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Old 01-21-2004, 08:08 PM
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300 rum and varmint hunting

I am currently building a 300rum rifle out of a sendero. I am currently loading 220gr and 190gr sierra matchkings. In 2 weeks I will be going to a northern part of maine and will be bringing up my rifle. will also get the opportunity to hunt coyotes at night. will the sierra bullets perform on coyotes or should I load some nosler ballistic tips (125gr) for the occasion?
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Old 01-21-2004, 08:31 PM
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Re: 300 rum and varmint hunting

180 gr. Scirroccos do a number on groundhogs,You get the "Red Mist". [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
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Old 01-21-2004, 08:35 PM
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Re: 300 rum and varmint hunting

Do you want to keep the pelt???
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Old 01-22-2004, 05:31 AM
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Re: 300 rum and varmint hunting

I dont think it will matter what weight of bullet hes going to use, there all going to blow holes in the hide. The 125's going 3900fps are going to blow a gaping hole, probly the whole thing in half, I know for a fact what a 200g SMK does to them and lets just say its not pretty. Your 190g will work AWESOME on them I'm sure, I cant comment on the heavier 220g though.
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Old 01-22-2004, 05:46 AM
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Re: 300 rum and varmint hunting

Is anyone shooting the the saboted 223's in their 30's?
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Old 01-22-2004, 05:49 AM
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Re: 300 rum and varmint hunting

i use the 220's for everything, because its my deer hunting load, and all the rest is just practice for that. as far as damage on varmits, i think it all depends on where you hit 'em. i've blown some apart, but i've also put pencil holes thru them too.

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Old 01-22-2004, 06:04 AM
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Re: 300 rum and varmint hunting

sounds to me like I don't have to load special varmint loads. that is good. I am not planning on keeping the pelts. My brother in law may if the pelt is worth it.
just seems to me the the 125gr BT would be very explosive at that velocity. (3800-3900 f/s).
I have been reading a few posts that the MatchKing is a great round for deer hunting also. is that the concensus?
has anyone tried the Berger VLD bullets. I used to target practice with these in my 7mm rem and they were very very accurate. Berger even told me that hunters liked them for hunting deer but this was not what they were designed for. I have been trying to access their website. not working for me for some reason.
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