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Best brasses for a 264WinMag

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Unread 09-25-2012, 12:38 AM
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Re: Best brasses for a 264WinMag

I am getting 3132 fps with the 123 amax
AA3100 58.5 gr
I have not had a chance to shoot any game with it but it is very very accurate.
write me HELENLASSON@GMAIL.COM I WILL SEND YOU MY TARGET
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    Unread 09-25-2012, 04:14 AM
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    Re: Best brasses for a 264WinMag

    I have no experience with this AMAX bullets, but i think that could be
    too soft if you used it in close ranges, and too light at long ranges.

    I think the 140 AMAX, with .55 BC is a better option. It probably
    doesnīt shot flatter than the 123, but it will hold the crosswind
    better. Iīm planning to use the 264 WM in red deer and hogs (also
    does), so this will hit harder for sure! Maybe on ligther game the 123
    grainer will perform well, but for mi rifle, I chosse the 140. Thatīs
    the reason why i load the SST, itīs stouter than the AMAX and will
    perform OK in close shots.

    Thanks a lot for the info. When i tried some loads, I will post the
    resusts here.
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    Unread 09-25-2012, 12:47 PM
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    Re: Best brasses for a 264WinMag

    I to am shooting a 264 Win Mag. My go to load is W-W Case CCI 250 primer & Nosler 120gr BT with IMR 4350 60.0 gr Max load in Nosler reloading manual. I have used this load on Antelope to 500 yds & complete pass through. I am planning on using it on Mule deer this fall. When at 100 yds it averages under 1 inch. smallest group to date .55 inch. Still working on seating depth & have some Nosler Brass coming in mail from Natches Shooting Supply. I hope it helps with group size since all my Brass prep is just sizing & trim to length. I to have thought about using Hornadys 123 gr A-Max for the B.C. but unsure if it would be relaible on Big Game. My Rifle is Model 70 XTR 24 inch Barrel.
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    Re: Best brasses for a 264WinMag

    The orginal question was on which brass to use. I have a fondness for 7mm Remington, 270 or 7mm Weatherby brass necked down. These are often available at sale prices where the correct headstamp is expensive. Sometimes fired range brass is available for a song. I prefer the Norma brass for case life and consistency. I recommend anealing the necks every 4 or 5 loads. Nosler is sorting and preping correct headstamp Norma brass now but I have over 500 of the Norma. Even in Nosler the 7mm Rem Mag brass is cheaper.
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    Unread 10-22-2012, 06:36 PM
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    Re: Best brasses for a 264WinMag

    I recived My Nosler Brass & it does look to be of better quality than Winchester. I will have to shoot it & see how it lasts.
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    Unread 10-24-2012, 12:16 PM
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    Re: Best brasses for a 264WinMag

    I will finally use the 7rem mag norma brasses.

    I have weight sorted and prepared a few RP brasses but, after test the loads i found many of them with a crak arround the case, near the belt. Thas was caused by a very loooong headspace, and that cause broken cases at just 2850 fps with 140 grainers.

    So i will use the 7 mags cases, neck sizing it just a bit to create a false shoulder, and then fireform the cases to my chamber head space.

    I have to thank a friend who open my eyes with that.

    I have some kind of 264 win mag improved! Hahaha. Now it's more overboored, as it hase more case capacity!

    Thanks all... I'll keep posting results!
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    Unread 10-25-2012, 10:07 AM
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    Re: Best brasses for a 264WinMag

    I prefer Winchester Brass but Nosler brass is pretty good. I recently tried 7mm Remington Magnum brass and that seems to work best.
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