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Retumbo for a 6.5x284 load

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Unread 07-19-2011, 01:20 AM
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Retumbo for a 6.5x284 load

Any of you LR shooters used Retumbo to load 6.5 x 284's (140 VLD) and why you would use this powder which is designed for large capacity magnums and slow burn rate? Just wondering..have read a few articles about this load.

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    Unread 07-19-2011, 05:50 AM
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    Re: Retumbo for a 6.5x284 load

    I haven't used it myself because I have been have had good success with H4831 sc. I have spoken to a few people that do use Retumbo with 140 VLD's and they have gotten excellent results with higher velocities than 4831 sc (around 100 fps). The charge weights are in the 56-58.5 range and magnum primers are used to give tighter velocity spreads. The other claim is that this powder gives excellent temperature stability. I had planned on trying it if I wasn't able to get at least 2950fps with 4831 sc.
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    Re: Retumbo for a 6.5x284 load

    I ran Retumbo in my 6-284 with fantabulous results!

    53.5 grains with a magnum primer with a 115 VLD
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    Re: Retumbo for a 6.5x284 load

    thanks for the insight....
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    Re: Retumbo for a 6.5x284 load

    57-58 Grains Ret with a Fed 215 works great in a 6.5x284. The 215's seem to deliver better velocity as well as smaller ES and SD's.
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    Re: Retumbo for a 6.5x284 load

    I know this is an old thread but it just came up in my google search. I use 57.5 grains of Retumbo with a 215 primer and get approx 3065 out of the barrel. My gun loves this load depending on how i'm shooting it can go 1/4" or better. I have a HS Precision fluted sporter contour, it's definitely not a rifle you want to string 5 shoots with. Barrel gets warm after a few. However, it shouldn't take more than a shot or two to hit something at distance
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    Re: Retumbo for a 6.5x284 load

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    I know this is an old thread but it just came up in my google search. I use 57.5 grains of Retumbo with a 215 primer and get approx 3065 out of the barrel. My gun loves this load depending on how i'm shooting it can go 1/4" or better. I have a HS Precision fluted sporter contour, it's definitely not a rifle you want to string 5 shoots with. Barrel gets warm after a few. However, it shouldn't take more than a shot or two to hit something at distance
    What. Bullet are you using with your load?
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