6.5 prc vs 264 wm

engineer40

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6.5-284 has Lapua brass and it's seems to usually be available to purchase without hassle. There is also tons of load data around about the cartridge because so many guys have used it for long range shooting. Most guys get it in a long action so performance seems on par with 6.5PRC.

Plus it's not very well known outside of long range shooting. So you'll have the joy of correcting everybody every-single-time you tell them what it is... "Oh you mean the 6.5 Creedmoor?". "No, I don't mean that at all"...

I can't stand taking the time to brass prep. So if a cartridge has Lapua brass available, it automatically gets bumped to the top of my list. Cuts the majority of that time out. Just food for thought. But I've always been interested in the 264 Win Mag. Good luck!
 

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(4 months isn't that old for a thread)

Someone was asking about speed of the various 6.5mm's . . . still working on finding the best accuracy for this MRC in 26 Nosler, but that is 3719 fps on the Labradar with Barnes 120 gn TSX bullets. That gun shot a 1.080" 5-shot group with a different load but still the Barnes 120 gn TSX at 3650 fps. Pronghorns beware . . .

 
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Not having a .264 Winchester Magnum for several years I am considering building one.
I have two 98Mauser actions laying around needing barrels.
I have thought to build a .264 Win Mag and maybe a .257 Weatherby Mag.
Started playing with the 6.5's in the '80's and really like them.
 

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264 win mag has got it done since 1958.
When they came out in 1958 people said they will never catch on.
I wish I still had mine.
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