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Starting With 264WM Development

 
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Old 08-11-2012, 01:22 PM
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Starting With 264WM Development

So, I've decided to experiment with 140 grain Berger VLD's. My custom Mauser 3000 (unknown barrel maker or twist rate) needs to be let out of the safe this year. Right now I'm planning on using once fired Winchester brass, Retumbo and WLRM primers. Any suggestions for bullets seating and powder amounts are appreciated. I will update as my experiment continues. Here is a picture of her from early this spring. 24" barrel by the way since I bought it used for $300 I didn't have much choice. It shoots 120 grain sierra pro hunters very well, I have high hopes for these VLD's
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So, I've decided to experiment with 140 grain Berger VLD's. My custom Mauser 3000 (unknown barrel maker or twist rate) needs to be let out of the safe this year. Right now I'm planning on using once fired Winchester brass, Retumbo and WLRM primers. Any suggestions for bullets seating and powder amounts are appreciated. I will update as my experiment continues. Here is a picture of her from early this spring. 24" barrel by the way since I bought it used for $300 I didn't have much choice. It shoots 120 grain sierra pro hunters very well, I have high hopes for these VLD's
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Good looking rifle and should really bring some smoke on something once you get the load worked out.
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That is a sweet 264! Very nice. I ran Retumbo and RL25 in my Model 70, both worked pretty well, but ended up with 140 BT's and AB's at 3200 or so with RL25. Good luck and post up your targets. Those Bergers should hold the smack for a long way at anything over 3000.
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thanks beretz I saw your results using RL 25 on another post and will keep it in mind if Retumbo doesn't work. Right now I'm using my 25-06 to learn about these bergers before I go to 264 WM. I will post results before deer season.
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I could have done okay with Retumbo, it turned in some REALLY good groups and the pressures seemed very reasonable, but when it clicked with RL25, I just decided to leave well enough alone. I think you'll do great with it and the 25-06. They are both about the same overbore and should respond pretty similarly.
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Good news! I finally got out today and the Berger 140's are flying straight and forming round holes at 100yds out of my barrel. The best group I've gotten so far was somewhere just about an inch with 62 grains of Retumbo. I'm going to load up some more with heavier charges because I'm not flattening primers or having hard extraction yet. Maybe there's a higher node!

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my most accurate load is 100 BT's with 68.0 gr of RL22
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