first post ever and i would like to thank you guys for all the helpful info i have gained so far, however i have a lot of questions about load data for my browning a bolt 2 chambered in 300rum. very interested in shooting 165gr hornady sst tips out to 800yds or so and am looking for advice and or some good, not so hot load data
Is your heart stuck on 165? In my mind that is a bit light for 800 expecially with the horsepower of the 300 RUM. I would consider the 215 or 230 Berger bullet. The BC is very good and they are easy to load. I have a feeling once you ding that gong at 800, your going to want to do it at 1000. This bullet will help you achieve that.
Location: Fall-Spring Marquette MI, Summer Fairplay, CO
Re: my first 300rum
The heavier, high BC bullets will work wonders in my opinion. The RUM will push em good out to 1000 no problem. The key factor in long range shooting that is trouble for many is wind, and the high BC helps lessen the problem.
27" stick....92g Retumbo...208 A-Max...Fed primer...3050fps. The A-max is a Great slug and 1/2 the price of the Berger ( I do have 300 230g Hy-Breds here that are on deck for spring ). The 208's will be a hard act to follow the accuracy I am being blessed with is scary