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Unread 02-13-2008, 12:05 AM
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180 berger with 68.3 grains of retumbo fed gm 215 promers nosler brass.
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    Unread 02-15-2008, 05:54 PM
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    140g NBT, 68.5g RL-22, RP case, Fed 215, loaded right at the lands. Gives 3250 fps, and groups 1/2 MOA or better out of my Rem 700 BDL 7 RM.

    150g NBT, 63g IMR-4350, WW case, Fed 215, loaded to the lands. Gives 3000fps, and groups 1/2 MOA or better out of a Tikka T3 lite.
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    Unread 02-22-2008, 05:19 AM
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    Re Retumbo

    Hello, I have just started using it, and I will keep on using it!. I have a Rem 700 7mm RM and I shoot 168 gr Berger vlds. My load is (dare I say it) 77 grains of Retumbo! 2 grains over the listed maximum. I am getting 3068 fps with no pressure signs at all. I think it would be difficult to get enough in the case to overload. My load is mildy compressed and I would not be surprised if I could get a couple more grains in. I just don't want the hassle of heavily compressed loads, and mine shoots 3/4 inch groups with this load. I can recommend Retumbo! Good luck. (P.S probably best suited to heavier 7mm bullets)
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    Unread 02-22-2008, 10:45 AM
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    Quote:
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    I have a Rem 700 7mm RM and I shoot 168 gr Berger vlds. My load is (dare I say it) 77 grains of Retumbo!
    Wow... that seems like a lot of powder! I'm also shooting the 168 Bergers in a factory sendero with Retumbo. My load is 70.0 gr, Fed 215M, seated .010 into the lands. Shoots right at .5 MOA @ 300 yards and just a shade over 3000 fps. Shot 71.0 grains with no pressure, but accuracy fell off just a bit. Can't imagine another 7 grains.
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    Unread 02-27-2008, 06:24 PM
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    150 scirocco and 66 gr RX 22 in norma cases with fed 215 m fantastic. It is NOT max load, but work up to it, too many variables to consider to just shoot what someone else is shooting.
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    Unread 02-28-2008, 02:46 PM
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    7RM loads...

    Stumbled onto a few more that may work for you.

    I loaded for 3 groups from a Sendero SFII this past weekend. The bullet was 162AMAX, 1st was 66 R22, 2nd 77 IMR7828, and 3rd was 66 grns H4831. All in preped neck sized WW brass with Federal 215 GMMs.

    They shot .2, .3, and .5 back to back at 100 yards. Not too bad for some random loads and should definitely be something to build from. I intend to work with the 1st two and see which seems to give the best consistency.

    Good Luck

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    Unread 02-28-2008, 03:47 PM
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    Berger 168 VLD jammed into the lands
    Win Brass
    Fed215M
    71.5 grns of Retumbo
    3100FPS via 28" tube


    Berger 168 VLD jammed into the lands
    Win Brass
    Fed215M
    64.5 grns of RL19
    3050FPS via 28" tube

    180 Berger VLD
    Win Brass
    Fed215M
    63grns of RL22
    2975FPS via 28" tube
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