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Old 10-25-2013, 12:56 PM
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Stock 300 RUM with heavy bullets

I'm new to the forum, so hello everyone.
I'm thinking about getting a Remington 700 SPS, in 300 RUM to eventually turn into a 375 RUM improved, but I figure that until I can build the 375 I can still use the 300. It comes with a 10" twist, I am wondering if that would be enough to stabilize a 230gr bullet. (like the berger 230 gr Match Hybrid OTM Tactical). I would be fine with something smaller, but I would like to use the heavier bullet for the higher bc if possible. Thanks in advance.
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Old 10-25-2013, 12:59 PM
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Re: Stock 300 RUM with heavy bullets

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I'm new to the forum, so hello everyone.
I'm thinking about getting a Remington 700 SPS, in 300 RUM to eventually turn into a 375 RUM improved, but I figure that until I can build the 375 I can still use the 300. It comes with a 10" twist, I am wondering if that would be enough to stabilize a 230gr bullet. (like the berger 230 gr Match Hybrid OTM Tactical). I would be fine with something smaller, but I would like to use the heavier bullet for the higher bc if possible. Thanks in advance.
Yes it will do fine with the 230's. I feel it is a great match and makes the large case of the rum very efficient. This is a great long range combo.

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Old 10-25-2013, 04:56 PM
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Re: Stock 300 RUM with heavy bullets

What Broz said; I am using the 225 hornady hpbt in my lh bdl 300 rum for my heavy pill load and it's running .5 to .6 moa with rl33 pushing it.
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Old 10-25-2013, 05:09 PM
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Re: Stock 300 RUM with heavy bullets

Just like Jeff and Lefty said, the 230 is perfect. I shoot the 230 target out of my 300 RUM with very, very good accuracy. With my custom 300 RUM being built, I had the reamer specs co-inside with the 230 Bergers. Can't wait to see what velocities and accuracy I get. I thought long and hard between the 215 and 230. I'm glad I stuck with the 230. There is a great thread I started months ago. Might have even been last summer about this. All the 300 shooters chimed it. It is a wonderful and very, very, knowledgable thread. You might want to check it out.
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Old 10-25-2013, 05:20 PM
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Re: Stock 300 RUM with heavy bullets

Found it!!


230 Bergers and 300 RUM
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Old 10-26-2013, 02:33 PM
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Re: Stock 300 RUM with heavy bullets

Awesome, Thanks guys.
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With my custom 300 RUM being built, I had the reamer specs co-inside with the 230 Bergers
That's pretty cool, I didn't know you could do that.
I was actually thinking of getting a custom reamer for the 375 RUM I am going to build. I don't really know anything about reamers though. I was going to modify the cartridge slightly (similar to a tejas), Do you know if there's any way I could do the same adjustment on the 300 with the same reamer?
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Old 10-26-2013, 03:14 PM
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Re: Stock 300 RUM with heavy bullets

I have a Sendero SF in 300 Rum. Fully bedded and braked!

I have had great success with the 220 gr SMK, 90 gr H1000, and Federal 215M primers! It will shoot under 1/2" all day! I've been shooting this load for the last 12 years.
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