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POWDER FOR THE 300 RUM?

 
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Old 04-27-2006, 09:20 PM
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POWDER FOR THE 300 RUM?

Done with barrel break-in, and ready to start reloading my fired brass. I want to use 180 gr barnes tsx, or MRX, if they fit.

Power suggestions/charges?
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Old 04-27-2006, 11:25 PM
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Re: POWDER FOR THE 300 RUM?

I've been working with retumbo and H-1000, and havn't found my load yet, but getting closer.

Have heard some really good things about RL 25, and wanted to try that but then I heard it is really temp sensitive, so I don't know.

There a lot of guys on here with more experiance than me, and I'm sure they will chime in soon. Good luck with load development...
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Old 04-27-2006, 11:47 PM
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Re: POWDER FOR THE 300 RUM?

how close to max are your retumbo loads?
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Old 04-28-2006, 12:39 AM
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Re: POWDER FOR THE 300 RUM?

I use 99-100 gr Retumbo with 180gr Btips. My woodchuck load, but I think they'd kill anything.

200 gr Accubonds are also a very good bullet for the Rum.
91 RL25 or 94 Retumbo FedGM215 in mine and my huntin pard's rifles.
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Old 04-28-2006, 07:47 AM
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Re: POWDER FOR THE 300 RUM?

This is jmo but, if you want to get the most out of the RUM, skip the 180s and go w/something 200 gr or bigger.
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Old 04-28-2006, 02:44 PM
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Re: POWDER FOR THE 300 RUM?

RL-25 has by far been the best performing powder for my 300 RUM both in accuracy and velocity. I run top loads with awesome accuracy.

I have noticed a bit of differance in loading from lot to lot. I just moniter my velocity and if its lower, I add, if its higher I drop it some. As soon as I make a small adjustment, presto, groups are pefect again.

I have used four lots of powder and each time I get perfect accuracy even though I have to adjust slightly. I have used other powders that no matter what I did, the new lot just would not group despite the old one being excellent.
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Old 04-28-2006, 08:00 PM
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Re: POWDER FOR THE 300 RUM?

Had real good luck with re22 shooting 178gr amax's with 95grs of powder but have switch to h1000 and 210 bergers.
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