Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Reloading

Reloading Techniques For Reloading


Reply

Retumbo and 264 WM Data Please

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-27-2014, 09:48 AM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Hesperus, CO
Posts: 227
Retumbo and 264 WM Data Please

Getting ready to start load development for my my 264WM and have read that lots of people have had success with Retumbo. I went to the Hodgdon website to look up the data, but the page appears to be down at the moment. I'm wanting to do some reloading today, and was wondering if anyone had a copy of the data as far as suggested and starting loads. Thanks.
__________________
Fair Chase Hunter
NRA Lifer
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-27-2014, 10:36 AM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 98
Re: Retumbo and 264 WM Data Please

The Berger manual lists 65 grains of Retumbo as a starting load and 68.5 grains as Max with a 140 grain bullet. I shoot 68.5 grains of Retumbo with 140 grain hunting VLD's in 3 different 264's and all shoot moa or less and velocity is 3200 fps to 3280 fps depending on barrel.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-27-2014, 11:01 AM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Hesperus, CO
Posts: 227
Re: Retumbo and 264 WM Data Please

Does it list anything for 130 gr bullets? I have two boxes of 130 gr AccuBonds that I was going to try.
__________________
Fair Chase Hunter
NRA Lifer
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-27-2014, 01:13 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Texas
Posts: 3
Re: Retumbo and 264 WM Data Please

My favorite 264 Win Mag load is 68 grains of Retumbo with a 140 Berger. It is where I started and ended the last 3 I've fooled with.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-27-2014, 02:31 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Hesperus, CO
Posts: 227
Re: Retumbo and 264 WM Data Please

Looking for info on the 130 gr bullets, not 140s.
__________________
Fair Chase Hunter
NRA Lifer
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-27-2014, 03:12 PM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Pocahontas, AR
Posts: 919
Re: Retumbo and 264 WM Data Please

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheHardWay View Post
Looking for info on the 130 gr bullets, not 140s.
A member here, RT2506 has worked up a great load for his 264, I know the load but I would rather see him chime in since he came up with it! Should show up soon.
__________________
You will not make peace with the Blue Coats, you are free to go.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-27-2014, 04:35 PM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 98
Re: Retumbo and 264 WM Data Please

The Berger manual does not list any loads with Retumbo and 130 grain bullets, but the other powders that are listed for both (H1000, RE-22 and MRP) they are showing .8-1.5 grains more powder with 130 grain bullets over 140 grain bullets. I don't have any loads for 130's since the 140 VLD's shoot so good in my rifles.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:46 AM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC