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Old 03-24-2006, 10:35 AM
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Re: 300 rum

I am gonna second 25-06 man on this one, when I started this long range venture I was shooting a 300RUM with the 125gr ballistic tip. YOu wanna talk about some speed, that little sucker was topping out at 3960fps.

My buddy shot a buck with this load at 450yds and the bullet actually preformed pretty well with a decent exit wound. COnsistancy was a issue over time and the barrels wore out pretty quickly.

After a lot of arguing I finally saw the light with the help of some guys on this board and starting shooting the heavier bullets. For game hunting I would say go with the 180gr accubond, this bullet should provide reliable preformance over the widest area of shooting distances.

Take it from me, speed is pretty cool but in the long run a high BC heavy bullet pushed at a moderate rate will win, its just a fact.

If nothin else the heavier bullets hit harder at long range.

good luck
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Old 03-24-2006, 11:40 AM
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Re: 300 rum

Considering the range will be out to 400 yds, if it were me(actually my plan for next season) I would work up a smokin' load with the 178 amax. Plus this bullet would be good for much farther than that anyway. It will supposedly knock the piss out of a deer! Where I hunt allows for shots out to about 400. I've been shooting the matchking but I think I want to give the amax a try. All of this is of course assuming you're not to worried about meat damage!
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Old 03-24-2006, 01:01 PM
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Re: 300 rum

The 178gr amax has BC of .495 which aint to bad. SHould put a hell of a thump on a whitetail. I have heard of some amax bullets coming apart if you push them too quick but I dont know if that would be a issue or not.

A couple of buddies of mine are using the 162gr amax in a 7stw and they are having good luck with it on whitetail and hogs

good luck
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Old 03-24-2006, 06:34 PM
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Re: 300 rum

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The 178gr amax has BC of .495 which aint to bad.

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Yeah, I get .495 for a BC right on the money. What you dont know is that out of my 300 RUM I get it on the G7 curve [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img] Forget "aint too bad" its freakishly flat.

Also I belive Nosler is now making a 150 ACCUBOND. Might be better for those close up shots at ultra high velocity.
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Please just answer one very simple question. Why would anyone shooting long range load a low BC , low SD 168 gr offering in a 300 win???????

My answer to this is. The only reason is to make the 7 RM look good. There is no other reason.

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Old 03-24-2006, 07:06 PM
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Re: 300 rum

So what is your projected BC for the 178g AMAX? I have read your reports on it about being very flat shooting. The .495 BC seems kinda underrated. Just curious is all.
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Old 03-24-2006, 07:27 PM
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Re: 300 rum

He means that is with a G7 drag function, in other words the G1 BC would be significantly higher than .495. Most published bc's that bullet companies give out is based on a G1 drag which may not model the bullets actual flight path as accurately as other drag models. I don't know the physics behind it but the drag functions apply to different bullet shapes. Or a better way to put it is the different bullet shapes use different mathematical models.
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Old 03-24-2006, 07:40 PM
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Re: 300 rum

I understand what he means about the drag function, I just thought maybe he had a number for the regular function to go off. If anyone knows the proper G functions for what bullets, I would be interersted in knowing them.
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