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Retumbo and 264 WM Data Please

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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.
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    Unread 04-27-2014, 10:36 AM
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Re: Retumbo and 264 WM Data Please

    Looking for info on the 130 gr bullets, not 140s.
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    Re: Retumbo and 264 WM Data Please

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    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.
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    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.
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