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.264 WM, 260 rem, or what else?

 
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Old 02-24-2014, 03:18 PM
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Re: .264 WM, 260 rem, or what else?

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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.
I'm sorry i guess i was misinformed about the Ackley cartridges. I didnt mean to give out false information. I was under the impression that the ackley rounds had to be either fire formed or run through an ackley die. Guess i should do my research before i open my mouth
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Old 02-24-2014, 03:36 PM
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Re: .264 WM, 260 rem, or what else?

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I'm sorry i guess i was misinformed about the Ackley cartridges. I didnt mean to give out false information. I was under the impression that the ackley rounds had to be either fire formed or run through an ackley die. Guess i should do my research before i open my mouth
It's all good man. They DO have to be fire-formed...That's what blows them out to make them an Ackley Improved version. But it was designed to where you can shoot factory loaded ammo out of them, if you absolutely had to, and as you're doing so, you're creating Ackley Improved brass that you're ejecting for when you do reload them.

Yes, you will need Ackley Improved dies to reload for them.

However, If you are going to own an Ackley Improved, it would be best to be an experienced reloader, and not a newbie, since there is no real published load data for Ackley Improved calibers.
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Re: .264 WM, 260 rem, or what else?

What Mud said is a very good idea. He could get a new barrel with an Ackley chamber for a popular cartridge like a .270 Winchester, .280 Remington, or even the old .30-06, have the barrel cut at 26" with a medium sized contour like a #4. Shoot good factory rounds that are loaded with good bullets like SSTs, Accubonds, Bergers, A-MAXs, or anything that is a good popular long range slug and he would save money by killing two birds with one stone. Not only would he be hunting and getting good practice with the factory cartridges, he would be making Ackley brass. The rifle would most likely be around 1 MOA with the factory rounds and be sub MOA with the reloaded Ackley brass. These three cartridges are also easy on barrels and very popular so they would be great for starting into long range. Then again, choosing to go with one of these standard rounds that isn't Ackley Improved would also be great, only lose 100+- fps from the Ackley.
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Old 02-24-2014, 04:15 PM
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Re: .264 WM, 260 rem, or what else?

The 280 Ackley sounds like a pretty good idea for the OP. Because when he does get around to reloading he will already have a bunch of fire formed brass ready to go. Then he would have a mean, long range machine Ive trying to get my brother to get his 280 chambered for an Ackley improved but he doesnt want to listen to little brother
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Old 02-26-2014, 11:40 AM
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Re: .264 WM, 260 rem, or what else?

What about a 6.5 creedmore in a model 788 action?
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What about a 6.5 creedmore in a model 788 action?
That would be a good cartridge if the 788 is a short action. I know you don't reload, so if its a long action take advantage of it and chamber it for something a little bigger and a popular shell such as .270 Winchester or .280 Remington.
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Old 02-26-2014, 12:45 PM
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Re: .264 WM, 260 rem, or what else?

Its a .243 so its a short action. I've already got a .270 and a 25-06 in Win model 70's
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