264 Win Mag 156 Berger EOL

Trnelson

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From my experience in several 264win rifles. With a reamer properly machined for the 156g and a 26”, or longer, barrel a guy can very safely see 3,050 and expect approximately 40 ft/s for every additional inch of barrel. Retumbo, Norma 217, IMR 8133 are all well known performers with the heavies in 264win. I can’t personally speak to R-26 or any of the VV powders, but there are plenty of positive reports for those as well.
I’ve had a couple of 264win reamers cut over the years, most recently for the 160g Matrix.
 

Left Hand Dave

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Trnelson,
I have the drawing of one of your reamers. It states the print is for 150-155 grain hybrids. I am hoping to compare it to Elk Hunter 338’s drawing to see how they compare. Then I can get a reamer and try the 156 Berger. I hope this is still in line with the original post.
 

Left Hand Dave

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Those that are shooting the 156 Berger do you think there would be any advantage to going with a 1-7 1/2 twist over the 1-8?
 

Trnelson

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Trnelson,
I have the drawing of one of your reamers. It states the print is for 150-155 grain hybrids. I am hoping to compare it to Elk Hunter 338’s drawing to see how they compare. Then I can get a reamer and try the 156 Berger. I hope this is still in line with the original post.
Solid. That’s a good print. I had another made for the 160g.
 

CF96

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So it looks like I am the only one running 8133 with the 156's..I tried all the others and it was simply the best in my rifle.. I get 3070 and find that it gets the job done.. Try it. ;)

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Just got my 264 built and was going to load 8133 for 156. Mind saying what load you like?
 
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