264 Winchester Magnum

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by salasj, Jan 15, 2012.

  1. salasj

    salasj Well-Known Member

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    I wanted to know anybody have info on what powders to use with 140 gr berger VLD. I used IMR 7828 65 grains behind 140 grain Barnes XLC and getting 3,200 fps. I been real interested in the berger VLD. I recently purchased a box of HMS 140 gr HPBT VLD Tophy Gold Extended Range Ammo but have had a chance to chrony. I was thinking of Retumbo or H1000.
     
  2. wnc-coyote

    wnc-coyote Well-Known Member

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    See if you can contact John burnes. His website is greybullprecision.com. He uses the vld's a lot. I am pretty sure he uses the 140 in his 264 mag and the 105 in his 243.
     

  3. salasj

    salasj Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the info sure do appreciate it
     
  4. backwoods83

    backwoods83 Well-Known Member

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    Well H870 was the best for the heavies in the 264wm, but its discontinued so Retumbo and US869 are your best bet with the nod to retumbo because us869 seems to be quite a bit temp sensitive. I haven't tried it but accurate 8700 may work well to as ramshot magnum may also.
     
  5. salasj

    salasj Well-Known Member

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    Got some load information from berger bullets website. Thank for the information
    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%
     
  6. 6.5Express

    6.5Express Well-Known Member

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    During barrel break in on mine, h1000 gave a slightly tighter group at 100 yards than retumbo. But, it was close enough that I'm going to have to do some testing at 200 at least and possibly further. Both were sub 3/4 moa, and accuracy seemed to be best around 3125 fps in my 27" barrel.
     
  7. BoomBoom

    BoomBoom New Member

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    I used rel 22 and worked up to 59.0 gr. and this was at 3060fps. I tried some others but this was the most accurate for me.
     
  8. salasj

    salasj Well-Known Member

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    I'm going to try some loads with US869 see what I get. I will post info, thanks guys for the information sure was helpful
     
  9. apexmtnman

    apexmtnman Well-Known Member

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    My load is 68.5 gr of Retumbo,WW cases, Fed 215M primers, with 140 gr Berger hunting VLD's, Works real good in all 3 of my 264's and gives me 3200 fps or better.
     
  10. Popapi

    Popapi Well-Known Member

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    Barrel length.
     
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  11. salasj

    salasj Well-Known Member

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    The barrel on my rifle is 26"
     
  12. apexmtnman

    apexmtnman Well-Known Member

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    Popapi

    2 are 26 inches and one is a Broughton 5c, 28 inches long, I get 3260 with 140 VLD's in the last one.
     
  13. salasj

    salasj Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the info, my buddy hwy40 is helping me out work up a load using 130 TSX and US869. I'll post result as soon as he is done.
     
  14. Popapi

    Popapi Well-Known Member

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    Ok I to have a Broughton 5c, but @ 26" hope it shines!!!!!!!!!!! So is it safe to say about 3100/50 outta tha 26's?
     
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