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264 win mag and 140 gr VLD

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Unread 10-22-2012, 04:09 PM
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Re: 264 win mag and 140 gr VLD

I cannot get that velocity with my 28 inch Krieger barrel. 66.5 gr of Retumbo will get me slightly over 3200 fps with 140 gr Berger Hybrids. Fed 215 primers. I would check the level on your sensors when you set up your chronograph. My guess it is not level and thus your distance is less than 2 feet when you shoot over it.
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    Unread 10-22-2012, 04:45 PM
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    Re: 264 win mag and 140 gr VLD

    the best I could get with Retumbo with the Berger 140 grain VLD Hunting
    68 grains
    Nosler Brass
    Federal 215 M
    OAL 3.300
    2,969 fps.
    I started again with Retumbo and H1000 this is what I got so far.

    Retumbo
    Winchester Brass resized from 7mm Remington Magnum Brass
    Federal 215M
    OAL 3.300
    70 grains
    3,125 fps no pressure sign*

    H1000
    Winchester Brass
    Federal 215M
    OAL 3.300
    69.5 grains
    3,073 fps no pressure signs

    Retumbo seems to heat the barrel up pretty quick and H1000 just feels warm. Ill going to see if I can raise it a little more and then see how they shoot I will post those results.
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    Unread 10-23-2012, 05:09 PM
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    Re: 264 win mag and 140 gr VLD

    finally got the load I want
    H1000
    140 grain Berger Bullet VLD Hunting
    Winchester Brass
    Federal 215M
    OAL 3.300
    70.5 grains
    velocity 3,161 fps

    My rifle is a 264 Winchester Magnum built on a Weatherby Vanguard action with a 26" Shilen Barrel
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    Unread 10-23-2012, 06:35 PM
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    Re: 264 win mag and 140 gr VLD

    Thanks for the hard work.
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    Unread 10-25-2012, 01:45 PM
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    264 win mag and 140 gr VLD

    Finally got what I wanted using Retumbo
    1. Retumbo
    Winchester Brass
    Federal 215M
    COAL 3.300
    71.5 grains
    velocity 3,215 fps
    group .185
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    Unread 10-28-2012, 09:47 AM
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    Re: 264 win mag and 140 gr VLD

    This all the powders I tested to see which one worked best in my Rifle. I settled on Retumbo it gave excellent groups and no pressure signs.
    1. IMR 7828 SSC
    65.5
    CCI 250 LRM
    Winchester brass
    OAL 3.30
    Group .426
    Velocity 3,020 fps

    2. H4831
    Winchester Brass
    3.300
    Remington 9 1/2M
    1 63 grains 3,052

    *3. US869
    Winchester Bras
    3.303
    Remington 9 1/2 M
    77 grains
    3,100 fps
    Group .496

    4. H1000
    Winchester Brass
    Federal 215m
    Oal 3.30
    1. 70.5 Grains
    3,150 fps

    5. Retumbo
    Winchester brass
    Federal 215M
    OAL 3.300
    71.5 grains
    3,215 fps no pressure
    Group .185"

    6. MagPro
    Winchester brass
    WLRM
    67 grains
    OAL 3.300
    Velocity 2,922fps

    7. Ramshot Magnum
    Winchester Brass
    WLRM
    68.5 grains
    Velocity 2,976 fps
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    Unread 10-29-2012, 12:06 PM
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    Re: 264 win mag and 140 gr VLD

    What twist is your shilen
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