264 win. mag load data.

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by huskeric, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. huskeric

    huskeric Active Member

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    Just wondering if anyone has any load data for the 140g Berger VLD's. Just purchased some and would like to give them a try. Thanks in advance for any advice or help. gun)
     
  2. RT2506

    RT2506 Well-Known Member

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    Get you some Retumbo and start at 60 grs and work up slowly. Hodgdon says 63.5 grs is max for 140's.
     

  3. salasj

    salasj Well-Known Member

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    This is info I received from Walt berger hope it helps
    Winchester Magnum (COAL - 3.340"; Barrel Length - 26") Bullet Powder Start Load Approximate Start Velocity Max Load Approximate Max Velocity Fill Ratio 140 Grain H1000 62.5 2839 67.3 3062 93.8%
    140 Grain RE-25 59.5 2826 62.8 2968 90.6%
    140 Grain WW WXR 58.0 2827 61.0 2962 85.2%
    140 Grain IMR 7828 SSC 58.5 2866 61.7 3017 86.1%
    140 Grain NORMA MRP2 61.5 2829 65.0 2990 93.2%
    140 Grain Ramshot Magnum 63.0 2835 66.3 2992 88.8%
    140 Grain VIHT N170 64.5 2783 67.2 2906 95.8%
    140 Grain H4831 SC 59.5 2831 62.0 2946 86.1%
    140 Grain IMR 4350 53.5 2871 55.8 2971 80.9%
    140 Grain US869 71.0 2822 75.0 3013 104.1%
    140 Grain RETUMBO 65.0 2871 68.5 3026 97.7%
    140 Grain H870 68.5 2847 72.0 3015 100.0%
    140 Grain VIHT N570 65.5 2855 69.3 3043 94.3%
    140 Grain AA 8700 72.5 2795 76.5 2991 108.2%
    140 Grain RE 22 57.5 2818 60.5 2954 85.8%
     
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    Popapi Well-Known Member

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  5. 6.5Express

    6.5Express Well-Known Member

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    Mine shoots best with about 66.5 grains of h1000. Retumbo was good also, but h1000 gave better groups and lower ES for me. I would say to try each at 200 yards if possible. I would also start with the bullet just off the lands. If they don't work try different seating depths with each and don't forget to try different primers. WLRM primers seem to be consistently more accurate for me in the magnum cases that I load for.
     
  6. huskeric

    huskeric Active Member

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    Thanks to all that have taken the time to add to the significant list of information. I love this site.........
     
  7. Railroader82

    Railroader82 Well-Known Member

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    Hey Guys, I'm going to turn my stock 700 264 win mag into my long range gun. I'm a new reloader. I need to know a good place to start reloading for the 264. I'm just looking for accuracy at first. I'll work on speed and accuracy later. It will be used on deer sized game. Info on accurate long range game taking bullets are what I'm looking for. Any info will be helpful. Thanks.
     
  8. RT2506

    RT2506 Well-Known Member

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    This is what I use in my 27 3/4" Shilen 9 twist barrel Rem 700. WW cases made from 7mm Rem mag cases match prepped. 66.5 grs Retumbo, CCI 250 primer, 130 gr Nosler Accubond, COAL 3.450 which is 10 thousands off the lands in my rifle. 3350 fps and half MOA accuracy. Works perfectly on deer from 30 to right at 500 yards so far on 12+ deer, actually lost count. Puts them on the ground almost before you hear the gun go off. BANG FLOP.
     
  9. martyj

    martyj Well-Known Member

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    Will Retumbo burn fast enough for a 24 inch barrel?
    Started low and am up to 64 grains and group is still shrinking with 140 gr hpbt and going to increase .5 grain and see how small the group will get.