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Unread 01-02-2012, 12:19 PM
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Location: Hondo, Tx
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Re: .264 Win Mag project rifle

Originally Posted by 6.5Express View Post
My 264 win mag is supposed to be shipped tomorrow (today is a holiday). It is built on a SS 700 action (blueprinted & trigger worked), 27" stainless, fluted, sendero contour, lilja 8 twist. I probably shouldn't recommend the smith until I have time for load development and such but my neighbor has three rifles that he's worked on for him and comes highly recommended.

If you have time to wait for the barrel, I might suggest a slightly faster twist - maybe 8.4 or 8.5? I would try to get a hold of folks on this forum with more knowledge than myself. I just didn't want to wait for the barrel, so I got one that Lilja keeps on hand. Lilja is the only other aftermarket barrel that I have and to say I've been impressed is an understatement. Not trying to knock other barrel mfg's, this is just what I have experience with.
I am in no rush. This is the first rifle I have ever had built like I want and the research is still in progress ( not to mention building the budget )

But maybe either post here or PM me later after you shoot yours and give me your thoughts on yours
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Unread 01-05-2012, 11:47 AM
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Re: .264 Win Mag project rifle

  1. I'm Shooting a .264 Win Mag & have shot one Antelope at just over 500 YDS. My load is 120 gr Nosler BT at just over 3250 FPS. Its a stock Model 70 XTR with a 24 inch barrel when its time to put a new one on I will go to a 26 inch since I also backpack hunt. Just FYI at 300 YDS. it shoots. 2 5/16 inch groups The group at 100 YDS is 1 1/8 inch with Factory shells. My load is 59.0 gr IMR 4350 120 gr Nosler BT WIN case & Win primer. When I run out of the Noslers 120gr BT, I'm going to try Sierra 123gr MK or Hornadys A-MAX for a higher BC. I'm not a big fan of recoil and this is ok for me. I am also going to put on a new stock & upgrade my scope to a VX-3 CDS & have the custom shop put a windage knob on it. I have no plans on shooting beyond 700 YDS. unless it's coyotes then till out of sight......264 Win Mag project rifle-.264-win-mag.jpg
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