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Unread 01-18-2010, 11:10 PM
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.264 win mag

just curious what other peoples thoughts on this caliber were, just for conversations sake
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    Unread 01-18-2010, 11:31 PM
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    Re: .264 win mag

    Love/Hate

    They can be a pain to find a load that works just right, but once you find the sweet spot, they can be your best friend

    I like 140gr bullets myself.

    SLOW powder is the key with this caliber.

    Even though I am a big fan of the 264, I can see why it died & the 7mm took off.
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    Unread 01-19-2010, 07:30 PM
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    Re: .264 win mag

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    Originally Posted by fisherman983 View Post
    just curious what other peoples thoughts on this caliber were, just for conversations sake
    GREAT reading here on it!!!!!!!!!!
    264 winchester magnum - Google Search
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    Re: .264 win mag

    I hunted with a Model 70 264 for years and killed several big bull elk at long range with it. Still one of my favorite rifles. If I had a complaint it would be that the velocity caused a lot of trauma and wrecked alot of meat. I never shot an elk more than once though!
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    Re: .264 win mag

    I have a custom M70 with a 26" SS barrel and just got some 140gr Berger to test. Along with some 120gr TSX and 130gr Accubond. Will post my results.
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    Unread 01-20-2010, 05:58 PM
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    Re: .264 win mag

    Have always shot 140's but others have had good luck down to 120gr but find it dificult to find a load not too finicky.
    I've had a crush on this caliber since I was 12 so I'll never say anything bad about it.
    This year I want to play around with some of the X bullets as well as the Berger VLD's as other are having great luck w/ them but I'm wondering about performance on whitetail.
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    Re: .264 win mag

    I traded my hunting buddy out of one in Oct. 2008. It had just been built and did not have over 40 rounds through it. Rem. 700 with a CM Shilen 27 3/4" barrel. Man is it a screamer. I settled on a load of 66.5 grs Retumbo, CCI 250, WW case reformed from 7mm Rem mag, 130 Nosler Accubond ten thousands off the lands. It will shoot in the 4's at 100 and is going 3350 fps. Laser beam with the hammer of Thor on deer. Shot 4 deer this past season with it from 98 to 275 yards and dropped them in their tracks. The 264 Win mag is a hunting round not a target round unless you want to replace your barrel often. If you work up a load and only check your zero with a few shots and just hunt with it they will last you a life time.
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