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Hard time with my 300rum

 
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Old 08-31-2004, 08:15 AM
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Hard time with my 300rum

I am having a heck of a time finding the right load combo for my 300 sendero.
I am trying to shoot the horady sst 180gr.
I have tried different col's, powder, powder wght, and primers.
What I am wanting to do is use this bullet for my general hunting and shooting and save my barnes triples for the occasional hunt (expensive).
If any one has any load data, it will be gladly noted.
Oh yeah, the best that I can bring the sst's in is about 1.25".
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Old 08-31-2004, 01:44 PM
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Re: Hard time with my 300rum

Your rifle might just not like them. Try the Nolser Ballistic Tip or the Accubond.
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Old 08-31-2004, 02:17 PM
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Re: Hard time with my 300rum

I agree with Dakor. Sometimes you just have to "scrap" a bullet. The sst bullet has been somewhat finicky from what I've seen. I have a .308 that likes good old plain hornady spitzers far better than the sst. Yet I have seen some glowing reports especially on the 165 sst's. The plastic tipped bullets look cool but their ballistics really aren't that much different than other boattails--at least not our to 3-400 yds.
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Old 09-01-2004, 04:54 AM
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Re: Hard time with my 300rum

From all the load testing I've done, I'm going to tell you what I wish someone would have told me. If you shoot a Sendero, all you'll need is Nosler bullets and a Nosler reloading manual. Whatever Nosler bullet you use, go to the manual and find the most accurate load and use that powder. Don't waste your money reinventing the wheel.

I'm not a spokesman for Nosler either.

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Old 09-01-2004, 05:05 AM
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Re: Hard time with my 300rum

I believe the 300 RUM Sendero has a 1:10 twist factory barrel, and those bullets might be a little too light to properly stabilize with that twist. You might want to move up to a 220 gr. bullet and give that a try.

Andrew
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Old 09-01-2004, 06:26 AM
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Re: Hard time with my 300rum

how do you come to the conclusion that the lighter bullets will not properly stabilise? over stabilisation is not really an accuracy problem worth speaking about unless you are br shooting surely, or unless you are blowing them apart with too much twist and velocity?

derek
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Old 09-01-2004, 06:52 AM
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Re: Hard time with my 300rum

He mentioned he was having a problem. I am suggesting trying a heavier bullet. The 10 twist barrels like the heavier bullets. After all the BS he's been thru it might be worth a try.

He was given a few good suggestions. I had a similar problem with mine, the heavier bullets helped.
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