Last year I bought a model 70 Featherweight in .264 Win Mag intending to use it as a general big game rifle. I didn't end up getting the chance - our first daughter was 7 months old last elk season, and I didn't make it out. This year it's going to happen though - elk in the San Juans is ON! In this thread I'm going to chronicle getting the .264 ready for elk season. Since the .264WM is not a popular elk caliber (although it is a very suitable one), this is going to involve a lot more than just bolting on a scope and buying some factory ammo. Hopefully some people will find this interesting. Among other things I'll walk through how to develop a load when there's zero load data without risking life and limb.