300 RUM and 200 gr Accubonds

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  1. BountyHunter

    BountyHunter Writers Guild

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    What is the top 2 powders, loads, primer etc for this combo.

    Seems like it might be Retumbo and H1000 and mag primers?

    BH
     
  2. mtmuley

    mtmuley Well-Known Member

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    In my experience, RL-25 and Retumbo in that order. I use Federal 215 primers. mtmuley
     

  3. JPRITT

    JPRITT Well-Known Member

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    I am breaking in a new barrel right now on my 300 rum. And I am loading 91 grs of rutumbo in nosler brass with a fed GM 215 and 200 grn AB. I am getting 2930ish fps and consistantly making one hole groups. I plan on bumping up the loads as I have just finished with the first 50 rounds.

    hope this helps
     
  4. 300rum

    300rum Well-Known Member

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    yes 91gr retumbo, and rem 9.5 m primers work verry well for me in my 300 rum.
    also 96.5gr retumbo, but i;m at the maximum (very hot) - so i bac down at 91.

    chris
     
  5. JPRITT

    JPRITT Well-Known Member

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    Chris,

    Did you crono those 96 grn loads? how fast where they? and were they with the 200 grn ABs?
     
  6. davewilson

    davewilson Well-Known Member

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    Herm, ask Boyd, he's put many thousands of rounds out of a 300 RUM.
     
  7. cinch

    cinch Well-Known Member

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    Mine shoots 200 Accubond, 95gr Retumbo, CCI250, Remington brass at 3240
     
  8. BillR

    BillR Well-Known Member

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    Gotta love that 200 AB and Retumbo combo

    I have been shooting the Nosler 200grn AB in my rifle for about 6 months now. Over the Crony I'm getting roughly 3200 fps with my load from a 26" Hart #5 contour barrel SS Fluted.
    I'm using 95 grains of Retumbo, Federal 215M primer, Remington case. No signs of preasure and have gotten 6 fireings from the starter batch of 20 rounds that I used for load work up.
    Like always start lower and work up to match the load to your gun. What works for me might not work for you.
     
  9. edge

    edge Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone shot a deer size animal under 150 yards with that combo( 3,000+ fps & 200 Accubond)?

    I have only shot 1 deer @ 330 yards and was very happy, but read elsewhere about an African hunt where the Accubond did not perform.

    edge.
     
  10. 300rum

    300rum Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    Yes I did...
    91gr - 3031fps
    95.5 - 3199fps
    96 - 3138fps
    96.5 - 3228fps (very hot - hard to extract fired cases)
    97 - 3219fps (verry hot - max load firepin imprint in fired cases brases, and problems with extracting cases out)
    All this one at 4500elev and 10Celsius, with Retumbo.

    ALWAYS START WITH MINIMUM LOAD AND GO UP...

    Chris
     
  11. 300rum

    300rum Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I shoot deer from 150 yards, 305 yards, 420yards, 620yards with this combo 3031 fps & 200Accubond.
    If you hit "boiler room" you are ok, if you are going for shoulder hit - expect to get big exit wound (5inch circle) and lots of damage.
    The damage is close to 180gr Swift Scirroco on 300UltraMagnum.
     
  12. mtmuley

    mtmuley Well-Known Member

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    I've killed a lot of stuff with the .300 RUM and the Accubond. The closest kills being a mule deer doe at 125 yards, double lung shot, dead in seconds. I also took a six point bull at 42 yards, and the 200 gr piled him up immediately. mtmuley And if you don't hit where the meat is, you don't ruin any.
     
  13. edge

    edge Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the replies. The Accubonds seemed fairly tough to me, but the African writer shooting what I would assume to be Elk type game, had very poor performance and I wanted to make sure that his was the anomaly.

    edge.
     
  14. POP

    POP Well-Known Member

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    YUP!

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