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Old 05-05-2011, 11:13 PM
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Re: My 300RUM by MCR

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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.......
Will do.

BTW...have pressed Kevin Thomas at Lapua USA on their potential to make some RUM brass. Although he didn't see it in the near future, they did seem more open to US consumer demands. Heck, I just bought some new 260Rem Lapua brass!
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Old 05-05-2011, 11:21 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.

hmmm...this seems counterintuitive. I tend to follow the conventional wisdom and only necksize.
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Old 05-05-2011, 11:32 PM
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Re: My 300RUM by MCR

Less and less people are only neck sizing. I have transition to partial FL sizing all my brass. Just a .002" shoulder bump and almost immeasurable sizing on the body. Makes for much smoother feeding and accuracy has been excellent.
While I don't know the exact schools of thought behind either one, I have heard more and more from people (like Ed Shell) that they FL size every time. Also from a lot if BR guys.
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Old 05-24-2011, 11:30 PM
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Re: My 300RUM by MCR

This past weekend had an opportunity to do some fairly extensive testing across several different charges of Retumbo (89grains to 91) as well as Remington and Nosler brass. Overall can't be more happy with this rifle as all loads tested shot .5moa or better at 200 yards.

It was intersting to note that with like charges of Retumbo the Nosler brass shot about 40fps faster than the Remington brass.

The load that stood out:

Bullet: 208Amax
Powder Charge: 91grain Retumbo
Primer: 215M
Brass: Nosler

Average Velocity: 3138
ES = 13
Accuracy = .299moa at 200 yards

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Old 06-03-2011, 11:46 AM
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Re: My 300RUM by MCR

I'm glad to see the exact Mark 4 I just purchased on your rifles.

I asked everyone and read everything I could find and ended up buying a new Mark 4 with TMR.

AFTER I purchased the scope someone chimed in telling me it was not as accurate on adjustments as the others (which I couldn't afford anyways) and I was a little bit bummed.

Glad to see someone who has put so much $$ and time into some custom rifles choosing the same scope.

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Old 06-03-2011, 01:08 PM
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I'm glad to see the exact Mark 4 I just purchased on your rifles.

I asked everyone and read everything I could find and ended up buying a new Mark 4 with TMR.

AFTER I purchased the scope someone chimed in telling me it was not as accurate on adjustments as the others (which I couldn't afford anyways) and I was a little bit bummed.

Glad to see someone who has put so much $$ and time into some custom rifles choosing the same scope.

MK4s are on my rifles because I got a great deal on them. Now after using them for some time, I have not had any troubles with them at all and I love the TMR reticle.

From time to time I get the itch to replace the scopes with NF NXS but then I think about what else I could do with all that money. Although, one day, they will be replaced with NF NXS...
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Old 06-03-2011, 01:26 PM
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AFTER I purchased the scope someone chimed in telling me it was not as accurate on adjustments as the others
Dave that statement is meaningless as long as you know how your scope adjusts.
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