264 win mag

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by skma, Mar 18, 2013.

  1. skma

    skma Member

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    hello there, just got myself a 264 model 70 lightweight. imm sure in the 562 pages here there must b some info on this cali, just hoping some1 well steer me in the right direction, with bullet selection as well as powder,as i do reload. up north here i well b hunting moose, mule deer,etc....thank u all for reading this :) hopefully this is the right spot for asking:)
     
  2. tcob68

    tcob68 Well-Known Member

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    I used IMR-4350 for years and recently I tried some Retumbo and man did it ever wake my 264 Win up. If you want one load for everything I would get 130 gr Accubonds and Retumbo, I think you will like it.
     

  3. Sully2

    Sully2 Well-Known Member

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  4. roninflag

    roninflag Well-Known Member

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    i would use h-4831 short cut and 215 mag primers up there. i would start with a 129 partition.
     
  5. skma

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    thank you, i have retumbo, and 4831 so well try some testing
     
  6. Bob L.

    Bob L. Well-Known Member

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    I worked up a load with 120 ttsx, retumbo and fed215gm primers. I am shooting the ttsx 30 off the lands at 3400fps out of a 27" Lilja 9 twist. Be careful working a load up 1 grain can damn near show you a blown primer. Depending on bullet weight most guys are around 63-69 grains, but please work up carefully.
     
  7. Bart B

    Bart B Well-Known Member

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    I used a .264 for a long range match rifle with 4831 or H870 powder. Shot under 1 MOA at 1000 easily, for 640 rounds. Then went to hell in a handbasket as the throat had eroded too far to let the case hold bullets against the lands. Accuracy went to 3 MOA at that point in firing only 10 shots. Otherwise, it's a great cartridge.

    Like other way over bore capacity cartridges, they tend to lose accuracy with hot loads.