Re: 300 RUM Loads with 208 Grain Amax
The load I found that has given me the best accuracy is 89.7 grains of Retumbo, Federal 215 primer, with Nosler brass using the Hornady 208 grain Amax. I have shot several great groups all under .5 MOA and one a .233 MOA. I am using a Remington Sendero with a custom 28" Douglas barrel, Vias brake, Jewell trigger, Sightron 10x50x60 scope with 1/8" target dot, Harris bipod, and the action has been bedded. The velocity is 3150 fps with no more than 10 fps difference in velocities showing on my chronograph.
I have used 210 Bergers in the past to successfully take elk and whitetails but have never used the Amaxes in a hunting situation. Will the Amaxes work on elk or will I need a different bullet? I feel comfortable with these for whitetail.
Thanks again to all who posted with their preferred loads.
I hope my load information will help those looking for a load with the 300 RUM and 208 grain Amaxes.