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Old 02-07-2011, 03:29 PM
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Re: .264 win mag

the 140s will shoot even flatter at longer ranges. Yes they do rock. They have been around for a long time but not many people know how they shoot. I like it that way
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Old 02-07-2011, 08:23 PM
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Re: .264 win mag

Have you guys ever tried to work up a load with reloader 25? I am thinking about trying it, but I'm a little worried the burn rate might be a little slow for the .264, I found a load on reloadersnest that shoots a 125 gr partition at over 3300, thought I might try this behind 130 gr. bergers with about 63 grns to start, and I also see sierra gots a 123 gr. matchking with a bc of .510, that's pretty awesome out of a 123 gr. bullet, think I might try it also. I know you're not supposed to hunt with matchkings, but my 2506 kills just fine with the 100 gr. matchking.
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Old 02-07-2011, 11:09 PM
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Re: .264 win mag

try the berger 140 grain VLD they have a bc of 612 for longer range shooting will even work better. Under 1/2" at 100 yards and getting six inch groups at 600 yds. The slower burning powder the better in the .264. I have used the WW2 machine gun powder it has extremely slow burn rate or retumbo works well to. Its an awesome caliber. Always work your way up. Thanks Ron J.
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Old 02-21-2011, 09:46 PM
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Re: .264 win mag

A fellow I work with has used a 264 for many many years. He has brought down at least 20 moose with it. These are at ranges from 125 to 375 yards.
A bigger bang sometimes just makes for a louder miss.
From the results that I have seen with the 264 I am very impressed and am looking to add one to my collection.

To those that say it is too small for elk or moose there is a fellow up here in the frozen north that has taken every big game animal in B.C. with a 22 mag. He is a trapper and carries the 22 mag while on his trap line. He brought down a 1200 lb Griz that was raiding his traps with that 22mag. I would not recommend it but he is a very very good shot and waits for the animal to present the best shop placement.
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Old 03-24-2011, 11:40 AM
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Re: .264 win mag

Hello all. First post. I am a 6.5mm nut. The best 264 140 grain load I have is using Ramshot magnum, nosler brass, federal gold match and the berger 140 hunting VLD. 3240fps out of a 26inch barrel.


As far as the 264 mag goes shhhh dont tell anybody
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Old 04-11-2011, 06:27 PM
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Re: .264 win mag

I only use 100 ballistic tips in my 264 for deer hunting.
68 grains of RL22 gets me 3550 fps and very accurate.
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Old 04-12-2011, 12:48 AM
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Re: .264 win mag

I have owned my Winchester pre-64 Model 70 Westerner since 1996. I still wears the original barrel 26" with a "saturn" muzzle brake on it. I use Barnes bullets, first 130 grain "X", now 120 grain TSX. I have taken many elk, mule deer, blacktail deer, wild hogs and coyotes with it. One bullet per critter is enough, if I do my part.

Recoil on my rifle is like a 243. My nephew just built a .264 on a newer control feed Model 70, it has a 26" Lilja barrel with no break, recoil is slightly more than my rifle, but still quit easy on the shooter.

Perhaps it was a good thing the .264 got a bad rap, if more folks had it, there my be less game around?
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