is the 129 interbond going to be enough bullrt ? Im gussing boler room shots only. probably not enough gun to break shoulders
That's where I was gonna go.I shake my head in disbelief. ANY bullet form a .264WM will put down a deer IMO. I've seen a pass through (I think they were Hornadys the feller was loading) on an elk at about 250 yards. Deer ain't so tough.
There's some that wouldn't agree that a 264 is enough for elk, but least we forget how many ELK are taken with a .243.
The key will always be shot placement.
It seems we get hung up alot in that conversation of killing power. When I wonder, I always think how easily a few sharp blades pushed through a midsection really get it done. Everything else is just gravy! Scotty....I'll confess that even our Western deer fall down to the "measly" stick and string pretty well, Scotty.
I have been shooting a Remington model 721 in 264WM since 1963 and have always loaded 100 gr hollow points with 65gr to 72gr of H4831 and used on rock chucks to elk with great luck droping them in there tracks with lung, neck or head shots. In 2009 I finally had it rebarreled with a new Shillen 30 inch stainless steel barrel that is 3/4 inch dia at the muzzle weighing in at 12.5 lbs. I loaded some 95gr Vmax, 100gr HP and 100gr balistic tips all with 67gr H4831. At 139 yards with a Whyoming 40 mph cross wind I managed under 1 inch groups. I do not know the volocity but it should be between 3700 to 4000 fps with 223 like recoil. You should check out the Nikon scope web page as they have a bullet drop calculator that you can pick all the bullet weights and makes for the 264 WM. I just added a Nikon Buckmasters 6 to 18 BDC scope to my 264 but have not got to sight it in yet.is the 129 interbond going to be enough bullrt ? Im gussing boler room shots only. probably not enough gun to break shoulders
Oddly enough, the "long skinny" 6.5mm/.264" bullets have a pretty high sectional density and tend NOT to shed metal as fast as one might think. Truth is, they tend to hold together quite well, which helps explain why they are one of the smallest diameter bullets that can be relied upon for consistent and adequate penetration. Heavy-for-caliber 6.5 bullets, or well-constructed lighter bullets, just plain get the job done. Tens of thousands of dead alg (European moose) can't be wrong.I have used the .264 on deer, pigs and elk. Any weight from 100 grains up should work great on deer of any kind. The 130-140 grainers I loaded for elk. I did have a couple of spectacular bullet failures at close range with this caliber. I would recommend a tough bullet to prevent explosive fragmenting and lack of penetration. This is one of the few calibers I've used that I think a Nosler Partition might be a bit weak for. I might try a Swift A-Frame, if it's available in this caliber. Normally, I consider the A-Frame too heavily constructed for deer and elk, but at close range and high velocity the long skinny .264 is going to shed some serious metal without a beefy construction.