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Old 09-28-2011, 07:35 PM   #1
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Default .264 (6.5mm) 100Grn Partition Question

I know the Partion is a good bullet, having taken several animals with various calibers, but I have no experience with the .264 100grain Partition bullet.

So my question is.....does anyone have any experience with this bullet, say out of a 260 Remington or a 6.5x55 on Deer or other big game animals?

It's pretty accurate out of my 6.5 Creedmoor, and shoots to the same point of impact as the 120grn Barnes TTSX in this Ruger #1. So I am using it to create once fired brass for the TTSX load.

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Old 09-29-2011, 11:36 AM   #2
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The beauty of the 6.5 bullets are the availablity of high BC bullets. You lose that when you drop down in bullet weight. Your 100 grain partition has a listed BC of .326. You could be in the fives or sixes if you went up in weight.
That being said, as far as lethality of the 100 grainer in the credmore on deer I would say it would be similar to a .243.
There are many articles recently in hunting magazines regarding the 6.5 creedmore as a hunting round. All the articles I read they were using the 120 grain GMX from hornady and took many LARGE animals in africa.
I built a 6.5 creedmore earlier this year and it shot phemominal but I traded it away before hunting season (couldnt pass up the deal).
Post your results after you dump one this year.....quite a few folks interested in this caliber.
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Old 09-29-2011, 11:58 AM   #3
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Default Re: .264 (6.5mm) 100Grn Partition Question

is this 6.5 anything like a 264 mag if so i would go with some more weight then 100gr . or it's gonna explode on contact .
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is this 6.5 anything like a 264 mag if so i would go with some more weight then 100gr . or it's gonna explode on contact .
No. It's not like a 264 mag (the creedmoor has less case capacity). It's closest to a 260 Remington.
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Old 09-29-2011, 01:36 PM   #5
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Default Re: .264 (6.5mm) 100Grn Partition Question

I wouldn't use it in my 6.5x55. I don't know much about the Creedmoor but that might be a good bullet in the smaller European 6.5's
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Old 09-29-2011, 02:53 PM   #6
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I have not shot the 100 gr bullets, but i can tell you the 129- 140 gr bullets from my 6.5-06 are very effective on all game up to and including elk, good luck.
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Old 09-29-2011, 06:48 PM   #7
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Default Re: .264 (6.5mm) 100Grn Partition Question

Thanks for the replies.
After I posted this I said its going to be every bit as effective as a .243 on deer sized animals.

I plan on using the 120grn Barnes TTSX for elk.

I'm having a hard time with ballistic coefficients and believing high BC are really even significant for my 300-400 max range big game rifles. I'm not a long range shooter. I'm sure they do matter and make significant differences out beyond 400.
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