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.264 Win Mag opinions

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Unread 06-22-2010, 08:50 AM
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Re: .264 Win Mag opinions

Get a long barrel 26" at the least and some Retumbo powder. I have a 27 3/4" Shilen on a Rem 700, it's what was left of a 28" blank. With 130 Nosler Accubond I get 3350 fps with 66.5 grs Retumbo and bug hole groups. As a paper puncher the barrel will not last long. Shoot it working up a load and check the zero every year and hunt with it and it will last you a life time.
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Unread 06-22-2010, 10:20 AM
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Re: .264 Win Mag opinions

I was actually going to get it in a 700 Sendero SFII. I really appreciate all the info and comments. That 3200-3300 range is what I was looking for with the 26" bbl and the large case, I don't mind using a lil extra powder as long as it isn't too much for the casing and barrel, which is exactly the heads up I was hoping to get. I have not heard much about the 6.5-284 and will definitely keep my options open with that as well as the 300WSM and 7STW, but as far as the 300WSM and 7STW, I wasn't looking at going quite that big yet. I have a 300RUM that works quite well for now.

Has anyone found a good load for 129gr SST for the 264. I was also looking at the 120 Amax, 95 Vmax and 90 TNT. A lil help will save lotza time and money.

Thanx to all!
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Unread 06-23-2010, 08:47 AM
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Re: .264 Win Mag opinions

I don't know if the 90 TNT will hold up under the velocity you will be pushing it from a 264 Mag. It has a mighty thin jacket. It could sling it's self apart. The V-max might be OK though. They usually will handle the high velocity pretty well. I have never tried the light bullets in my 264 mag. The lightest I have gone is the 120 Nosler BT. I was getting about 3650 fps with good accuracy with Retumbo. I decided not to use it for white tail deer which is what I use this rifle for. I have used the 120 ballistic tip at 3000 fps from my 6.5X55 Swede and on shots around 100 yards it is very destructive and usually will not exit a deer shot through the shoulders. I was afraid at 3650 fps velocity the bullet would evaporate on the hair on a close shot. I went with the 130 Accubond and after taking 4 deer with it this season from 98 to 275 yards I feel that I made the right decision.
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