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great load for the .300 RUM

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Old 07-27-2005, 01:07 AM
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Re: great load for the .300 RUM

I'm still stuck on the 200gr AB with 94gr of Retumbo under it lit up by a Rem mag primer thats like my standard go to load. I did test some AA8700 over the weekend under some 220gr SMK's 105.5gr produced 3118fps and 1in groups@ 100 yards not the most accurate load but it sure will hit hard on game. I shot 5 rounds off the bench thru the crony and 15 rounds pron off the bipod [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img] recoil was a motherfu*ker thats for sure. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img] Anyone ever try the .30 cal 250gr Hawk bullets? Imagine them over a stiff load of Retumbo [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img] Kick like a Missouri Mule!!!
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Old 07-27-2005, 03:46 AM
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Re: great load for the .300 RUM

Yeah, there's a noticable difference in recoil between full power 240 loads and the 200's. After shooting nothing but 240's for the last few sessions, I jumped up and declaired "That kicked like a pop-gun!" after shooting a group with 200's last Sunday (it was a lousy 1.9" at 300 yds--you suck Eaglet! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img] ).

gjszabo, yes, actual testing showed the AB BC to be fairly close to advertised while the TSX's actual BC wasn't even in the same zipcode as .552.
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Old 07-27-2005, 04:42 AM
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Re: great load for the .300 RUM

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it's funny, my rifle shot pretty sorry when I tried .005, .010, .015, .020 from the lands... [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]
so that it fits in the magazine I'm seating the bullet a mile away... it shoots good! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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Old 07-27-2005, 09:22 PM
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Re: great load for the .300 RUM

i've tried those 180 accubonds with the h1000, 100 grains to be exact.i was getting a constant 3400 fps. the bullet didn't seem to group all that well. is it possible that it was going to fast?.sounds like you guys have done more homewok than me. appreciate all the info!
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Old 07-28-2005, 01:26 PM
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Re: great load for the .300 RUM

Yeah Eaglet, mine's the same way--most bullets are a good .150" off the lands to fit in the magazine. But with the way it shoots, I'm almost afraid to get a "proper" throat in my new barrel.

Striker, that load does sound a bit warm. I'd try backing off a grain or two and see how it shoots then.
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Old 07-30-2005, 01:06 PM
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Re: great load for the .300 RUM

i've been loading the barnes 180 grn triple shock with a few different powders. the load that worked the best for my gun was 92 grn of rl-25.my first group was .550 and my second group was .480. my average f.p.s was 3275. has anyone else used this bullet with success?

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I have tried the 180 TXS in federal case's,federal 215 primer and 99.5 grains of Retumbo for 3426 fps .5 moa col is 3.6" also same brass primer and bullet over 115 grains of WC-872 for 3375 fps and 115 grains of wc-872 is all that I can get in the case My barrel is a Krieger and is 27 1/2" including the brake
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