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Old 01-08-2012, 04:27 PM
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Re: Looking for input on 300 rum loads

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I've read where some guys are having some "issues" with Nosler brass. I have not. For the 300 RUM, I suggest Federal brass, if you can find it, and/or Nosler brass. If Norma is available, bite the bullet and spend the money on it as first choice.

My opinion: Remington brass is ok but not great quality.

I had a very easy time getting all 3 of these powders to work very well with the 180 Scirocco and the 200 AB: Re25, H1000, and Retumbo.

I just spoke with Mr. Hodgdon this week and discussed how Retumbo is his powder of choice for its repeated consistency lot to lot, temp stability, etc. Regardless, I suggest you buy 5-8 pounds of the SAME lot # so you should be set for a long time.

I've not put any Barnes bullets through this RUM yet as I had such great luck with the 200 AB and 180 Scirocco right from the get go. I have a lot of 180 TSX and TTSX on hand.

Oh, I did try some 180 ABs too but the tips were breaking off so Nosler sent me some 200s so I never finished testing the 180s.


What kind of problems are they having with Nosler brass
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Old 01-08-2012, 05:27 PM
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Re: Looking for input on 300 rum loads

I have been shooting the 300 RUM quite a bit this week working up loads. My data is in the cutting edge bullets thread in rifles, barrels and ballistics. If you are looking for a hunting load this is what I will be using out of mine. Run the ballistics on JBM against other loads and compare to see what you like best. My rifle is a hunting rifle. I work up a load, zero and it doesn't get shot much after that. The cutting edge bullets are pretty cheap when compared to a hunt if you use your rifle like I do. If you are a target shooter the ce bullets can get expensive however they are as accurate as any target bullet and perform well on game.
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Re: Looking for input on 300 rum loads

Problems with shape and uniformity and some reported the cases to be too soft.
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Old 01-12-2012, 07:59 PM
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Re: Looking for input on 300 rum loads

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I am also shooting a Christensen Arms. My 180gr. accubond load is Fed 215 Gm primers, 95.5 gr RL25. This load shoots .340 inch at a 100. I also shoot 200 gr accubonds, 92.0 gr RL25, and fed 215GM primers with almost the exact same group size. I hope your gun works well for you! TK


What does rl25 stand for and what kind of velocity are you getting with 180 grain accubonds.
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Old 01-12-2012, 08:14 PM
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Re: Looking for input on 300 rum loads

RL25 stands for Reloader 25 by Alliant powders and with 180 accubonds through a chrony I'm shooting 3390 fps. With 200 gr accubonds I'm right at 3200 fps with 92 grains of rl25.
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Old 01-12-2012, 08:30 PM
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Re: Looking for input on 300 rum loads

RL25 is a good powder for velocity and accuracy but not very good for temp sensitivity. Retumbo is much better in that respect and gives at least as good velocity and accuracy. (at least in the 3 RUM's I've had).........Rich
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Old 01-12-2012, 08:36 PM
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Re: Looking for input on 300 rum loads

I agree, I'm setting up a new 300 RUM for long range and I'm loading nothing but Retumbo.
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