Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics


Reply

300 RUM,Retumbo,200g Accubond

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-13-2004, 04:49 AM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Hermiston, Oregon
Posts: 2,005
300 RUM,Retumbo,200g Accubond

I am loading for a friends new Remington 300 RUM. HS precision stock, trigger down to 2.5#, Leupold vx2 6-18, Target, Matte. Leupold base and rings. I have used H-1000 for all my loads in my own .300 RUM but thought of trying Retumbo. Now I have the oppurtunity so what works? I know theres a couple people out there that have some pet loads with Retumbo and the 200g Accubond. I am going to finish breaking in his barrel, then start loading up some test rounds. Looking for 1/2"- 3/4" 3100-3200fps.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-13-2004, 07:53 AM
 
Posts: n/a
Re: 300 RUM,Retumbo,200g Accubond

I believe I am running 94.5 gr of Retumbo behind the 200 AB for 3197 fps. Work up to this load because it is on the edge of being warm in my rifle.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-13-2004, 12:35 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Mukilteo, WA
Posts: 1,091
Re: 300 RUM,Retumbo,200g Accubond

I use 95 grains for 3177 fps. Work up, it isn't that hot in my rifle but it might be in yours. [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-13-2004, 07:21 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: The rifle range, or archery range or behind the computer in Alaska
Posts: 3,523
Re: 300 RUM,Retumbo,200g Accubond

I tried 95.0 grains of RETUMBOin my 300 RUM with the 178 AMAX and that made for a VERY tight extraction. Velocity was 3400 FPS.

Hot lot perhaps??

I guess depending on the rifle's tolerances I would start a bit lower just to start.
__________________
Long range shooting is a process that ends with a result. Once you start to focus on the result (where the shot goes, how big the group is, what your buck will score, what your match score is, what place you are in...) then you loose the capacity to focus on the process.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-13-2004, 11:29 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Mukilteo, WA
Posts: 1,091
Re: 300 RUM,Retumbo,200g Accubond

Could be. My rifle doesn't have the tightest chamber in the world either.

However, Hogdon lists 100.5 as the max for 180's so it's really surprising you're getting such pressure signs.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-14-2004, 08:22 AM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 46
Re: 300 RUM,Retumbo,200g Accubond

I've packed 85 grains of retumbo and the 200 AB for 3006 fps and well under MOA. Is 94 grains considered over max load? Will be doing some loading this weekend and would like to get the volocity up, but not loose the accuracy. What barrel lengths are you fellas running?
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07-14-2004, 08:37 AM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: OHIO
Posts: 2,419
Re: 300 RUM,Retumbo,200g Accubond

Safe start is 86.0 work up to 96.0 for Retumbo 200 grain Accubond.

I have a 28" Shilen barrel. 93.5grains shoots 3/4" groups. Just bought newer chrono. Will test fps next week at range.

WLRM primer. However, Re 25 outperformed the Retumbo so far with respect to group sizes. Several powder charges with Re25 grouped very well, < 1/2".
__________________
Derek M.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads for: 300 RUM,Retumbo,200g Accubond
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
300 rum-200gr accubond-retumbo powder williamsc31 Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics 9 06-23-2011 07:26 AM
200gr Accubond, Retumbo, and 300 Win Mag 4th_point Reloading 0 07-24-2010 05:50 PM
300 RUM, 200g Accubond, H50BMG jmden Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics 12 04-28-2004 11:38 PM
200g Accubond and what powder? Brent Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics 8 11-02-2003 10:56 PM
300 RUM, 200 AccuBond + Retumbo Results: Jon A Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics 14 09-30-2003 06:39 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:45 AM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC