.264 WMs First Blood

Discussion in 'Elk Hunting' started by scoutm, Oct 16, 2013.

  1. scoutm

    scoutm Well-Known Member

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    My new custom built .264 WM got bloodied for the first time early this month on a great Arizona Elk.

    Took him at 500 yards using 140grn Nosler Partition running at 3050 ft/sec.

    It was a great hunt with a fantastic ending.
     

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  2. Brado16

    Brado16 Well-Known Member

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    Great Bull!!!

    How many years to draw in AZ for the unit of your harvest?
     

  3. roninflag

    roninflag Well-Known Member

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    NIce rifle!! Nice shooting!
     
  4. scoutm

    scoutm Well-Known Member

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    Thanks.

    Took 17 years to draw the trophy hunt tag. General season from now on.
     
  5. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    WOW 17 years? Good thing you did not miss:). Would you give rifle details and load performance please?
     
  6. Wyofax

    Wyofax Well-Known Member

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    So after your first animal, how do you feel the 264 performed with your bullet selection? I would like to hear about the shot placement, penetration and overall performance.
     
  7. roman1

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    That sure is a keeper scoutm. I know of a few .264 wm that took care of business. gun)
     
  8. scoutm

    scoutm Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the comments.

    I was very pleased with the performance of both the rifle and bullet.

    Rifle was built for me by Mike Bryant from Wheeler TX. Its a trued Remington 700 action, Lilja 1 in 8 twist 3 groove 25.5" barrel, timney trigger, mcmillan's remington mountain rifle stock w/ edge tech and a zeiss conquest scope.

    I was shooting the 140grn nosler partition at 3050. Bench and practice accuracy was/is great although shoots 130grn Sirocco II bullet even better.

    The bull was quarting a bit more than I thought and I hit a bit too far forward.

    Bullet powdered the near shoulder and exited forward of the off shoulder. No bullet was recovered. Wound channel was huge exit hole was a good 3-4"
     
  9. Wyofax

    Wyofax Well-Known Member

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    What a great bull. Thanks for the info on the terminal performance.

    This is the first year afield with my 264, a very similar build to yours. We did test drive it on a moose two weeks ago with 140 Bergers at 260 yards. He took two rounds but never moved from the spot of the first hit.
     
  10. bern0134

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    Thats a great bull. I've had my 264 for a couple years now but have yet to put anything down with it. I've started reloading as few years ago and been trying to develop a load using a TTSX for it but unfortunately I live in a place where shootings ranges are hard to come by.
     
  11. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    Did you do a green score yet?
     
  12. 112Savage

    112Savage Well-Known Member

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    Darn squirrel rifles and flat based bullets! Don't you know they can't do anything to elk? You need a 33-404 HUMDINGER to kill those. Great shooting, nice rifle and bull. Congratulations.
     
  13. SBruce

    SBruce Well-Known Member

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    Very Very Nice Bull!

    Congratulations.

    :D
     
  14. scoutm

    scoutm Well-Known Member

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    Thanks all around.

    We scored him right at 330.