Winchester M70 .264WM

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by 340Shooter, Mar 19, 2010.

  1. 340Shooter

    340Shooter Well-Known Member

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    Took my M70 out to the range today and tried some 140gr Berger seated to 3.350 OAL. Used Redding Type S dies with a .292 bushing.

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    The rifle has a custom Gaillard SS 26" barrel and a Boyds laminate stock.

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  2. winmag

    winmag Well-Known Member

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    I love Winchesters, and I love this cartrige. Its the only time its not called a 6.5
    No offense, I see your Canadian, Its just that I never have been a fan of the metric system. Nice group. Looks loke its a shooter. .802 MAX spread. with a .3?? avg aint bad at all. What yardage?(meters) 100? Was the pic old? I didnt see a scope. Congrats on your rig and group.
     

  3. 340Shooter

    340Shooter Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. It was my first batch of handloads so lots more testing yet, but still looks good though. The range was 100m, correct. The picture is only a few weeks old, but was taken with a cell phone so looks grainy. At the moment, I have a Leupold Vari-X II 3-9x40 mounted in Leupold dual dovetail bases. Seems ok, but might go to a scope with more magnification.
     
  4. winmag

    winmag Well-Known Member

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    good combo.(Win and Leupold) but I aggree more magnification would bennifit you alot. especially with a .264win mag. Its only $ right :D. I just shot groups at 450yds today in the desert with my .270wsm, but I kept getting flyers shooting accross canyon with a 20-25mph, slightly quartering head wind. Some of the best and worst shootin Ive ever done. Im glad I have a 4.5 x 14power scope with an a/o. It realy helps from 300 and out.
    Good shootin.........
     
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    Yes, I have a Leupold 4.5 x 14 that I will be putting on the rifle. I only have access to a 100m range at the moment, so I can't do much long distance testing. Might have to head out to the back country :)
     
  6. RT2506

    RT2506 Well-Known Member

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    Try you some Retumbo powder. I really get great accuracy and very high velocity in my 264 Win mag with it. I have a 27 3/4" barrel and get 3350 fps with 130 Nosler AB's and half MOA. These bullets really kill deer well also even as close as 98 yards without evaporating on the hair.