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300 RUM: Retumbo or H1000?

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300 RUM: Retumbo or H1000?

Hello all! Santa delivered my present a little early. Sendero 700 action trued, 30" Kreiger HV taper w/ brake, wyatts extended box, mcmillan A2 stock, nightforce 20 moa base, burris xtr rings, leupold 8.5-25 vx3. Was looking for suggestions on retumbo or H1000? I am loading for 210 bergers and possibly 200 accubonds. I have a pretty hefty supply of both powders and bullets, so was curious on what you guys are using. I know the 210 bergers are pretty popular so I will probably load for those and maybe mess around with the accubonds at a later date. I appreciate your input!



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    Re: 300 RUM: Retumbo or H1000?

    While I've noticed that most 338 RUM shooters seem to prefer RETUMBO for the 210gr (and heavier) bullet, I have had very good results using 101gr of Hodgdon's US869. I get 3,200 ft/sec from my 26" bbl and the pressure is less than any other powder that I've used. Groups of .5moa @ 200 yards are the norm with this load in my rifle.
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    Re: 300 RUM: Retumbo or H1000?

    I use 94gr of retumbo in mine with 210vlds, but this is the max so start around 90.
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    Re: 300 RUM: Retumbo or H1000?

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    While I've noticed that most 338 RUM shooters seem to prefer RETUMBO for the 210gr (and heavier) bullet, I have had very good results using 101gr of Hodgdon's US869. I get 3,200 ft/sec from my 26" bbl and the pressure is less than any other powder that I've used. Groups of .5moa @ 200 yards are the norm with this load in my rifle.
    +1 on the us 869 I use 101.5 gr with 210 smk. Not sure on the temp stability of it, only shot in-between 40-60 degrees. It produces easy 1" groups at 250 yds.


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    Re: 300 RUM: Retumbo or H1000?

    I used to load 95 grs retumbo great group, but an es of 60 +, 3170 fps...Now i use 89.5 grs h 1000 not near as fast but my es is upper teens, awsome group also, 2980 fps, standard rem 26 inch tube though.fed 215 and 215match didn't seem so change the fps hardly at all.
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    Re: 300 RUM: Retumbo or H1000?

    +1 on the H1000. Tighter groups, more consistant velocity.
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    Re: 300 RUM: Retumbo or H1000?

    H-1000 works the best for me, lower ES, more consistant FPS.
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