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264 win mag vs 270 wsm

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Unread 11-05-2012, 02:55 PM
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264 win mag vs 270 wsm

i am a huge fan of the 264 and believe it to be the superior cartridge....but am i wrong? will the 270 really outdo a 264 in a hunting rifle? my friend seems to think it will and its an argument i'd really love to win any insight would be greatly appreciated
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Unread 11-05-2012, 04:57 PM
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Re: 264 win mag vs 270 wsm

its all in bullet selection really. there is a huge offering of 140's in .264 so it depends on what bullet design you want. Matrix makes a .277 in 165 grain which is an awesome flier I hear... the new accubond long range 150 grain in .277 looks to me like its going to be a game changer. awesome bullet and high BC. the 270 wsm is a far more efficient cartridge and very versatile as far as being able to use it in short or long actions... I tend to prefer the 270wsm. but a guy could make an argument for either I would say.

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Unread 11-05-2012, 05:18 PM
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Re: 264 win mag vs 270 wsm

Ya, not an argument your going to win. With same weight bullets the WSM will push them a 100+fps faster and make up for BC but you can then load up a 165+gr bullet and bring a little more sauce at longer ranges. That is from a completely biased point even though I do dig a 264/6.5 140 Berger in the 3150fps range!!!
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