Originally Posted by Teutonic
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.