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Unread 03-24-2011, 07:15 PM
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300 rum balls

Looking for a long range ball for hunting sheep,goats ,elk and deer.
My first load is 180gr. nosler ballistic tips and 90gr. of rl22 and win primers.
On a calm day it shoots under 5" at 500yards.I hear there are better balls with higher BC that are good for game .
I shoot a rem 700 ss lam. with break stock and trigger worked.
5.5x22 night force with badger hardware.
Thank you for your time and knowledge.
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    Unread 03-24-2011, 09:35 PM
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    Re: 300 rum balls

    headhunter,

    Faked me out on your very first post.........Tho't you had 300 "RUM" balls for sale.

    Your bullet is pretty much a brick aerodynamically speaking. May as well be shooting a 30 cal......

    I would suppose your terminal performance plus a bit of increased range with less wind deflection would result for shooting 225 class and above. I shoot 300 SMKs for everything.

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    Re: 300 rum balls

    I'm guessing you have a 300 RUM and not a 338 RUM. So my suggestion would be the 200 AccuBond, 200SMK, 200 SPBT SGK, 208 A-max, 185 through 210 Berger, or any of the heavier JLK's. With a RUM you could actually push the 240SMK pretty good and really go looooong if you wanted too. Just remembered that Hornady now makes a 225grn BTHP that would work well also.

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    Re: 300 rum balls

    ya better go with what liltank said. I had 338 stuck in my head for some unknown reason.
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    Re: 300 rum balls

    Roy, you had 338 on your brain because it is "the holy grail" of calibers

    200 accubond and rum are big medicine.
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    Re: 300 rum balls

    Some of my friends are using 210 Bergers out of there 300 RUMS and getting good velocity and accuracy. They have killed a couple of mule deer and elk with good results. Matt
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    Re: 300 rum balls

    In my 300 rum, i've tried wts. up to 210 gr.,and literally from every mfg., but for the last 5-6 yrs have only used the Berger 168 VLD (hunting) for everything up to Elk, 4 elk at over 500 yds, and 2 at under 350 yds. The 168 has done a great job for me and makes the 300 rum more like the " laser beam" i like to shoot, and the berger has been an excellent terminal performer also.
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