Joined: Feb 18, 2006 Posts: 2218 Location: Western Washington - the State
Posted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 1:32 am Post subject: Re: 264 WIN MAG AND RETUMBO
Call Sierra's 800 number. They can give you a lot of information.
Speer, Lyman, Hodgdon, Sierra, and Hornady = reliable loading data
So and So's pages on the internet = NOT reliable loading data
Always check data against manuals
NEVER exceed maximum listed loads
Posted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 6:25 pm Post subject: Re: 264 WIN MAG AND RETUMBO
I will have to see if I still have the data when I tried it with 140 Nosler partitions. It didn't work as good as H-870 or AA-8700 but the accuracy was pretty good. I still have a good supply of 870 and 8700 so I retired the Retumbo for some other project.
If you can find a jug of H870 you will be in business as it gives best velocity of the powders usually loaded in the 264 WM. Only problem is they quit making H870 so you have to hunt the gunshops for leftovers.
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Joined: May 09, 2005 Posts: 50 Location: St. Johns, AZ
Posted: Sat Apr 26, 2008 5:01 pm Post subject: Re: 264 WIN MAG AND RETUMBO
My 264 liked 125g nosler partitions and H4831 better than the any of the 140g selections available. Although my brother claims his prefers the 140g pills I could never get any to shoot consistently in my Model 70.
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