Re: 264 win mag
I'll look thru my books in the morning and let you know what loads I have used in the past. I have been a big fan of the 264 as it was my first rifle given to me by my father. I now have three of them, and finally wore out my first one, and completely rebuilt a year ago. It is now my main deer rifle. It's a model 70 action that I fitted a 28" shilen select match barrel to, and bedded it in a Hogue stock. I primarily use the 129gr or 140gr Hornady SST, but I have loaded 100gr sierra HP, 120 nosler BT, and 140gr Remington Core lokts. I will say that for deer size game I have never had much luck with the Nosler BT's as they don't seem to hold together at the higher Velocities. Barrell length is also a critical factor for the 264. My 26" model 70 is right at 3200 fps for most 140gr loads and the 24" barrel is in the 2950 area. The 264 shines with the longer barrels as I can get very close to 3400fps with the 140gr SST's out of my 28" barrel. As far as powders go I have used 4350, 4831, 7828, Retumbo, H870, and now my main load is 59.6gr of H1000 using a 140gr hornady SST. All of my 264's shoot different as far as loads go so I would start with a mid range charge of suitable powder and work up from there.