Originally Posted by 6.5Express
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