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300 RUM Hunting Loads

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Unread 11-06-2012, 10:57 AM
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300 RUM Hunting Loads

I just picked up a 300 RUM and I am curious what others are using for hunting loads. I have done some searching on here, but haven't found a ton of information.

I want to put together one load that I can use for all big game hunting, including antelope, deer, and elk out to 500+ yards. I have been leaning towards the 200 gr Accubond because it seems kind of in the middle between the Berger VLD and the Barnes TSX and looks to be a pretty flat shooter. I have heard great things about the Berger, but honestly I am a little hesitant because of the shrapneling of the bullet. I don't want to be wasting a bunch of meat so the animal takes 5 less steps before dying. I could be wrong it this assessment, but it is just what I have read . I have also heard quite a few stories about the Barnes "penciling" through animals and it seems that they also aren't a very flat shooting round.

Any opinions and/or load data would be appreciated!
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    Re: 300 RUM Hunting Loads

    My 200 ABs worked well over a max charge of both Retumbo and H1000. The 180 Sciroccos liked max charge of Re25
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    Re: 300 RUM Hunting Loads

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    My 200 ABs worked well over a max charge of both Retumbo and H1000. The 180 Sciroccos liked max charge of Re25
    About any 180 in a 30 rum will do well with rl25. I shoot a 180 hornady at 3300 fps with rl25 in my 30 rum at about 1/2 moa. I am liking the 190 hornady with wc872 and the 225 hornady with either rl50 or rl33 also.
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    Re: 300 RUM Hunting Loads

    I obtained .50" groups using Barnes 180 gr. TSX BT, and Hodgdon Retumbo. The rifle was a Remington Model 700 REMF .300 RUM. Good luck.
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    Re: 300 RUM Hunting Loads

    Thanks for the info guys. Any others out there?
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    Re: 300 RUM Hunting Loads

    168 Combined Tech
    Retumbo@98gr
    RP Cases
    CCI250

    3shots@ .081 100mts
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    Re: 300 RUM Hunting Loads

    Like you, I have a 300RUM. I shoot 208grain Amax. But I don't hunt elk. If I were chasing after elk, I would look at the Berger 215grain Hybrid or the 230grain Hybrid.

    A well respected member of this forum, Broz, did an AWESOME write-up on the 215hybrid. Read the entire thread....and you will go with the 215hybrid.....

    http://www.longrangehunting.com/foru...-hybrid-88657/
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