6.5mm/.264 cartriges

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by TireurDelite, Oct 15, 2004.

  1. TireurDelite

    TireurDelite Active Member

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    Hello to all,

    I was just wondering why this caliber is not more popular.
    Anyone can give me some insights?
    Thanks for your time.
     
  2. ivo

    ivo Well-Known Member

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    North Americans are brainwashed that if it isn't a 30 cal its not big enough. If a 6.5 in Finland can kill moose why wouldn't it have the same performance here? I have a 264 Win Mag that has killed a few moose, two elk, two bears and over 50 deer all with 140gr Winchester factory loads. But now I mainly use my 300 Weatherby Mag, 180 gr bullets, same velocity... yeah, I am a hipocrit.
    I still love to shoot my 264 though its a sentimental favorite.
     
  3. lynn

    lynn Well-Known Member

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    The older Sierra 155 bullet was a dog and until they came out with the 142 nobody made agood bullet for it except custom guys.Hornady,Lapua and Sierra all produce 135-145 gr bullets now and it is now one of the more popular 1000 yard competition rounds.Rich De Simone using an improved 6.5/284 holds the IBS light gun group record at 1000 yards at 1.563 inches for 5 shots.
    Lynn
     
  4. Guest

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    Maybe with a better bullet selection; now available, the .264 Win Mag popularity will improve. As for me, it's the finest thing I've ever pulled a trigger on! Good Shootin'
     
  5. Guest

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    nighthunter264winmag
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    posted 10-18-2004 07:14 AM
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    Maybe with a better bullet selection; now available, the .264 Win Mag popularity will improve. As for me, it's the finest thing I've ever pulled a trigger on! Good Shootin'
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    I just bought a Remingtom 700 in 264 mag
    26" stainless barrel
    have not loaded anything for it yet.
    can you send me some good loads that you use
    Robert-l@peoplepc.com
     
  6. Exhaust3

    Exhaust3 Well-Known Member

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    Shot my first deer this season with my 6.5-06 Ack. at 300 yards, it makes it look easy. I shoot the 142 SMK exclusively in fire formed brass, and all the others in fire forming. I've come to love the round! Extremely accurate at extreme ranges. Pop cans are not a problem at 400 yards. [​IMG]