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Old 12-20-2009, 12:32 AM
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264 win mag

Any one have any experince with a 30 inch 264 win mag rifle for
long range hunting or target shooting.
What kind of FPS did you get on the 85, 100 & 120 grain bullets?
What powders are getting the best accuracy?
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Old 12-20-2009, 01:52 AM
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264 win mag

Not in a 30" pipe, but a 26" is very nice. The 264 needs slow powder to work well. I used H870 with 140gr bullets to get over that 3200 FPS range. Faster powders would only yield #'s just over 3100 FPS. If you plan to shoot lighter bullets you can probably get away with shooting faster powders just fine.
I opened my 264 up to a 6.5-300 Win Mag. I am pushing the 3300 FPS mark with a 140gr now in a 24" tube.

Who has a 6.5mm - 300 Win Mag? Need Pet load data.

264 WM can be a love/hate relationship, but once you find the sweet spot, you'll love it!
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Old 12-20-2009, 05:50 AM
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Re: 264 win mag

I have an older Remington bdl 264 with 24 inch barrel and a newer one in 26 inch stainless that is my favorite deer rifle with only 100 bullets is all I ever use
it has been deadly and very accurate dropped them in their tracks every time.
with the 85 grain pills and 30 inch barrel I should be able to get very close to 3900 FPS. I have been using 68 grains of RL 22 for the 26 inch one and getting 3860 fps with 100 ballistic tips. I just bought the 30" McGowan stainless barrel and don't have it put together yet.
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Re: 264 win mag

I've only used 130gr & 140gr bullets in the 2 264's I've had over the years. My 6mm-284 is what I grab for the 95gr bullets.
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Re: 264 win mag

Excuse my ignorance, but the 300WM case is larger in capacity than the 264WM?

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Re: 264 win mag

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Excuse my ignorance, but the 300WM case is larger in capacity than the 264WM?

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Here is what they look like side by side. The 264 is on the left.

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Re: 264 win mag

Thanks!

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