Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics


Reply

264 WM velocities w/140 Bergers

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-26-2012, 02:54 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 22
264 WM velocities w/140 Bergers

Getting ready to start handloading for a 264 mag build (Kreiger 26") w/140 gr. VLD hunting bergers. Has anyone have any velocity data to share with this combination?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-27-2012, 08:30 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 128
Re: 264 WM velocities w/140 Bergers

My barrel ain't a krieger, but is 26" ...I have mine loaded for 3135fps pushing the 140's

Did you get Kriegers 5-R rifling in that barrel, or no?? (that 5-R Krieger is the-particular barrel I have on my wish list)
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-28-2012, 10:39 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 22
Re: 264 WM velocities w/140 Bergers

No I didn't get the 5-R rifling. Before I ordered it the Krieger rep said they haven't noticed any accuracy improvements compared to the 5-R rifling. I have a Krieger (not a 5-R) on a 7 STW that shoots incredible. I haven't shot my 264 yet. Also trying to decide on a scope. I'm mostly using it for hunting and some long range practice.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-28-2012, 11:25 AM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: OHIO
Posts: 2,419
Re: 264 WM velocities w/140 Bergers

Krieger told me the same thing. I think he left it with, "but they do seem to clean up easier." That said, I don't care. I wish all the barrel makers offered a canted or Russian style lands, especially Hart. I prefer them and it's not because I expect more velocity or more accuracy but because IME they don't foul as much and clean substantially better and quicker.
__________________
Derek M.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-28-2012, 12:09 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 128
Re: 264 WM velocities w/140 Bergers

Reason I'd like to try that 5-R has more to do with the edges of the rifling being lapped & essentially duller/gentler on the jacketing.. thin jacketed bullets like the Berger namely, have a tendency to tear apart at velocities over (+/-) 3275fps and literally dynomite in flight before reaching the target. I had the 168's over 3300 through my lazz-firebird and was lucky to see 1 shot in 3 get to my paper. Tuned it just under 3200 and it's perfect.. problem went away. And I HAVE talked to others confirming the same issue. The 5-R isn't available in 7mm, for that particular rifle, but in 6.5 it is. I would be curious to see what a longer barrelled 264 could do far as velocities go and VLD's.. In my opinion, I would imagine the gentler 5-R rifling might be te ticket to allowing velocities above 3275 be reached reliably with the Bergers.. 264 is one calibre that could probably do it**
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-29-2012, 09:18 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 22
Re: 264 WM velocities w/140 Bergers

Very interesting. How well do the AMax's work on game or at higher velocities?
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-29-2012, 10:15 AM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 97
Re: 264 WM velocities w/140 Bergers

I shoot a 28" Broughton 5C barrel, 68.5 gr of Retumbo, WW cases, 215M primers, gives me 3280 fps and it shoots 3/4 MOA or better.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads for: 264 WM velocities w/140 Bergers
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
7mm mag velocities Gurnz Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics 3 07-23-2011 05:36 PM
7mm rum 7mm rm 180 vld velocities linksmechanic Long Range Hunting & Shooting 14 11-24-2009 10:25 PM
WTT: 168gr Bergers for 180gr Bergers longrange.270 Reloading Equipment and Components 0 07-31-2009 09:29 PM
7MM Velocities Tumbleweed Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics 8 07-25-2009 10:40 PM
.243 AI velocities Jimm Reloading 5 08-11-2008 08:48 AM

Current Poll
Do you watch outdoor shows live or by recording them?
Always recorded - 13.18%
112 Votes
Mostly recorded - 24.12%
205 Votes
Sometimes recorded - 14.82%
126 Votes
Rarely or never recorded - 47.88%
407 Votes
Total Votes: 850
You may not vote on this poll.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:38 PM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC