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Old 03-21-2012, 12:57 AM
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Re: .264 win mag

New here, its great to see a .264 forum! I have a Ruger hawkeye. With a stainless barrel 24". I will attest to this being a bit of a fussy rifle. Tried 4831, H870, retumbo..etc. all were decent but always a flier in the bunch. The man at the gun shop said to try some ball powder. I have now settled on win760. Seems to work with sierras & hornakdys between 100 &toilet 140 grains with cci250 primers. Just orders a model 70 sporter in 264. Want to see if a 26"barrel makes a big difference.
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Old 04-04-2012, 07:28 PM
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Re: .264 win mag

Does anyone shoot or have experience with sierra 85gr varmint bullets? I have just set up a M70 and would like to try these. I have a 26"barrel with 1:9" twist.
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Old 04-04-2012, 07:35 PM
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Re: .264 win mag

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does anyone shoot or have experience with sierra 85gr varmint bullets? I have just set up a m70 and would like to try these. I have a 26"barrel with 1:9" twist.
i have a remington 700 26" stainless barrel
85 & 100 is all i ever shoot in it for varmits or deer.
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Old 04-04-2012, 07:45 PM
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Okie, so I'm guessing the 85s group well. I used w760 in my 24" hawkeye but other powder,brass,and primer suggestions would be great. Don't want to waste all day if those 85swindows won't fly..thanks!
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Old 04-04-2012, 08:04 PM
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okie, so i'm guessing the 85s group well. I used w760 in my 24" hawkeye but other powder,brass,and primer suggestions would be great. Don't want to waste all day if those 85swindows won't fly..thanks!
write me
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Old 04-04-2012, 09:51 PM
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Re: .264 win mag

My dad bought a Westerner 264 in the early '60s. I grew up using it and gave it to my son and he grew up using it. It has filled the freezer with Western Colorado's game animals for a long time including elk and bear. We lived on a ranch and the 264 lived in the pickup as a coyote rifle and was used successfully for years.

Recently I got it back and am thrilled. I put a new Vortex scope on it and have not been able to get better than about 1'' so far with factory 140s. Reading this thread reminds how well it used to shoot, need to figure where the problem is. Uncountable rds fired so I suspect the barrel but need to verify that.

Very nice to read all the good things about this caliber, things have changed a lot since I had the rifle last. Just learning about bullet choices, seems like a whole new caliber.
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Old 04-04-2012, 10:03 PM
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Re: .264 win mag

Jackem,
I have a 9x57 mauser that was my grandfathers so I can relate. I would like to think the 264is coming back into popularity. I like to have something different than the rest of the crowd. Good luck resurrecting your 264!
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