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Old 09-17-2007, 10:31 AM
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what weight bullet for my 300RUM?

I have a 300RUM with a 30" Lilja barrel. I want to know what is the most accurate weight for a polymer tip bullet. I know the heavier you go the higher BC you get, but why are match bullets 168grains? Should I just go with a 165grain ballistic tip?
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Old 09-17-2007, 10:38 AM
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I have had good luck with the 165 Nosler Ballistic Tip using H1000. Give 'em a try.
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Old 09-17-2007, 10:52 AM
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"Why are match bullets 168grains?"

They aren't. 308 diameter match bullets come in almost any weight. Sierra makes 308 match bullets up to 240gr. Many shooters prefer the 200gr-220gr weight bullets for their 300RUM.

Most 168gr match bullets were probably made with the .308 Winchester cartridge in mind. With the huge case capacity of the RUM cartridges, I see no advantage to using the lighter .308 diameter bullets.

Just my 2 cents.
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Old 09-17-2007, 12:22 PM
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So I should go with a 200gr accubond over the 165gr ballistic tip for accuracy? Are they both equally accurate?
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Old 09-17-2007, 12:49 PM
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All cartrige's have an optimum load ( the best all round weight,velocity,
Ballistic coefficient/energy) with the 300 rum it appears to be between
180grs and 200grs, this does not mean that other bullets wont work but
may not utilize the cartrige's potential.

165 ballistic tips do work in place of 168 SMK's but were intended for
the slower 308 win.

The 165 will produce more velocity and less recoil but that's about
the only advantage in the big magnum.

I have 2 loads for mine they are the 180gr accubond (a little tougher than
the ballistic tip), and the 200gr nosler partition for the big stuff.

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Old 09-17-2007, 12:49 PM
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Yes -stay w/ at least 180gr bullets.
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Old 09-17-2007, 01:16 PM
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I dont mean to be so ignorant but I am new at this. Why stay with at least 180s?
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