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.264 Win Mag 140 GR Sierra BTSP

 
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Old 07-17-2012, 04:14 PM
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.264 Win Mag 140 GR Sierra BTSP

I have a Model 70 .264 Win Mag with 24 inch barrel. Was woundering what kind of speed or FPS & size of game animals you have usen it on ? I will be useing W-W Brass any thoughts on this bullet ? Thanks
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Re: .264 Win Mag 140 GR Sierra BTSP

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I have a Model 70 .264 Win Mag with 24 inch barrel. Was woundering what kind of speed or FPS & size of game animals you have usen it on ? I will be useing W-W Brass any thoughts on this bullet ? Thanks
Its pretty capable round what do you want to hunt with it? That will realy help guys give you an awnser to what bullet you should use.
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Old 07-17-2012, 07:54 PM
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Re: .264 Win Mag 140 GR Sierra BTSP

I have applied for a Deer tag in South Dakota West River if unsuccessful Im headed to Colorado for Elk 3rd season.
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Old 07-17-2012, 09:00 PM
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Re: .264 Win Mag 140 GR Sierra BTSP

Don't know much about the Sierra bullet. I'm shooting a 130 grain Nosler Accubond out of mine. 58.0 grains of RL19. (Thats .5 grain under max.) My rifle will print them in just over 1/2 inch. (.550) Haven't chronographed it yet but should be a little over 3000 fps. Should be a great whitetail rig.
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Old 07-18-2012, 07:38 AM
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Re: .264 Win Mag 140 GR Sierra BTSP

The 140 Sierra will work well on deer but for elk I would go with either the 140 Nolser Partition or the 130 or 140 Accubond. I shoot the 130 Accubond with 66.5grs Hodgdon Retumbo out of WW cases with CCI 250 primers and average 3350 fps out of my 27 3/4" Shilen barrel and 1/2" MOA accuracy. I only WT deer hunt with it but if that bullet will hit the edge of the left shoulder of a big buck at 111 yards with it still going at least 3100 fps. Then smash that shoulder bone and travel length wise through it's entire body and be found in the right ham next to the ball socket and still weigh 87 grs and look like a text book example of expansion it will kill an elk. The problem with your rifle is the 24" barrel which hurts the 264 mag a lot. I would try some H-4831 or H-1000 with the 130 or 140 gr bullet. With your 24" barrel about the best velocity you can hope for is 3000 to 3100 fps which duplicates a 270 Win with the same bullet weight. But a lot of elk are killed every year with the 270 so don't feel under gunned. For the all around one load will do it all I would get some 130 Accubonds and work up my best load and GO HUNT either deer or elk.
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Old 07-18-2012, 11:07 AM
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Re: .264 Win Mag 140 GR Sierra BTSP

My family has a Model 70 .264 Mag that has been through 3 generations and is now back to me. We live in Colorado and have never found any game here that this caliber could not handle. Many mule deer and elk have found their way to the dinner table compliments of this rifle. Most were taken with store bought ammunition with 140 grain bullets.

Congratulation on a fine caliber.

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Old 07-19-2012, 12:37 PM
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Re: .264 Win Mag 140 GR Sierra BTSP

I have used IMR 7828 with that bullet in a 24" barrel and get 3050 to 3100 fps.
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