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Old 11-16-2007, 10:51 PM
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Thoughts on .264 Win Mag

Remington Model 700™ Sendero® SF II Specifications

What is your opinion on this versus a 300 win mag for long range hunting?
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Old 11-17-2007, 07:23 AM
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Remington Model 700™ Sendero® SF II Specifications

What is your opinion on this versus a 300 win mag for long range hunting?

I don't know what you mean by "this versus a 300 win mag"... it IS a 300 Win Mag... there is no "versus" anything??


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Old 11-17-2007, 08:46 AM
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It would helpful to know how far you intend to shoot and at what size critters.
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CatShooter- I recognize it is a shortened H&H case and that the 264 is just necked down more than the 300 win mag to hold a 6.5 bullet. I am not stupid, so quite chastising.

More specifically, my question is how does the 300 hold up ballistically compared to the 264 win mag up to 1000 yards? Also, any significant difference on deer sized game in lethality?
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CatShooter- I recognize it is a shortened H&H case and that the 264 is just necked down more than the 300 win mag to hold a 6.5 bullet. I am not stupid, so quite chastising.

More specifically, my question is how does the 300 hold up ballistically compared to the 264 win mag up to 1000 yards? Also, any significant difference on deer sized game in lethality?
Sorry... didn't mean to chastise you - the way titles read on this site, once you open them, the title is no longer part of the text, and I misread the paragraph.

I have a Sendero-II SF in .264, and I love it. It is very accurate - certainly accurate enough for 1,000yd work on a deer sized critter. Mine was bought for feral dogs and coyotes at 1,000yds.

Bullet choice would be critical, as terminal velocity would be low, so you want something that has a fairly soft jacket.

If it were mine, and it was to be basically a deer rifle, I would lean towards the 300 WM, because of the retained energy at 1,000, and the larger choice of bullets.

And, though my 264 is an easy rifle to load for (not at all "fussy"), some 264 WMs can be a booger to find a load for, but the 300 WM cartridge is such a joy to load for... 300 WMs shoot everything well. The 300 WM has won more 1,000yd matches than all other cartridges combined. I have a 300 WM, and everything that comes out of the barrel is accurate.



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Catshooter- I really appreciate your response. I wanted someone with 1st hand info on both cartridges. I think the 300 wm will be the direction I will head. Should have better barrel life also.
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Catshooter- I really appreciate your response. I wanted someone with 1st hand info on both cartridges. I think the 300 wm will be the direction I will head. Should have better barrel life also.
I think that is wise - I had one of the original Winchester "Westerners", in 264, and I liked shooting it, and ate up the barrel just playing.

With this Sendero-II SF, I have been very careful working up loads with minimum rounds expenditure and once the best load is nailed in, it will only be used on furry critters unless there is need to check/adjust loads - I am going to stretch the barrel life out on this puppy.

Let me know how your 300 works out.

By the way... two of my close shooting friends are using 300WM Sendero-II SF's for 1,000 "F" class shooting - all they did to the rifles is glass the action in the H-S stock, and adjust the trigger, and both shooters are doing very well, and say that the rifles can compete on an even keel with almost anything on the line.

The triggers on these Sendero-II's are the new Mark-X trigger and they adjust easily - mine is 24 oz.

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