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.264 WM, 260 rem, or what else?

 
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Old 02-24-2014, 01:30 PM
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Re: .264 WM, 260 rem, or what else?

If you're fixing to be a broke college student, forget you ever heard the name .26 Nosler...

That barrel-burner hasn't even been released yet, and people who blindly follow trends think it's a gift from God. I'm gonna wait to see it perform before I pass my judgment on it (however, I am sick of hearing how awesome it is, yet nobody's even owned one), but I do know just from looking at it, that it's gonna burn up barrels in under 1000 rounds...
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Old 02-24-2014, 01:35 PM
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The new king of the hill in 6.5mm as far as commercially available stuff goes is the 26 Nosler. (Check out Nosler's website.) Since a gunsmith would have to install the barrel anyway it wouldn't take much to open up the bolt face and fix up the magazine to hold the fatter rounds which are the same COAL as the 30-06. Disclaimer: It is anticipated that this will be a barrel burner - but as has been said on here before, barrels are like tires, when they wear out just get a new one.
He's fixing to be a broke college student...Anything that burns up $350-400 a piece barrels isn't gonna be a good investment, IMO.

If you want awesome barrel life, I would look into a .308 Win.
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Old 02-24-2014, 02:33 PM
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Re: .264 WM, 260 rem, or what else?

Well if your not going to reload then forget about the 6.5-06 or any of the ackley cartridges. Unless your going to build now and wait for a long time to shoot But if you do plan on reloading and building off the action you already have then id go 280 Ackley improved. Ive heard thats a nasty round. Other option is you can just keep your 270 and go out and buy another factory rifle. If you were to go that route, read my profile name and you have the cartridge id suggest. You can shoot a Creed' and not break the bank (25 bucks a box or so for hornady match ammo and it shoots lights out). Its a very accurate round with very little recoil and enough punch to take down basically whatever is on this continent(except grizzly bears, wouldnt suggest that).
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He's fixing to be a broke college student...Anything that burns up $350-400 a piece barrels isn't gonna be a good investment, IMO.

If you want awesome barrel life, I would look into a .308 Win.
+1 on that. The 26 nosler would not be a very good fit for the OP.
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Old 02-24-2014, 02:35 PM
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Re: .264 WM, 260 rem, or what else?

I do have a .243 remington 788 i may be able to build off of
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Re: .264 WM, 260 rem, or what else?

Well, LR shooting is going to require a lot more than just a barrel if you plan to do anything serious with it. Scope, range finder, ballistics program, wind meter....accurate rifle with high BC bullets. Factory loads? It is possible you will get a rifle that shoots factory ammo well enough to shoot LR but who knows. If that is your only option then stick with a caliber and cartridge you get consistent ammo for. 308, 7mm-08, creed, 260, 7mmMag, 3006, 270, 300 WM. If you go mag go 7mm or 300 for available ammo. Hopefully the rifle will shoot 1 moa or less for you. If not, you are wasting your time trying to shoot LR in my opinion.

You might want to just shoot your 270, if it shoots well now, and get all the other required stuff for LR shooting first. Just a thought.
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Old 02-24-2014, 02:58 PM
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Well if your not going to reload then forget about the 6.5-06 or any of the ackley cartridges. Unless your going to build now and wait for a long time to shoot But if you do plan on reloading and building off the action you already have then id go 280 Ackley improved. Ive heard thats a nasty round. Other option is you can just keep your 270 and go out and buy another factory rifle. If you were to go that route, read my profile name and you have the cartridge id suggest. You can shoot a Creed' and not break the bank (25 bucks a box or so for hornady match ammo and it shoots lights out). Its a very accurate round with very little recoil and enough punch to take down basically whatever is on this continent(except grizzly bears, wouldnt suggest that).
Why is that? P.O. Ackley deliberately setup his neck dimensions identical to the factory chamberings so the shooter could use factory loaded ammo in a pinch, and to fire-form without having to form cases by hand first, and then fire-form, all while still being fairly accurate.

Look at the neck dimensions and OAL of the .25-06 Rem & .25-06 Ackley... They're the same OAL for the case.

He could own an Ackley and just shoot factory ammo for now, and everytime he shoots one, out pops a newly-formed Ackley brass for him to save for when he DOES start reloading.
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