Long Range Hunting Online Magazine

Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Hunting > Long Range Hunting & Shooting

Long Range Hunting & Shooting Nightforce Optics


.264 win mag

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-07-2011, 03:29 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 5
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
Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2011, 08:23 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 5
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.
Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2011, 11:09 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 5
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.
Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2011, 09:46 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 3
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.
Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2011, 11:40 AM
Junior Member
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Canadian
Posts: 4
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
Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2011, 06:27 PM
Silver Member
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: terlton, oklahoma
Posts: 379
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.
Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2011, 12:48 AM
MEV MEV is offline
Bronze Member
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Northern Calif
Posts: 40
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?
.264 Win. Mag. ; 257 Roberts; .223 Remington and many others.
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Current Poll
Do you archery hunt for elk?
YES - 31.72%
59 Votes
NO - 52.69%
98 Votes
Not yet, but I plan to. - 15.59%
29 Votes
Total Votes: 186
You may not vote on this poll.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:28 PM.

Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC