Originally Posted by stephenr6565
This is my first rifle build I was recently on the fence between the 264 and the 26 nosler I decided to go with the 264 because of current availability of components to get It ready by hunting season just trying to get a better feel of the 264 so any tips comments or etc anyone has from working with or owning a 264 would be greatly appreciated it is currently at the smith getting chambered and fluted
Here is a list of components that I will be using
8 twist 3 groove 26" lilja sendaro contour barrel
Mc Millan A-3 edge stock
Whidden custom dies as soon as I have a spent round to send to him
I plan on shooting the 160 gr matrix bullet
While you wait for your rifle, I strongly recommend that you begin gathering .264 WM brass, whatever LR magnum primers you can find, order your Matrix 160's and some 140 class long range bullets like Berger VLD's or Hornady AMAX's, and start looking for Retumbo or RL-33.
Having a nice, shiny new rifle and nothing to shoot in it is pretty close to my idea of being trapped in hell.