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Best long range elk load for a 300 RUM?

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Unread 09-20-2007, 10:57 AM
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Best long range elk load for a 300 RUM?

Hello,
I am currentley using a 150 GRN Lazaroni coated tripple shock with 100 GRNs of RL-25 and getting 3670 FPS. I have killed 2 big bulls with this load. One at 720 yds and 1 at 850 yds. Is there any way I could improve this load better for elk?
What does everybody else use for 300 RUM elk loads?
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    Unread 09-20-2007, 11:10 AM
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    That seems like a light bullet for elk. I would feel more comfortable shooting a 200 grain accubond or something. They have BC numbers in the 500's if I remember right.
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    Unread 09-20-2007, 11:47 AM
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    It does seam light, but It has more lb/ft at long range than any other bullet weight.
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    Unread 09-20-2007, 12:15 PM
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    Been using 150s on elk out to 600 for many years,works for me,you cant beat the triple shocks for elk.
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    Quote:
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    It does seam light, but It has more lb/ft at long range than any other bullet weight.

    .369bc 150g .308 Barnes TSX

    .711bc 240g .308 SMK
    From Sierra Infinity software...


    Your load at 6500ft, 35 deg, 3670fps from the Lazz:

    800yds energy: 1789 ft. lbs.
    1000yds energy: 1388 ft. lbs.


    240SMK load at 6500ft, 35 deg, 3000 fps from 300RUM:

    800yds energy: 2947 ft. lbs.
    1000yds energy: 2590 ft. lbs.

    The Lazz might get even more out of the SMK...
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    Unread 09-20-2007, 03:56 PM
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    My bad, never ran it up to a 240 Gn.
    The gun is a Rem 700, Just using lazaroni coated bullets.
    Would that be a better long range load?
    Thanks
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