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Old 01-01-2013, 09:27 AM
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264win mag vs 270wsm

I have a 270 wsm but I've kinda always wanted a 264 win mag. Is there enough difference to justify buying another gun and dies ? I will keep my wsm regardless. I guess I'm just wanting some one to help me justify a new toy.
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Old 01-01-2013, 10:28 AM
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Re: 264win mag vs 270wsm

Nope, the only difference is the cal but they'll more or less get the same thing done. The bullet will be the deciding factor to which one will have the slim advantage.
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Old 01-01-2013, 11:21 AM
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Re: 264win mag vs 270wsm

This is the same dilemma that I had several years ago.
High BC bullets vs, heavier weight bullets at the same speed.
There just wasn't enough difference to open my wallet.

In the end I chose 7mm for still higher BC and heavier weight bullets
for more effect an big game.

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Old 01-01-2013, 11:34 AM
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Re: 264win mag vs 270wsm

I have a .300 Weatherby so heavy weight bullet selection is not a problem. However , I rarely use anything over 140 grain. Whitetail is about all I hunt. I tend to lean towards lightweight , and faster loads.
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Old 01-01-2013, 11:44 AM
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Re: 264win mag vs 270wsm

OK the 140 gr is a popular weight for 270 cal.

One good choice is a Hornady 140 SST, BC 495 G1.
With a wsm, you can launch this one at 3200 fps easy.
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Old 01-01-2013, 12:01 PM
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Re: 264win mag vs 270wsm

The new 170 berger is going to completely change the 270s place in the world. Id keep the 270 and hope it will shoot the 170. Fast and light is fine for 400-500 yds but after that its all bc baby. Take the cash you were gonna spend on a 264 and develop a good LR load for that WSM. The only reason the 264 was ever even conceived was bullet superiority which it just lost.
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Old 01-01-2013, 12:19 PM
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Re: 264win mag vs 270wsm

I will keep my 270wsm. It was a gift from my parents. I plan to try to use the Nosler AB 140 gr. Nosler guide #7 shows this bullet to have a Bc of .496 and Sd of .261. I hope this will work well n my rifle. This bullet should work for whitetail or elk I think.
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