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Old 06-03-2006, 09:04 PM
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US869 and 300RUM

Hi all,

I've been off on other pursuits for a few months so my apologies if this has already been covered. I did a search but didn't come up with much regarding the use of US869 in the 300RUM. Has anybody tried this powder with 180 or 200g pills? Any heavier bullets?

Thank you.
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Old 06-03-2006, 11:36 PM
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Re: US869 and 300RUM

I just posted in the Handloading forum. No velocities yet but accuracy looks good with 240s.
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Old 06-04-2006, 01:19 PM
 
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Can you post one of your email alias(s) on your profile? I have two 300 RUMs. You can get the data you seek at US 869 - 300 RUM
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Old 06-04-2006, 08:23 PM
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Re: US869 and 300RUM

Thanks. I'll keep on eye on your project. You gonna send some 200g Accubonds down that tube by chance?
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Old 06-05-2006, 02:32 AM
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Re: US869 and 300RUM

Actually, I used AccuBonds for most of the break in but with Retumbo. I'm not in a big hurry to try them with US869 since Retumbo works so well for this weight. I got some decent groups:





They would have been better if I hadn't outsmarted myself with that fancy target...I found that small red dot annoying and hard to use--especially since most if it disappears when you hit it. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] A larger dot is much easier to use....

Anyway, it looks like they should do just fine in the 1:9 twist 3-groove.
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