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Unread 02-09-2011, 06:02 PM
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300 ultra mag bullets

i have a 300 rum Long action and was wondering whats the better bullets out there with the fastest fps and are real accurate at 600 +yrs
i currently shoot the remington scirocco. power 3 which shoot 3250 fps muzzle vel.
any links and opinions would help
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    Unread 02-09-2011, 09:57 PM
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    Re: 300 ultra mag bullets

    Thanks to the advice given to me on here, I started reloading for my 300 RUM about a year ago and I don't plan on shooting another factory load through it. With that said, I shot the sciroccos in mine up until I got into reloading and they did okay. (never tried them at 600 yards though) Nosler Accubonds both 180 and 200 grain, Hornady 208 A-Max, and Berger 210 VLD's are popular choices for the 300 RUM. My gun likes the 210 VLD's (3045 fps, 92 grains Retumbo, 215 primers and Remington brass) but I don't know if they are available in a factory load or not. If I had to choose a factory load, I would probably try Nosler Custom Ammo w/Accubonds and then try to find some Bergers if the Accubonds didn't shoot well. There are many other choices besides the ones I listed....good luck!
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    Re: 300 ultra mag bullets

    The 180 Grain sciroccos in factory ammo shoot well. i have never shot them, but heard good things as far as factory ammo, HSM. They load a 210Gr berger that should get you out to 600 pretty easy.
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    Re: 300 ultra mag bullets

    ok thanks to all that answered...i think im going to stick with the pwr 3 remington scirocco's 180 gr.
    only one problem...i been looking for about 1/2 hr now and cant find anywhere online that has them available....everywhere i look there sold out or out of stock...does anyone know a good sight that has them?
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    Unread 02-11-2011, 08:42 PM
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    Re: 300 ultra mag bullets

    Cheaperthandirt.com has those in stock. They are 150 grain and it seems you are needing the 180s.
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    Unread 02-11-2011, 09:00 PM
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    Re: 300 ultra mag bullets

    I have a 300 RUM also. I use to shoot the 180 Swifts out of my rig also. Key word here is use to. On a Alaskan black bear hunt they failed me. Long story short is that I have change to the Nosler 200gr. accubond. Much better results for terminal performance.

    I would strongly caution against the smaller bullet and fast as possible FPS mentality. This can have some disastorous results on bigger game animals.

    I would rather shoot a bigger slower bullet on big game every time.
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    Re: 300 ultra mag bullets

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    I have a 300 RUM also. I use to shoot the 180 Swifts out of my rig also. Key word here is use to. On a Alaskan black bear hunt they failed me. Long story short is that I have change to the Nosler 200gr. accubond. Much better results for terminal performance.

    I would strongly caution against the smaller bullet and fast as possible FPS mentality. This can have some disastorous results on bigger game animals.

    I would rather shoot a bigger slower bullet on big game every time.
    When talking dangerous game, I would strongly agree......Rich
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