Originally Posted by guns_and_labs
.264 WinMag. Less recoil, higher velocity, same or batter ballistics, what's not to like?
The 264 Win Mag has less range, less downrange energy, shorter barrel life. Lower maximum BC bullets available. Smaller hole. What's to like?
The obvious choice is to own both. It's not which is better. It's which is more suitable for a specific range, target, and conditions. They both have a SAAMI case length of 2.5" and COAL of under 3.35". Both need a 3.6"magazine and handloads to achieve their maximum performance.
You might as well ask whether a 22LR is better than a 50 BMG. They have different uses.
With the 264 WM and 7mmRM there is a lot more overlap where either would do the job.