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What is your favorite .300RUM load?

 
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Old 11-05-2010, 10:41 AM
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Re: What is your favorite .300RUM load?

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I've had excellent results with a 180 Scirocco over a max charge of all 3: Re25, H1000, and Retumbo. I've also got a load with the 200 Accubond over Retumbo as well. I think it is about 1 grain under max.

Haven't had time to play with the 180 accubonds, 185 VLDs, or 210 VLDs.
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Thanks for the info! Will be online with them shortly. Have any of you folks tried loading Magnum powder? I found the pressures quite high when I loaded beyond 96.8gr. with a 200gr Accubond. The powder has a consistencey similar to Mag-Pro so it pours and measures quite precise. I'd also like to know how folks feel about crimping their rounds when loading to SAMI lengths.
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Old 11-05-2010, 11:27 AM
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Re: What is your favorite .300RUM load?

I do not crimp and have not tried that powder.
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Old 11-05-2010, 01:21 PM
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Re: What is your favorite .300RUM load?

200 Gr. Accubond and H1000 have been good to me.

If you are really in a brass bind PM me. I bet I have 300 pieces of once fired Federal nickel plated that came out of a buddy's rifle. If you want to try some you can have them if you pay shipping or pick up if you're in the area at all.
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Old 11-05-2010, 01:27 PM
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Re: What is your favorite .300RUM load?

I bought a bunch of Federal primed new 300 RUM back when a supplier had them some years ago.

Still haven't used them. I think I'd rather use Fed or Nosler over Rem brass.
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Old 11-05-2010, 02:54 PM
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Re: What is your favorite .300RUM load?

I have always used Rem brass and always gad good luck, I have 15 pieces that I only use for load development and just loaded them again yesterday for the 8th time, the primer pockets are probably done for after this time but I consider 8 loads quit good. They only grow about 1/1000" per firing which ain't bad.
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Old 11-05-2010, 03:35 PM
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Re: What is your favorite .300RUM load?

Camshaft, do you turn the necks? That is one of the biggest issues I have with Remmy brass. No brass is perfect but Remmy seems to have quite a bit of runout and asymmetry with wall thickness. But, I admit the last time I did a lot of those checks was about 10 years ago.
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Old 11-07-2010, 11:13 AM
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Re: What is your favorite .300RUM load?

Since I hunt the little white tails here in VA, big ones are around 175 dressed, but the norm is around 120, I worked up a load using the 165gr Hornady SST, and Retumbo powder. It is a slightly reduced load, since my dad wanted to use it, and I didn't want to pound his shoulder. It will shoot 1/4"@100yds all day, every day. Load is: Rem brass, Remington 9 1/2M primer, 92.4gr of Retumbo, 165gr Hornady SST, seated to cannelure, not crimped.
I can't say what terminal performance is like, as the two deer I have shot so far, have been neck shots. Exit hole on those, after breaking the neck bones, was about half dollar sized.

I am getting ready to try some 165gr GameKings from Sierra in mine.
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