Remington supplied them with stainless barrels from day one. I have one that was made in the 60's and it shoots fine. They still sell them, and yes 26" or even 28" will pay in some extra velocity -- about 30-40 fps per extra inch. The Remington Sendero comes with a 26" 416 SS barrel.I agree with lefty O. Get a good reloading manual and find a load to work up. It's OK to ask for recommendations to see what other bullets and powder people are using. But check the manuals first, because this may be a home brew and you don't know if it will work in your gun. I would not use any load unless I found it in a manual. As far as the 264 Win. Mag is concerned, I don't have one, never have, but I plan on building one soon as stated in a thread that I started earlier. From what I have read and heard from people that owned them, it's an awesome caliber. Someone summed it up for me by saying this caliber was before it's time and the materials in barrels have improved. It was also brought to my attention that this caliber performs best with a 26" Barrel
There is also the 6.5mm RM, which Reminton is trying to get going again. From left to right: 260 Rem, 6.5mm RM. 264 WM, & 6.5x55. The 264 seems to be the powder capacity champ -- which is why it likes a long barrel.Interesting stuff. I'm just in the process of a rifle build and trying to decide between this calibre or 6.5/06, or maybe a hot running 260....
Sam, I'm not sure I follow your post. However, if you are questioning my account of getting 20 reloads out of one case in the 264, I will admit I have not kept detailed records. It was an estimate I made a while back (as I don't shoot that gun often anymore), and was based on the number of bullets I bought and how many cartridge cases I have.I was going to answer that 20 times bit but will only tell others to be more cautious. sam
The 6.5-06 is just a necked down 30-06 or 270 case. Some info at the link below. I believe it is still a wildcat.I've never even heard of the 6.5 RM Ron so I'll be looking into that, thanks. Where does the 6.5/06 fit in with those in that photo?