Re: 264 win mag
Yes, this cartridge should be way more popular! The average guy doesn't buy it because you can't find them on the shelf like a 7mm rem mag etc. so they don't buy it. I can get over 3300 fps with the 140 Berger out of mine at .640 BC. Run that through your ballistics program and compare it to say a 7mm rem mag, 300 win mag, etc, and tell me why this rifle isn't way more popular. My most accurate loads to get more than 3-4 shots out of the brass run in the mid 3200's. 67 grains of 7828 puts mine over 3300 fps and is very accurate. 7828 along with magpro and even H-870 gives very good results with the 140 grain. Some of the best loads with all the slow burning powders require a ten foot drop tube and 5 minutes of tapping to get enough charge in there but they shoot really good with the 140. 77 grains of H-870 in mine will get into the 3320's.
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