: 85
 

Support our Advertisers

Building a 240 Weatherby Magnum...
Discussions related to Guns and Firearms
Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
twofifty
Member
Member


Joined: Feb 07, 2007
Posts: 158
Location: BC Rockies

PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2008 6:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Building a 240 Weatherby Magnum... Reply with quote

Hey D/S I've just finished reading the whole thread and have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed reading and looking at your .240Wby build.

Your pics are of such clarity, and so well sequenced, that I sense ( I was going to say 'understand' but that would be presumptuous on my part) the attention to detail and skill required.

Anyhow, she should be a sweet shooter. Looks good too, in a subdued non-brash kind of way...a sleeper of sorts. Shocked

D/S, no offense meant: in the muscle car days a sleeper was the simple clean lookind car that would blow the doors off the chrome-laden competition (this last bit is provided for the younger ones among us (Dimitri?) who did not get to drive 300+hp pony cars).

Now lets all pray for the rain to stop falling in OK, so we can see how this puppy prints paper.
Back to top
View user's profile
foreign
Member
Member


Joined: Apr 02, 2008
Posts: 50
Location: NEW ZEALAND

PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2008 4:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Building a 240 Weatherby Magnum... Reply with quote

hey ds. i was wondering what you opinion on bedding a 700 .308 was. how hard is it to do with maintaining the mag well and the little box the ammo sits in. would you just bed the lug? would be alot easier if it was just a single shot.
Back to top
View user's profile
Deer Sniper
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Apr 26, 2007
Posts: 323

PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2008 7:26 pm    Post subject: Re: Building a 240 Weatherby Magnum... Reply with quote

Foreign,

bed the complete action area as well as the recoil lug and about 1 inch in front of that and no more. Also, put 3 or 4 layers of masking tap on the bottom of the recoil lug. Everything else, bed solid...

Any questions, just ask!

D/S
Back to top
View user's profile ICQ Number
foreign
Member
Member


Joined: Apr 02, 2008
Posts: 50
Location: NEW ZEALAND

PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2008 12:26 am    Post subject: Re: Building a 240 Weatherby Magnum... Reply with quote

hey ds have u managed to get a shoot out of the rifle yet,im real keen to know what it will do.cheers
Back to top
View user's profile
Deer Sniper
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Apr 26, 2007
Posts: 323

PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2008 7:24 pm    Post subject: Re: Building a 240 Weatherby Magnum... Reply with quote

Here is an accuracy report on the new 240 Weatherby Magnum...



Here are a couple of targets followed by the loads that was used...









CASE: Norma 240 Weatherby Magnum



PRIMER: CCI-200

POWDER: IMR-4350 / 51.0 gr.

BULLET: Sierra 85 gr. B.T. - H.P. Game King

VELOCITY: 3,817 fps.





*********************************************************









CASE: Norma 240 Weatherby Magnum

PRIMER: CCI-200

POWDER: IMR-4350 / 50.5 gr.

BULLET: Hornady 87 gr. V-MAX

VELOCITY: 3,732 fps.



*********************************************************











CASE: Norma 240 Weatherby Magnum

PRIMER: CCI-200

POWDER: IMR-4350 / 52.0 gr.

BULLET: Remington 80 gr. Power Lokt Hollow Point

VELOCITY: 3,918 fps.





*********************************************************





Fireform load was as follows -



CASE: Norma 240 Weatherby Magnum

PRIMER: CCI-200

POWDER: IMR-4350 / 45.0 gr.

BULLET: Remington 80 gr. Power Lokt Hollow Point





*********************************************************





These were the three bullets that were used to shoot the above groups. The bullet on the left is the 80 gr. Remington, center is Sierra's 85 gr. bullet and then Hornady's 87 gr. V-MAX...













Extreme spread between all rounds fired was 20 fps. or less!



Notice also that all groups were fired at 200 yards instead of 100 yards. Reason being is that most high velocity bullets of any caliber do not fully stabilize until at least the 200 yard mark, if not further....
Back to top
View user's profile ICQ Number
Doublejs
Member
Member


Joined: Nov 29, 2007
Posts: 137
Location: SW Pennsylvania

PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2008 7:35 pm    Post subject: Re: Building a 240 Weatherby Magnum... Reply with quote

Impressive!
especially for 200 yrd groups.
Nice photos also.
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
Deer Sniper
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Apr 26, 2007
Posts: 323

PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2008 7:37 pm    Post subject: Re: Building a 240 Weatherby Magnum... Reply with quote

Thank you Sir....

D/S
Back to top
View user's profile ICQ Number
Pumpkinslinger
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Sep 22, 2007
Posts: 4402
Location: NC foothills

PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2008 7:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Building a 240 Weatherby Magnum... Reply with quote

DS, well done!

_________________
Mike

"I ain't no better than anyone else, and there ain't no one better than me!" Ma Kettle

Back to top
View user's profile AIM Address Yahoo Messenger Photo Gallery
gelandangan
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: May 07, 2006
Posts: 5736
Location: Sydney Australia

PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2008 8:28 pm    Post subject: Re: Building a 240 Weatherby Magnum... Reply with quote

Deer Sniper..

This question came a bit late in the thread but I got to ask somebody about it.

Usually, what I heard is when chambering a new barrel, you thread them first then you ream the chamber.
Supposedly this will help in headspacing with go/nogo gauges to check the distance from the bolt to the shoulder of the cartridge.
What I saw from your work here, you ream the barrel first then you thread it..
So how do you get the headspace right?

_________________
A straight line is the shortest distance between two points.
A smile is the shortest distance between two people.

The government I trust .. is my .45-70 Government.

Do - Not try!


gelandangan.weebly.com/
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website
foreign
Member
Member


Joined: Apr 02, 2008
Posts: 50
Location: NEW ZEALAND

PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2008 8:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Building a 240 Weatherby Magnum... Reply with quote

nice ds. good shooting on your part as well.
Back to top
View user's profile
Vince
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: May 25, 2005
Posts: 13132
Location: Brisbane AUSTRALIA

PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2008 9:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Building a 240 Weatherby Magnum... Reply with quote

Awesome levels of accuracy DS. It certainly appears to me that your have achieved your aim with this project...and done a damn fine job into the bargain.

Well done mate.

Cheers, Vince

_________________
Cheers, Vince Cheers

Illegitimi non carborundum
(Never let the bastards grind you down)

Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.

"Nulla Si Fa Senza Volonta."
(Without Commitment, Nothing Gets Done)
Back to top
View user's profile AIM Address MSN Messenger Yahoo Messenger Photo Gallery
Deer Sniper
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Apr 26, 2007
Posts: 323

PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2008 10:01 pm    Post subject: Re: Building a 240 Weatherby Magnum... Reply with quote

Vince, Foreigh and Pumpkinslinger - thank you for the compliments, I appreciate it. I am quite satisfied with the way things worked out and needless to say, my wife is more than happy with her new rifle....

Gelandangan - I have never seen a gun that would fire go/no go gauges. This is something that I have no use for. Personally, I always use cases that have been full length resized with the original dies that will be used for reloading that particular cartridge...

When cutting the bolt body counterbore, I cut it to the same exact depth of the bolt body and when the barrel is screwed into the receiver, I set it up to stop .003 short of contact with the barrel. The chamber is also cut to where the case head also stops .003 short of jamming against the case head on a chambered case that has been full length resized. After the barrel is screwed into the receiver and tightened, if you put a .003 steel shim against the case head and tried to close the bolt, it will not completely close and lock down but anything less than that will allow the bolt to fully close and lock. This is the way I have been chambering and building rifles and hunting handguns for 25 years now....

D/S
Back to top
View user's profile ICQ Number
gelandangan
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: May 07, 2006
Posts: 5736
Location: Sydney Australia

PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2008 12:01 am    Post subject: Re: Building a 240 Weatherby Magnum... Reply with quote

Thanks for the explanation Deer Sniper.

I must say that although a bit unusual to my limited experience, your method is definitely producing great result.

Well done.

_________________
A straight line is the shortest distance between two points.
A smile is the shortest distance between two people.

The government I trust .. is my .45-70 Government.

Do - Not try!


gelandangan.weebly.com/
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website
Deer Sniper
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Apr 26, 2007
Posts: 323

PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2008 8:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Building a 240 Weatherby Magnum... Reply with quote

Thank you Sir and you are welcome for the explanation. I just hope that it was good enough for you to understand. Alot of times, it's a lot easier to do the work and show the pictures than it is to try and explain things....

D/S
Back to top
View user's profile ICQ Number
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic   Printer Friendly Page    Forum Index » Gun & Firearm Discussions
Page 3 of 3
All times are GMT - 7 Hours
Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3



Jump to:  


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Advertisements
 


Valid CSS! Valid HTML 4.01!
Click to check if this page is realy HTML 4.01 compliant for speed :)

All logos and trademarks in this site are property of HuntingNut.com.
The comments are property of their posters, all the rest © 2011 by HuntingNut.com
Interactive software released under GNU GPL, Code Credits, Privacy Policy

.: Upgraded to DragonFly 9.2 by Dizfunkshunal :.