264 win mag vs 270 wsm

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by fisherman983, Nov 5, 2012.

  1. fisherman983

    fisherman983 Well-Known Member

    Apr 18, 2009
    i am a huge fan of the 264 and believe it to be the superior cartridge....but am i wrong? will the 270 really outdo a 264 in a hunting rifle? my friend seems to think it will and its an argument i'd really love to win any insight would be greatly appreciated
  2. Tikkamike

    Tikkamike Well-Known Member

    Dec 26, 2009
    its all in bullet selection really. there is a huge offering of 140's in .264 so it depends on what bullet design you want. Matrix makes a .277 in 165 grain which is an awesome flier I hear... the new accubond long range 150 grain in .277 looks to me like its going to be a game changer. awesome bullet and high BC. the 270 wsm is a far more efficient cartridge and very versatile as far as being able to use it in short or long actions... I tend to prefer the 270wsm. but a guy could make an argument for either I would say.
  3. bigngreen

    bigngreen Well-Known Member

    Nov 24, 2008
    Ya, not an argument your going to win. With same weight bullets the WSM will push them a 100+fps faster and make up for BC but you can then load up a 165+gr bullet and bring a little more sauce at longer ranges. That is from a completely biased point even though I do dig a 264/6.5 140 Berger in the 3150fps range!!!