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Old 11-12-2011, 03:43 PM
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Re: .264 win mag

My father bought my 264 WM for me as a young teenager. Being left handed these are rare as hen's teeth. The gun is a custom formed from a Mauser 3000L action mated to a blonde/walnut Fajen stock. The barrel is 24" of unknown make (the only markings are 264WM and WB89)

So far the only loads I've shot out of it are:
62.6grains H4831sc behind a sierra prohunter 120gr with CCI 250's

Next fall I'm hoping to get to hunt elk with it in eastern CO. I'm thinking Retumbo behind Hornady Interbond's would be a good start for elk?

Anyway just thought I would add my name to 264WM brethren.
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Old 11-12-2011, 03:56 PM
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My father bought my 264 WM for me as a young teenager. Being left handed these are rare as hen's teeth. The gun is a custom formed from a Mauser 3000L action mated to a blonde/walnut Fajen stock. The barrel is 24" of unknown make (the only markings are 264WM and WB89)

So far the only loads I've shot out of it are:
62.6grains H4831sc behind a sierra prohunter 120gr with CCI 250's

Next fall I'm hoping to get to hunt elk with it in eastern CO. I'm thinking Retumbo behind Hornady Interbond's would be a good start for elk?

Anyway just thought I would add my name to 264WM brethren.
For elk I'd try the 140gr accubond. I've been impressed with the penetration they give on game. Retumbo is a great choice if your gun likes it. I shoot H4831 with the accubonds in mine.
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Old 11-12-2011, 06:58 PM
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Re: .264 win mag

Forgive me if this information is elsewhere; will the 140 grain Accubond stabilize in "most" 1-9" twist barrels?
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Old 11-13-2011, 12:42 AM
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Forgive me if this information is elsewhere; will the 140 grain Accubond stabilize in "most" 1-9" twist barrels?
I'm not sure, mine is a 1 in 8 twist. I built it to shoot the 140gr Bergers and worked pretty hard to get a load to work with them without sucess. I played with powder and seating depth quite a bit. I had a long magazine box installed and the rifle modified to work with it to give plenty of room for seating long bullets, but no luck. The first load I tried with the accubonds was a winner and I haven't been able to improve on it yet. My gunsmith built a 264 with the same brand and twist barrel as mine and it loves the Bergers, so it's just my rifle's preference and nothing against Bergers. As anyone who has read my posts knows, I'm a big accubond fan. The last one I shot at game took down a big muley buck at 180yds and penetrated 2.5 ft of deer while retaining 60%. The one caution I'd give is that Nosler doesn't recommend them for impact velocity under 1800fps. For me that's at 710yds according to my ballistics program . I'm not comfortable with my set-up past 600yds so it's not a factor, but it may be for you. I've seen very consistent expansion and weight retention from 30 to 600yds.
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Old 11-13-2011, 04:01 PM
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Thank you so much for the information. I don't know a whole lot about my barrel other than length and its "tight-ish" chamber. I'm pretty sure its a 1-9" twist, so the 140 grain bullets represent the edge of stabilization. I guess I'll just have to try them in my gun.
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Old 11-13-2011, 09:16 PM
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No problem, hope it helps.
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Old 11-13-2011, 11:17 PM
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Hey guys. I am looking for some people that have practical field info on the .264 win mag. I just recently purchased one and I'm curious of the success (or failures) that others have had with it. And before everyone tells me I could do better with a 7mm win mag or a .270 wsm...I got both and have had good success with both...I just wanted to add the .264 to the collection. Thanks everyone!!
Great caliber for just about anything out to six hundred yards or so from small varmints up to deer sized game.

A little light energy wise for anythnig bigger than that beyond about 600, but if you can put it right through the vitals you can definitely do the job.
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