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Old 04-03-2011, 04:39 AM
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Re: My 300RUM by MCR

Matt,

Beautiful set of rifles. I like your idea of both rifles feeling the same. Years ago I bought 3 Browning A-Bolts: .22; .223 & a .280 with the same idea. I planned to shoot the cheap ammo in the .22 to practice and be ready for deer season.

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Old 05-03-2011, 10:47 PM
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Re: My 300RUM by MCR

Load development is underway, so let the fun begin!

First off, this rifle is a dream to shoot. The muzzlebrake on it truly tames this cannon down. Will definitely be able to spot my own shots.

So here's the plan....

Would like to get the 208Amax to shoot in this rifle. So far, it's looking pretty good. This past weekend got out to fling a few down range...

Bullet: 208grain Amax
Powder: Retumbo
Primer: Fed215M

90.5 grains of Retumbo produced 3140fps and .465 five shot group at 100


90.0 grains produced 3082fps and .496...


These are encouraging results. Development will continue and will keep you posted!
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Old 05-04-2011, 12:41 AM
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Re: My 300RUM by MCR

Looks like you have a real shooter on your hands, it takes me 94gr of retumbo to get 3160fps out of my 26" barrel. Rem brass gave me 8 loading with high pressure loads before it started dumping primers. Not sure if you have ever used the 210gr SMK but it is another option for ya if you end up needing it, similar to the Amax and VLD's in the same weight but from i have seen less sensitive to jump distance.
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Old 05-04-2011, 08:55 AM
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Looks like you have a real shooter on your hands, it takes me 94gr of retumbo to get 3160fps out of my 26" barrel. Rem brass gave me 8 loading with high pressure loads before it started dumping primers. Not sure if you have ever used the 210gr SMK but it is another option for ya if you end up needing it, similar to the Amax and VLD's in the same weight but from i have seen less sensitive to jump distance.
You're right, this rifle seems to be a shooter. The most impressive shooting it has done though was an experiment with H50BMG that did not produce any better velocities. At the end of the shooting session, I had one round each of four different charges (a two grain spread). My buddy shot all four rounds into a .336 group at 100!

Thanks for the tip on the SMK. In terms of the velocity, it is the 32" of barrel that's allowing for that. Surprisingly, this rifle shows pressure signs at ~91grains. This has been a minor source of disappointment to me in that everything I read (like your comment) is that the accuracy node is around 94. Can you imagine the velocities this rifle might produce at 94?

I have been shooting Nosler brass and recently acquired some Remington brass. Will be checking the differences in volume between them. Then load a few rounds and see what I get.
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Old 05-05-2011, 09:00 PM
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trebark,

Post us on the differences you come up with between those two brands of brass. My position is that Nosler's is much softer in the head than the Remmy's and Remmy's aren't that tough. But its all we have. Sure wish someone [as in Lapua] would make some 300 RUM cases. They sure would be sweet in a 270 AM.......
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Old 05-05-2011, 11:06 PM
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Re: My 300RUM by MCR

I imagine if that gun was anymore accurate at 94gr you would have to at least shoot one or 2 benchrest comps with it! I have some nosler brass that should be here anytime, i will also compare to my rem brass. Ya know maybe i just got a good batch but my last bag of rem brass has 8 firings on some of the cases and they are still holding primers!
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Old 05-05-2011, 11:09 PM
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Also are you neck sizing or fl sizing your brass? I started neck sizing mine and it raised the pressure so much that i had to drop my load down to the point the i was loosing accuracy, so i just went back to fl. Im assuming the problem was giving the brass less room to expand so pressure spicked when neck sized.
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