Do you know of any .264 bullets bigger than 140g?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by ICANHITHIMMAN, Sep 12, 2011.

  1. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    I have been searching the net looking for custom bullet makers that build a .264 bullet bigger than 140g. I'm just looking havent seen anything yet let me know if you guys see anything. I guess we are looking for long range stuff with a BC higher than that of the VLD.
     
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  2. spitfire_er

    spitfire_er Well-Known Member

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    There is the 142 Sierra Match King. Clinch River a custom bullet maker makes a 147 gr. Sierra use to make a 155 gr 6.5 bullet, but the did not perform as well as the 142's and I'm not sure they make them anymore. There are a few other custom bullet makers out there that make some in the mid 140's range, but can't remember the names.
     

  3. Oliveralan

    Oliveralan Well-Known Member

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    Bob cuartericco (spelling is probably off) makes 6.5mm VLD style bullets up to 165gr I believe. Don't know much else about these however. I do know our Mr. Backus used some of his 175gr 7mm's.

    Oliver
     
  4. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    OK looking into the Bob cuartericco bullets and what im finding is no one has herd form him in a year or more. His name pops up all over but no phone number or web site.
     
  5. JeffVN

    JeffVN Well-Known Member

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    I recall that Lapua made a 150 gr +, but it did not have a huge BC.

    Bob can be difficult to get in contact with. No one answers the phone before 3:00pm pacific time. His shop is in his basement, and his wife normally answers the phone.

    JeffVN
     
  6. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    The BC is alot lower on all the bullets over 140g it seams and I dont know why.
     
  7. fj40mojo

    fj40mojo Well-Known Member

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    Lapua 155gr MEGA, but it isn't really a long range bullet.
     
  8. Oliveralan

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    I'm fairly certain the heavy non-VLD bullets, like the Lapua mega, have low BCs due to long bearing surfaces needed to get them to stabilize in standard twist rate barrels. The Lapua mega, I believe is aimed at the scandinavian market, as the 6.5x55 Swede is very popular and used to hunt game up to and including moose, and a heavier bullet is beneficial in achieving the needed penetration on such large game.
     
  9. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    Just to re focus we are trying to find custom bullets Im aware of the ones from major players.
     
  10. backwoods83

    backwoods83 Well-Known Member

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    Swampy makes some good vlds but I think 140 may be the largest he does as well, you may already know but if your banging steel or paper punching Lapua makes a 144grn fmjbt that has a bc right at .64
     
  11. rcrossw

    rcrossw New Member

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    Testing Matrix Bullets - online - Canadian, 160 gr 6.5 mm VLD BC listed on their site of .675. Working loads up in 2 Savage's in 6.5-284 Norma, the Long Range Hunter and at Predator Hunter. Hope to get 2750 to 2850. Finally found some MRP to go along with my other powders in the test. BTW, 140 Nosler Partions with HV100 shoots superbly.
     
  12. Gerard Schultz

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    There is a good reason why some heavier bullets have a lower BC than some lighter bullets. The length of a bullet is governed by the twist rate of the barrel. There is a limit that cannot be passed. In order to keep the bullet length within the parameters of the twist rate of the barrel, the only way to make it heavier would be to make the nose or the boattail, or both, shorter.

    Given that a large part of improving the BC of a bullet lies in optimizing the shape of the ogive, making the ogive shorter and the BC worse, overrides the BC advantage of increasing the weight. The same applies to the boattail, to a lesser extent. Increasing the weight, therefore, does not always increase the BC.
     
  13. Crashman1

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    I have tried the Matrix 142 VLD and it gave excellent accuracy, going to try the 160s next. I think they are the highest BC VLD out there in the 6.5.
     
  14. Outlaw6.0

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    I just received two more boxes of the 160vlds. They are shooting phenomenally well from my 6.5WSM. If my testing concludes as I believe it will, they will move into my primary bullet slot.


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