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Old 04-02-2012, 07:08 PM
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A word of thanks

I rarely post but lurk quite a bit. I have a 264 Win Mag Sendero II - purchased it probably 5 or 6 years ago and unbelievably, never worked up a load for it. Oh I'd try now and again at load development but I have some other rifles I shoot more so I wasn't in a big hurry. Still, I grew frustrated at not being able to develop a good load. Plus, as many of you know, 264s are not easy guns to develop.

I ran several online searches and kept coming back to the information you guys have posted and FINALLY, I was able to develop a load which I think will be a good one. 66.0 gr Retumbo behind a 140 AMAX. Quickload says it's going a little over 2900 - not blazing (I'd like to get 3000) but doggoned accurate. If it wouldn't have been for all you folks, I think you'd see a 264 Win Mag in the "For Sale" section.

Honestly, I think this site is THE place for 264 load data.

Thanks all!
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Old 04-02-2012, 07:15 PM
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Glad to see that things finally worked out for you.
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Old 04-02-2012, 07:47 PM
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Re: A word of thanks

I had your same rifle and after a bit of trigger work and a bedding job it shot like a dream. I was also shooting 140 amax but they were going around 3220fps. Made for a real great antelope rifle! I was using 69.0 gr. of H-1000.
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Old 04-04-2012, 07:41 PM
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I am glad that things worked out for you as well. Sometimes load development ia a breeze, and sometimes it is a chore. I have had guns that were 2 seconds away from being in the classifieds, like you said, then something would click. The 264 is a intriguing caliber, that has a amazing parent case. I have pondered one for myself from time to time. This website has a tremendous " Braintrust" , and somebody here has shot, or shoots just about anything that can be shot. Welcome aboard!
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I rarely post but lurk quite a bit. I have a 264 Win Mag Sendero II - purchased it probably 5 or 6 years ago and unbelievably, never worked up a load for it. Oh I'd try now and again at load development but I have some other rifles I shoot more so I wasn't in a big hurry. Still, I grew frustrated at not being able to develop a good load. Plus, as many of you know, 264s are not easy guns to develop.

I ran several online searches and kept coming back to the information you guys have posted and FINALLY, I was able to develop a load which I think will be a good one. 66.0 gr Retumbo behind a 140 AMAX. Quickload says it's going a little over 2900 - not blazing (I'd like to get 3000) but doggoned accurate. If it wouldn't have been for all you folks, I think you'd see a 264 Win Mag in the "For Sale" section.

Honestly, I think this site is THE place for 264 load data.

Thanks all!

Chart says that with a 140 Nozler and 63.5 of Retumbo you should be getting 3026 fps...????
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Old 04-06-2012, 12:32 AM
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Re: A word of thanks

I'm pretty sure your running more than 2900fps with that load! But it's the accuracy that counts. My 6.5-300 win mag runs 3350fps+ with around 73gr of retumbo (don't have exact data in front of me) so conservatively I'd say your probably running above 3050fps.
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Old 04-07-2012, 06:55 PM
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I'm not overly concerned with throat erosion or barrel burnout but if I can keep a barrel a 100 - 200 rounds longer by shooting at let's say, 2950 - 3000 then I think it's a good thing as long as the accuracy is there. I used QuickLoad and I think it said I was getting 2924 or so. My COAL is 3.355 but my measurement to the ogive, which I think is more accurate is 2.678.
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