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Unread 02-25-2008, 07:49 AM
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My Dad shoots a Sendero in .264 and loves it. With 140 grain Bergers and RL19, it is more than accurate enough (below MOA) out to 800 yards to take game. I'm sure the gun is capable past 800, that is just as far as we have shot. It's a great cartridge.

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Unread 02-25-2008, 08:08 AM
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im getting more and more excited about it everyday. just as soon as i put glass on it i'll be ready to go. i already have everything i need to reload (im a beginner at that too) sitting on the bench. i cant wait to get to OK to stretch this thing out...not too many places around NC to do it...unless i take it out to one of the drop zones here on bragg!!
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Unread 02-28-2008, 06:34 PM
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I shoot a 6.5 06 IA it is awsome. Dropped an Elk at 600yds plus many deer at over 500 yds. My goat took one step. 3185 ft 25" barrel. 500yds my group is 4.5
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Unread 03-05-2008, 08:50 PM
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I would love to have a .264. That was the caliber my dad used most. Classics, both of them.
To me it is just such a magnumesque cartridge.
I inherited his reloading stuff after he passed and those .264 cartridges sure are cute. He did wear out his barrel though.
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Unread 11-08-2008, 10:26 PM
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Re: .264 win mag

I've been shooting the 264 win for over 20 years. It is the only rifle I used for deer, I was forced to shoot a 270 one year and couldn't wait to get my mag back. Pound for pound I will put a 264 up against any deer rifle on the market. I hear people brag about their 7mags and 308's and I think... it's a deer not a cape buffalo, who cares. Point is you have a great weapon in the 264. It's not the flattest shooter by any stretch but once you learn your ballistics and drops, your a killer from 400+ yards. I have personally fliped whitetails at 250 yards and sliced a turkey's head smoothe off at 377 yards with this gun (luckiest shot I ever made). Get a Barnes reloading bible, it is a little pricey but it's well worth it. It has all the ballistics for their rounds and if I remember serveral competators rounds. I shoot a 150gr barnes triple shock 100% copper bullet, this after shooting the "stock" 140 gr remmingtons for years, don't even bother with the winchesters, they'll dissapoint you. Ballistics wise, I am comp. with my buddy's rem. 308 bull barrel, he's a touch faster and a little flatter but he paid a grand for that gun and in the end at 400yards I have more knock down. I wouldn't trade my 40 something year old win mag for any other caliber deer rifle on the market, period.P.S. don't cut costs on the scope, pay now or double later. I shot once with a brand new bushnell and blew the recticles all over the place. Took it back and had a vari-IV 6.5/20/40 leupold monted on it and have been keeping everything with-in 1/2" @100yd (no bench rest)
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Unread 11-09-2008, 10:07 AM
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Re: .264 win mag

I'm trying to decide between 264 Win Mag and 6.5-06. Can anyone describe the recoil of the 264 WM with some type of comparison, maybe 270 or whatever to give me an idea of what to expect?
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Unread 11-09-2008, 06:28 PM
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Re: .264 win mag

I shot my first deer with a .264 magnum. It was running across a field at about 100 yds. I will never forget it as I took it at the top of one of its leaps and the bullet seemed to stop the forward movement and push the deer backwards. I was probably 15 yrs. old at the time. I am 64 now. This was my only rifle and I hunted groundhogs, deer and bear with it. It was a custom rifle on a Mauser action. Unfortunately I had problems with it splitting cases. Local gunsmiths could not solve the problem so I traded it for a 30-06. I used the Hornady 160 gr. roundnose. Most people back then used the roundnose bullets saying that they were brush bullets. For groundhogs I used 125 gr. custom bullets.

I have a 6.5 X .284 now and receintly shot an antelope with it at 345 yds. I keep thinking about that .264 and would have bought another if I could find one. My most receint purchase was a .257 Weatherby and it should be the same.

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