264 win mag

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  1. trader steve

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    Anybody have any accurate loads for this beast.got in a trade have no clue.steve
     
  2. MagnumManiac

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    Can’t give specific loads, but H1000, RE25 BMG50, US869 & RE33 should all work to give the highest velocities with 140gr+ pills.
    I run RE25 & RE33 in mine, am playing with RETUMBO as we speak. Looks promising also so far.

    Cheers.
    :D
     
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  3. Willie

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    RL-26, Retumbo, IMR 7977
     
  4. JRS

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    If you need brass, hunting bullets or factory loaded ammo, PM me. I also have Reloader 25 and US869 powder in Robeson Township PA.
     
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  5. painter

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    Sir 60 gr H- 4350 fed 215 sierra 130 hpbt will put a smile on your face. Paiinter
     
  6. okie

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    retumbo works well
     
  7. Bbear

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    Tried IMR7828ssc, H1000, IMR4350, 7977 and finally RL33. Best of the bunch was RL33. 142 LRAB @ 3250. Start at 72.5 and work up for your rifle.
     
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  8. Bart B.

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    My first long range match rifle had a 28" 264 Win Mag barrel. Best load was 72 grains of H870 under Norma 139 gr. Match bullets. Tested about MOA at a thousand and won some matches with it.

    Barrel lasted 640 rounds. Died over last several shots at a 600 yard match. Started out sub MOA for first 6 or 7 shots then opened up to about 4 MOA for the next few and stayed there.

    Throat had advanced about 1/10th inch and last bullets held by about 1/16th inch of their body for the .010" jump that seemed best.
     
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  9. Sitsntree

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    Mine was very picky about powder but it loves retumbo its very accurate.
     
  10. gat

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    129 gr Hornady spire points with 4831sc 64 grains If I remember correctly! 3200ish!!?? In the high.3's
     
  11. TerryPohl

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    Should have one ready by the time I get back home from work. I preloaded some load development ones with RL 22 and 140 Berger Hunting bullets seating them long, will adjust seating depth when I get it. Has anyone used RL 22?
    Terry Pohl
     
  12. 1885Winman4590

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    Hi bud! I've got savage w/ a 28" shilen select match barrel. I've tried most of the powders mentioned, and they all produce better velocities than mine. However, 55gr. Hybrid 100v produces 3000fps w/ a 140 berger target vld. Base to ogive measures 2.867 and use CCI 250 @ about .003 off the rifling. Shoots 1" @ 400 yards. Love it
     
  13. zorak

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    mine likes RL-22 with 130gr Barnes.
     
  14. mikegaiz

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    I think I would trade it for a 6.5/06. You will save lots of money on barrels and powder.
     
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  15. CaptnC

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    My Savage build 264 shoots very well. 0.8 at 200yds with H1000 running 3150FPS with 130gr VLD Bergers
     
  16. 2506

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    Retumbo with 130 Accubonds runs 3350 fps out of my 9" twist 27 3/4" Shilen barrel with Sub MOA accuracy. If this is going to be a hunting rifle pick a good bullet like the Accubond or another bonded or mono bullet that will work close in as well as far off. Don't waste barrel life by trying a bunch of bullets and powders trying to find that last thousand of an inch accuracy and don't shoot it until it is hot and the rifle will last you a life time. In my 47 years of experience shooting high power rifles I have learned that if you shoot a 7mm Rem mag. until it is hot like those who do that say the 264 Win mag is a barrel burner the 7 Mag barrel will be toast with about the same round count.
     
  17. Bart B.

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    1 inch average, biggest or smallest group size?
     
  18. kbbgood

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    My bullet is Hornaday 129 gr. spire point. I used to use H450 with very good groups. Now I use IMR4831. Wish they would come back with H450.
     
  19. tclaunch

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    Retumbo with 140's, RL 25 for 130's.
     

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