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Info on 300RUM & 215 berger

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Unread 02-08-2013, 11:17 AM
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Re: Info on 300RUM & 215 berger

I don't feel that I am pushing mine very hard either. I stooped at Berger's Max load (for 3.6 oal) and am getting great accuracy. Part of me wants to push these a bit harder but I don't really need to with half moa accuracy and 2950 fps. If I could find more I'd play a bit more. I only have 130 left and need to sight my new scope in and reconfirm drops while keeping enough to hunt with this year.
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    Unread 02-08-2013, 03:50 PM
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    Re: Info on 300RUM & 215 berger

    Bullblast, you talk like you won't be able to find any by fall for hunting season with all this crazieness. That's scary! I've got a good stash of everything I use now because of what happened with the Brady Bill, Clinton getting in, & Obamas 1st term. Even still you want to try something new your screwed, I'm hopeing this will settle down in 2-3 months, We'll See!!!

    I had pressure signs on my300WM 5r 26" at 78-78.5gr of H1000 & 208s. My sendero 300RUM started pressure signs at 92.5gr H1000 & 208 Amax.
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    Unread 02-08-2013, 04:05 PM
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    Re: Info on 300RUM & 215 berger

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    Bullblast, you talk like you won't be able to find any by fall for hunting season with all this crazieness. That's scary! I've got a good stash of everything I use now because of what happened with the Brady Bill, Clinton getting in, & Obamas 1st term. Even still you want to try something new your screwed, I'm hopeing this will settle down in 2-3 months, We'll See.

    I had pressure signs on my300WM 5r 26" at 78-78.5gr of H1000 & 208s. My sendero 300RUM started pressure signs at 92.5gr H1000 & 208 Amax.
    I am very concerned about not being able to find what I want. I am contemplating ordering enough 210 hunting vlds to last a long time because I see these disappearing fast also.
    I emailed Berger and the 215 isn't on their schedule to produce... they schedule 9 weeks out. I don't know what to do...
    Going to shoot some 210s this weekend to see what I get for grouping and velocity and may stick with them.
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    Unread 02-08-2013, 09:01 PM
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    Re: Info on 300RUM & 215 berger

    Ever thought of trying the 208 Amax, I think it will run with the 210 VLD. Much cheaper and very Accurate bullet BC .648. Not hard to get them to shoot well either. I get .5" groups in an 06, 300WM, 300RUM had both 300s out to 1400 this past summer & both held sub MOA groups. I'm thinking of just useing the high BC Berger 215 for hunting & pushing the throttle on it, hopefully it will shoot as well as the Amax. Hard to leave the Amax but that BC & added velosity with less bearing surface has me in test mode if I can find some. I got a smokein deal on 5000 208amax this last summer so I'm not leaveing them any time soon.
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    Unread 02-09-2013, 08:32 AM
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    That 208 A-Max is a great one for sure. With a 26.5" tube 92g Retumbo I get 3050 out of the 300RUM. That is max for my gun with tight groups. I have a batch of the 230 Bergers I am looking forward to playing with. Have any of you guys taken them out for a spin with the RUM?
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    Unread 02-09-2013, 10:22 AM
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    Armored Transport, I'd be very intrested in your results on the 230 Hybrid as thats what I was looking at first, awesome BC. Do you have any idea what speeds you can push these, with no excessive presure?
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    Unread 02-09-2013, 08:21 PM
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    Re: Info on 300RUM & 215 berger

    It's going to be in the 40's here tomorrow. If I can get to it I will load up 6....2-91,2-92,2-93g of the Retumbo and see what happens. I may get some pressure at 93. I would love to get 3000 safely but I may need a few more inches of barrel to get there. Those 230's are one nice looking slug....almost seems a shame to throw them into the dirt..
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