25-06/100g nbt/retumbo

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by remingtonman_25_06, Feb 22, 2009.

  1. remingtonman_25_06

    remingtonman_25_06 Well-Known Member

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    Anyone have any data or experience with Retumbo and 100g pills??

    I've used it with 115g VLD's at 58.5g and get 3250fps w/out any pressure signs and was hoping I could get 3400-3450fps w/100g pills.

    Was thinking maybe 62-63g would be around max, so start about 59-60g??
     
  2. trueblue

    trueblue Well-Known Member

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    I use 59.8 gr Retumbo in my 25-06. Barnes TSX @ 3370fps.That is my hunting load. Hope this helps.
     

  3. bkondeff

    bkondeff Well-Known Member

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    I am working up loads right now. I have 100 gr BT and 110 gr Accubonds and planned on trying the Retumbo on the heavier 110 Accu and some 115 Bergers(when I can find some).

    Please share your results as well as barrel length. I have a Tikka, so it only has a 22" barrel.

    Brian
     
  4. remingtonman_25_06

    remingtonman_25_06 Well-Known Member

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    Finally got out to the range. I loaded up 3 test loads with 100g NBT/Retumbo, winchester case, winchester WLR primer, and seated to 3.250". I decided to start at 60.5g, then to 61.5g, and lastly 62.5g. I didn't even shoot the last 2 loads as the 1st load was shooting in the .3's and was moving 3480fps. No excessive pressure signs on the case as far as I can tell. Looks like I found a winner on the first try and to top it off, I was going into somewhat uncharted territory. I will stretch it out to 400 yards next time out and see how it holds up.

    Rifle is a rem 700, 24" shilen, leupold 6-18x40 Target.

    100g NBT
    60.5g Retumbo
    W-W/WLR
    3.250"
    3480fps
    .311" 3 shots 100 yards

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  5. cabelas90

    cabelas90 Well-Known Member

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    I see you have some math for your group, how do you figure up you groups?
     
  6. 260shooter

    260shooter Well-Known Member

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    25-06: Any new developments. How is the load preforming?

    I'm going to be working up a load for a guys rifle using these components. Trying to find out any new info before I start.

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