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264 WM vs 30-378 WBY which one

 
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Old 01-12-2013, 10:41 PM
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264 WM vs 30-378 WBY which one

This will be my first time hunting Bighorn Sheep, will be in MT. I have narrowed my choices to two of my long range rifles 264 WM or 30-378 WBY, both have Nightforce 5.5 X 22 NXS scopes, we will be in Grizzly country and my partner will be carrying a 7mm MAG. I can shoot both guns equally, comfortable kill range for me will be out to 500 yards maybe push a little more, but I hope not to have to push any further. Please give me your reasons why one over the other. I thank all of you for your information.
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Old 01-13-2013, 12:46 PM
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Re: 264 WM vs 30-378 WBY which one

I would pick the lightest rifle. At the end of the day that will make more of a difference that the cartridge.

If you can save a pound or 3 it will make for a little easier time climbing the mountains.

that is my choice.

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Old 01-13-2013, 09:19 PM
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Re: 264 WM vs 30-378 WBY which one

If you can truly shoot both of them equally, and they are both patterning well, I agree that the lighter one would be my pick. Every ounce adds up on mountain hunts.
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:43 PM
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Re: 264 WM vs 30-378 WBY which one

What sheep area are you hunting?
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:02 PM
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Re: 264 WM vs 30-378 WBY which one

If you will limit your shots to as you say, 500 yards, or even 650 yards, and they shoot the same for you, DEFINITELY pick the lighter gun. If you are talking about 800+ yards the difference in retained energy could tip the scale in favor of the 30-378.
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Old 01-26-2013, 05:34 AM
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Re: 264 WM vs 30-378 WBY which one

Here's a thought....

Take the 264 WM and load up with 140 gr. Swift A-frames or 156 gr. Norma Oryx bullets just for the "griz country" area and have your buddy pack the 30-378 WBY with 200 gr. Swift A-Frame "griz country" loads.....

when you have identified a legal ram you want to shoot... simply switch to your sheep load in either caliber... high BC Berger bullets will do an awesome job of dumping a ram in it's tracks, although the other bullets I mentioned will do a helluva job on taking out a ram also!
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Old 01-26-2013, 10:35 AM
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Re: 264 WM vs 30-378 WBY which one

I personally think there are better choices than the 30-378. It burns an exotbitant amount of powder (recoil) compared to its near performance counterparts.
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