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Loading the 180 Accubond in the .300 RUM- Fav. Powders?

 
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Old 07-28-2009, 09:53 PM
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Loading the 180 Accubond in the .300 RUM- Fav. Powders?

I have had trouble finding charts that are inclusive of powders like Retumbo for the 180 Accubond in the .300 RUM. Being new to reloading I don't want to stray from published data. Is this the powder I should be looking towards? I am looking for all weather long range consistency. What else should I try powder-wise?
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Re: Loading the 180 Accubond in the .300 RUM- Fav. Powders?

I loaded A LOT of H1000 and a little Retumbo. Both worked well, but my rifle liked H1000 a bit better.
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Re: Loading the 180 Accubond in the .300 RUM- Fav. Powders?

Have had the best luck with RL-25 with the 180 AB's. Both my 300 RUM's loved RL-25, espescially with the 180 AB's. Both shot 1/4 MOA regularly with that combo. I say regularly because it wasnt always 1/4 minute. Still, even the bad groups were good groups. Good velocity to boot. I didnt find it to be nearly as temp sensitive as some claim either. Actually, it was pretty minimal.
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Re: Loading the 180 Accubond in the .300 RUM- Fav. Powders?

I personally shoot Retumbo, but i've also shot RL-25...
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Re: Loading the 180 Accubond in the .300 RUM- Fav. Powders?

I have used all the powders mentioned and they all worked well,i also found h4831 very accurate with accubonds in my sendero,fps was down a little compared to RL25 & H1000.
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Re: Loading the 180 Accubond in the .300 RUM- Fav. Powders?

I also had the best luck with RL-25. Very consistent velocity and group size.
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Re: Loading the 180 Accubond in the .300 RUM- Fav. Powders?

I never tried the 180 Accubonds in mine, but Retumbo was the go to powder with 190 SMK's.
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