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.240 Wby

Delta Elite 10MMDelta Elite 10MM Member Posts: 839 ✭✭✭✭
Is the .240 wby based on a long or short action?

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  • babunbabun Member Posts: 11,497
    edited November -1
    Actions come in 3 lengths {in general}
    The .240 Wby is based on the 30/06 length which is middle.

    Not short like .308win, not long like .375H&H.

    Some will say a 30/06 is a long action, BUT we are talking magnums here, so I call it mid.
  • nononsensenononsense Member, Moderator Posts: 10,644 ******
    edited November -1
    Delta Elite 10MM,

    The only two action lengths in current manufacturing are the short and long actions. Mauser was the only original manufacturer to use the short (Kurz), intermediate M98, and the long actions for specific cartridges. After WWII, the French released the Brevex Mauser in 3 action lengths for the magnums and super magnums.

    Gunsmiths and firearms manufacturers refer to an action suited to the .240 Weatherby as a LONG action simply because the cartridge case is basically .30-06 length with a .30-06 rim (.473) diameter. You can fit the .240 WBY, .30-06 and the H&H family in the Remington 700 long action by simply switching internal boxes and followers. The same for Winchester (but also the Super Short), Ruger, etc.

    There are always exceptions which I'm sure will be brought out shortly...

    Best.
  • babunbabun Member Posts: 11,497
    edited November -1
    Here's a chart for you.
    http://www.midwayusa.com/content/HowToGuides/size_action.htm


    Popular Short Action (by caliber order)

    (All figures are exact numbers from the manufacturers. Please use these numbers and the popular calibers below, for help in determining your action)

    By Manufacturer

    In Remington guns, short actions have a distance between receiver screws of 6.5"
    In Winchester guns, short actions have a distance between receiver screws of 7.031"
    In Savage guns, short actions have a distance between receiver screws of 4.275"
    *308 Winchester is the parent case (origin) for this cartridge
    ^30-06 Springfield is the parent case for this cartridge

    By Caliber

    17 Remington
    204 Ruger
    20 PPC
    22 Hornet
    218 Bee
    221 Remington Fireball
    222 Remington
    223 Remington
    222 Remington Magnum
    22 PPC
    219 Zipper
    22 Bench Rest (BR)
    224 Weatherby Magnum
    22-250 Remington
    220 Swift
    6mm PPC
    6mm BR
    243 Winchester *308 Winchester is the parent case (origin) for this cartridge
    6mm Remington
    6mm-284 Winchester
    250 Savage
    260 Remington *308 Winchester is the parent case (origin) for this cartridge
    6.8 Remington SPC
    270 Winchester Short Magnum (WSM)
    7mm-08*308 Winchester is the parent case (origin) for this cartridge
    7mm Remington Short Action Ultra Magnum (SAUM)
    30 M1 Carbine
    30 BR
    30-30 Winchester
    300 Remington SAUM
    300 WSM
    308 Winchester ^30-06 Springfield is the parent case for this cartridge"
    32 Winchester Special
    325 WSM
    338 Federal
    35 Remington
    44-40 Winchester

    Popular Long Action (by caliber order)

    (All figures are exact numbers from the manufacturers. Please use these numbers and the popular calibers below, for help in determining your action)

    By Manufacturer

    In Remington guns, long actions have a distance between receiver screws of 7.350"
    Winchester guns, long actions have a distance between receiver screws of 7.570"
    Savage guns, long actions have a distance between receiver screws of 5.062"
    ^30-06 Springfield is the parent case (origin) for this cartridge

    By Caliber

    240 Weatherby Magnum
    6mm-284 Winchester
    257 Roberts
    25-06 Remingtona ^30-06 Springfield is the parent case (origin) for this cartridge
    6.5 x 55 Swedish Mauser
    6.5-06 A-Square
    264 Winchester Magnum
    270 Winchester ^30-06 Springfield is the parent case (origin) for this cartridge
    280 Remington ^30-06 Springfield is the parent case (origin) for this cartridge
    30-40 Krag
    30-06 Springfield
    303 British
    8x57 Mauser
    35 Whelen ^30-06 Springfield is the parent case (origin) for this cartridge
    350 Remington Magnum
    45-70 Government

    Winchester Super Short Magnum (WSSM) Action

    By Caliber

    223 WSSM
    WSSM
    WSSM

    Popular Magnum Action (by distance between receiver screws)

    Calibers are sometimes hard to distinguish by action, so please use the following measurements for action identification:

    Remington: Any action longer than 7.350"
    Winchester: Any action longer than 7.570"

    Weatherby Magnum Action

    By Caliber

    257 Weatherby Magnum
    270 Weatherby Magnum
    300 Winchester Magnum
    300 Weatherby Magnum
    30-378 Weatherby Magnum
    338-378 Weatherby Magnum
    7mm Shooting Times Western (STW)
    7mm Remington Magnum
    7mm Weatherby Magnum
    340 Weatherby Magnum
  • MG1890MG1890 Member Posts: 4,649
    edited November -1
    Action length matters not.

    Remington builds 300 Win Mags on short action 40X's.

    Conversely, pre 64 model 70's are all long action, even in 22 Hornet.

    You just cannot eject a loaded round, you have to pull the bolt on the 40X.

    BUT, traditionally, and to feed and eject properly, use a 30-06 length action.
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