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Unread 08-23-2011, 05:34 PM
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Re: 300 RUM Bullet weight?

Originally Posted by Camshaft View Post
Can't really sum it up any better than that, I am finally wising up and buying powder by the 5/8lb keg rather than 1lb. Lot to lot consistency seems to be a joke these day with most powders I use. Not gonna mention company names, but it starts with H and ends with N, lol.
Funny Hogdon is the one I always had the least trouble with.

What I'd do when buying a new powder is get a one pound can, making sure they had plenty more and/or some 5's/8's in stock from the same lot. If it worked well I'd buy enough to load a thousand rounds and just sit on it.

Like the old saying goes, just keep your poweder dry and it lasts for decades.

I'm glad I don't shoot as much though as I did twenty years ago. I could never afford it considering how much components cost.

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Unread 08-23-2011, 06:04 PM
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Re: 300 RUM Bullet weight?

I used up 5-1lb cans of retumbo, all of varying lots before getting fed up with adjusting loads before switching to 8lb cans, on my second 1lb can of H4831sc when i had the same issue, i bought and 8lb can of the same lot, poured it all togather and reworked from there. Never had the issue with IMR4350 though, nor have i with RL15.
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Unread 08-28-2011, 02:51 PM
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Re: 300 RUM Bullet weight?

Had a 300 RUM and I had great luck with 208 amax as well as 210 and 220 SMK. Best shooter in my gun was 208s with H1000 but had great results as well with RL22. Good thing is with a stock remmy you can load the Amax out to the lands and have great case capacity so you can load up to either best accuracy or until you get velocity you are looking for/unless you start getting over pressure signs of coarse. The 208s are great shooting and BC is great to. But best of all you can hunt or paper shoot with them and not hurt your wallet. Best of luck with your RUM. Thats the fun part to me is making all the different loads and tuning to get the best out of your rifle.
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Unread 08-28-2011, 05:11 PM
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Re: 300 RUM Bullet weight?

I have been shooting 200g accubonds with 93g retumbo getting great accuracy but they are a little slow 3045fps. Im gonna see if i can get 3150-3200 with good accuracy.
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