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257 Wby vs. 264 Win Mag

 
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Old 08-25-2002, 11:57 PM
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257 Wby vs. 264 Win Mag

I'd like your opinions on these two rounds for use on deer sized game.
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Old 08-27-2002, 01:34 PM
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Re: 257 Wby vs. 264 Win Mag

I can't believe there would be one spec of a difference between calibers on a "in the vital area" hit. Or, for that matter a gutshot! To me the .257 wins for popularity with resale and more bullet availability. BUT these are my opinions and you are writing the check!!--Good Luck--d kraky
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Old 08-27-2002, 02:51 PM
 
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Re: 257 Wby vs. 264 Win Mag

kraky--
I would agree on your response if the buyer was only shooting factory loads, but for the reloader, the possibilities are there for better long range performance from the .264............with the right twist rate and barrel length.
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Old 08-27-2002, 06:48 PM
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Re: 257 Wby vs. 264 Win Mag

Kraky if you had to be hit by the lightweight or heavyweight champ of the world, which would you choose? They can both knock you out and the pain would hurt the same. It may just take you longer to recover from from the hit.
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Old 08-27-2002, 10:06 PM
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Re: 257 Wby vs. 264 Win Mag

Gents.
I've had them both and the 264 is the winner in this shootout.

There are MUCH better bullets with higher BCs available for the 6.5 (264) then the 257 if you are a handloader.

Being as this is a longrange forum and I presume most of you are are longrange hunters, I would much rather use a 140 to 155 gr high BC bullet compared to the little 100 gr (with low BC) that is popular for the 25 caliber rifles. There are a bit heavier 25s but, not to many.

Ballisticly the 264 wins, no doubt about it.
Run the numbers on your ballistics programs and check the energy levels of both at all ranges.

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Old 08-28-2002, 12:46 AM
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Re: 257 Wby vs. 264 Win Mag

264 WIn is far better than 257 Wea for real long range if you handload or purchase custom ammo .

264 WIN factory load is not amazing but by hnadload you can get a real fine long range cartridge ( Nosler BT , Hornady or Sierra GK in 140 gr ).

264 WIN with a good chamber ( specialy a good throat ) is very accurate at long range and velocity is impressive .

some shooters use a wilcat 6.5/270 WEA wich duplicate the 264 WIN balistic with a longer neck and Norma Wea quality brass

I make my 264 WIN from 7 REM MAG RWS case .

enjoy 6.5 cal

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Old 08-28-2002, 12:50 AM
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Re: 257 Wby vs. 264 Win Mag

one last thing

264 WIN need a barrel over 26 inch , Winchester company have kill this good round by reduce lenght of the barrel from 26 to 24 inch ( short barrel fashion in the 70's ) by this way 264 win performance is just at th e level of the 270 win but with 27 inch minimum lenght 1 in 8 pitch 264 WIN is a winner .

good shooting

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