The .264 Winchester Magnum, or .264 WIN Mag, is a belted
bottlenecked rifle cartridge that was first introduced in 1959. Initially
introduced along with the Model 70 Winchester Westerner, it’s intended purpose
was to be used by mule deer and elk hunters. It truly was, and still is when
reloaded correctly, an extraordinary cartridge.
When it first came to market, the .264 Win Mag was the talk
of every shooter/hunter. It quickly gained the reputation of being flat
shooting and dealing hard blows to any medium sized game over long distances.
However, it was soon discovered just how rough this round was on guns. In fact,
with the barrel still of the time, which was chrome moly steel, the .264 WIN
mad would cause throat erosion after just a few rounds, especially when fired
in rapid succession. It was this reason that the 7mm Remington magnum cartridge
With creation of this competition, the .264 soon slipped
quietly to the rear of the pack. Though it was excellent at what it was
intended to accomplish, it is truly a niche cartridge. While it worked well for
modern game, the competition offered a vast array of uses. However, though not
as popular as it once was, the .264 Win Mag is still a sought after round for
reloaders, especially since today’s barrel steel can withstand the power behind
the magnum rounds with better longevity.
Each box contains 25 once fired brass shell casings. Headstamps are mixed. This is unprocessed brass sourced from commercial shooting ranges. The casings have been washed and polished, but not resized and may still contain the spent primer.
It is recommended that all brass be inspected prior to being reloaded and fired.