Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Gunsmithing


Reply

300 RUM problem

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 10-27-2010, 10:16 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 5
300 RUM problem

i am new to the site so i would at least like to say hi to all of you. i do have a problw though. i bought me a remington 700 CDL chambered in 300 RUM last year and i am shooting ballistic tip bullets. i noticed after the first shot fired out of it with a full mag well the tips of the bullets are either broken off or dinted pretty good. this is wil factory ammo and with reloads. i use the factory stuff to just sight it in. after that it is handloads. all loads are the same COAL though (3.600") which is a factory length. any ideas you all have to fix this issue would be greatly appreciated. i have a browning medallian in the same caliber and it does not do this and my brother in laws remington CDL doesnt either.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-27-2010, 10:29 AM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,844
Re: 300 RUM problem

There is no fix for that. Recoil of the big boys is responsible.

May add a muzzle break but it will only lessen the problem and that is a maybe.
__________________
The Truth Is Not Always Good For Business!!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-27-2010, 10:40 AM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 927
Re: 300 RUM problem

try SST's, but be ready for EXTREME wounds. i use the 168VLD and have good luck, just load to max length for mag.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-28-2010, 08:17 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 5
Re: 300 RUM problem

thanks for the help. i thought that there was not really anything that i could do to fix the problem but i thought i would ask. i have tryed the SST bullet before and they are a good bullet but found that i like the Swift Scirrocco II better. am going to try the Berger Hunting VLD's soon though. going to try them out with my 243 first and see if i am going to like them.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-28-2010, 09:33 AM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: OHIO
Posts: 2,419
Re: 300 RUM problem

As mentioned, the recoil is what is causing your tips to smack the forward end of the magazine and breaking the tips. My 300 did very well with the 180 Sciroccos using all 3 powders: H1000, Retumbo, Re25
__________________
Derek M.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-29-2010, 08:56 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 5
Re: 300 RUM problem

thats what i load in mine. 180 gr scirrocco with 98.0grs of retumbo pushing it. love the load. if my math is right. i am pushing just alittle over factory power level 3 muzzle velocity.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-29-2010, 10:08 AM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 420
Re: 300 RUM problem

you need to take these ideas with a grain of salt. I have had similar problems on larger rifles. on lead tip bullets I trim the meplat. the problem is generally associated not so much because of recoil, but because of not enough taper in the mag or box allowing the bullet tip to hit the front of the box. 1 shade tree remedy is to solder small protrusions inside the box in front of the body shoulder that wont allow the rifle to hit the bullet. you will need to reduce c.o.l. slightly to get proper feed. or my favorite is to use a bullet with a cannalure that has a strong tip and crimp the doggys out of it.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads for: 300 RUM problem
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Chamber problem or ammo problem? Topshot Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics 5 06-09-2010 08:14 PM
Have a little Problem PennyB Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics 11 04-13-2010 08:44 AM
7mm RUM a-max problem docp Reloading 6 03-17-2010 08:58 PM
HELP~Rem 700 VS SF II Problem Tang Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics 6 02-08-2009 01:55 AM
Need help with a problem nelson General Discussion 7 12-10-2006 10:30 AM

Current Poll
Do You Shoot Rifle Competition?
YES - 33.73%
764 Votes
NO - 66.27%
1,501 Vote
Total Votes: 2,265
You may not vote on this poll.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:06 AM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC