Hey guys, I'll probably be getting a 300 Ultra tomarrow. So I was wondering if you could throw out a few loads with different bullets, also their velocity and MOA for 1000 yard zero your using. Figured a few of you could help with this at the 1000 yard mark. This will give me an idea of a more realistic drop chart to start from.
I'm not sure of the twist on the Remington SS laminated stock rifle but will a 220gr SMK stabilize? If so I'll pick some up for load development. All I have right now are some lightweights, 150's and 165's for the 308 win in Barnes, Swift and Sierra.
Would have little doubt that your barrel is a 1 in 10 twist. This will stabilize any 30cal bullet you want to shoot.
Refer to the Hodgdon and accuratereloading website for load info. For the heavy bullets, you are going to get your best performance from slow powders. I would suggest RE 25, Retumbo, H870 then IMR 7828 and H1000. I am using H870 and launching 240gr MK.
With normal scope set up, you will need around 20 min of elevation to go to 1000yds from a 100yd zero.
AR and the manuals do not have the MOA to zero at 1000 yards or velocity and bullet type I'm after. If any of you can offer all this specific info, that would be great.
I have some RE22 to start some load work but will try some of the others later when I can get a good amount. My brother may have some H870 but I heard they quit making it so why start down that road then.
Jerry what is your speed with the 240 MK and is it 20 MOA exactly?
Headed out the door to go pick up this boomstick right now.
If I may jump in here before you buy. I do not have the 1000 yard experience that Jerry or the others have BUT I do have experience with throwing good money after bad on a Rem Sendero SF thinking I could turn it into a long-ranger. Hell I couldn't even turn it into a short ranger with Nightforce optics, Jewel Trigger, bedding, Vias, squaring, trueing,gunsmiths,endless load development, neck turning on and on. I finally started from scratch and built my own 300 Ultra with Krieger, Jewel, Nesika,Shehane, tight-neck etc and a great gunsmith. This thing makes little bitty holes and is a joy to shoot. You said you were going to buy tomorrow so I assume a factory rig. You might get lucky but a custom rig is not that much more (give your wife a ood anniversary present).
honey, all I need is just one more, I promise!
I don't have a ultra mag but i do have a Rem. Sendero in 300 win mag. This is a standard rifle no gunsmith work to it except it is getting a Jewell trigger installed this weekend.I have shot at 600 yards and shot groups consistantly 2 inches and lower. My best is 1 1/8".I agree some standard rifles aren't made for long range accuracy but sometimes there is just a bad one in the bunch or several bad ones.I have a 8x32 x56 NXS nightforce on this rig and wouldn't trade it for a custom one just yet.You just have to see what it can do. I would rather spend $500 versus $2000 and see what it can do before i buy a custom. This is not a knock on custom guns by any means it just that some standard rifles can shoot too.
Matt I'm not trying to pick a fight here but I can recall the number of other Remington owners that responded in kind back when I was frustrated with mine. Many with much worse stories than mine but most complained of the famous eccentric chamber. I had a buddy with a relatively stock Sendero that shot very well who delighted in teasing me about mine. I performed each step one at a time (bedding, rebedding, bedding bases, rings, action truing, trigger,loads, loads, loads) and wound up wasting 9 months of my time. My first group with the custom gun during break-in was the best group I've ever shot in my life and it keeps getting better. There is a smallbore that I have wanted to build for over a year now....I'll wait until I can afford another custom. Will you get a good factory gun????maybe, probably, but if not it is sure no fun.
honey, all I need is just one more, I promise!
I am too not trying to pick a fight. I just wanted to simply state that if someone doesn't not have the funds to afford a custom some factory guns will suit there needs as long as they don't expect one hole groups long range is all. I just don't like to see things said that aren't always true and discourage someone from tyring.I am going to build a 300 lapua mag and have my sendero worked on. I see the beauty in custom and i am at the point of needing more like you are.Sometimes there is just a bad bunch out there in all manufacturing ie: cars. I love fords but know they can make junk also. Alot of variables in manufacturing.Quality is not at its peak in mass produced but sometimes there is just a lot of something that just works.Maybe my gun is one of them but who knows. Good shooting and make some more one hole groups.