Boolits for 264 win mag


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dbro822
March 26, 2013, 10:49 PM
Anyone here hunting with a 264 win mag? This is a new round for me, but one I have always wanted to add. So my plans are to use it mainly for mule deer, but I wouldn't put the tought of maybe hunting spike or cow elk with it out of my mind. Nosler bullets have been my go to for the 7mm stw, 160gr accubonds are one hell of an elk stoper, but rip deer apart. with that in mind I am leaning to the 140 accubond, but would like to hear what others running this round have found to work. Thanks for any input.

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Kachok
March 26, 2013, 11:01 PM
Don't shoot .264 Win Mag but I am pretty knowledgeable of 6.5mm bullets. If you are going to be pushing the limits of the .264 you are going to need a bonded or mono metal bullet for close range shots, cup and core bullets are likely to separate at those impact speeds, but truth be told you could cut back to 260 rem speeds and still drop any deer that ever lived with standard SGKs/SSTs/Core-Lokts....etc if you wanted to.
I have recently become very fond of the new 140gr Deep Curl bullet it is a bonded bullet sold for a cup and core price and the accuracy has been fantastic in my Sweed, TSX and TTSX bullets are great but very very picky on seating depth making developing handloads challenging. I hope that helps.

Kachok
March 26, 2013, 11:12 PM
Oh and I forgot to mention the Nosler Partition, another tried and true bullet in 6.5mm, pricy but worth every penny for high impact speeds, the rear portion of the bullet is separated from the front making a bullet blow up almost imposable even at 3400fps+ speeds. Expansion is similar from 2200-3000+fps making it a remarkably consistent performer with more then adequate penetration for any deer, actually the 140gr are better suited to elk class game. I have 125gr Partitions for deer hunting in my 6.5x55.

dbro822
March 26, 2013, 11:22 PM
Don't shoot .264 Win Mag but I am pretty knowledgeable of 6.5mm bullets. If you are going to be pushing the limits of the .264 you are going to need a bonded or mono metal bullet for close range shots, cup and core bullets are likely to separate at those impact speeds, but truth be told you could cut back to 260 rem speeds and still drop any deer that ever lived with standard SGKs/SSTs/Core-Lokts....etc if you wanted to.
I have recently become very fond of the new 140gr Deep Curl bullet it is a bonded bullet sold for a cup and core price and the accuracy has been fantastic in my Sweed, TSX and TTSX bullets are great but very very picky on seating depth making developing handloads challenging. I hope that helps.


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Is the deep curl and new issue for the grand slam? Haven't really looked at them.



Oh and I forgot to mention the Nosler Partition, another tried and true bullet in 6.5mm, pricy but worth every penny for high impact speeds, the rear portion of the bullet is separated from the front making a bullet blow up almost imposable even at 3400fps+ speeds. Expansion is similar from 2200-3000+fps making it a remarkably consistent performer with more then adequate penetration for any deer, actually the 140gr are better suited to elk class game. I have 125gr Partitions for deer hunting in my 6.5x55.




I would have agree with you about the nosle patitions, the only thing that I don't like about them is the soft lead nose and how it deforms it the magazine, that is why I switched to the accubonds in the 7mm stw.

Kachok
March 26, 2013, 11:30 PM
The Deep Curl is a new bullet replacing the mag tip and hot-core bullets. It is a protected point soft point bullet with a flat base but a long ogive. Ballistics are better then you would think for a flat base and accuracy was superb with a WIDE variety of powder/charges. Sadly I did not get a chance to test them on game this year since my bullets did not arrive in time to work up a load before season started but reports have all been good. Give them a good look they are truly impressive, the widest expansion for caliber I have ever seen on any bullet and the bonded jacket ensures adequate penetration on any deer. Price was impressive too, I found mine on sale for $26 a box of 100 which is much less then I can find any other bonded bullet for.

Corey ACP
March 27, 2013, 12:17 AM
I have a .264 Win Mag. I have used it pretty much only for Mule deer here in Utah since I bought it in the late 70's. I have used both the Nosler Partition 125 gr. as well as the 140 gr Sierra Gameking BT. I only shoot my reloads and use pretty much a maximum load of H870 powder with Magnum primers for both bullets. I have taken several deer and one elk with my loads. I have no complaints with either slug.

Lloyd Smale
March 27, 2013, 08:49 AM
I use the 120 nos ballitic tip. It may not be the ideal bullet for the gun but its the one that hands down shoots the best in mine and I need accuracy as the gun needs to perform on deer out to 500 yards. Like i said some will argue that its to light or to explosive but ive probably shot 30 deer with that gun and ate everyone of them and never looked at one thinking "boy this did more damage then some other bullet" I know one thing it hammers deer like thor himself was wielding it.

Kachok
March 27, 2013, 01:26 PM
I use 120gr BTs in my Sweed, dandy little death bringer, turns heart, liver and lungs into a chunky soup even when I used them at modest speeds. I do question how well they will hold up on a close range 3,400fps shot, they are supposedly rated for 3,200fps but personally I always try to keep their impact speed under 3k

fdf
March 28, 2013, 08:26 AM
I have shot a lot of stuff with the .264 since 1969.

I don't hand load for it.

I have used Remington 140 gr Core Loks on mule deer, black bear, mountain goat and elk with excellent results.

I have shot a lot of white tail deer using both Remington and Winchesters 140 gr.

When shot with Remington Core Loks, most deer will run and never to be found again. There is not enough mass to cause the bullet to open up. I have neck shot deer and the in and out hole is the same almost.

The Winchesters normally drop them and they do not run off, but the damage to the front shoulders is extreme and most times are so blood shot there is not much to save on them.

I like it. it's just not a white tail gun.

buck460XVR
March 29, 2013, 10:48 AM
Boolits for 264 win mag


I was always under the impression that the word Boolits was a term casters and fans of lead bullets used for their projectiles. This is why it surprises me none of them have joined in with a suggestion considering the title of this thread.


That said, I use Deep Curls in handgun and rifle and they are great bullets. Great accuracy and terminal performance. I only wish they made them for the .32 Special........

fdf
March 30, 2013, 05:58 PM
At the speed which a .264 operates, lead bullets would lead up the barrel very quickly have you ever seen one, jacketed bullets only.

bailer
April 2, 2013, 09:56 AM
My .264 grouped best with 140gr Gamekings. I decided that I end up with too many close range shots to use them on a hunt, Barnes TTSX's 130's are still under 1", and likely much less explosive at higher impact speeds.

dubbleA
April 2, 2013, 12:41 PM
Helped recently with building a Nephew's LR hunting rifle in 264WM. It was throated for the 140gr Berger VLD and it's main purpose is for doe culling. This rifle is a hammer having shot it out to 700 yds to date. Numerous DRT's at 500-600yds on does this past year. I highly recommend the Bergers if you decide to stretch the distance as I have had good success with them in 6.5 Gibbs, 260 Rem, 6.5x55, 6.5x284 also.

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f268/dubbleA/Rifles%201/M700264WM.jpg

788Ham
April 2, 2013, 01:52 PM
I've had an .264 Mag since the mid 70's, all I've ever used was the Hornady 140. gr. Spire Points, never had one walk away yet! I even knocked down a large 4 point bull elk @ 325 yards with that bullet, one round, DRT !

Gordon
April 2, 2013, 07:54 PM
If there ever was a Cartridge made for Barnes Triple Shok bullets this is the one! And Nosler Partitions will take Elk. I too use the Bergers VLD the last 5 years as my .264 is a prong horn special for me. I too use my stock of H870 and Federal 215 Magnum Primers for 3300 FPS with the Berger 140s out of a 26" barrel.

6.5swede
April 5, 2013, 03:43 PM
Sweet rig dubbleA! What speed are you launching those 140gr VLD's? 3100 - 3200fps?

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