WTB 6.5 barrel for 264 win mag help

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Joeypman, Mar 13, 2014.

  1. Joeypman

    Joeypman Member

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    Looking to get a new barrel for my 264 win mag on a Remington action. Thoughts and knowledge appreciated will be shooting 120gr ttsx bullets live in ca so my only option. Have had good results with these bullets in old barrel just wanting to get something new need advice on twist length brand etc will be sending barrel and action to gunsmith for fitting and what not... thanks for the replies
     
  2. RT2506

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    A 9 twist will shoot those bullets well but so will a 8 twist. If you are ever going to shoot other longer bullets than the 120 ttsx I would get an 8 twist. With the 264 Win mag the longer the barrel the better. Shortest should be 26". I have a 9 twist Shilen #4 that the smith left me 27 3/4" of barrel out of a 28" blank. It is a screamer. It does 3350 fps with 130 gr Accubonds with 66.5 grs Retumbo and outstanding accuracy and really good case life. Kills deer like lightening struck them.
     

  3. Edd

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    Do you know how heavy you want the barrel to be?
     
  4. Joeypman

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    Ya was planning on 26" minimum planning on a #3 contour
     
  5. Edd

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    I'd get a Krieger #4 contour or a Bartlein #3 contour with an 8 inch twist.
     
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    I would go at least the weight of a #4 Shilen couture because thinner barrels really get too flexible at longer length and your accuracy goes out the window.
     
  7. Joeypman

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    Is the weight close on the shilen #4 and bartlien #3 my buddy has said good things about his bartlien
     
  8. Edd

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    The Bartlein will be slightly heavier.