264 WM and 100 gr Partition

gerry

Ammo Smith
Mar 1, 2007
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Going to the range tomorrow and would like to also try the 100 gr Partition in my 264 WM. Anyone load that bullet with RL 22 and RL 25? I have data for other powders but would like to give either of those a whirl first. Thanks.
 
Never loaded them, Gerry; but here are some QL projections that may be helpful.

Code:
Cartridge          : .264 Win. Mag.
Bullet             : .264, 100, Nosler PART 16319
Useable Case Capaci: 79.782 grain H2O = 5.180 cm³
Cartridge O.A.L. L6: 3.340 inch = 84.84 mm
Barrel Length      : 24.0 inch = 609.6 mm
Powder             : Alliant Reloder-25

Predicted data by increasing and decreasing the given charge,
incremented in steps of 2.0% of nominal charge.
CAUTION: Figures exceed maximum and minimum recommended loads !

Step    Fill. Charge   Vel.  Energy   Pmax   Pmuz  Prop.Burnt B_Time
 %       %    Grains   fps   ft.lbs    psi    psi      %        ms

-20.0   82    60.16   2813    1757   30581  12475     92.7    1.451
-18.0   84    61.66   2889    1853   32754  12887     94.2    1.416
-16.0   86    63.17   2964    1951   35086  13273     95.6    1.381
-14.0   88    64.67   3040    2053   37591  13630     96.7    1.343
-12.0   90    66.18   3116    2157   40282  13956     97.8    1.298
-10.0   93    67.68   3192    2263   43177  14247     98.6    1.256
-08.0   95    69.18   3267    2371   46290  14501     99.2    1.216
-06.0   97    70.69   3342    2480   49640  14715     99.7    1.177
-04.0   99    72.19   3416    2591   53254  14887     99.9    1.139  ! Near Maximum !
-02.0  101    73.70   3489    2704   57149  15016    100.0    1.103  ! Near Maximum !
+00.0  103    75.20   3562    2817   61353  15127    100.0    1.068  ! Near Maximum !
+02.0  105    76.70   3633    2931   65896  15234    100.0    1.034  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
+04.0  107    78.21   3704    3046   70773  15336    100.0    1.002  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
+06.0  109    79.71   3773    3162   76004  15433    100.0    0.971  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
+08.0  111    81.22   3843    3279   81632  15525    100.0    0.941  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
+10.0  113    82.72   3911    3397   87694  15611    100.0    0.912  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!

Results caused by ± 10% powder lot-to-lot burning rate variation using nominal charge
Data for burning rate increased by 10% relative to nominal value:
+Ba    103    75.20   3717    3068   75376  14595    100.0    0.980  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
Data for burning rate decreased by 10% relative to nominal value:
-Ba    103    75.20   3327    2458   48718  15338     97.4    1.183

Code:
Cartridge          : .264 Win. Mag.
Bullet             : .264, 100, Nosler PART 16319
Useable Case Capaci: 79.782 grain H2O = 5.180 cm³
Cartridge O.A.L. L6: 3.340 inch = 84.84 mm
Barrel Length      : 24.0 inch = 609.6 mm
Powder             : Alliant Reloder-22

Predicted data by increasing and decreasing the given charge,
incremented in steps of 2.0% of nominal charge.
CAUTION: Figures exceed maximum and minimum recommended loads !

Step    Fill. Charge   Vel.  Energy   Pmax   Pmuz  Prop.Burnt B_Time
 %       %    Grains   fps   ft.lbs    psi    psi      %        ms

-20.0   78    57.84   2798    1738   31284  12096     88.5    1.448
-18.0   80    59.29   2871    1830   33489  12516     90.1    1.413
-16.0   82    60.73   2944    1924   35852  12924     91.5    1.379
-14.0   84    62.18   3017    2021   38381  13316     92.8    1.339
-12.0   86    63.62   3091    2121   41056  13692     94.1    1.296
-10.0   88    65.07   3164    2223   43889  14048     95.2    1.255
-08.0   89    66.52   3238    2328   46909  14384     96.2    1.216
-06.0   91    67.96   3311    2435   50128  14696     97.1    1.179
-04.0   93    69.41   3385    2544   53561  14983     97.9    1.143  ! Near Maximum !
-02.0   95    70.85   3458    2655   57223  15244     98.6    1.108  ! Near Maximum !
+00.0   97    72.30   3530    2767   61130  15477     99.1    1.074  ! Near Maximum !
+02.0   99    73.75   3602    2882   65301  15679     99.5    1.042  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
+04.0  101    75.19   3674    2997   69758  15850     99.8    1.011  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
+06.0  103    76.64   3745    3114   74522  15987    100.0    0.981  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
+08.0  105    78.08   3815    3233   79621  16093    100.0    0.952  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
+10.0  107    79.53   3885    3352   85081  16186    100.0    0.924  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!

Results caused by ± 10% powder lot-to-lot burning rate variation using nominal charge
Data for burning rate increased by 10% relative to nominal value:
+Ba     97    72.30   3700    3040   73316  15087    100.0    0.989  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
Data for burning rate decreased by 10% relative to nominal value:
-Ba     97    72.30   3296    2412   49128  15022     93.5    1.186

Code:
Cartridge          : .264 Win. Mag.
Bullet             : .264, 100, Nosler PART 16319
Useable Case Capaci: 79.782 grain H2O = 5.180 cm³
Cartridge O.A.L. L6: 3.340 inch = 84.84 mm
Barrel Length      : 24.0 inch = 609.6 mm

Predicted Data for Indicated Charges of the Following Powders.
Matching Maximum Pressure: 61500 psi, or 424 MPa
or a maximum loading ratio or filling of 110 %
These calculations refer to your specified settings in QuickLOAD 'Cartridge Dimensions' window.
C A U T I O N : any load listed can result in a powder charge that falls below minimum suggested
loads or exceeds maximum suggested loads as presented in current handloading manuals. Understand
that all of the listed powders can be unsuitable for the given combination of cartridge, bullet
and gun. Actual load order can vary, depending upon lot-to-lot powder and component variations.
USE ONLY FOR COMPARISON !

27 loads produced a Loading Ratio below user-defined minimum of 90%. These powders have been skipped.
Powder type          Filling/Loading Ratio  Charge    Charge   Vel. Prop.Burnt P max  P muzz  B_Time
                                      %     Grains    Gramm   fps     %       psi     psi    ms
---------------------------------  -----------------------------------------------------------------
Vihtavuori N570                    105.8     82.0     5.32    3608    94.9    61500   17451   1.072  ! Near Maximum !
Hodgdon Retumbo                    109.6     81.0     5.25    3596   100.0    61500   15899   1.064  ! Near Maximum !
Alliant Reloder-33                 106.1     85.7     5.55    3586    95.4    61500   17163   1.075  ! Near Maximum !
Alliant Reloder-25                 102.9     75.3     4.88    3564   100.0    61500   15131   1.067  ! Near Maximum !
Vihtavuori N560                     97.1     73.0     4.73    3562    97.9    61500   16083   1.067  ! Near Maximum !
IMR 7828 SSC                        96.1     72.6     4.70    3559    98.3    61500   15677   1.055  ! Near Maximum !
IMR 7828                           101.6     72.6     4.70    3559    98.3    61500   15677   1.055  ! Near Maximum !
Norma MRP 2                        105.0     77.2     5.00    3557    98.7    61500   16073   1.081  ! Near Maximum !
Accurate MAGPRO                     97.3     76.1     4.93    3544    96.7    61500   16115   1.076  ! Near Maximum !
Alliant Reloder-22                  97.4     72.4     4.69    3537    99.2    61500   15497   1.071  ! Near Maximum !
Hodgdon H1000                      106.2     77.2     5.00    3537    98.7    61500   15273   1.053  ! Near Maximum !
Winchester WXR                     100.0     72.8     4.72    3535    99.1    61500   15503   1.072  ! Near Maximum !
Ramshot Magnum                      97.2     77.9     5.04    3509    99.6    61500   14830   1.072  ! Near Maximum !
Norma 217                          110.0     79.7     5.16    3508    99.4    56728   16237   1.126  ! Near Maximum !
Alliant Reloder-19                  94.7     69.7     4.51    3503    99.1    61500   14841   1.061  ! Near Maximum !
Ramshot Hunter                      90.4     68.7     4.45    3494   100.0    61500   14389   1.068  ! Near Maximum !
Hodgdon H870                       110.0     83.5     5.41    3493    95.7    56853   16593   1.117  ! Near Maximum !
Norma 204                           90.0     68.4     4.43    3485    98.9    61500   14523   1.059  ! Near Maximum !
Vihtavuori 24N41                   108.1     84.7     5.49    3481    88.9    61500   15559   1.062  ! Near Maximum !
Hodgdon H4831 SC                    96.0     71.4     4.63    3478    97.7    61500   14649   1.059  ! Near Maximum !
Hodgdon H4831                       99.9     71.4     4.63    3478    97.7    61500   14649   1.059  ! Near Maximum !
Norma URP                           90.1     65.5     4.24    3478   100.0    61500   13858   1.071  ! Near Maximum !
Alliant Reloder-50                 110.0     87.5     5.67    3469    93.3    56409   17029   1.146  ! Near Maximum !
IMR 4831                            94.4     66.5     4.31    3455   100.0    61500   13568   1.080  ! Near Maximum !
Winchester Supreme 780              93.6     72.6     4.70    3449    99.1    61500   14103   1.068  ! Near Maximum !
Vihtavuori N165                     99.9     72.7     4.71    3442    99.4    61500   13889   1.073  ! Near Maximum !
Vihtavuori N170                    108.9     79.2     5.13    3441    93.4    61500   14895   1.084  ! Near Maximum !
Accurate 3100                       97.6     71.8     4.65    3437   100.0    61500   13815   1.098  ! Near Maximum !
Vihtavuori N160                    100.2     70.6     4.58    3435    98.2    61500   13927   1.062  ! Near Maximum !
Hodgdon Hybrid 100V                 92.4     65.7     4.26    3432   100.0    61500   12854   1.071  ! Near Maximum !
Hodgdon US 869                     110.0     86.2     5.58    3318    86.4    53954   14881   1.142  ! Near Maximum !
Hodgdon 50BMG                      110.0     82.1     5.32    3313    81.8    53512   14917   1.141  ! Near Maximum !
 
Ouch! A 100 Grain Partition going 3,500 fps is pretty serious! I shoot an 85 Grain at 3,250 out of my 243 and that is serious. Drops deer lights out, even taken an elk with it.
I would be interested to see how this turns out!
 
Thanks Mike, there isn't a lot of difference between the two so I'll try RL 22 first. Retumbo and IMR 7828 ssc look very good as well but I am going to save those for the 120 gr E Tip's that are on order right now.

I bought these 100 gr PT's for my 260 Rem but the gun doesn't like them, should be fun to try them at 3500 fps+ in the 264. Talk about a flat shooting deer load :shock:
 
Palouser":1s6dvqz5 said:
Ouch! A 100 Grain Partition going 3,500 fps is pretty serious! I shoot an 85 Grain at 3,250 out of my 243 and that is serious. Drops deer lights out, even taken an elk with it.
I would be interested to see how this turns out!


Which 85 gr?
 
The 100 gr PT at 3500 fps is smokin'.
I would lean towards the 125 gr PT myself in the 264 Win Mag.

JD338
 
JD338":2oujkqyb said:
The 100 gr PT at 3500 fps is smokin'.
I would lean towards the 125 gr PT myself in the 264 Win Mag.

JD338

Me too, but I'm going to try them anyway :mrgreen:
 
I killed a bunch of lopers with the 120 BT's at 3400 fps.


The 125gr accounted for my biggest one ever out of my 264 super grade at 3350 fps with RL25. 503 yards.
 
gerry":38edf54w said:
JD338":38edf54w said:
The 100 gr PT at 3500 fps is smokin'.
I would lean towards the 125 gr PT myself in the 264 Win Mag.

JD338

Me too, but I'm going to try them anyway :mrgreen:

Nothing ventured, nothing gained. (y)

JD338
 
Went to the range today but forgot my handloads :roll: probably was a good thing though, today was mild but very dark and foggy, the Chrony hardly worked at all.

Shot up my remaining factory ammo though to get brass, the W-W 140 gr ammo averaged 3073 fps and with the R-P 140 gr CL the one shot that recorded was 3007 fps. Hope to get out again tomorrow afternoon and test out the RL 22/100 gr PT loads, hopefully the light will be better.
 
I'd be very interested in that too Gerry. Man, that 100 PT at 3500 would make one SCREAMING deer load. Wow. I wonder how they would shoot in mine. Talk about mimicking a 257 Wby.. That would be danged cool..

Alright, I am headed to the basement and rescoping the 264. Might have to take it out for a test run..
 
In a 26" Douglas barrel I got the following over my Oehler Chrono at 20' using the 100gr PAR and Fed 215 or Win mag primers in 5 shot groups.
Magpro-75.8gr-3703FPS- SD32
H1000-77gr-3749FPS-SD16
Win760-62gr-3548FPS-SD14
Win780-68.5gr-33562FPS-SD26
H3841-69gr-3547FPS-SD12
IMR7828SSC-69gr-3650FPS-SD25
RL25-71gr-3581FPS-sd40
Win760-63.5gr-3667FPS-SD17--Slightly sticky bolt

I think I will use the 125gr PAR in the 264Win mag and save the 100gr bullets for the 6.5X55
 
Great data Divernhunter. That's pretty danged awesome. 3700 with that 100 PT would be some kind of dynamite on deer. Very cool stuff right there.
 
My Chrony wouldn't work at all with the 264 WM today so I don't have much to share with the poor light it is very had to get readings. The loads had some muzzle flash and mild recoil anyway. I stopped at 68.5 gr of RL 22 which is 1 gr above Nosler's max but quite a bit lower than the Quickload data above, I'll go a bit higher slowly and hope for good light next weekend.
 
How was the accuracy? Seems like it has to be in the 3500 range. Talk about no holdover out to 400! That's a laser beam.
 
SJB358":21pa5ikm said:
How was the accuracy? Seems like it has to be in the 3500 range. Talk about no holdover out to 400! That's a laser beam.

Honestly the 67.5 gr group was about 3/4" but the 68.5 gr group was an awful 4" this gun sometimes drives me crazy most groups are very good but too often it will throw a stinker, it did the same yesterday, 3 excellent groups and a real stinker. While it could be me I doubt it since I was concentrating just as hard on every group. I like the 264 WM a lot but this may get the 277 Benchmark screwed on soon and become a 270 Bee, then it may go up for sale and a new MRC 264 WM may make an appearance.
 
Those MRCs are very nice Gerry. I've looked pretty hard at them. I'd have a hard time not giving one a chance if I succumb to getting another 300 magnum.

I've never shot much but the 130 AB, and 140's from mine. Might have to try a 120 of some sort. It has the speed to make them work I think.
 
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