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Best Powder for 300 RUM 210 gr vld AND 7RUM 168 gr vld?

 
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Old 01-20-2011, 12:48 PM
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Best Powder for 300 RUM 210 gr vld AND 7RUM 168 gr vld?

I'd like to get an 8 lb cannister of one powder to shoot in my 300 RUM with 210 gr VLD's and also my 7mm RUM with 168 gr VLD's. It looks like Retumbo would be the best as far as burning rate and velocity but I don't know how temp sensitive this powder is. Any input or suggestions on other powders?

I've tried the search function and either I don't know what I'm doing or the search function stinks.
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Re: Best Powder for 300 RUM 210 gr vld AND 7RUM 168 gr vld?

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I'd like to get an 8 lb cannister of one powder to shoot in my 300 RUM with 210 gr VLD's and also my 7mm RUM with 168 gr VLD's. It looks like Retumbo would be the best as far as burning rate and velocity but I don't know how temp sensitive this powder is. Any input or suggestions on other powders?

I've tried the search function and either I don't know what I'm doing or the search function stinks.
I'd guess Retumbo as well among the Hodgdon Extreme powders anyway. I shooting 94 grains and change for the 210 and it seems many guys are finding good accuracy and velocity somewhere close to that from several previous posts here.
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Re: Best Powder for 300 RUM 210 gr vld AND 7RUM 168 gr vld?

Imr 4831 would be the hottest i'd use in either, RE22 and 25 are good, retumbo, H870, N165, 7828ssc, H1000. I usually see that the best results are had with RE25, N165, and retumbo as far as speed and accuracy.
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Re: Best Powder for 300 RUM 210 gr vld AND 7RUM 168 gr vld?

H1000 followed by Retumbo in my experience with both calibers and both bullets in those calibers.
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Re: Best Powder for 300 RUM 210 gr vld AND 7RUM 168 gr vld?

Retumbo is best out of my 300 RUM with the 210 Bergers. It is a Hodgen Extreme powder and is not temperature sensitive.
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Re: Best Powder for 300 RUM 210 gr vld AND 7RUM 168 gr vld?

How about primers, i have been using winchester, almost out of them. Anyone having any luck with anything else
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Re: Best Powder for 300 RUM 210 gr vld AND 7RUM 168 gr vld?

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How about primers, i have been using winchester, almost out of them. Anyone having any luck with anything else
I try to stay with Federal 215s. Thats what I did my load developement with and I wont change.
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