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Old 03-29-2011, 01:27 AM
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Re: load workup for 300 RUM...

well I thank you all for the helpful info. feel free to keep it coming any and all info is aways stored in my litte head I shot my rifle today with some mxed feelings about it. I broke it in with 20 shots,, cleaning after everyone for the first 10.. then 2 five shot groups after.. shot decent for factory loads.. I went out to the range today to shoot some more factory loads after the recent muzzlebreak that was installed. first shot shoots pretty good. but everything after sometimes is way way way off. any ideas? I am shooting some 180 grain remingtons.. the ultra bonded ones.. terrible goups. one shoots on taget.. next shoots 7 inches high.. another shoots low lol. any chance my rife doesnt like these bullets? seems weird. barrel is a 26 inch shilen barrel.
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Old 03-29-2011, 09:18 AM
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Re: load workup for 300 RUM...

I agree the Barnes ttsx are an excellent choice and I use them often. You can get away with the target bullets on caribou, sheep, deer, antelope, ect. but need a good quality hunting bullet when jumping up to large big game animals.
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Old 03-29-2011, 09:22 AM
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Re: load workup for 300 RUM...

210VLD
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Nosler Custom Brass
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3.785 COAL in my Rem 700 XCR
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Old 03-29-2011, 12:18 PM
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Re: load workup for 300 RUM...

I, too, am working up a load for my new .300 RUM Sendero.

Spent last weekend at the range trying various loads and found that my gun really likes the Tipped TSX. I had a couple of different loads (with RL-25 and Retumbo) that were pushing the 200g TTSX at 2950fps. I loaded up some more with additional RL-25 and 3 different loads with Ramshot Magnum. I'll be shooting those over the course of the next 2 weeks and let you know how they do and provide load data. They should be pushing up over 3100 FPS.

I had several loads with (200g) Accubonds last weekend too, and they weren't grouping well at all (2-2.5" groups @ 100). I haven't given up on them yet, and I've put together a few more test loads with them as well. But, group sizes w/ the TTSX were half the size of the Accubond groups at similar velocities and same powders. I loaded some Accubonds with Magnum too, for testing, and will let you know what I find.

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Old 03-29-2011, 07:13 PM
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Re: load workup for 300 RUM...

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well I thank you all for the helpful info. feel free to keep it coming any and all info is aways stored in my litte head I shot my rifle today with some mxed feelings about it. I broke it in with 20 shots,, cleaning after everyone for the first 10.. then 2 five shot groups after.. shot decent for factory loads.. I went out to the range today to shoot some more factory loads after the recent muzzlebreak that was installed. first shot shoots pretty good. but everything after sometimes is way way way off. any ideas? I am shooting some 180 grain remingtons.. the ultra bonded ones.. terrible goups. one shoots on taget.. next shoots 7 inches high.. another shoots low lol. any chance my rife doesnt like these bullets? seems weird. barrel is a 26 inch shilen barrel.
As to your first question about load data with the 208Amax, Retumbo and H1000 are the 'go-to' powders for the 300RUM. Start around 89grains and work up.

As to the troubles you are having with your shifting point of impact, check every mounting screw on the rifle - action bolt, tang screw, scope bases, scope rings. By check, I mean with a torque screwdriver so that you can be confident that everything is screwed down with the appropriate amount of pressure.

If that does not solve the issue, the next thing to look at is your scope. Might have to send it back to the manufacturer to see if there is an internal problem there.
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Old 03-29-2011, 07:14 PM
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Do me a favor and send me your email address, I have a ton of information I can send you. I have researched every bit of information I could find and have talked to shooters that are shooting the 300RUM out to 1000 yards to 1 mile.
What gun do you have???? What scope do you have. How long have you been reloading? I have helped many people develop loads for their 300RUM's
It is an awesome cartidge with lots of potential. What are you going to be hunting and what distances are you going to be shooting/hunting.

Chuck in Boise, Idaho

email: crnewton63@gmail.com

I will try not to over whelm you with all the information I will send you.
Take care and will be talking soon.
Chuck
Chuck - I am an experienced reloader with a new 300RUM. Would love to get my hands on any data you might have on the RUM. Will shoot you an email shortly.
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Old 03-30-2011, 11:47 AM
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Do me a favor and send me your email address, I have a ton of information I can send you. I have researched every bit of information I could find and have talked to shooters that are shooting the 300RUM out to 1000 yards to 1 mile.
What gun do you have???? What scope do you have. How long have you been reloading? I have helped many people develop loads for their 300RUM's
It is an awesome cartidge with lots of potential. What are you going to be hunting and what distances are you going to be shooting/hunting.

Chuck in Boise, Idaho

email: crnewton63@gmail.com

I will try not to over whelm you with all the information I will send you.
Take care and will be talking soon.
Chuck
Interested in your load data as well. Pretty experienced reloader, Remy 700 Sendero w/ 26" tube. Email sent.
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