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The Hog Whisperer (Administrator)
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Steve,

I read in one of my reloading manuals that the 6-06 has similar powder capacity to the 240 Weatherby.

Right this very second, I can't recall which book it was.  You might check the writeups on the .240 and see if you can get any useful information.

Bet you already knew this, but it might be helpful information to others.
 

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Steve,
   My old Hornady manual says the .240 Weatherby is "nearly identical" in capacity to the '06 case. There is a fellow at my shooting club who has dies for swaging 30-06 brass into .240. The belt and head are the same as 30-06, body size is slightly smaller - the swaging dies squeeze the body down and swage on a belt as nice as you please, though it takes a hydraulic press to do it! (Not even a Rock Chucker is tough enough <!--emo&:)--><img src="http://beartoothbullets.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':)'><!--endemo--> , or we're not strong enough! )
     The point of all this is, the .240 is slightly smaller than 6mm-06, so you should be able to use .240 data as a jumping off point. Hope this helps some.          IDShooter
 
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