US869 in the 264 win mag

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by su37, Jan 12, 2007.

  1. su37

    su37 Well-Known Member

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    Has anybody any experince with this powder in the 264 win mag?

    I've a 700 that I have punched out a bit to seat bullets out longer than what came from the factory.
     
  2. BillLarson

    BillLarson Well-Known Member

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    I use IMR7828 and it works good.
     

  3. su37

    su37 Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I use that as well and RL 25.
     
  4. Fiftydriver

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    In my opinion US869 would be far to slow for you to reach top performance levels unless your using the old 155 gr SMK or the heavier Wildcat Bullets. For any 6.5mm bullets up to 142 gr class, there are much better options including Retumbo and H-1000 and the powders you already are using.

    If you want a ball powder, Ramshot Magnum would be a much more appropriate burn rate for conventional bullet weights in the 264 Win Mag.

    Kirby Allen(50)